Heating ducts needed to run through this room, so before building the casing that would hide them, we figured out measurements that would allow them to do double-duty as “headboards” for the beds.
We bought this mattress for both the beds because it arrives compressed. Which meant we could get it up the ladder. If we’d tried that with regular mattresses there would have been a lot of swearing. And zero success.
The bed covers are just canvas drop cloths. We wanted to keep this room very simple.