How To Hang A Bed Canopy 🏰 [4 Popular Ways]


Royals or noblemen historically used bed canopies for warmth, privacy, and creating a good sleeping environment. It was rather used for one-person beds in the past. But in the present era, it is used more as a decoration and to feel a touch of luxury. 

Bed canopies are very romantic and one of the most common items that make a honeymoon suite. It gives a sense of security, privacy and creates a good environment around the bed.

Even though bed canopies were originally a luxury item once upon a time, now you don’t have to be a royal to own one. Bed canopies come in different designs, and there are different ways to hang them. It might also look and feel different depending on how you choose to hang your canopies. 

So today, I will try to help you with four popular ways to hang a bed canopy that best suits your taste and brings you maximum comfort.

How To Hang A Bed Canopy

There are a lot of ways you can hang bed canopies. You can choose different ways to do it, depending on the amount of money you are willing to spend on it. There are different frames to choose from. Also, you can hang it with/without drilling your wall. 

You can choose to attach the frame to the bed or leave out the frame entirely. So there are a lot of creative ways you can hang a bed canopy. I will be discussing a few of the popular ways with you.

By Drilling A Hook In The Ceiling

If you are willing to drill a hook in your ceiling, you can easily hang a bed canopy with the least amount of spending. It is very commonly used and very easy to do so too. So if you are willing to hang a bed canopy by drilling a hook in your ceiling, follow the given steps below.

Step-1: Gathering Required Materials

Gathering the required materials beforehand is always the best way to approach before building anything. The best thing about hanging the canopy is that most of the materials needed for this are easily found in our household. So it will barely require much money to be spent. The materials are given below:

  1. Measurement Tape
  2. Pencil
  3. 4 Wall Anchor 
  4. 4 Double Screw Hooks 
  5. Ladder 
  6. Curtains 
  7. Electric Drill Machine
  8. Hanging Rope/Wire/Rod
  9. Hammer

Step-2: Measuring the placements 

The next thing to do is use the measurement tape and find the correct placement as to how and where you want to drop your curtains. Measure the placements from the walls surrounding your bed and note down the measurements. If you are going for a rectangle shape, then you will have to measure every side equally. You might need an extra hand for this to be accurate.

Step-3: Marking The Measurement In The Ceiling

Now that you have the measurement of the placement of the canopy, it is time to mark it on the ceiling. Get up the ladder and carefully measure the placements to mark them with a pencil. Make sure to mark it deeply so you can easily find it later. It is best to recheck by measuring two points and seeing if they match the length.

Step-4: Drilling the Ceiling   

Now it is time to drill. Get up the ladder and drill deep enough for the anchors to set in. Try to wear protective glass so that no dust goes into your eyes. Drill all the marks that you have made on the wall. It is best to remove the bedsheet during this process, so it will be easy to clean.

Step-5: Putting The Anchor And The Hook

Now that you have drilled a hole in your ceiling, it is time to put the anchors in and hammer the anchors in the holes to fit correctly. Now, attach the screw hook to the anchors. Make sure to tighten it so it can take the weight without any problem. 

Ensure the hooks on the end sides, and front side have hooks facing the hook on their opposite sides if you are using ropes/wire. If you are using rods, make sure the hooks are parallel.

Step- 6: Making The Frame And Hanging The Curtains 

Now that you have the hooks installed above your bed, all that is left to do is to create a frame made of rope/wire. You should make sure to find strong curtain hanging ropes or wire. Because if your rope is not very strong, heavier curtains can easily break the rope and cause the curtain to turn off.  

Make sure to bind it strongly with the hooks as well. If you are using rods, you need to get the rods according to the measurement before and hang them in the hooks. 

Also, if your curtains have built-in hooks, you have to attach them before you bind them with the hooks. If your curtains have a clip hook, you can hang them after you have bound the ropes or wire or rod with the ceiling hook. In this way, you can easily make a bed canopy.

By Glueing A Hook In The Ceiling

Now, if you don’t want to drill your ceiling, there is an easy way to hang your canopy. That is by gluing a hook in your ceiling. Like the previous method, this is also very cost-efficient and doesn’t require a lot of labor. So if you hang your canopy by gluing a hook in the ceiling, follow the given steps.

Step-1: Gathering The Required Materials 

We will have to gather the required materials before we start the process of hanging the canopy. The required materials are given below:

  1. Measurement Tape
  2. Pencil 
  3. 6 Adhesive Heavy Duty Ceiling Hook
  4. Ladder 
  5. Curtains 
  6. Hanging Rope/Wire/Rod
  7. Surface Cleaner
  8. Clean Towel

Step-2: Measuring the placements 

Then use the measurement tape and find the correct placement as to how and where you want to drop your curtains. Measure the placements from the walls surrounding your bed and note down the measurements.

Step-3: Marking The Measurement In The Ceiling

It is time to mark the measurements on the ceiling. Get up the ladder and carefully measure the placements to mark them with a pencil. Make sure to mark it deeply so you can easily find it later. It is best to recheck by measuring two points and seeing if they match the length.

Step-4: Cleaning The Surface Area

Now use a surface cleaner to clean the area. Dust or other dirt particles will not let the glue get stuck in the ceiling properly, so it is important to clean the area you are placing your hooks on.

Step- 5: Attaching The Hook

Now take off the adhesive backing from the hooks and place it in the marked places in the ceiling. Make sure to glue it strongly so it won’t fall off easily from the ceiling. Place them away from the center of the bed. And let it dry off for some time.

