This is a simple idea on how to get an airy canopy bed with minimal impact on ceiling and/or walls. We have a four poster bed but you can really do this with any kind of bed. I used to make a similar canopy in a rental a few years back and it looked great even though we only had a headboard on that bed at the time. This time around I only had to pay for the curtain rods which I found at the thrift store for a few dollars, the rest I had on hand.
So all you need for this is two long lengths of flowy fabric, the more lightweight the better, some thumb tacks, string, tissue paper and the optional curtain rods. The fabric I have is some kind of synthetic I got at the fabric store years ago. If you're wanting to do this I would suggest looking at places like Big Lots in their curtain section for window scarfs or similar. Minimal or no hems are best.
I have my two lengths of fabric hanging parallel over the bed because I thought it looked clean and simple.
The foot board attachment points are right at the end of the bed and the fabric hangs down a little bit to give the bed the feel of an enclosed space.
I styled the loose end of fabric at the foot end by casually tying the corners together, but you could just as well do something else.
I decided to hang the headboard side of my canopy on light duty curtain rods above the window and draping the end around it, then tying a knot. I keep the fabric from slipping off the rod by adding scotch tape folded over on itself (sticky side out) between the fabric and rod but double sided tape would be ideal for this. I just didn't have any on hand :)
It's a matter of taste how you decide to style this kind of canopy. In my rental years ago I had the lengths of fabric form a huge X over the bed instead of running parallel to each other and I finished with a loose knot at the foot of the bed. It works either way :)
Now, go forth and make a canopy bed!