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A guide to selecting double bed sets

Nowadays, double bed sets are fashionable. They are available in many different styles. It is therefore, easy to select a double bed set which will be suitable for your bedroom's décor. This article is a guide to selecting double bed sets.

History of mattress

Until the late 1800s, the double bed was the most popular bed size. It was a step up from the very first beds which were little more than straw on the ground. Next, in ancient Egypt, the straw became a pallet that raised the sleeper above the ground. In ancient Rome, the mattress was stuffed with straw, feathers, rushes, and hay. The modern double bed owes much to its predecessors. It now comprises a softer mattress and a firm frame. Furniture stores and bed stores You will be able to find double bed sets at furniture stores. These bed sets will vary in style as well as in price. You will be able to find double bed sets that are in the traditional style and those that are more modern. Bed frames can be made of wood, veneered wood, metal, wrought iron and brass. You will be able to buy a mattress separately or you may get a mattress as part of the set. You may even be able to find satin bed sheets to go with it.

Antique store or auction

If you would like to buy an older, authentically antique bed, then an antique store would be the place to go. There, you will find beds from different eras and in different styles from plain Shaker and Mission styles to more ornate beds with four posts or a canopy, beds with high head boards, or even sleigh beds. These beds may be in good condition or may need some restoration. If you have some skills as a carpenter, then you could buy a bed that is in a less good condition and restore it yourself.

A custom bed

If you cannot find a bed that you like, then you can either have one made for you or build one yourself. The bed can be in any style and can be made from whatever wood you choose. If you have a rustic house, then a bed made with rough-hewn planks would be fitting. If you can weld, you can make your own version of a wrought iron bed. If you have a hunting cottage, then you can make one out of rough hewn logs. You can even make the bed from reclaimed lumber and build the double bed as if it was an antique.

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