You'll need long screws, a drill, curtain ring hooks with little clamps, and twine. I wanted the canopy the length of the bed, but honestly you can get creative as you want. Since you screw in where you want to tie the hook from you can do it so many ways! You drill in the screw into the ceiling, tie the curtain hook to the nail with twine ( tie it tight), and pinch the small clamp to the curtain. It only took about 20 minutes to do, and it gives an elegant touch!