Bedrooms

Bridgerton sparks the return of an unusual interiors trend not seen since the 19th century

We're all for this grand look

Four poster bed
(Image credit: Barlow & Barlow)

An adoration for Bridgerton is sweeping across the globe, and people are searching for ways to indulge in a Regency lifestyle from their homes. The series has already inspired viewers to experiment with embroidered fabric trends, while they swap their afternoon coffee for an extravagant high tea set. It is one way to get through January, and a pandemic. 

However, the most unexpected Bridgerton trend fans are embracing is a Georgian furniture style we have always loved the grandeur of: the four-poster bed.

Read on to find out more and if you are feeling inspired to redesign your boudoir, don't miss our bedroom ideas picture gallery.

Bridgerton has triggered an unexpected demand for four poster beds- a bizarre bedroom furnishing we never expected to see this year

(Image credit: Neptune )

See: Inside the secret London villa where Bridgerton was filmed

Sales of four-poster beds have jumped by 112% in the past three months, and some stores, such as Habitat have seen demand four-posters increase by 300%, as fans look for ways to mimic the plush bedrooms of Bridgerton in their homes.

In response to the growing admiration for this Bridgerton-inspired trend, Neptune (opens in new tab) released a selection of four-poster beds as part of their latest collection (below). 

'Including a four-poster in your bedroom is one of the most effective ways to add not only sophistication, but also to create impact, and elevate the status and scale of the room,' shared Amber Greenman, Home Designer at Neptune Bath. 

Bridgerton has triggered an unexpected demand for four poster beds- a bizarre bedroom furnishing we never expected to see this year

(Image credit: Neptune)

Amber continued: 'Our Wardley four-poster is streamlined and simple, yet it offers a grand sense of traditional style that people are often after with a four-poster.'

The Bridgeton effect is not limited to interiors, however, as the show is even reshaping the UK's housing market in ways that stretch far beyond the bedroom. In January, online real estate agency Rightmove revealed that houses similar to those seen in Bridgerton were the most viewed properties in the UK in the early new year. 

Four poster bed

(Image credit: Barlow & Barlow)

Netflix has announced that the second series of Chris Van Dusen's period drama will begin filming in spring – so however you feel about the four-poster bed, it doesn't look like the trend will pass anytime in the foreseeable future.

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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.