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Choosing the Right Bed Size for Your Bedroom

bed sizes Choosing the Right Bed Size for Your Bedroom

Finding the perfect bed to fit your room can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep or tossing and turning. Before testing out specific mattresses for the right spring and bounce, you need to figure which size bed will fit in the room. For instance, larger beds in smaller rooms can make a room feel cluttered and cramped. On the flip side, placing a small bed in an overly spacious room will make it appear empty. To help make this search a little easier, here are a few tips to determine the right size bed for your bedroom.

Measure Your Room

Maybe you’ve always wanted to stretch out on a king-sized bed. However, your room is smaller than small. It’s teeny tiny. So let’s think this through. The bed you’ve been coveting for years may not look the best in a room that has awkward angles or is a few inches wider than the bed itself.

Start off by measuring the length and width of the room. You’ll need to account for any additional furniture that is currently in the space as well. Once you figure out the area you’re working with, it’s time to find your bed.

Twin-sized Bed

You may remember this bed as a childhood staple. This type of bed is the perfect size for children who no longer need a crib, but are not ready for an adult bed. The standard size for a twin-sized bed is 38 inches in width and 75 inches in length. Since this bed is especially narrow, this bed would work well for rooms that are smaller.

Full-sized Bed

This is a nice compromise for those with smaller rooms that are a little too small for a queen size bed. Full-size beds work well for single adults but might be a tight fit for couples. It’s also ideal for teens looking to transition away from a twin bed.

Queen-sized Bed

This bed size has become the standard for adults who want to spread out more than a twin- or full-sized bed will allow. With a width of 60 inches and a length of 80 inches, most queen-sized beds will fit comfortably in apartments and houses with room sizes of 12 feet by 12 feet or more. It’s an affordable option for couples or adults who want to have a more grown-up bed.

King-sized Bed

For those who have a lot of space in their master bedroom, a king size bed would be a good option. It provides enough room to roll around and spread out. It takes up enough space in larger rooms to make them appear more full. Keep in mind though that this bed comes in at 76 inches by 80 inches. Placing this bed in a smaller bedroom will make it feel extremely crowded and difficult to move around.

California King Bed

If you’re a taller person who needs a big—and we mean big—bed, then going with a California King might be up your alley. This bed is 4 inches narrower than a regular king size bed. It makes up for this shorter width with an additional 4 inches in length. It comes in at 72 inches by 84 inches making it perfect for someone who needs the extra leg room.

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By taking the time to measure the room first, you’ll ensure that you’ll find the right bed for your bedroom. Once the bed is in the room, you want to make sure there is enough space to walk around it without scooting against the wall or other pieces of furniture. Finding the right bed for the right space will create balance within your room.