Style guide: Four poster beds

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…

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