Baldahin - a stylish and functional interior detail, completely transforming both the children's and the adult bedroom. From this article you will learn how to make a canopy over the bed with your own hands
Baldahin was originally a rather practical thing,Than an element of a decor: it protected from insects, bright light, a draft. Today, insects are rescued by grids on windows and fumigators, from the bright light - blinds and curtains, and from drafts - double-glazed windows ... But the canopies above the beds do not lose their popularity due to the unique property - to give coziness and create a mood.
If you also want to add coziness to your (or child's) sleeping place and have decided to make a canopy over the bed with your own hands, this article will come in handy.
How to make a canopy over the bed: fixing methods
You can hang a canopy in several ways:
- On four vertical pillars-supports attached to the bed or floor;
- On a horizontal support-bar mounted in a wall;
- On a special ring suspended to the ceiling or pillar above the middle of the bed (or above the headboard);
- On a curved (arc, quadrangle) cornice, mounted on the ceiling above the bed.
Let us consider these varieties in more detail.
Classic canopy on four vertical supports
This type of canopy is the most solid, requiring space. Good for large rooms where the bed is "Islet"- not in the corner. Metal or wooden vertical supports are attached to the bed or floor, and at the top are joined by a frame that repeats the perimeter of the bed. On this frame and hangs cloth.
Such a design withstands a significant weightFabric, so you can use heavy velvet and other dense fabrics. A double bed with a canopy of this type looks like an imperial box, so it requires an appropriate interior.
How much tissue do you need? It all depends on the design of the design and the type of attachment. You can create a chic multi-layered canopy with lambrequins, heavy and transparent fabrics, and you can confine yourself to one layer of matter.
In any case, so that the fabric is well draped, take at least a double width with respect to the support. If one side, for example, is 2 meters, then the fabrics for one layer need 4 meters in width.
Baldachin on a horizontal bar
In the wall above the bed at an altitude of about 2 meters from theMattress is screwed into a horizontal metal tube with a stop at the free end (so that the fabric does not fall off the tube). Using a cord, the length of two strips of fabric is measured (from the bar to the floor or to the desired height from the floor, plus 5 cm for sewing edges, plus 3 cm for the kulisk).
The width of the strip is twice as long as the lengthRods. Both stitches are stitched, in place of the connection, a kulisk is made, into which the bar is passed. At the end of the bar is attached a decorative tip. The weight of the canopy should not be large at the same time.
Dome canopy (on the ring)
Over the center of the bed or above the headboard at theThe ceiling hook is suspended from a circle (for example, a common hula-hoop), on which, with the help of rings or loops, a cloth falling down on the bed on a tent hangs. Instead of the hook, you can use special supports (most often light supports from the wire are attached to children's beds).
The width of the fabric is calculated fromThe area that it should close down (the entire perimeter of the bed or just the headboard). Again, take a double amount relative to this lower perimeter. If you plan a baby cot with a canopy, you can buy a ready-made bracket (we'll talk more about the children's canopies below).
Baldachin on the ceiling cornice
Above A bed is fixed ceiling cornice: Either repeating the contours of the bed, or (if the bed is head-to-wall) curved in the shape of a semicircle. By the way, you can pre-plan the canopy when installing a multi-level ceiling - make a semicircular "Step"On the ceiling above the headboard and in it to mount the cornice and lamps. Such cornices, as a rule, can withstand a sufficient weight of the tissue. And its number is calculated similarly to the previous one.
Baby bed with canopy: create a fairy tale with your own hands
If you do not have the opportunity to make a canopy onAn adult bed, then for your child you probably will be able to build this cozy structure - especially if it is a question of creating a berth for a girl.
With the help of a four-poster bedTransforms into a small cozy world: remember how you yourself liked to build huts from chairs / tables and tablecloths / curtains! And if your baby is still very small, the canopy will protect him from excess light, insects, drafts, and simply decorate the crib. It does not require you to spend a lot of time and money.
The simplest solution is to purchase the readyA special canopy holder above the bed. Such holders are easily attached to any baby cot. But if you want, you can easily make a similar holder of thick wire. The top of it can be in the form of a ring, an elongated oval or just a bar. Depending on this there will be one or another form and method of fastening the canopy itself.
If you have chosen a circle or an oval, then you can hang the fabric with rings or loops, and build a decorative "The roof". You can also cut the fabric in such a way that a certain "hood", Hoping for a circle holder. It can be beautifully decorated with ribbons.
If the bar is chosen, then the fabric is simply worn with the help of a kuliska, as described above.
Now select the attracted fabric (tulle,Transparent organza, chintz, etc.). If the canopy plays only a decorative role, transparent fabrics will do, and if you want additional protection from drafts, choose a taffeta, muslin, chintz, silk.
If a child has a room, then the canopy can beLeave transparent, but if a baby cot is in a common room, then give preference to more dense fabrics to create a small secluded space.
Ornaments, ruffles, ribbons - at your discretion. For the girl usually choose flowers, hearts, butterflies, for the boy - animal figures, cars, etc. If you are planning that a cot together with a canopy "Will inherit»To your second child or to the future baby of friends-acquaintances, it will be practical to make a canopy design in neutral colors (white, cream, golden, lilac) and without machines or hearts.
At any age for a girl a four-poster bed- the embodiment of a fairy tale about a princess on a pea. So do not be too lazy to create for her such a small miracle. Children's joy and gratitude will be a generous reward for the time spent!