Modern Four Poster Beds

The four poster bed is back. Originally hung with curtains to keep out drafts and insects, four poster beds no longer serve the same purpose as they once did, but their height and presence has kept them popular over the years. They're a dramatic choice for the bedroom, which made them seem incompatible with modern decor for a while. Recent designs have scaled back from the ornate carvings of antique models. Click below for our picks...

Top Image: The In Heaven Bed from Suite New York is simple and beautiful.

Our favorite: 1950s Four-Poster Bed by Tommi Parzinger on 1stdibs (price on request). We love the Mid-C lines of this piece.

This Wilshire Canopy Bed from Lifestyle Solutions is a platform bed with a canopy.

The Portica Full Canopy Bed from Room & Board ($1,199) has a sleek metal frame.

The Petite Silhouette Canopy Bed from Brocade Home ($499 - $599) is a contemporary take on the antique, ornate bed. The canopy is minimal, but the frame is fancy.

The Indie Bed from CB2 ($449 - $599) has earned both positive and negative reviews on AT.

The Hanna Bed from Habitat Ireland is 1,200 Euros. It's not available in the US, but we wanted to show it for its innovative design and styling (we love those lights).

A budget option is the Hemnes Bed from IKEA, $299. We love the yellow wood.

The Campaign Canopy Bed from Charles P. Rogers ($999 - $1,699) looks like a set piece from Out of Africa.

The Italian Campaign Canopy Bed from Anthropologie ($1,250 - $1,898) has clean, curved lines that join in a circular canopy at the top.