Step-6: Making The Frame And Hanging The Curtains 

Now it is time to make the frame. You can make the frame using wires or ropes or even steel or wooden rods. Make sure to use strong products so they won’t break or tear down easily if you choose to hang heavy curtains. You have to attach the curtains before placing the frames if the curtains don’t have clip hooks. If it has clip hooks, you can attach them later.

By Attaching Wooden Stands

Canopies are generally hung with wooden stands. It is amazing to look at in terms of decoration and is very popularly done. Wooden stands are normally used in wooden beds. You can do it at home by yourself if you have enough knowledge about how to do it. So if you want to hang your canopies from wooden stands, follow the given steps, and you can easily do it.

Step 1: Gathering The Required Material

Gathering the required materials is always the first step in any process. It makes the work easier and quicker, and you won’t face any problems while you are doing the work. So the required materials are given below:

  1. 4 Wooden Stands
  2. 4 Two Ended Screws
  3. 6 Screw Hooks 
  4. Hammer 
  5. 14 Screw Anchors 
  6. Ladder
  7. Hanging Rod/Wire/Rope
  8. Curtains 
  9. Measuring Tape
  10. Pencil

Step-2: Measurement Of The Stands And Placements

You have to prepare the stands according to your desired measurement. So, use a measuring tape and measure from the bed the length of the stands you want. Then order the wooden stands. Also, you need to measure at which point you want to attach the hooks.

Step-3: Attaching The Anchors 

After getting the wooden stands, now you need to attach them to the bed. So what you need to do is drill in the center of the wooden frame of your bed in all corners. Then drill in the middle of the bottom of your wooden stands. Now attach the anchors in the drilled holes and hammer till they fit perfectly. Also, drill on the wooden stands and place the anchors where you will attach the hooks later.

Step-4: Attaching The Stands To Bed

Now it is time to attach the stands to the bed. Firstly take the double-ended screws and insert them in the bed. Tighten so that it won’t be shaky. Now, place the wooden stand on it, and tighten it. Make sure the stand is erected in the right way. Do it with all the four corners of the bed. Make sure the strands are tightly bound.

Step-5: Attaching The Hook 

Now attach the hooks to the stands. Ensure they are parallel to each other, or else you can’t put the rods on or attach the ropes properly. Also, make sure the hook is tight, or else it won’t bear the weight of the curtains.

Step-6: Making The Frame And Hanging The Curtains

Now it is time to make the frame. You can make the frame using wires or ropes or even steel or wooden rods. Make sure to use strong products so they won’t break or tear down easily if you choose to hang heavy curtains. You have to attach the curtains before placing the frames if the curtains don’t have clip hooks. If it has clip hooks, you can attach them later.

By Attaching Curtain Rail In The Ceiling

This is a very modern way of hanging a canopy. It surely looks very beautiful and is an excellent addition to room decor. It is a little expensive and will require effort. But if you know the correct way to do it, you can pull it off all by yourself. So, if you want to hang canopies using a curtain rail, follow the given steps.

Step-1: Gathering Required Materials

Gathering the required materials beforehand is always the best way to approach before building anything. For this way of hanging the canopy, it is a must to gather all the items so you won’t have to make trips to the market while doing the work. The materials are given below:

  1. Measurement Tape
  2. Pencil
  3. 8 Wall Anchors 
  4. 3 Straight Curtain Rails
  5. 2 Bent Curtain Rails
  6. Curtains 
  7. Electric Drill Machine
  8. Hammer
  9. Curtain Hooks
  10. 8 Wall Screws

Step-2: Measuring the placements 

The next thing to do is use the measurement tape and find the correct placement as to how and where you want to drop your curtains. Measure the placements from the walls surrounding your bed and note down the measurements. Make sure the measurements are accurate, so the rails fit each other perfectly.

Step-3: Marking The Measurement In The Ceiling

Now that you have the measurement of the placement of the canopy, it is time to mark it on the ceiling. Get up the ladder and carefully measure the placements to mark them with a pencil. 

Make sure to mark it deeply so you can easily find it later. It is best to recheck by measuring two points and seeing if they match the length.

Step-4: Drilling The Curtain Rail

Now drill inside the curtain rail according to the measurement of the ceiling. It is best to drill the curtain rail beforehand cause you can easily use this to drill a hole in the ceiling. In that way, there is very little chance of making any mistake.

Step-5: Drilling the Ceiling   

Now it is time to drill. Get up the ladder and drill deep enough for the anchors to set in. Try to wear protective glass so that no dust goes into your eyes. Drill all the marks that you have made on the wall. It is best to remove the bedsheet during this process, so it will be easy to clean. You can use the curtain rail for accurate drilling, but it might damage the rail if you are not careful.

Step-6: Attaching The Anchors, Hooks, And Curtain Rails

Now attach the screw anchors to the ceiling. Make sure to hammer it, so it fits tightly in the roles and won’t get out under pressure. With the anchors set, now you can attach the hooks to the curtain rail. 

After you are done attaching the hooks of your curtain, place the rails according to the measurements and place the screw in the anchors. TIghten it properly so it won’t fall if you are using heavy curtains.

Step-7: Hanging The Curtains

Now all that’s left is to hang the curtains. Attach the curtains to the hook and see if you can move it around freely. If you can, that means you have done it successfully. 

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