About our Four Poster Bed Frames
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 a 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 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?
While everyone knows about four poster beds, rarely do people consider it because of their perception of expensive and cumbersome beds. While they used to work well only in larger rooms, modern four poster beds with slimmer overall design and less 'meaty' legs work well even in apartments and smaller rooms. So if you're interested in a four poster bed then you have to 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 actually lose usable space with slimmer modern four poster beds they still make small rooms looks smaller.
- Height is an issue sometimes and it just doesn't look right if the bed is almost to the cieling. 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 get take into account the interior design challenges which come with them, then a four poster bed is definitely for you.
Four poster bed materials & finishes
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. 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.
Four poster bed sizes
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. Especially with newer interior ideas which help the large bed be the centre of the bedroom but not in an over imposing manner. For more information visit our bed sizes page.