All You Need to Know about Four-Poster Beds
Relaxing and also a little romantic is perhaps the ideal mood, or atmosphere, to create for the bedroom. If you would like to add a little more romance, and inject a fairy-tale feel, then why not choose the opulent, luxurious four-poster bed, then combine this furniture piece with luscious textiles to add even more comfort. Or perhaps, fulfil a childhood dream and own this magical piece of furniture within your home.
A princess bed doesn’t really fit your current style? No problem, the four-poster bed comes in a variety of styles from fairy-tale, all the way through to elegant- rustic. With this wide range available, you don’t have to be a wizard to find your own slice of magic.
Protection from unwanted eyes
One thing that all these beds have in common are the four posts in each corner that extend elegantly towards the ceiling. Usually, a beam then joins these post together to create a frame to the bed. Across this frame, it is popular to drape a fabric ceiling. Around the sides, the posts can also be decorated with curtains, or scarves, that can be drawn closed for the extra bit of privacy.
There have been four-poster beds since the Middle Ages, and during this time they were used to, not only create privacy, but also protect the sleeper from mosquitoes and provide additional warmth, especially in dormitories. The wealthier gentlemen were able to decorate the bed with carvings and decorations, as well as gorgeous fabrics. However, how does the four-poster bed look in modern times?
Four-poster beds which match your existing furniture
If your bedroom is modern and minimalistic, then a straight-lined wood, or metal, frame is recommended. Embellishments play no role here. You can easily compliment your four-poster with fabrics of your choice.
If you prefer a more rustic, or country-style, decor, then opt for a bed with solid beautiful wood, perhaps with additional carvings.
For antique themed rooms, choose a bed with a darker wood and luscious fabrics such as silk.
Alternatively, add a little romantic playfulness to your room by combining metal frames with elaborate designs and light materials to give the impression of the sky.
Choosing your bed linen
If you choose to decorate your four-poster bed with curtains, then why not upholster the headboard or skirts with the same, or similar coloured, fabrics. Additionally, ensure that the bed linen follows the same theme and is in harmony with the rest of the room. For a country-house, or cottage, style we usually recommend a pastel check fabric, or even lace. This simple and elegant linen choice highlights the wood of the furniture.
So, what is left to say about the four-poster bed? Well, as the furniture is reasonably large, it is recommended that the bedroom is approximately 20m square to allow sufficient space. It is also not particularly suitable for allergy sufferers, as dust can accumulate in the drape fabric. If neither of these final thoughts refer to you, then enjoy browsing our range of beds, which will surely put you on cloud 9!