Four-poster beds are the cornerstone of any good childhood interior-design-related dream. Alexandra Fraser explores some of the most opulent on the market right now.
As previously, unoriginally stated, my childhood dream was to go to sleep every night in a four poster bed. When I first found eBay on our shared computer, the first thing I looked up was four posters – it took a few years and one divorce (no worries – we can joke about it now) before I finally got my dream, but one day I came home to mahogany and blue silk curtains. Huzzah.
Yes, that is my actual childhood bed. Yes, my likes were in the single digits in 2013. Yes, I asked for forest wallpaper because I loved Twilight. No, I don’t need your judgement.
After two weeks and one terrifying moment staged and directed by my wonderful brothers, I stopped drawing the curtains, but the room within a room never lost its magic for me. Four posters are now back in a big way – here are some of the best around right now.
First off the batt is this classic wooden number. Gorgeous detailing on the balcony, it’s everything you could ever want in a four-poster bed without curtains.
Next, we move to the other end of the spectrum. As flamboyant as Liberace-themed week on Project Runway, it’s one of a kind. With feathers.
The non-balcony life is for some people. I’m not one of them, but if I were, I’d love this number, even if I’d have to pick my pillow off the floor behind the bed every morning.
It comes in brown, too!
Now, this is a bit of me. Shiny mirror bed, gorgeous lines, definitely wouldn’t fit in the box room of my Brixton flat but hey, that’s what living rooms are for, right?
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