Of course I've found several that fit the bill. I think a four poster bed should be very simple, though it could be argued that not all my choices are particularly simple, but they sure are lovely. And even my own rules were made to be broken.
Any one of these would be amazing in our bedroom with it's off-black walls, crumpled linen bedding and brass details.
I don't know how I'd go getting numbers one and two past my husband because technically they are upholstered, and number five flies in the face of my own 'must have solid headboard for leaning back on' rule (see above), but it's just so divine that I had to include it.
1. Nailhead Linen Four Poster Bed - Anthropologie
2. Grainger Velvet & Bronzed Steel Four Poster Bed - LuxDeco
3. Classic Four Poster Bed - Get Laid Beds
4. Canton Four Poster Bed - Lombok
5. Italian Campaign Canopy Bed - Anthropologie
I might have to change Fab Five to Spectacular Seven because I always find it SUPER hard to narrow my choices down to just five (if you read my recent Fab Five OTT Wallpapers post you may have noticed!)
And if I had to choose a favourite? Number two. It's super contemporary and that velvet upholstery is to die for, especially with the bronzed powder coating of the frame. Pure luxury.
How about you? Do you like a modern four poster, or are they still too princessy for your liking?