True classics never go out of style, hence why they are classic through and through. But sometimes a rebrand is in order. One piece that we are seeing reimagined in such a cool, fresh way is the four-poster bed. These beauties date back to the 15th century, making them no stranger to a luxury bedroom with a royal address. But now, they are popping up right and left, and this new crop is putting a modern spin on a classic silhouette.
Not only do they encompass tradition and luxury and feel super elegant in a room but they fit a myriad of different styles. Think you’re not a four-poster bed kind of person? Think again! Before you say no thank you, those beds are only for grannies and royals, have a look at four ways designers are styling canopy and four-poster beds. Gone are the days of overly ornate but that same stately feel is still there and more beautiful than ever.
Because four-poster beds are rooted in the classics, it is a given that they work beautifully with traditional style. While still leaning into modern lines, the below examples are layered in neutrals, complemented with pale woods and exuding a truly romantic feel. Would you ever get out of bed? Nope.
Casual elegance is the name of this game. These four-posters are awash in white and paired with texture and light, airy neutrals for a look that invokes a comfortable, breezy seaside retreat. We’re feeling those vacation vibes.
Another way to go a bit more casual with the look is to choose a four-poster bed without the canopy. This style feels a little more approachable yet still has a grand presence in a room.
Interior Design: Kate Marker Interiors
Both dramatic and striking, four-poster beds fit perfectly with modern decor. This look works best with sleek silhouettes and little to no adornment — case in point, the black metal versions below.
Kids’ four-poster beds might be our favorite rendition of the classic. To the point where we should rename this category – Little Rooms that Adults are Openly Jealous Of. From bright hues to matching twin four posters, have a look at how designers are adding a dash of whimsy.
Consider us officially on board with this bedroom trend. There’s no one right way to design with a four-poster bed. Whether you are crafting the ultimate boho bedroom retreat, an elegant beachside bungalow, or everything in between, it works. Not to mention, you can find options at several different price points. No matter how you spin it, this bed is a statement maker and at the center of the most stunning bedrooms.
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Erin Lepperd is an interior designer – turned digital media editor with a penchant for breathtaking interiors. When she’s not gabbing about design, you’ll find her wrangling her wild and wonderful 5-year-old twins, brunching like it’s her job and exploring the wilds of New England as a California transplant.