Asked on Jun 23, 2016

Canopy bed with ceiling fan??

SusanSuzeShawnMarie
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I would love to make a canopy bed but I have a small bedroom and a ceiling fan smack dab in the middle of the room. Any suggestions....other than take the fan down.
11 answers
  • Jemma Dee
    Jemma Dee
    on Jun 23, 2016

    You may have to rethink your design plan and go with a half canopy to accommodate the placement of the ceiling fan.

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles
    on Jun 23, 2016

    I would only take the canopy part way (3/4 )to the end of the bed .. Sort of like a awning. If you type in canopy bed above in search or pinterest you will get many ideas. Good luck

  • Jean Myles
    Jean Myles
    on Jun 23, 2016

    hope this helps hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=canopy%20bed

  • Lynne Claybaugh
    Lynne Claybaugh
    on Jun 23, 2016

    The idea of canopy 3/4 of way to end of bed when fan on...then roll it down full way when not in use. I have identical problem but I gave up on canopy and it is open during hot months, then I put canopy on when cooler weather sets in.

  • Karen
    Karen
    on Jun 23, 2016

    I have the same problem but I solved it by having a ceiling hugger fan installed. Now I have about 3" of clearance and I'm a happy camper.

    • ShawnMarie
      ShawnMarie
      on Jun 24, 2016

      I've never heard of this hugger fan. But i,will definitely look into it. Thank you for your input.

  • Lemons
    Lemons
    on Jun 24, 2016

    My bedroom is like that too. First of all, if the fan is in the middle and not above any of the corners of your bed you are in luck because it can be done. Assuming that everything is clear of the fan you need to extend your corners. The corners will be the only solid part of the canopy. Then you need a little white clothes line, tie one end to the top of a corner See where your ceiling fan is then let the middle droop so it is below the fan. Then secure it to the next corner and do the same until you are all the way around, It should droop equally from post to post. Now you have a flexible frame to use with your fabric that can accommodate your ceiling fan. You can drape it however you want. I would use the stiffer white clothes line with the wire running through it just to give it a little more body.

    • ShawnMarie
      ShawnMarie
      on Jun 24, 2016

      Thank You Lemons I was considering this idea, too. But thank you for your help.

  • Lynne Webb
    Lynne Webb
    on Jun 24, 2016

    How would having a ceiling fan even be practical with a canopy bed? I have a canopy type bed and love the way it looks without. I have a large ceiling fan that whirls above without touching the posts. I think my bed is typically called a 'rice bed' because of the carvings.

  • ShawnMarie
    ShawnMarie
    on Jul 2, 2016

    Im in the early stages of this process. I will post pictures soon. But thank you all for ideas.

  • Suze
    Suze
    on Jul 8, 2016

    rather than a canopy, how about four tall posts framed together at the top as well and swag drapes or gauzy fabric down the sides leaving the top open ...

  • Susan
    Susan
    on Feb 11, 2018

    BII😊
  • Susan
    Susan
    on Feb 11, 2018

    BIU😊
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