The translucent charm of luxury
“Baldachins were originally made out of white translucent curtain- like fabrics, but today all colors of the world are in option. Also you can change the baldachin fabric according to the season. Use cotton or linen in summer and high quality combed woolen baldachins in the winter.”
Long time ago, ones social status, wealth and power were measured by how lavished and rich his baldachin bed was. To have a baldachin bed today means that you really know how to enjoy life, and that you have a large living space, of course.
Old Greeks and Romans were the first to use the bed as a focal point of their social life. People of the 13th century were crazy about big fluffy pillows and silk upholstery, and in present time baldachin is a new symbol of prestige and social power.
Baldachin turned an ordinary bed in to a status symbol, but it also had another practical purpose. The purpose of baldachin beds was to provide privacy to their rich owner and to keep them safe from bugs, insect and cold in rooms that had no heating. That is how the history of baldachins begun.
A bed for a princess
Described in many fairytales, a baldachin bed became a piece of furniture that no self respecting princess could live without. Every royal princess, rich heiress and movie diva had to have a baldachin bed. Baldachin beds are manufactured today in thousand of different designs.
The lucky buyer of this romantic piece of furniture can choose the color, texture, bordering of the curtains in baldachin bed. Bed and baldachin can be bought at the same time. You can also choose a good quality, comfortable bed and later decide to add a baldachin to it. The construction of baldachin is usually wooden but it can be made out of some other material like iron representing a decorative piece of furniture by itself.
Baldachins were originally made out of white translucent curtain- like fabrics, but today all colors of the world are in option. Also you can change the baldachin fabric according to the season. Use cotton or linen in summer and high quality combed woolen baldachins in the winter.
Baldachins are in fashion
Recently, baldachins are back in fashion. Interior designers recommend that this piece of furniture can give aristocratic charm to your bedroom. In order to make your bedroom look new and luxurious, baldachin is a perfect solution.
You do not have to spend a lot of time and money looking for the perfect baldachin that will give your bedroom a new romantic look. With a little carpentry knowledge you can make the baldachin construction by yourself. Just use your imagination.
Baldachins are usually round or square shaped. You can easily make a baldachin construction by attaching it to the four pillars of your bed, or you can hang it from hook on the ceiling above the bed.
The new trend is not to use baldachins only in bedrooms bat in outdoor spaces also. A courtyard with a beautiful garden cannot be imagined today without a baldachin which will provide a perfect spot for relaxing and having fun with your friends.
Every good hotel in tropical resorts has bedrooms with baldachin beds. Baldachin does not have to be treated just as a piece of furniture in the bed room. In tropical resorts baldachin bed in the outdoors can be a bedroom for itself.
Modern versions of baldachins are found even on beaches. With baldachin over your bed you’ll have the luxury of the Orient in your life. Not bad, don’t you think?