A canopy bed is a decorative bed somewhat just like a 4-poster bed. A typical canopy bed often features posts at each of the 4 corners extending 4 toes excessive or more above the mattress. Ornate or ornamental material is commonly draped across the higher area between the posts and a stable swath of fabric could create a ceiling, or canopy instantly over the bed.
A 4-poster bed is a bed with 4 vertical columns, one in each corner, that help a tester, or higher (often rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will usually have rails to permit curtains to be pulled around the bed. There are a number of vintage 4-poster beds extant relationship to the 16th century and earlier; many of those early beds are highly ornate and are constituted of oak. An instance of such an early 16th-century 4-poster resides in Crathes Citadel, which was made for the original castle house owners in the Burnett of Leys family.