Finding the Right Mattress for an Antique Bed
There are many factors to consider when shopping for a mattress, and one of the most difficult is finding one that will fit your antique bed. If you’re looking for a new mattress, but don’t want to compromise on comfort or quality, we’ve compiled this list of tips and tricks to help you find the right one.
What Kind of Antique Bed Do You Have?
The first question you need to ask yourself is what kind of bed do you have? If your antique bed has a modern metal frame, then it’s likely easy enough to find a mattress that will fit. If you have an antique bed with a wooden frame, then it’s likely that the width of your mattress will be slightly smaller than modern mattresses. If this is the case, we recommend opting for a queen or king size mattresses.
Look at the size
The next thing you’ll need to do is measure your bed frame. There should be an inside measurement as well as an outside measurement (the space between your headboard and footboard). We recommend purchasing a mattress that’s 3-inches longer than both measurements so it can accommodate pillows without bunching up in the middle.
If you have a tall bed frame, you’ll need to make sure that the mattress is high-quality and durable. This isn’t something that will wear out over time or break down as quickly as lesser quality options might (although no matter what kind of mattress you buy, it should last at least five years).
Look for support
Support plays an important role when it comes to finding the right antique bed mattress. If you’re looking for a plush, pillowy surface, then this isn’t necessarily an issue; however, if you prefer something on the firmer side with more support and stability (such as those who have back problems), we would recommend going with an innerspring model for the best results.
If you’re still not sure what kind of mattress to buy, then we would recommend going with a latex model that’s on the firmer side and made from natural materials (such as organic cotton).
If you are looking to buy a mattress, make sure your antique bed can accommodate the weight of your mattress. Older bed frames might not be able to hold heavier mattresses and could break under the weight if they cannot support the mattress’s mass. For example, a hybrid or all-foam mattress is typically much heavier than innerspring options that were designed for lightweight materials like metal coils of wire mesh springs that have been used on most modern beds today.
Buying the right mattress for an antique bed can be a tricky task. Before you go out and buy one, consider these tips to make sure it will work with your furniture set up. The size of the mattress should match the width of your frame so that there’s enough room between the headboard and footboard for people to walk around without tripping on it or pushing against it while they sleep. If you take these tips and put them into action, you should have no problems finding something that suits both your needs as well as your home’s décor!