A bed can look elegant and romantic with a canopy featuring rich fabrics. However, most wooden canopies for beds are expensive. Then it might be a great idea make it by yourself. Fortunately, it is not complicated to make DIY canopy bed and you can use PVC instead of wood material to make this project much lower in budget. You can make the bed looks more romantic or girly by applying the right fabric color after the canopy is ready.
Items You Will Need
- 4 PVC pipe sections in 2 inch diameter or prepare in the same length of your mattress and add 2.5 inches.
- Other PVC pipe sections in the same length of your mattress’ width plus 2.5 inches.
- 84 inches PVC pipes in 2 inch diameter.
- Three-way corner connectors as many as 8 pieces
- 6 T-connectors
- A saw
- Some fabrics
Use the PVC pipe sections to make a rectangle in the same length and width of your mattress. Make sure the rectangle fits the mattress tightly use three-way corner connectors to attach every section. Make the connector’s middle section faces upward.
Cut one PVC pipe piece into four pieces as long as ¼ length of your bed. Connect the four pieces by using T connectors. Make the T connectors’ opening aligned in one direction with other connectors. Continue to make another section in the same length to your mattress. The pieces of PVC pipe plus two pieces in the same size of the bed’s width will be used to make a rectangle. Use three-way corner connectors to connect the sides of the pipe sections.
Place the PVC segment in 84 inch length to every opening that faces upward and it will become the posts. Then place another rectangle you made in the second step on the posts’ top.
Apply the lightweight fabrics on the rectangle top to make the canopy. Make sure the fabric has the right color to create harmonious atmosphere inside your bedroom. Secure the fabric layer on the pipes’ bottom in order to hide the pipes from the inside view of the bed.
Hang the fabrics on the pipes to make pull-around curtain look. Make it by using curtain loops and then sew the loops on the fabrics’ tops or make holes in the fabrics. Then thread the fabrics to the pipe segments directly. Tie the curtains to poles by using a decorative rope. This step will make the base pipes of the DIY canopy bed invisible.