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Four Poster Beds: Dreamy Bedroom Creations

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Four poster beds are no longer relegated to Disney movies and ancient castles. It is making a huge comeback in bedrooms all over the world! And so we here at The Mattress Warehouse decided to put together a quick guide on how to spruce up your bedroom with a 4 poster bed. We’ll walk you through decorating your poster bed to how to choose a four poster that will fit in your room. So if you want to create a fairytale bedroom, keep reading.

How to decorate with a 4 poster bed?

Light bedroom with large windows and neutral colours to support a dark and imposing four poster bed.
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First of all, a four poster bed is a decoration in and of itself. You can all agree to that, right? It may look big and daunting with those posts running up to the ceiling, but it shouldn’t scare you. On the contrary, it should make you feel safe and secure! So if you’ve got one of those majestic bed sets in your room, you are already halfway there.

But now the question is, how do you decorate around that bed? Is the bed the only thing that matters, or can you use the bed as a centrepiece and build up your perfect bedroom around it? And the answer is, of course, yes. You can create a lavish bedroom around your majestic four poster bed.

Here’s how:

1. Add extra pillows

Having an excess of pillows on four poster beds just make them seem more luxurious. The entire point of a 4 poster bed is opulence and decadence. So celebrate it! Depending on the style you are going for, you can get different pillows. If you are going for a boho look, get pillows with understated patterns on the covers. Whereas if you want a more traditional look, get monotone pillows that compliment the colour scheme of your bedroom.

2. Customize your throw/duvet

Get a throw or duvet that makes a statement. And remember, a plain white duvet cover can also be a statement. You don’t have to go with bold patterns and colours if you don’t want to. It all depends on your personal taste and the style you are going for.

3. Change up your bedroom furniture

Adding an extra chair or new nightstands that go well with your four poster bed is always a bonus. Even though the 4 poster will be the focal point of the room, an added extra never hurts. In fact, if you do it right, it will just add to the majesty that is your bed.

Do you have more questions on how to decorate with four poster beds? Maybe you are wondering…

What can I hang over a 4 poster bed?

You don’t have to hang anything over your four poster bed because the posts already make a statement. However, if you feel that you must hang something on your 4 poster bed, you have some options. You can hang old fashioned curtains to give a sense of privacy and to block out excess light. if you want something a bit more daring, go for loose linen drapes to give it a more rustic kind of feel.

Room size: how big must my room be for a four-poster bed?

There are variously sized four poster beds (check out our Janine 4 Poster Bed, sizes single through king). So you don’t have to have a massive bedroom to be able to sleep in your dream bed. Ideally, you would like to have enough floor space in your bedroom to move around freely. Moreover, you’d want to be able to open and close all cupboards and drawers with ease. So as long as your bed allows you to do that, you can put a 4 poster bed in your room.

As a rough guide, we recommend that you get the following bed size for your bedroom:

  • Small bedroom: Single 4 poster bed
  • Medium bedroom: Three-quarters to double 4 poster bed
  • Large bedroom: Queen to king 4 poster bed

Children also love having four poster beds! They can live out their fairytale fantasies around their bed. Think about it, a children’s four poster bed serves as both a bed and a semi-jungle gym.

Beautiful bedroom ideas using four-poster beds

Now that you have a good idea of how to go about decorating your bedroom containing a 4 poster bed, here are some beautiful bedrooms to spark your creativity.

Four poster beds can be used in many settings, like this industrial meets traditional bedroom.
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In this bedroom, traditional meets industrial. The elegant wooden furniture and four poster beds remind us of a traditional farmhouse, whereas the bare concrete walls and open piping is more contemporary/industrial. Monotone colours and simple patterns on the bedding completes this simplistic bedroom.

Modern glam bedroom with golden lamps and bold four poster bed.
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Here we have a full on modern glamorous themed bedroom. The golden sidelamps, the ceiling lights and the gold embedded in the 4 poster all speak of glam. And the single colour scheme (gold everywhere), is so modern! As you can see, you don’t have to build your room around a whole bunch of contrasting colours. You can create a tasteful and striking bedroom with a single colour as well.

Four poster beds can make children's bedrooms feel like a fairytale.
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Don’t you think your child would love a bed like this? Painting your old vintage four poster bed and putting it in your child’s room would really make them happy. You can pick one of their favourite colours and build the room up around that colour scheme.

Bohemian/modern bedroom with clean lines and plants to give the bedroom a natural feel.
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A clean modern look. The simplistic design of this four poster beds fits in so well with this room with its whitewashed walls and airy windows. To add a touch of colour and contrast the decorator put in a beautiful plant and a plain leather braided bench at the foot of the bed. Note how the brown pillow picks up the bench. Also note how the splashes of natural colour adds to the inviting air of the room.

Four poster beds for sale at The Mattress Warehouse

You want a beautiful bedroom like this, yes? We don’t blame you! Luxurious yet stylish, that is what four poster beds are all about. And lucky for you, we can help you to attain that look. Check out our selection of four poster beds for sale and get that dream bed that you desire! Remember, we do free deliveries nationwide, so you can just sit back and relax while we bring your bed to you.

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