About Modern Canopy Design
A canopy technically refers to any covering that serves as a shade (much like a tent) that is used either for protection against weather elements or for decorative purposes (as in canopy beds). Canopies can be made of any material such as transparent plastic, sturdy cloth, and even light fabrics, depending on what they are intended for.
People use canopies for a variety of reasons. Tradesmen, for example, use canopies to protect their merchandise against the harsh effects of the sun or the rain during exhibits. Canopies are also very handy for almost any outdoor event, such as weddings, funerals, birthday celebrations, and anniversaries.
Canopies have likewise been used in interior décor since the early days. Palaces and mansions were the first to use canopies to add style and drama to their rooms. Now that there are interior design innovations and canopy beds have become easier to copy, even modern-day houses now use them. Canopy beds are fairly easy to make and bring instant elegance to an otherwise plain room.
Canopies are available in different types, sizes, and price ranges. Depending on your needs, you can either invest in one or just rent one. Measure your need against cost - if you think you would be using it often (if you want to participate in outdoor exhibits or frequently have guests in your backyard, for example), then it might be wiser to invest in a canopy. Rental rates can be quite steep, too, but if you plan on using the canopy only once or twice a year, this is still your best option.
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