Our bedrooms are our inner sanctums, places of rest and rejuvenation, where only a select few are admitted. You might like this space to be minimal with neutral colours and clean lines for that serene yet warm vibe. Maybe you prefer a riot of colours, textures and shapes to energise you. In smaller bedrooms, functionality takes precedence but that doesn’t mean you have to let go of style. Whatever look you envision for your bedroom, one item is a staple in all – the bed. There’s a certain sense of drama that four-poster beds impart to this space that very few beds can replicate. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites that work well no matter what décor style you love.
Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau is an Italian furniture brand with stores in Pune, Surat, Mumbai and New Delhi. Designed by Roberto Lazzeroni for the brand, Volare is both dramatic and restrained. This sleek version of a classic four-poster is large and comfortable, demanding a central space of the room. The combination of wood and leather adds a luxurious touch while the warm colours and attached pillows are utterly welcoming.
Co-founded by Saurabh Ailawadi and Shweta Mewara, Gulmohar Lane produces a range of furniture that is timeless in its appeal, contemporary in style yet rooted in tradition. The Kingston bed commands attention with a tall, upholstered and hand tufted headboard and a rich hardwood frame that pairs beautifully with sheer drapes. They also offer a variety of customisations from the upholstery fabric to wood finishes so you can create that perfect look.
When it comes to old world charm, cane and wood is the perfect blend. The Kane and Abel collection from Nivasa uses this classic combination and adds soft hues for a romantic touch. Imagine this solid teak wood beauty taking centre stage in a room filled with greenery and flowing sheers. Add a dramatic chandelier and a few floral prints and you’ve got a room fit for royalty.
Rooted in Japanese and Nordic schools of minimalism, the furniture by Spin is crafted for modern spaces, featuring simple designs and clean lines. Made with natural white ash/oak, the Canoe canopy bed is perfect for your little ones. The simple frame which borrows its inspiration from a classic four-poster can be dressed up with pretty linens and bright colours to add a vibrant touch to your kids’ bedroom.
Red, Blue and Yellow is known for crafting solid Burma teak into striking contemporary designs that steal the spotlight. Their Drey bed is a stunning example of this. The dramatic curved canopy envelopes you into a cocoon of calm. The frame comes with attached bedside tables and light fixtures.
Founded by Mike and Preeti Knowles, Hidden Gallery is all about local craftsmanship and materials. The Z Four Poster Bed is perfect for those who love that traditional aesthetic. Made from teak wood, it features carved columns, a curvilinear headboard and a black stained frame that makes it dark and dreamy.