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Poster Beds Buying Guide

Classic, refined, and good-looking, the poster bed has been a popular choice for bedrooms through the ages. Today's poster beds are just as appealing. 

Types of Poster Beds

Types of Poster Beds

Poster beds come in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizes, and there are several different styles to choose from. Most are made from wood in a variety of finishes, but there are some metal versions. Here is a list of the types to look for.

Poster Beds with Canopies

Technically a poster bed does not need to have the testers that connect to the top of each post to support a canopy. But many do. You can leave the posts and testers in place but not add the fabric canopy or bed draperies.

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Opulent retro Hollywood styling makes the Dumont canopy bed an impressive selection for your bedroom. Four oversized carved posts ...support a dramatically styled canopy. This bed and accompanying pieces are made with pine solids and mahogany veneers with... read more

Rooms To Go

Opulent retro Hollywood styling makes the Dumont canopy bed an impressive selection for your bedroom. Four oversized carved posts ...support a dramatically styled canopy. This bed and accompanying pieces are made with pine solids and mahogany veneers with a dark cherry finish. Fabric on canopy not included. read more

Overstock.com

This one of a kind metal canopy bed is both elegant and whimsical at the same time. Its sturdy metal construction and metallic bro...nze powder coat finish are sure to please. read more

Overstock.com

This beautiful full-size Bailey metal canopy bed will add style and whimsy to your childs bedroom. With graceful curves, canopy de...sign and clean lines, this charming bed will easily blend with modern and traditional styles alike. read more

Fashion Bed Group

-powdercoated steel for indestructable finish.- no maintenance, just wipe with soft dry cloth- comes with a 4-legged solid steel b...edframe which totally supports the mattress and boxspring.-Headboard grill is 54 tall, and footboard grill is 32 tall read more

Home Styles
$849.00
at Target

Find beds and headboards at Target.com! Sleep like royalty in the naples canopy king bed, a striking centerpiece for your bedroom.... This canopy bed frame is constructed from sturdy, hardwood and finished with a beautiful white veneer. The simple yet... read more

Home Styles
$792.07
at Target

Find beds and headboards at Target.com! Sleep like royalty in the naples canopy queen bed, a striking centerpiece for your bedroom.... This canopy bed frame is constructed from sturdy, hardwood and finished with a beautiful black veneer. The simple yet... read more

Home Styles
$849.00
at Target

Find beds and headboards at Target.com! Sleep like royalty in the naples canopy king bed, a striking centerpiece for your bedroom.... This canopy bed frame is constructed from sturdy, hardwood and finished with a beautiful black veneer. The simple yet... read more

Pencil Posts

Posts at the corners of the bed that extend fully to the ceiling but do not hold testers are called pencil posts. They taper to soft or sharp points, depending on the style. Typically the posts are straight, but they can be turned or carved.

Low Posts

A low-post bed has corner posts that are roughly half the height of standard bedposts. They are typically topped with a carved finial.

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Sweet dreams begin with the impressively designed Dumont poster bed. Four large carved posts anchor the curved head and footboard.... This bed is made with pine solids and mahogany veneers. The beige microfiber plush upholstered headboard offers a wonderful contrast to the bed's rich cherry finish. And it is reversible to all wood! read more

Rooms To Go

Sweet dreams begin with the impressively designed Dumont poster bed. Four large carved posts anchor the curved head and footboard.... This bed is made with pine solids and mahogany veneers. The beige microfiber plush upholstered headboard offers a... read more

