There is something very romantic feeling about a four poster bed, I have always wanted one & in the right house & space I certainly intend too. It really is a classic bed & although nowhere near as popular as it used to be it still graces bedrooms & certainly hotel rooms today. It first became popular in England back in the 15th century. The four poster has certainly evolved a long way since then, from the very heavy oak beds covered with drapes that they once were to a much more understated version. Now a far more elegant design feature.