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Choosing a Modern Four Poster Bed

A four poster may seem like the ultimate in classic, traditional style, but at Natural Bed Company we have designed a range of modern four posters that will suit even the most contemporary decor. Here we’ll take a look at our collection of ‘up-to-date’ 4 posters and the perfect bedding and furniture to suit them for a truly modern bedroom.

The Cube – A ‘Low Level’ Four Poster

The Cube is a real ‘New York loft look’ four poster. The bed base rests low to the ground, for a very modern look, but the design retains the tall, elegant posts and canopy of a classic four poster. The slim posts and frame draws attention to the generous headboard panel – the perfect back-drop to a luxurious stack of pillows or to show off the beauty of your chosen timber.
You can see the Cube 4 Poster below in solid oak, and a special version with a solid oak frame stained black and a headboard panel in solid Zebrano wood. The Cube 4 poster is available in any of our collection of hardwoods: maple, cherry, oak, walnut, ash or beech.

As you can see from the above images we make a low Cube bedside table which is the perfect complement to this modern four poster bed, with it’s bold, geometric shape.  The Cube bedside table is also available in a wide range of timbers including solid oak, and black stained oak and zebrano to match the special Zebrano Cube. Another option is the open Cube tables from Black Lotus, available in solid oak or walnut – they also suit our Cube 4 poster and are available with or without a drawer.

We’ve dressed the Cube Four Poster with simple modern bedding, whether in plain neutral shades or vibrant colours – the Cube can take it! We just suggest that plain bedding will suit the design of this stunning bed. Take a look at our linen bedding (shown above in dove grey with the oak Cube) or cream organic cotton bedding if you prefer neutrals, try our Zari duvet covers in Teal, Mango or Lime for brights.

The Orchid – A Modern Classic 4 Poster

The Orchid is a great choice if you are looking for a more classic style of 4 poster, or if you want the flexibility to dress the bed in a variety of styles rather than purely modern. We’ve shown the Orchid with a range of looks below, shown here in solid oak and in solid walnut. As you can see the Orchid can suit a traditional, ‘romantic’ style – a fringed throw and embroidered patchwork quilt – or a classic look with checked throw and contemporary linen bedding, or a more fresh Nordic look in beige and blue cottons.

We have a range of bedroom furniture that will complement the Orchid, from modern Original Cube Tables to the classic, Shaker style bedside tables from the Black Lotus range. Ethnicraft supply a range of solid oak bedroom furniture that will work well with an oak Orchid bed, try the Ligna or Nordic collections for a touch of Scandinavian Chic.

The Oasis – A Fresh & Contemporary 4 Poster

The Oasis is a contemporary twist on a the four poster idea – the headboard and footboard posts aren’t connected with side rails, here the tall headboard posts simply frame a generous headboard panel, while the open footboard frame is lower in height than the the headboard frame.

For a soft, romantic look add a voile canopy and embroidered bedding – we have used the Kashmir silk duvet with floral embroidery for a very feminine look. This bed also suits a ‘New England’ look – contrast fresh cotton bedding with a dark walnut bed or pale, solid Ash frame. We have a range of ‘New England’ look bedding including the Portland, Connecticut and Boston duvet sets, both look great with the Bronte multiblock wool throws and grey and ivory star pattern throw.

For more inspiration and ideas – take a look at our inspiration page: Four Poster Beds – the Ultimate in Luxury. On Pinterest? Try our Four Posters board for more ways to style your four poster.

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