Besides looking great, canopy beds have utilitarian uses as well. Being able to enclose your bed in additional linens can help keep you warm during the winter. With some careful positioning, you may be able to utilize your bed to keep you cool in summer as well. This temperature regulation can help make your bed and your bedroom more comfortable throughout the seasons, but be warned, your bed might get too comfy to leave!
Plus, you can use thick fabric to help you block out the light. Layers of fabric can block out sunlight so you can sleep in on weekend mornings, and the drapes on your bed may also muffle sound, allowing you to sleep better. Ties along your bed posts allow you to hold the canopy back, allowing your bed to remain accessible.