This is Post #4 in the 2019 Home Trends to Watch Series. See Post #3 here.
As I write this, it’s Festival of Sleep Day, which makes it the perfect day to write about the next 2019 home trend to watch – four-poster beds. ELLE Décor and Amy Sklar of Sklar Design have predicted these will make a comeback in 2019, because, “in uncertain times, people tend to want spaces that bring a sense of comfort and safety.” We hear you, Amy! Who doesn’t love a comfy place to curl up and feel safe. In the spirit of this, we’ve compiled 24 of our favorite four-poster beds.
Remember, if you like what you see, you can always click through to the source to view more information. It’s a great way to discover new designers, blogs, and furniture stores.
Four-Poster Canopy Beds
Originating in Austria, records of the first four-poster beds appeared in the 13th century. They included testers (canopies) made from carved wood or draped fabric that would extend to the floor. This design was a sign of both luxury (only the most well-off had them) and necessity (the curtains provided a barrier against the cold, as well as privacy from servants). With modern heating rendering the curtains useless, present-day owners often choose to leave the bed frame, canopy and all, exposed. Still, there are owners who find the curtains a comforting addition. Which setup do you prefer – curtains or no curtains?
Now that canopies are no longer a necessity, a portion of four-poster beds include just posts. They’re usually carved with decorative designs that stretch far above the bed. The effect is dramatic. Maybe not as much as canopy beds but certainly enough for those who want their bedroom to look lavish. Do you like the four-poster beds that don’t have canopies?
In the past decade, four-poster beds have disappeared from many modern bedrooms. Bed frames and headboards with clean lines have taken. But as it has many times over, the four-poster bed looks to make a comeback, especially those that have been influenced by Scandinavian design.
What do you think? Are you a fan of four-poster beds?
This is Post #4 in the 2019 Home Trends to Watch Series. Check back soon for the next post.
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