Home Decorating Bed-Ed: How to Hang a Mosquito Net Bed Canopy

Bed-Ed: How to Hang a Mosquito Net Bed Canopy

After months of wrapping ourselves in cozy knits and fluffy fleece, we’re craving a light, airy, romantic refresh for the bedroom. Who knew that some pale, watery colors, contrasting fabrics, and a well-placed bit of mosquito netting could create so much drama? Even better, you can hang this faux netting canopy in less than a half hour, using only a handful of common tools and supplies.

What you’ll need:


Eye screw or hook screw

Wall anchor (optional; see step 1)

Hinged ring

Mosquito netting (available at fabric stores; see step 2 for how much you’ll need)

Measuring tape

Pick the canopy hanging location over your bed. A good general rule is about ¼ down from the head of the bed. Mark the spot with a pencil. Screw the eye screw into the ceiling at the pencil mark. If you’re drilling into drywall instead of wood, insert a wall anchor before affixing the eye screw.

Measure from the mark diagonally over the bed to the floor. Add about a foot to that measurement so that the fabric can “puddle” to create a romantic feeling; then double this measurement. This is the length of one panel; cut a second panel to the same length.

Find the center of the fabric in both of your panels and gather it into one hand. With the other hand, place the hinged ring around the center of both fabric panels.

Hang the ring from the eye screw, then arrange the panels to the desired drape.

Will you be using this trick in your bedroom this summer? Sound off in the comments below!

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