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    magdalena is offline Member
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    poster bed / canopy bed

    Is there any difference between a poster bed and a canopy bed?

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    Re: poster bed / canopy bed

    I don't know exactly what you mean. A poster is a printed piece of art work or a graphic design/advertisement and a canopy is a roof or overhead structure that offers shade or shelter, i.e. from the weather. As you see, they are two different things.

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    Re: poster bed / canopy bed

    A four poster bed.

    There's nothing particularly different, when come to think of it. I reckon it'd do no harm if you used them interchangeably.

    Perhaps some features make them diverge (if you're in the business).

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    Re: poster bed / canopy bed

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Is there any difference between a poster bed and a canopy bed?

    A four-poster bed is a bed with four columns, one at each corner, usually joined at the top and with a fabric or wooden roof and curtains that were drawn at night. http://tinyurl.com/55v26l

    A canopy bed has a frame at the head of the bed, sometimes supported from the wall or ceiling, with a small fabric roof, and curtains at the head of the bed. http://tinyurl.com/5g3kag

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    Re: poster bed / canopy bed

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A four-poster bed is a bed with four columns, one at each corner, usually joined at the top and with a fabric or wooden roof and curtains that were drawn at night. http://tinyurl.com/55v26l

    A canopy bed has a frame at the head of the bed, sometimes supported from the wall or ceiling, with a small fabric roof, and curtains at the head of the bed. http://tinyurl.com/5g3kag
    Interesting. I've learned something myself here.

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