How a Four-Poster Bed Can Change a Room

We can’t get enough of these eye-catching beds—with or without a canopy.

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Nothing makes a statement in a bedroom quite like a four-poster or canopy bed. And whether your design sense skews retro glamour or coastal chic, there’s a version that’s perfect for you—and your room. Wood adds natural charm, while sleek wrought iron lends a more minimalist effect. Here, the downright dreamy canopy designs to inspire your next purchase.

Seaside Sophisticated

This coastal sanctuary is a postcard of serenity—replete with a wood four-poster bed, a jute rug, rich navy textiles and a crystal chandelier. The floor-to-ceiling windows are ideal for taking in the views of South Africa’s Grotto Bay.


Pretty Stylish

You can’t help but fall in love with this indie-influenced space. The modern, cherry wood canopy bed is a stunning centerpiece, dressed with white linens, a feminine throw, and heart-printed pillow. A faux fur rug and matching pillows amp up the intimate vibe.


Safari Chic

Equal parts rustic and relaxing, this safari-inspired oasis is outfitted with indigo mud cloth textiles, a white comforter and a makeshift mosquito net canopy—both practical and pretty. Woven baskets and Bird of Paradise plants add to the a resort-style feel.

Streamlined Mountain View

Clean lines and contemporary styling come together in this mountain view master. The sleek steel four-poster is complemented by distinctive design elements—60s-style nightstands, Warren table lamps, black trim, and a faux fur bench—creating a warm, inviting atmosphere.


Country Contemporary

A walnut four-poster bed is the focal point of this Austin master. A deco leaf mirror, Aztec rug and magenta accent pillows infuse personality. The effect is a space that feels vibrant and eclectic, yet pulled together.


Retro Glam

This California boudoir channels the opulence of an era gone by. Plush fabrics in shades of soft pink and mauve, gold accents, and an eye-catching area rug draw focus to the grand, brushed metal canopy bed.


Brass Beauty

The star of this airy bedroom is the brass canopy bed, accented by a crisp white bedspread and ikat pillows in soft hues of gray and pink. A beige and navy striped rug anchors the room, while a fiddle leaf fig and lots of natural light add to the open feel.

Gold & Grey

This St. Louis master is a sublime space to catch some winks. A gold-framed bed and fur throw add a dose of glamour, enhancing the soft grey color palette. While a graphic carpet and ikat lumbar lend a contemporary touch.

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Published on April 28, 2017