Double Beds

A double bed is perfectly fit for two

Outfitting the guest room or a child's room with a double bed is cost-effective and space-saving. Double beds allow slightly more room for comfort than a single bed, while still allowing ample space for other necessary items in a room.

Double Bed Options

When it comes to creating space in the bedroom, choosing double beds is a tasteful and intelligent choice. Luckily, for those who want a bit of variety, there are a number of different frame options available. Most frames are made of metal with a brushed nickel finish, but if necessary other finishes such as brass are available as well. If a wooden frame is chosen, the wood may be painted in any color, though white is the popular choice. Other colors like deep red and brown are also favored as they simulate exotic, more expensive woods.

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Selecting the right headboards and footboards can also set off the bed, giving focus to what is essentially the centerpiece of the room. You should also consider the right bedding such as sheets, comforters, duvet covers, pillowcases and bed skirts – these should all coordinate with the overall decor of the room.

For those with limited space, a double captains bed is the perfect way to blend functionality with design. These beds are best for reducing clutter in a room and they portray a handsome mystique at the same time. Double captains beds are manufactured with many different looks, whether the look is achieved via species of wood or through paint color.

Double Bed Dimensions

With so many different sizes in mattresses, it can be confusing for many people to distinguish the real differences between the labels. Double beds are also called full beds, and are 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. This makes them 15 inches wider than the smaller sized single bed. Generally, a double bed might be too small for two people, but for one person, the double bed allows for much more room and comfort than a single bed.

Queen beds are 6 inches wider than double beds, but may be too large for some rooms in the home. The double bed size allows for 27 inches per person if two people intend to sleep on it which is only 3 inches less per person than the queen. Considering this, the double bed is not far off in size from its queen counterpart and may be a viable option for some couples.