When you get right down to it, beds are actually some of the more aesthetically pertinent and potentially pleasing elements of any home décor. For one is a long, proud history of the bedroom as a centrepiece not just of home décor, but of the human experience. Authors from Homer to Shakespeare to Thomas Hardy have set some of the most beautiful, intimate, and powerful moments in literary history in the bedroom. Authors as different as the Italian Masters and Toulouse-Lautrec painted memorable masterpieces of boudoirs and bedrooms. The bedroom has come to be seen as a unique intersection of one’s personal life and power, with everything from Presidential suites to celebrity homes’ lavish bedroom spreads making the connection clear.
And yet for all of that, we sometimes take some of the bedroom’s most glamourous and comforting traditions for granted. Four-poster beds have long been a fantastic option, and here are just a few reasons you’ll want to revive that trend for your boudoir today.
Everyone has his or her own taste when it comes to choosing a bed and mattress. That’s actually one of the best things about bed shopping—finding that combination of bed, pillow, sheets, and mattress that not only gives you a comfy place to lie down but, through your decorating efforts, makes you feel truly at home. One universal across the board, however, is the need for quality in that bed. With the average British citizen moving as many as eight different times in his or her lifetime, you can bet that he or she will want a bed that can stand up to multiple moves and the ravages of time. Indeed, even if you’re not planning on moving any time soon, having a bed you can depend on means having a bed that’s sturdy: enter four-poster iron beds. Four-poster beds are some of the sturdiest out there, with the iron four-poster a standard of strength and durability. From the posters themselves to the iron framework that ensures that the bed has a longer life than, say, wood-based options, an investment in an iron bed today is a cost-saving measure that not only ensures comfort in the bedroom but in your bank account as well.
Tradition and Elegance
To say that the bedroom is an intimate place is an understatement. Everything from the most basic necessity of sleep to the most beautiful expression of human companionship takes place in the bedroom, making it the kind of space which cries out for something beautiful. Thankfully, four-poster beds are some of the most elegant out there, due in no small part to their lengthy history in the bedrooms of all manner of different royals and aristocrats down through the ages. What’s more, the posts themselves aren’t just good for reinforcing the bed, but also create a variety of bold aesthetic opportunities from fine carvings to silver and gold decorative tops.
Bring a sense of comfort and beauty into your bedroom today with an elegant four-poster.