Many of my customers are looking for that first “big girl” bed, for their daughters. Because most people are trying to be conservative in their selection of a bed and may have some concerns about the duration a child is going to want what they’re spending their hard earned money on, there are ways of trying to make an otherwise simple middle of the road iron bed look more impressive are always being kicked around.
One of the best ways of making iron beds even more impressive , that I’ve seen over the years, is the use of a “Wall Veil”. A “Wall Veil” is an entirely separate thing that attaches to the wall behind the beds headboard, or to the ceiling behind and above the headboard. It’s made out of material and formed to look much like a “Half Tester” or “Half Canopy”. But it just hangs down around the sides of the metal bed frame and forms the impression of a canopy bed.
I’ve had people hang canopy veils from separate ceiling attachments that came down and around the entire four corners of their bed. The effect can be quite dramatic and has been incorporated with some of the better high profile clients and homes I have beds in.
The “Wall Veil” can easily be made on a home sewing machine with whatever material or lace you like. It can be as elaborate or plain as you want. Yet it will give your antique iron beds a much more impressive focus of attention.
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