Four Poster Beds
A four poster bed frame is ideal for those who want their bed to be the star attraction of their fairy tale bedroom, whether it be a classic or a modern design in metal or wood
Iron four poster beds
Wooden four poster beds
What customers say
This is my 3rd bed from The OBC and as always it’s amazing quality for a very good price ... Someone always answers the phone and they’re friendly and helpful. I like speaking to someone who is in the shop...
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Nothing flimsy here! Well made, very sturdy, easy to assemble. Delivery within a week, fantastic delivery communications. Great choice of bed frames ... SO GOOD, GOING TO ORDER ANOTHER!
I first ordered from OBC over 10 years ago, I still have the bed I ordered and it’s still going strong. So much so that we ordered the same bed in super-king size when we needed a new bed frame for our bedroom...
About our Four Poster Bed Frames
Why are four poster beds good?
The romantic appeal of the four poster bed frames has long been recognised within the furniture landscape and the history of the British Isles. In the often cold and draughty high ceilings of the bed chambers of the time, heavy drapes provided more than just an aesthetic appeal as they would have been drawn at night for warmth and privacy. Nowadays, people are drawn to four poster beds for the imposing aesthetic they lend to a bedroom.
Whilst the design of the four poster beds have changed with the times, the structure of the four poster has remained largely unaltered through the centuries. Four vertical posts rise from the corners of the bed to support a canopy frame. From the canopy one can hang drapes or curtains.
Is a four poster bed for me?
Everyone knows about four poster beds, but rarely do people consider buying one because of their perception of being expensive and cumbersome beds. While they used to work well only in larger rooms, modern four poster beds with slimmer overall design, less 'meaty' legs and smaller canopies work well even in apartments and smaller rooms. So if you're interested in a four poster bed then you have a few points to consider.
- The bed is going to be the centre of your room. Your statement piece. If that's something you want, four poster beds are a really good fit for you.
- Your room is going to look smaller than it is unless you have a very large room. Are you willing to compromise on the feeling of space in your bedroom? You don't lose very much usable space with slimmer modern four poster beds. But they still make small rooms looks smaller.
- Height is an issue sometimes and it just doesn't look right if the canopy of the bed almost touches the ceiling. Some four poster beds can be customised so you can get around this issue.
If you like the romance and grandeur of a four poster bed and can take into account the interior design challenges which come with them, then a four poster bed is definitely for you.
What colours are your four poster beds?
We have various designs available as four poster beds, made of various materials including natural wood, painted wood and metal. We usually stock our metal four poster beds in black, white and ivory and our wood four poster beds in white. Black four poster beds are the most popular colour.
Our metal four poster bed frame designs can also include some upholstered fabric panels. These panels add much needed blocks of colour and patterns to the imposing stature of the bed.
All these options are quite customisable so if you need a specific design to get in touch with us for more information.
What types of 4 poster beds are there?
4 poster beds are made in a number of styles, designs and with a number of materials. More traditional styles of four poster beds are going out of favour and more modern and simpligied designs are becoming more popular.
Both metal four poster beds and wooden four poster beds are very popular.
What sizes are four poster beds available in?
Our four poster beds are available in most british sizes including single, small double, double, king and super king. Mostly popular for larger rooms, the king size and super king size are the more popular sizes. Double four poster bed frames are now also becoming more common, specially with newer interior ideas which help the large bed be the centre of the bedroom but not in an over imposing manner.