1. The 4 poster bed is one of the oldest ornamental bed styles, dating back to at least the 1500s. A world-famous example is the Great Bed of Ware. Built in 16th century England, it measures 8 3/4 feet tall by 10 2/3 feet wide by 11 feet long, the largest bed of its kind.
2. Don't knock that bedroom wall out just yet: our antique poster beds aren't as massive as Ware's Great Bed. They do offer authentic period detail, however, including intricately carved ornamental headboards and decorative elements such as fluted pedestals and turned posts.
3. Cottage is a modest style that brings out the cozy side. Our cottage-style white poster beds cut the posts down to earth, replacing them with large ball finials. The gentle curves of beadboard-style headboards and footboards complete the look of tranquil domesticity.
4. Cherry wood is one of the most popular finishes for queen and king sizes. Durable hardwood construction is part of a cherry frames appeal, but the clincher is how cherry's warm reddish color complements the outsized luxury. Cherry wood was made for creature comforts.
5. Kids love this style for their tall, dramatic frames and fairy tale frilliness. Our twin and full sizes include traditional designs for girls and boys, from trundles to slatted head and footboards.
6. Bold lines are a signature of this style. Juxtaposing those tall corner posts with the scrollwork headboards and footboards of metal, create a dynamic interplay of forms, a creative tension that makes for dramatic bedroom decors.
7. Finding bedroom furniture pieces that can match the drama of these isn't easy—except at BedroomFurnitureMart.com. Our sets include matching nightstands, dressers, chests, and more.