Habersham
$5,033.00
at Luxe Decor

It all started in the small North Georgia town of Clarkesville. It was 1969 and Habersham founder Joyce Eddy had just been given t...he chance to operate a small antique shop located above an old laundromat. This was just the opportunity a woman of Joyce??s vision and energy would turn into the perfect blend of utility artistry and soul. Looking for ways to make her antique business more profitable she began crafting small decorative purses from vintage wooden cigar boxes. They were totally unique and they were an instant hit. Joyce named her new venture Habersham Plantation after Georgia??s Habersham County and the plantations for which the area was known. The ideas just kept coming. One day Joyce was driving by a local textile company and spotted a large pile of old discarded wooden spools. Those spools were soon crafted into candleholders towel racks and folk art items. With the help of her sons and other family members Joyce expanded Habersham??s offerings to include handcrafted furniture reflecting the American Country designs of the early 17th and 18th centuries. As word spread and production demands grew Joyce enlisted the help of woodworkers from her North Georgia region. This area had been a center for cabinetmaking since the early 1800s and the master craftsmen were well-schooled in the time-tested woodworking and joinery techniques that matched Joyce??s sense of style and function. She even designed her factory to work just as the 18th century cabinetmakers did with individual artisans hand-finishing signing and dating each piece of furniture they crafted. Today Habersham still leads the way in the fine art of furniture design. So much so that in addition to their product line a new ??whole home?x9Dx9D concept is finding its way into some of the finest dwellings in the country. Custom kitchen bath and other cabinetry designs offer rich opulent finishes and blend seamlessly with rooms of casual elegance all enhancing today??s gracious lifestyle. read more

Habersham
$5,033.00
at Luxe Decor

It all started in the small North Georgia town of Clarkesville. It was 1969 and Habersham founder Joyce Eddy had just been given t...he chance to operate a small antique shop located above an old laundromat. This was just the opportunity a woman of Joyce??s vision and energy would turn into the perfect blend of utility artistry and soul. Looking for ways to make her antique business more profitable she began crafting small decorative purses from vintage wooden cigar boxes. They were totally unique and they were an instant hit. Joyce named her new venture Habersham Plantation after Georgia??s Habersham County and the plantations for which the area was known. The ideas just kept coming. One day Joyce was driving by a local textile company and spotted a large pile of old discarded wooden spools. Those spools were soon crafted into candleholders towel racks and folk art items. With the help of her sons and other family members Joyce expanded Habersham??s offerings to include handcrafted furniture reflecting the American Country designs of the early 17th and 18th centuries. As word spread and production demands grew Joyce enlisted the help of woodworkers from her North Georgia region. This area had been a center for cabinetmaking since the early 1800s and the master craftsmen were well-schooled in the time-tested woodworking and joinery techniques that matched Joyce??s sense of style and function. She even designed her factory to work just as the 18th century cabinetmakers did with individual artisans hand-finishing signing and dating each piece of furniture they crafted. Today Habersham still leads the way in the fine art of furniture design. So much so that in addition to their product line a new ??whole home?x9Dx9D concept is finding its way into some of the finest dwellings in the country. Custom kitchen bath and other cabinetry designs offer rich opulent finishes and blend seamlessly with rooms of casual elegance all enhancing today??s gracious lifestyle. read more

Half-Poster

An uncommon variation of the poster bed is a half-poster, which has tall posts at the head of the bed. At the foot of the bed there might be half-posts or no posts at all.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Take these factors into consideration when choosing and bringing home a poster bed.

Size

When you buy a poster bed, take note of your ceiling height and any ceiling features such as molding, beams, or fans. The bed might fit, but make sure there are several inches to spare so the furniture doesn't look crammed in. Because poster beds take up a lot of vertical space in a room, you'll need to be sure your bedroom can accommodate not just the assembled bed, but also the assembly process; the bed will need to be erected in the room.

Height Restrictions

Work around or remove a ceiling fan or dangling light fixture, if you have one.

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John Boyd Designs
$609.99 $809.99
at Olejo Inc

The Notting Hill Twin Poster Bed is a great addition to any child?s bedroom. The beautifully designed headboard and footboard crea...te a simple and clean feel to your child?s bedroom. This bed is coated in Armortec which protects the frame from any damages from cleaning supplies nail polish remover and water to name a few. The whole bed is finished in an smooth blueberry white ebony or red finish. Features:ARMORTEC protective topcoatDimensions: 44.5W x 84.75D x 55.75H read more

Notting Hill Twin Poster Bed Twin
John Boyd Designs
$749.99 $949.99
at Olejo Inc

The Notting Hill Poster Bed in Ebony Black is a great addition to any child?s bedroom. The beautifully designed headboard and foot...board create a simple and clean feel to your child?s bedroom. The headboard features multiple compartments and shelves to make it easy for kids to organize their stuff. In addition this bed is coated in Armortec which protects the frame from any damages from cleaning supplies nail polish remover and water to name a few. The whole bed is finished in an elegant ebony black finish. Features:ARMORTEC protective topcoatQueen: 65.5W x 88D x 55.75H read more

