A cover bed is a decorative bed somewhat similar to a four-poster bed. A typical cover bed usually options posts at each of the four corners extending four feet excessive or more above the mattress. Ornate or ornamental fabric is usually draped throughout the higher space between the posts and a stable swath of material could create a ceiling, or cover immediately over the bed.
A four-poster bed is a bed with four vertical columns, one in each corner, that help a tester, or higher (usually rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will usually have rails to allow curtains to be pulled around the bed. There are a selection of vintage four-poster beds extant courting to the 16th century and earlier; many of these early beds are extremely ornate and are created from oak. An instance of such an early 16th-century four-poster resides in Crathes Fortress, which was made for the unique castle homeowners within the Burnett of Leys family.