If you're in the market for a new bed frame, the ambassador bed is a great option to consider. This elegant, timeless piece has been around for centuries and continues to be a popular choice among homeowners and renters alike. But what is an ambassador bed? Where did it come from? And why is it so popular? In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at this luxurious beds' design and history.

Where did the name come from?

The ambassador bed was originally a type of four-poster upholstered bed and originated in the 17th century. During this time, many travelling diplomats and high-ranking political officials were treated to grand luxury and places to stay, treating them like a king, in order to gain favour with their country. One such gift was a bed with a large headboard of great height, and a king-sized bed frame of great length and width, to signify their wealth and importance. Their popularity grew, particularly in Britain, as more and more travelling statesmen spread the word in their countries about this new, high-quality upholstered bed. And so, the "Ambassadors bed" was born, now known as the ambassador bed to us common folk!

Sevilla Ambassador Bed Headboard - BedHut


What is an Ambassador Bed?

These plush new beds originally came with four posters with a canopy attached to the bed frame, but the meaning has since changed to include a large upholstered bed with a tall headboard with a plush velvet or plain velvet fabric, and matching fabric buttons in a chesterfield style for a taste of royalty! Many ambassador bed frames come in a beautiful crushed velvet fabric for the more distinguished customer.

The ambassador bed frame can often boast spacious ottoman storage, made possible by the great length and width of the bed frame - especially in the king and super king sizes. In order to maximise this storage, you will find a gas lift mechanism in most ottoman ambassador bed frame designs.

Why is it so popular?


The ambassador bed has remained popular throughout the centuries due to its timeless design and its ability to make any bedroom feel like a luxury suite fit for a king or queen. They can be used to fill a number of bedroom requirements, including ottoman storage thanks to its frame of great length and width. They are easily available in a number of sizes, from single and double, all the way up to king and super king. This allows them to suit any range of mattresses and room types, making them an enticing choice for any customer.

Ambassador Bed in Grey with Ottoman Lift Storage - BedHut



The ambassador bed frame is also an extremely customisable bed, available in a number of colours and styles. The possible fabrics include grey plush velvet, crushed fabric or velvet, and a large number of others. These fabrics can be given a range of colour too, from metal colours such as silver and grey, to the warmer ends of the colour spectrum with cream and crushed red. The base can be made from a traditional wooden design, or even with a more contemporary grey or silver metal style.


Here at BedHut, When it comes to quality, our ambassador beds are king. They are made with a high-quality wood or metal frame, and upholstered in a thick, soft fabric. The matching fabric buttons on our ambassador beds are also of the utmost quality, sewn into the Chesterfield-style headboard to provide a luxurious look and feel. We understand that beds are an investment, and so we aim to provide a bed that will last you for years to come.


The ambassador bed frame has a long and luxurious history, and continues to be a popular choice among homeowners and renters alike. Thanks to its timeless design, customisability, and luxurious look, it's easy to see why the ambassador bed remains one of the most popular beds for the comfort-seeking customer! That's why, here at BedHut, we provide the Sevilla Ambassador Bed, a beautiful bed frame available in both plush and crush fabric in a number of different colour options. Available in single, small double, double, king and super king sizes.

Sevilla Ambassador Bed in Grey - BedHut


July 07, 2022 — Mark Howorth