Gardening, Four poster bed- perfect choice for home decoration

by ABDUL VASI - Date: 2009-01-09 - Word Count: 521 Share This!

A four poster bed may sound too grand and expensive but in reality, it is not that impractical. Four poster beds are actually meant for the larger sized bedroom in the big houses where space is not a problem. It is a misconception that four poster beds only look good with traditional décor and upholstery but you can also equip it with the modern options as well. With the inclusion of a four poster bed, the bedroom looks incredibly cozy and can transform it into the perfect sanctuary. A four poster bed is a style of bed that has four posts, one in each corner, that are generally capped at the top. The four poster bed was once designed to support a tester, from which curtains would hang and enclose the bed, protecting inhabitants from draft and insects. Though the original four poster bed was designed with specific uses in mind, the modern four poster bed is simply a nostalgic piece of furniture that lends a very traditional look to the bedroom. Although protection from draft and insects is no longer necessary, many people prefer the decorative elements of a four poster bed, especially in a traditional room. The traditional design element of a four poster bed works very well with a quilt and shams for dressing the bed. Although traditional style four poster beds are common, modern styles are available with slim, sleek designs to accommodate more modern décor. A four poster bed can be bought in any size from twin to kind though twin and full are the most commonly purchased sizes. From traditional to colonial, many varying styles of four poster beds can be found. Generally the four poster bed has a head board and foot board, though foot board used to be an additional attachment. Even though remnants of its original use exist in modern canopy beds, the most popular four poster bed is simply a bed with four ornamental posts, each capped with a decorative topper. The ball and post is very common to four poster beds and is considered to be traditional style furniture. Canopy beds are also four poster beds and might be considered either romantic or juvenile in style. Four poster beds are available in both wood and metal construction. There are many other style of beds to choose from like sleigh bed, heirloom bed and other handmade for poster beds. Canopy beds are an option and frequently popular amongst young girls. Four poster beds is a great option if you have a lot of mosquitoes in your home. The net keeps mosquitoes away from the biting throughout the night to provide you an undisturbed sleep. Apart from being practical, it looks romantic and cozy as well. From heavy tapestries draped over deeply carved posts, with linen fold panels and a fully enclosed oak roof, to light silks and lacy dressing, a bed with no foot board, fine ropes twists ending in a finial, the four poster bed will survive for so many more centuries. Finally you get the bed of your dreams the bed that you always wanted to sleep on.

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