A canopy bed is a decorative bed considerably similar to a four-poster bed. A typical canopy bed normally features posts at every of the four corners extending four ft high or extra above the mattress. Ornate or ornamental fabric is commonly draped across the upper space between the posts and a solid swath of material could create a ceiling, or canopy instantly over the bed.
A four-poster bed is a bed with four vertical columns, one in every corner, that assist a tester, or upper (normally rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will typically have rails to permit curtains to be pulled around the bed. There are a variety of antique four-poster beds extant dating to the sixteenth century and earlier; many of these early beds are extremely ornate and are constructed from oak. An example of such an early sixteenth-century four-poster resides in Crathes Castle, which was made for the original fort house owners in the Burnett of Leys family.