I seem to have this thing about tents, like maybe I'm really supposed to run off and join the circus.
Case in point: Check out these two room re-designs that I did for a client. In both cases, I used curtain panels to create little fortresses in the girls' rooms.
Here, using a canopy frame that the family already had: Before:
And here hanging the curtain panels from the bump-out in the ceiling (I've explained this one in more detail in the past.)
Here's the before:
And the after (although if that wasn't obvious, perhaps I really do need to consider circus work for my next career...):
But, what to do in a boy's room? Good question.
Here's what I did for my son. I used two twin bed sheets and clipped them to a rope (do this only after your kid is past the pulling on the rope relentlessly until it comes out of the wall, and then hurting himself with it stage...) . I screwed heavy-duty closed hooks into the wall and tied the rope to them.
It's a fort when the drapes are closed, stage curtains when they are open. Pass the peanuts, please.