16 Ways to Decorate With Bed Crowns

Turn any bedroom into a romantic and regal retreat by adding an elegant bed crown. From crowns with ornate detail to those with colorful and playful designs for kids, these stylish accessories are an ideal embellishment for chic spaces.
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November 25, 2014

Flower-Box Inspiration

A forest-green bed crown is the perfect addition to this pastel-pink girls' bedroom. "This bed crown was inspired by my love of window boxes, and by turning one upside down I found it made a great form for a bed crown," Shoshana Gosselin says. Get the look by covering a window box in fabric lining, attaching fabric with hot glue and adding a fun fabric to the bottom for embellishment. Tip: To hide a seam and cover any flaws, use fabric ribbon or bows as a colorful (and functional) adornment.

Fit for Royalty

No princess is complete without her crown. HGTV fan ajerde transformed this 3-year-old's bedroom into an elegant yet shabby chic retreat. A charming daybed boasts an eye-catching gold bed crown with cream-colored fabric, a striking complement to striped pink walls.

Elegant Neutrality

This monochrome, cream bedroom takes adult elegance to a whole new level. Designer Brooke Giannetti wanted to add a touch of drama to the tone-on-tone cream palette through the bed crown without leaving the overall color scheme. "We added interest by using different patterns and combining silk damask with velvet," she says. "Large tassel tiebacks and a pretty rope trim add beautiful detailing."

Simple Addition

"A fabric bed crown is an inexpensive and chic stand-in for a traditional headboard," Marian Parsons says. She used neutral hues and elegant, European-inspired toile fabric for her cornice-board creation. This type of bed crown is easy to make and can dress up any bedroom. "One can be made by simply stapling gathered fabric to a board and mounting it to the ceiling," Marian says.

Antique Retreat

The outdoor-inspired and cottage-style living of HGTV Dream Home 2006 was gracefully extended into the guest bedroom suite. Designer Linda Woodrum gave rustic, wrought iron beds a dreamy touch with matching cornice boards and sheer white fabric.

Custom-Made Canopy

Christie Kauffman wanted to create the look of a canopy bed while using the frame of a twin-sized, girls' daybed. She dressed up a pine cornice with white paint, trim and moldings for a more custom-made and feminine look. She stapled sheer, white fabric to the back side of the box and attached it to the wall. The result is a crisp addition to the pink walls and a soft, dramatic touch.

Youthful Elegance

This classic and timeless bedroom was made for little girls but decorated with mature, adult style. Antique furnishings and a cream and lavender color scheme keep the space smooth and neutral but with plenty of femininity for growing girls. The simple bed crowns envelop the headboards in soft, sheer fabric for an innocent and girly touch. Design by Margaret Norcott

Pretty in Pink

Even a simple fabric bed crown can transform a little girls' bedroom. Shoshana Gosselin covered a cornice board in white cotton fabric, complete with pink welting. She added floral and butterfly draperies with royal blue ribbon tiebacks to match the playful design of the bedroom.

Sweet Greens

Pink and green hues are an eye-catching color duo and add to the whimsical feel of this girls' bedroom. HGTV fan sljdesign used interchangeable plaid and green fabric for the elegant bed crown, creating a bold focal point for the space.

Victorian Surroundings

A colorful and flowing fabric bed crown adds another playful element to this whimsical bedroom. Designer Audrey Brandt created this fairy-tale space for her daughter in their 19th-century Victorian home. "I love the idea of using a crown canopy effect over her daybed, which draws your eyes up to the detail around the crown molding," she says. "It gives the space a focal point when you walk into the room and creates drama."

Toile de Jouy

HGTV fan toogerbug used black and cream toile to create a modern-day French country getaway. The toile bed crown coordinates well with the matching bedding and wallpaper without losing its dramatic appeal.

Playful Pastels

Shabby chic decor is suitable for any age, but the collection of pastel hues and little girl decor make this space an innocent getaway for the young and young at heart. Floor-to-ceiling draperies and a vibrant bed crown stand out against the pale green walls and provide a soothing yet dramatic addition to the space. Design by HGTV fan colbylucky

Dressed Up in Gold

HGTV fan mbschill wanted her handmade bed crown to be the primary focal point of the master bedroom suite. The calming hues and elegant fabrics create a one-of-a-kind space, ideal for cozy nights in. The bed crown fabric is embellished with gold tassels to complement the tufted fabric headboard and dress up the jacquard fabric. A vintage-inspired crystal chandelier within the bed crown fabric creates a subtle yet luxurious light source.

Luxurious Hues

This traditional master bedroom emits a feeling of luxury with golden yellow walls, ornate furnishings and rich silk draperies surrounding the windows and bed. The elegant, hand-carved bed crown incorporates a silky maroon fabric that frames the bed and provides a burst of color against gold surroundings. Design by Shelly Riehl David

Elaborate Reflections

HGTV fan colbylucky left no detail unanswered when creating her French country-style master bedroom. A subtle wall color, white trim and a small, vintage chandelier keep the focus on the ornate bed crown. For an additional touch of femininity, she added an elaborate iron mirror below the bed crown, amidst flowing fabric.

Sophisticated Living

This luxurious space was created for clients who desired a lavish master bedroom retreat. "We found the metal work used for the canopy at a local boutique and had it retrofitted to be hung on the wall," HGTV fan JosephDavidInteriors says. Pearl-white fabric from the bed crown creates a soft contrast against metallic-hued walls and the metal crown. Bronze tiebacks allow the fabric to elegantly frame the bed and showcase the tufted headboard.

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