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Why Are Four Poster Beds So Popular?

March 21 2023 – Jayne Graham

What is the point of a four poster bed you might ask?

Four poster beds have been around for centuries, and they remain a popular choice today. But what is the point of a four poster bed? They continue to be one of our most popular furniture pieces, to the point that we are usually always on pre-order as we sell out prior to shipments arriving. So I thought they deserved a little blog just for them!

Classic Four Poster Bed
Image: Classic Four Poster bed by Cranmore Home & Co.

History of Four Poster Beds

Four poster beds have been around since the Middle Ages, when they were used by royalty as a symbol of power and wealth. Fun fact - The earliest known four poster bed was made in 1590 for Queen Elizabeth I ! The four posts were often carved with intricate designs, and curtains were hung from them to provide privacy. Over time, four poster beds became more accessible to the general public, and today they are available in a variety of styles and materials.

Functionality of Four Poster Beds

Four poster beds offer more than just aesthetic appeal; they are also highly functional pieces of furniture. The posts can be used to hang curtains or mosquito nets for added privacy or protection from insects. They can also add a touch of elegance to any bedroom. The posts give the bed an airy feel that can make your bedroom look larger than it actually is. Additionally, four poster beds can provide a sense of privacy as well as security due to their height off the ground. This makes them ideal for bedrooms with high ceilings or windows that overlook busy streets or public areas.

Decorative Appeal of Four Poster Beds

Four poster beds are also popular because of their decorative appeal. They can be dressed up with curtains or fabric panels for a luxurious look, or left bare for a more modern aesthetic. Additionally, many four poster beds feature intricate carvings on the posts that add an extra touch of sophistication to any bedroom.

We have seen our four poster beds go to homes that are wanting Coastal or Modern Farmhouse style furniture. The Strand Four Poster Bed by Uniqwa (pictured below) comes in Natural, White, Black or Walnut and in both queen and king sizes.  The white and walnut are new to the collection due to the popularity of the other two colours.

Strand Four Poster Bed by Uniqwa

Image: Strand Four Poster Bed by Uniqwa in Natural (French Oak).


Benefits of owning a Four Poster Bed

  • Durability: Four poster beds are typically made from sturdy materials such as wood or metal that will last for years if properly cared for.

  • Versatility: As mentioned above, four poster beds come in many different styles that can fit into any type of bedroom design scheme.

  • Comfort: The posts provide additional support for the mattress which helps keep it from sagging over time. This makes them ideal for those who suffer from back pain or other sleeping issues that require extra support while sleeping.

  • Aesthetics: Four poster beds add an element of elegance to any bedroom with their classic style and decorative accents such as fabric drapes or carvings on the posts.

    White Strand Four Poster Bed   Four poster bed

     Image: Strand Four Poster Bed by Uniqwa in White.  |  Teak Four Poster Bed by Cranmore Home & Co.

    Four poster beds have been around for centuries and continue to be popular today due to their timeless style, functionality and decorative appeal. Whether you’re looking for something luxurious or modern, there’s sure to be a four poster bed that fits your style and needs!

    Check out our Four Poster Bed collection today.