Current Crush: Four Posters and Canopies

Four poster beds and canopies are a fantastic way to add (design) drama to your bedroom. Charming and sculptural, they create a feeling of height that works well with both small rooms with low ceilings, as well as larger ones, with soaring heights. There are many different types of four posters, based on the materials they are made of and the height of their posts, but the one thing they all have in common is that their leg posts extend above the mattress level.

These handsome beds have been around for centuries and range across so many different styles – from mediterranean, early American farmhouse, to baroque and midcentury modern – that they can suit any design concept or mood.  Some four posters extend all the way up to form a rectangle, called canopy. In older days, these canopies were used to hang draperies that enveloped the bed and were a great way to repel insects (especially in the tropics) and to keep warm in the absence of central heating. Nowadays, though still very much in style, canopies are purely decorative.

Here are just a few of so many great rooms rocking the four poster bed (I tried to include credits to the best of my knowledge 🙂

robert-stillin

One of my favorite bedrooms ever, designed by Robert Stilin

nice

Ramsay Gourd

country

z

Andrew Howard

cristopher-spitzmiller

Christopher Spitzmiller

bhg

a

d

e

f

Bailey McCarthy

darryl2

Darryl Carter

tom-scheerer

Tom Scheerer

bruce-budd

david-mitchell

David Mitchell

a1

miles-redd

Miles Redd

b7

tobrien

Thomas O’Brien

tobrien2

Thomas O’Brien

william-mclure

William Rankin McLure

wmclure

William Rankin McLure

x

Katie Rider

w

y

peter-dunham

Peter Dunham

tom-scheerer-2

Tom Scheerer

amber-lewis

Amber Lewis

jenny-wolf

Jenny Wolf

b2

p12

Darryl Carter

son11

Cafe Design | Dream Home

Mark Cunningham

Cafe Design | Beach House Retreat

Café Design | James Huniford

James Huniford

Café Design | James Huniford

James Huniford

MDS bedroom VD

Mark D. Sikes

mds2

Mark D. Sikes

mds guest HB

Mark D. Sikes

darryl

Darryl Carter

ray-booth

Ray Booth

Have a great day!

xo,

Eva

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