As a kid, I always fantasized about having a canopy bed, and ever since I spotted the Creme Fresh Celeste Bed, I've discovered that there are plenty of canopy beds for grown-ups too. But these dreamy canopies aren't the imposing four-posters of old. The big trend is in light and airy canopy beds made from sleek metal, slender wood, and sculpted wrought iron for a look that's both romantic and modern.
These bed frames, like the Room & Board Architecture Queen Bed ($899) above, would look lovely draped in sheer fabrics or just left unadorned. Click on the photos below to see my favorite canopy beds.