The cannon ball bed is a style from the Federal period of furnishings and architecture. Cannon ball beds and coordinating bedroom pieces are still produced today, most notably by Amish artisans Sturdiness, strength and hardwood construction are the hallmarks of cannon ball furniture. Place your cannon ball bed in your bedroom. This will be the focal point of your decorating scheme. When you choose your placement, keep the symmetry of the room in mind; this is an important feature of the Federal style. If you have two well-spaced windows on one wall, consider placing the bed between them, or center the bed on a featureless wall. If the room is large enough for a sitting area, place the bed to allow for dividing the space accordingly.