Four-poster beds


The four-poster bed is a relic of the 13th century that found itself out of favour as ceilings dropped, along with housing’s square footage.

 

Four-poster beds

 

However, as we increasingly seek spaces that bring a sense of comfort and safety, it seems the four-poster bed is making a contemporary comeback.

Today’s iteration errs on the side of simplicity compared to its luxurious forebears, with modern heating rendering the traditional addition of drapery pointless, with the bedframe, canopy and all, often left exposed, or just sheer curtains draping down.

Curtains or not, the all-enveloping four-poster bed trend is one we can all get in bed with after all, according to Amy Sklar of Sklar Design, “It’s the closest thing you can get to a hug from a piece of furniture!”