There are primarily two types of canopy bed frames - traditional European and traditional Chinese. The former was used in the 16th and 17th centuries when bedrooms where part of great halls and a canopy bed provided privacy to a sleeping couple. Traditional Chinese canopy beds are delicate in designs with carvings of Chinese dragons and beautiful lattice work. A solid wood bed frame is popular because it is long lasting, comes in many styles and it can be easily matched with the rest of the bedroom furniture.
You can do some comparison shopping online to see what exactly your options are. For that matter, you can even order your new double bed frame online and save yourself a trip to the brick and mortar shop close to you. The Internet will offer more variety than a local store, with the same great customer service. Some online stores will even offer free delivery and set up of your new bedroom purchase. Keep an eye out for coupon codes to use with the retailer you decide to shop with. If you time your purchase right, you can save a considerable amount of money.