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Double size mattresses are perhaps the most versatile bed mattress around. Your overnight guests are sure to have a good night’s sleep when you have double beds in your guest rooms. Your growing children will love the extra space a double bed provides, and a double bed will fit easily into master bedrooms.
Despite what you might think, a double mattress isn’t twice the size of a single mattress. Consider this:
A double mattress will fit perfectly onto a double ensemble or a double bed frame. Double bed frames are typically just a little larger to incorporate the double mattress within the frame. A standard double bed measures 138.5cm x 190cm.
If feet and inches make more sense to you, a double mattress is 54 inches wide x 74 inches long, or 4 foot 5 inches wide x 6 foot 2 inches long. A double bed frame might be half an inch bigger all around.
Double beds are a popular choice for guest beds, providing comfortable sleeping for two people in spare bedrooms which are typically smaller than master bedrooms.
Being smaller than queen size and king size mattresses, double bed mattresses are a cheaper option for guest rooms. Not only do you save on the cost of a double mattress and base in comparison to bigger beds for couples, but you’ll also find it cheaper to buy:
Check out our double bed ensembles, double bed mattresses and bases, and double bedroom suites - they might be the way to provide your overnight guests with a good night’s sleep while giving you some extra drawer storage space too!
There are a few factors to consider when buying a new mattress regardless of the size, based around:
Comfort preferences do relate to mattress feel such as firm, medium or soft, but also to design features such as the spring formation, memory foam or latex foam comfort layers, pillow top mattresses, breathability, and moisture wicking.
If you are choosing a double mattress for yourselves, you’ll find some great options in our wide range providing the necessary support for everyday sleeping.
The best double mattress for you is a personal choice, but you might want to check out:
If you’re buying a double mattress bed for occasional use in your guest rooms, support is still important but not the most important quality. A perfect choice for guest rooms might be:
‘Mattress feel’ is perhaps the easiest feature to define. At Amart Furniture we classify mattress feel as being:
In layman’s terms you’d probably say you like a firm double mattress, a medium double mattress or a soft double mattress. Not sure? Pop into your nearest Amart Furniture store to see our wide selection of mattresses and decide which feels best to you.
Consider how much usage your double mattress is going to get and by whom: