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There is romance in a four-poster bed, that mainstay of the grand country house and fairy tale fixture, that is hard to beat. Who hasn’t become obsessed with muslin quilts on the set of Franco Zeffirelli’s exquisite (if now controversial) film? Romeo and Juliet designed by the legendary Renzo Mongiardino ? Who has not imagined at some point reclining on feather pillows and framed by hand-embroidered silk curtains in Houghton Room ? And yet, an exhibition with four posters is not always possible or practical. If you move frequently, it becomes tedious to disassemble and reassemble; Other times, a four-poster bed is simply not suitable for the room and its layout. Yes, you can technically fit, but you can fill a huge space and, even if you’re scantily clad, you can create a real physical blockage. Luckily, there’s something of a trick for those who want a more decorative finish on their bed, whether because of maximalist leanings or because they’ve held on to childhood dreams of grandeur.

The trick, of course, is a canopy, the half-bed curtains that Laura Ashley refers to simply as “curtains” in Laura Ashley’s Book of Interior Design (a vital acquisition for anyone who had a sewing machine, skills and aspirations in the 1980s queen’s village falbalas levels ), and a general term covering semi-testers, corona fields, etc. For those who like their interiors to have ancient foundations, know that the history of its existence goes back far beyond the end of the 20th century. th century, because even a half-tester still performed one of the essential tasks of a poster oven: detecting mice and rats falling from the ceiling. (In the very old days of thatched roofs and thatched roofs, by the way, an arrangement that is far from weatherproof, rodents would burrow into the peat in search of a warm place to sleep.) Their lack of widespread adoption was because they were worse. more than four signs to retain heat (not so vital in the current central heating and insulation landscape ) or ensure privacy (again, we no longer sleep in the same room as forty local field workers).

Without a doubt frivolous (but what is more luxurious than something totally useless?), the glass roof nevertheless presents aesthetic advantages that go beyond its superficial value. “They soften a room,” says Octavia Dickinson , who is an avid admirer, “and their size can help provide balance.”

So what should we think about?

Decide the style

The key is to think about what you would like the outcome or feeling to be. If you just want to add another pattern, Octavia recommends placing a curtain rod on the wall behind the bed and hanging a piece of fabric from it. It’s an approach that Joanna Plant used in her own bedroom (top of page), cutting the fabric to give it more prominence. Alternatively, you can use more than one post, like Gabby Judging did it in her bedroom (above her), and spread the fabric even further, either right over the bed and across it, or right across the ceiling.

On the other hand, if you want something that is both comfortable and decorative, but still very simple, Laura Ashley points out that the curtain rod can also be attached to the ceiling, and fixed in the same direction as the bed, giving a tent shape. effect. The fabric itself can be scalloped by adding rows of gathering if you want a more elaborate look.

Corona fields and half testers are a bigger task. The first is centered over the head of the bed and can be fixed to the ceiling or wall, using a specially purchased antique or contemporary wreath fixture. They can also be placed on a circular or semicircular pole covered by the fabric. Octavia explains that she prefers half-fitting crown shades (see below) on both narrower beds and extra-wide beds – “It’s a question of what proportions will work best” – while Chris Pask, director of Charlton Brown suggests that “a “crown molding has a degree of grandeur that feels more at home in a more traditional setting—think high ceilings and ornate cornices.” »

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