Perhaps you are familiar with the clean-lines of the Ikea Edland canopy bed, a piece that I've had for about two and a half years. For awhile now, though, I've wanted to soften the lines of the bed with a fabric touch.
I hemmed and hawed for awhile about which direction to go in; did I want a canopy?
A panel hanging at the head of the bed? A set of panels at each corner?
Talk about being indecisive, or at least I was until Jamie of I Suwanee shared these images:
(via I Suwannee)
And, like that, the decision was made; I'd add some panels to the left and right of my pillows.
After rousing endorsements of Gray Line Linen from Jenny and Bryn, I opted for this $9 white linen to complement the existing color scheme in my bedroom.
Over the weekend, my mom was kind enough to help with the sewing and she added a row of buttons to hang the panels to the frame of the Edland. The buttons make it easy to remove the fabric when they need to be dry-cleaned.
So, with that I won't keep you waiting any longer...here was the before:
I love the cozy touch the linen panels add to the bedroom, while also drawing attention to the tall ceilings.
I still have to add a piece of art above the bed to tie it all together.
What do you think?