This is a type of partial canopy that would work with almost any room as long as the color scheme and fabrics chosen for the canopy were correct. Since the canopy is small, it's unobtrusive. This assures that the rest of the furniture in the room won't be overshadowed by the canopy bed. At the same time, the canopy can be closed around you to make the bedroom seem smaller and more intimate as you sleep. This is a great option for bedrooms with a lot of other things going on in them.
This is a modern bedroom with a really streamlined look to the canopy. The neutral colors make it so that this style is also unobtrusive even though the bed certainly stands out as a centerpiece of the room. People seeking clean lines and modern decor should choose a canopy bed such as this one.
This is a more traditional enclosed canopy bed. The thick curtains can be pulled entirely around the bed to shut out the rest of the world. With the art on the walls and the reading lamps here, this could really make for a great private space for an artist or thinker who wants peace in the bedroom.
Here's another whimsical option that offers a more airy design. With simple light fabrics draped above the bed you can almost imagine that you're inside of a cabana on the beach. If you want to daydream but don't want to be shut in then this approach would make for a good bedroom canopy.
The colors of your canopy bed say a lot about the mood it sets. Even if you're tucked inside of this enclosed canopy, you can't really be all shut in and feeling morose because of the bright pink color of the curtains. This is a great canopy bed for a teenage girl!
The grown-up woman might want something a bit more opulent. The rich colors and fabrics here make this bed a place that you could easily feel safe in once you were tucked inside. Additionally, since the bed can be entirely closed off, the rest of the room can be functional around it. This would be a great choice for an adult woman sharing an apartment since it turns a bedroom into a safe multi-functional room.
Almost all canopies are made from fabric but that doesn't have to be the case. This Asian bed is an entirely enclosed bed made from wood. If you want to go all-out with your canopy bed design then something in this style might be appropriate. Think outside of the box when using alternative materials to create a full canopy bed and you could come up with something truly impressive!
Here's an example of a large canopy bed that would work great in a kids' room. It's a fun bed because it requires stairs to get up to it - almost like a bunk bed. It's also functional because items can be stored in the space underneath the sleeping area. The canopy itself adds to both fun and function - creating a cool kids' design while also tucking away anything you don't want to see when the kids aren't sleeping.
Even babies can benefit from canopy beds! A canopy over a crib can reduce the harshness of light in the room and create a safe feeling for your infant. When using a canopy over a crib, you want it to hang high above the baby like this rather than tucking all the way around the crib like more traditional canopies would.
Keep in mind that the canopy doesn't necessarily have to be around the bed itself. Some bedrooms are set up in such a way that the shape of the room itself can make the bed feel like an enclosed space. Attic bedrooms (such as this one) as well as walk-in closets that have been converted into bedrooms provide such a great design. Fabric on the walls here would add to the effect.