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3 Questions to Ask when Custom Designing a mattress for an antique bed

Modern-day beds’ average headboards height is around 54 inches that work well with today’s mattresses that usually range between 22 to 29 inches in height, however, these mattresses are a problem with many antique beds that had lower headboard heights. They hide the beauty of the antique bed frame as the mattresses cover the headboard and footboard. The solution? A custom mattress! A custom mattress allows you to perfectly cover the bed while making sure that it does not hide any important element of the antique. When shopping for a custom mattress, there are a few important things that you need to take care of. Here are 3 questions that you should ask yourself to ensure that things are done right-

What size is right for the bed?

Though any size can be made available upon request, with so many models, you are generally limited to sizes smaller than a regular California King or King size mattress because the custom mattresses are designed by using the King size mattress as a standard and shortening it. While multiple coil sets can be used in combinations to exceed King Size in some innerspring models, however, that is generally not a possibility on all models. If you are looking for a mattress for a size bigger than a King, do confirm it with the designer.

What if the mattress doesn’t fit?

More often than not, custom made mattresses cannot be returned, so you need to be a bit more careful when taking measurements. You are recommended to get the mattress made at least 1 inch smaller than the amount of space it is supposed to cover. This will not only ensure variations in spring size but also offer extra room for tucking in bed sheets. Also, because beds are usually set up not perfectly square, make sure to measure each side of the bed to determine the right size.

Have you measured the box spring?

Because in various older bed sets, boxes were made a bit smaller than the mattress, it is crucial to measure the size of your box—separately from the mattress. To fit exact dimensions, the length, width, and height of the foundation box springs can be custom made.

Need a custom double size mattress for your antique bed? Give us a call at (713) 858-6238 or send an email at for a free consultation. We offer a variety of options to maximize the beauty and comfort of your antique bed.

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