The four-poster bed has sustained its popularity for centuries. It is believed that it was first designed in the 1400s in Austria, and that its popularity spread across Europe and eventually to the rest of the world. Popular with the Tudors in England, the four-poster became known as “the bed of kings.” Elaborate bedding of ornate silks, satins and even [...]Read more ›
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If you’re thinking of buying a bed, make sure you’re familiar with some of the more popular styles and what kinds of rooms they work best in. Platform Beds Platform beds are simple and streamlined. Often made of wood, they have a flat, horizontal surface that holds the mattress. The straight and sleek design is well suited to contemporary and [...]Read more ›
Canopy beds originated in medieval times. Servants often slept in the same room as the noblemen and women that they served, so they decided to add canopies and curtains to their beds to provide privacy and warmth. The servants slept on pallets, trundle beds or benches which must have been very uncomfortable. The lord and lady’s canopy bed also served [...]Read more ›