A canopy encloses not only the bed but the entire room. By using fabric to soften the room and create this space, you forget that you are in a small room and it makes you feel as if you are in a huge bed.
Curtain rods hung from the ceiling to simulate a canopy bed. I hung our curtain rods from the ceiling in my living room at our B to give our ceilings more height. This is a great idea to add a canopy feel to one of our guest rooms without the footboard.