Notting Hill Poster Bed in Ebony Black Full
John Boyd Designs
$559.00 $799.99
at Olejo Inc

The Outer Banks Twin Poster Bed is a beautifully designed bed that provides a lot of support and style. The simple design allows t...he bed to fit into any decor. The post bed is coated in Armortec which protects this piece of furniture from damages from cleaning supplies nail polish remover and water to name a few. The simply arched headboard provides an elegant feel to any room. The Post Bed will provide you with great support and quality. Features:ARMORTEC protective topcoatDimensions: Twin: 44.25W x 84.25D x 57 13/16H read more

Outer Banks Twin Poster Bed Twin
American Drew
$2,580.00 $3,946.98
at Cymax

American Drew - Bedroom Sets - 79138XR420PKG - American Drew Cherry Grove Low Poster Bed in Classic Cherry FinishWith a tradition ...dating back over three centuries, the Cherry Grove collection features a classically elegant style with Georgian, Sheraton and Queen Anne influences. Designed to fill the needs of your home and make you and your guests feel like landed aristocracy, the Cherry Grove Low Poster Bed has a scale and dimension better suited to today's standard of living. Classic antique cherry color finish Inspirational Victorian Traditional styleConstructed with cherry veneers, alder solids and select hardwood Available in Queen, King and California King sizes Includes wooden rails and mattress support system Mattress and linens not includedAmerican Drew Cherry Grove NightstandThe Cherry Grove Nightstand suggests traditionally-themed sophistication at your bedside. An ornately carved full-width apron and thickly flared block feet combine with a mold detailed base and crown to provide the Cherry Grove with an elegant visual distinction, while three deep drawers each adorned with a pair of bail handles offer ample storage. A cherry wood finish completes the look and appeal of the Cherry Grove Nightstand. Nightstand features solid alder hardwood construction with cathedral cherry veneers Nightstand has a medium cherry wood finish Nightstand features three spacious pull drawers with dual bail handles Specifications: Weight: 77 lb Overall dimensions: 30 H x 28 W x 18 D read more

Cherry Grove Low Poster Bed and 2 Nightstands Bedroom Set - 791-38XR-420-PKG
Home Styles
$1,122.43 $1,748.21
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The Chesapeake collection perfectly marries modern and traditional styling, creating a perfect fit for any setting. Whether you wa...nt to immerse yourself in a quaint simple design, or elegant refined area, The Chesapeake is the collection for you. The Chesapeake collection displays modern unadorned details such as straight lines and round brushed nickel hardware. The collection is also embellished with traditional details such as profiled edged top, picture frame moldings, and cathedral grain cherry veneers with classic cherry finish. To create a long lasting impression to your home, the King Poster Bed, Night Stand, and Chest are constructed of mahogany solids and cherry veneers. Headboard and footboard feature detailed panels. Night stand features include one storage drawer and one lower shelf. Chest features four storage drawers; top drawer is felt-lined. Set includes Poster bed, night stand, and chest. Finish and measurements may vary slightly. Assembly required Bed Size: 79.5-Inch W x 89-Inch D x 80-Inch H. Night Stand Size: 16-Inch W x 21.5-Inch D x 24.75-Inch H. Chest Size: 36-Inch W x 16.5-Inch D x 36.75-Inch H. read more

Chesapeake Cherry King Poster Bed, Night Stand and Chest
Home Styles
$734.37 $1,079.00
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Home Styles - Beds - 5542X20 - Inspired by the fusion of British traditional and old world tropical design, the Bermuda Queen Post...er Bed by Home Styles highlights mahogany solids and veneers in a deep, espresso finish. Further inspiration can be found in the shutter style design and turned feet. Finish and measurements may vary slightly. Assembly required. Size: 63w 89.25d 80hShutter style designTurned feetOld world tropical designMahogany solidsSpecifications:Queen Overall Product Weight: 182Queen Overall Product Dimensions: 80''H x 63''W x 89.25''DKing Overall Product Weight: 255King Overall Product Dimensions: 80''H x 79.5''W x 89.25''D read more

Bermuda Poster Bed Espreso Finish - 5542-X20
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