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9 Ways to Dress a Four-Poster Bed

Affectionately known as the king of beds and the bed of kings, the four-poster is often associated with romance and fairy tales. Its kingly reference is quite accurate, as the four-poster bed was originally created for nobility around the 13th century. Its shape and materials have evolved over time from massive ornately carved oak and tapestries to sumptuous velvets, shimmery silks and embroidery.

Nowadays a four-poster bed is still often coveted by many. Let’s look at ways to dress one, from traditional drapery to breezy swags, and even how to have a gorgeously undressed look.