Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cozifying My Ikea Edland Bed

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:
and the all-important after:
To create these panels, Mom and I put together two 15" wide linen panels with little more than a straight stitch. The one detail that we added was a row of coordinating buttons at the top of each of the panels, which allows me to easily remove the fabric for dry cleaning down the road. I also chose to add a tie-back to both panels with the fabric I purchased.

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? 


  1. Super cute. I always wanted that bed but the hubs put his claw down....I love your blue and red theme too. Thanks for your comment on my blog btw :)

  2. Your room looks great, Ashley! Loving all your patterns. I can't wait to get my red and blue room together. :)

  3. Love it...really softens the bed! Can't wait to see what piece of art you find! Take care,

  4. So pretty! A little fabric is always nice to soften all the wood on a canopy bed.

  5. I like the effect. Have you considered adding curtains to the back/head wall as well? I love that look.

  6. Your bedroom is so gorgeous, Ashley. The curtains soften it up just the right amount!

  7. Mission accomplished: definitely softens things up. Looks great!

  8. I love the way it frames the headboard to make it more of a focal point. Your bedding is fantastic, btw. Love the scalloped edges and the personalization. Wedding gifts?

  9. Your mix of pillows is great! Love the whole room!


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