Bring hotel-suite splendour into your boudoir with these look-at-me styles in four poster beds.
There are times when a divan just won’t do and if you’re planning a master suite or a bodacious bedroom, it’s worth considering a Four Poster as a centrepiece with added impact.
The latest styles veer from chunky and rustic through to heritage designs, fairy-tale silhouettes and all-out opulence. With frames made from metal or timber, there’s a good mix of finishes, too – choose brass for a luxurious look or raw or painted timber for something more timeless. The slimmer and paler frames will give the illusion of more space while darker, bolder options will stake their presence with panache.
Most of the current shapes can be dressed with curtains, too, so they provide the option to switch things up. Go beautifully bare – or drape the frame with your favourite fabric and adjust for the seasons, much as you would with your windows – wafty linens and voiles in summer and cosy wool or plush velvet for the colder months. Whatever you decide, a four-poster will bring a boutique hotel vibe to your bedroom. Room service by arrangement – obvs…
This chunky number is handcrafted in Indonesia from 100% reclaimed teak. Made to fit UK-sized mattresses, the four-poster has a slatted base, allowing air to circulate.
Taking its influence from traditional Polynesian style beds, the Tuvalu King-Size Bed channels both the ancient and modern, through its curvaceous frame and patinated metal frame, finished in a soft Gunmetal Grey. It can be dressed in drapes for something more lavish and includes a British-made, pocket sprung, king-size mattress.
The tapered posts, spiral finials and upholstered headboard are clad in hand-applied brass giving this opulent four-poster a unique texture each time. It is made-to-order, with bespoke sizing and finishing available on request.
The eclectic globe traveller style of this elegant four-poster bed frame offers a dramatic style statement for the bedroom. It has a charcoal-finish mango wood and mixed-veneer frame.
This Arts & Crafts-style solid-ash bed frame takes its influence from Heal's extensive archives and the demand from its customers for traditional painted furniture.
Made by Benchmark, this timeless four-poster bed forms part of a collection that includes a chest of drawers and dressing table. The bed's frame is made from solid oak, left unsealed so that any scratches or marks can be sanded away, as if by magic and the patinated brass rods at the top of the frame are designed to support light-weight curtains, such as voile. The headboard is upholstered in a high-quality Belgian linen fabric and is available in a selection of colours.
A modern alternative to some of the more traditional styles, this spectacular piece is sure to guarantee you'll slumber in style. Available in polished nickel or brushed brass, the headboard can also be upholstered in almost any fabric.