DIY Tumblr Inspired Canopy/Fort

Sometimes during my many sleepless nights, I find myself tumbling. No really, tumbling on da Tumblr. Okay that was so cheesy but we gonna go with it. I recently moved out my bed in my room-don’t ask- because I believed that it hampered with my productivity *cricket chirp*.  Obviously that was by no way a smart idea but still, I didn’t want a bed in my room anymore-I wanted something like a bed but more cosy and cute.

That’s where I came up with the idea of a canopy/fort. There are so many ways you can build a canopy and one of the easiest is if you have a bed of course, so in my case, it was a little different. I decided to use a hula hoop to create my little nook in my room and trust me, it was the easiest thing ever- it does help that it also takes up very little space and is E&I [easy & inexpensive].  Not to mention tumblr-ish especially with the fairy lights right?


So far, I spent two cosy nights in my canopy fort and it was soo comfy. I edit videos and read with my little bro and if I want to sleep, I can easily just pull out the comforter and make it a night.

What you need: 

– a hula hoop: the bigger the hoop the bigger the canopy

– at least 2 curtains: 4 is ideal since it would be able to facilitate the 4 pieces of ribbon/tulle that would hold the canopy. I used 2 in this DIY and in the video, I show you how you can get around that

– ribbon/tulle

– fairy lights

– comforters, blankets, pillows


 I will definitely be adding some more throw pillows to this stash soon enough!


Look who came to visit!

BTW, this VS wall…should it be white or no? Lemme know!


XO, Roxy!


4 thoughts on “DIY Tumblr Inspired Canopy/Fort

  1. Oh gosh I loveee this!!! Its so dainty! I loled my a** of at the moving your bed out of your room part, yet I think if I could I would very much do the same for the very reason. Being in my room is like being in a shoebox (No really , it is) to add to it, im sharing said shoebox room with thy boyfriend (it will be hard to tell as there is no trace of him or any surviving masculinitynesses) , who neeeds to sleep on a bed (sigh) So i need some ideas. there is literally not much walkin space anymore. I want to jazz it up even more as for now its just covered in christmas lights which… I cant keep up forever (limited outlets) so i was thinkin along the lines of using a curtain rod and getting cute curtains and use it as a backdrop for the bed? but then the bed is close to the window… would it look to curtainish? I havent quite thought this one through….. Advice please :)


    • Hahah I know even I am sometimes like…did I for real move my bed out of my room #awks I love the idea that you have for the backdrop for your bed! You can wrap a string of lights on that and leave that as a lit-backdrop for your bed. That way, you won’t have to keep up with the ton of other lights all over the place. I think if you keep the curtains plain or use tulle/inexpensive lace curtains instead, it would be perfect! It would never clash with your regular curtains by your window!I hope this helps and if you need any more help lemme know! xo


  2. It looks so magical! This is great for sleepovers and some girly time. Makes me want to go back to my childhood too! Maybe I should try this. x


    • Omg it’s also perfect for date night if you have a lucky guy in your life! Sleepovers are another great idea-my bro and I practically live in it now hehe :) and I’m all about that magical life! So happy you liked it xo


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