Make your bedroom pack a punch with a statement bed.
They might be Medieval in origin, but four poster beds are very much of the moment.
Originally designed as a practical way to maintain warmth and privacy, four posters – or canopy beds – are hands down the grandest style of bedroom furniture.
As well as the intricate, carved style you’re used to seeing in stately homes, in recent times the design has been given a creative makeover to suit the chic, modern aesthetic.
Many are designed drape-free, the simplicity of wood poles drawing the eyes upward to enhance the ceiling height.
However, the addition of drapes absorbs external sounds and lends insulating, cossetting qualities, meaning you can cut back on the heating. So it’s practically saving you money.
These styles prove that four poster beds aren’t just for fairy-tales. And once you try four poster, you’ll never go back…
Get the look: This is the Hoxton Four Poster Bed, £7,065 from And So To Bed
Get the look: There’s a Victorian Gothic vibe to this scheme, inspired by the antique four poster. It’s complemented by Little Greene’s Albemarle Street wallpaper, plus a bedside cabinet and armoire found at The Giant Shepton Flea Market. The mirror was bought at Ollie & Bow in London’s Golborne Road. The cushions are from Sera of London.
Get the look: The bold design of the bed and light are balanced by muted tones on the walls and floor. Try Lombok for a similar bed.
Get the look: The bed was designed by Roddy Murray for RJ Murray Design. The Egg chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, has been upholstered in Kvadrat fabric.
Get the look: This is a custom-made Paramount canopy bed, available from Vielle and Frances in the US. The Seventies palm floor lamp was bought at auction. This is La Rochelle bateau bath from The Cast Iron Bath Company.
Get the look: This bed was custom-made, set against the striking backdrop of this Amalfi Silk vinyl wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. The butterfly throw is from Kokon to Zai. The alpaca fur rug is from The Rug Company. The side table, bedside lamp and antique door are from Galerie Glustin in Paris.
Get the look: This four poster gives the uncluttered, clean design a slight edge, and prevents it from looking boring. Try Lombok for a similar bed. The Small Ghost Buster bedside table is by Kartell at John Lewis. The walls are painted in Steel V by Paint & Paper Library. The cushions and throw are from Liberty.