Whether you’re building or buying a new house, there are a lot of tiny details that you don’t think about at the start of the process.
Each individual room in the house has its own specific requirements, and depending on the type of space, you will need to make your decisions.
For example, if it’s a kitchen, you will decide on flooring, cabinets, countertops and appliances. Similarly, for a bathroom, you will think about tiles and countertops, bathroom fixtures and fittings, lights and so on.
But how do you decide the ideal bed size for your room, considering the fact there are so many different bed sizes that exist on the market.
We bet you probably didn’t even think about them. There’s square beds and round beds and the regular rectangular beds, all in different sizes.
The unusual shapes are exceptional and come in less common sizes; Wyoming king, Alaskan king and crib are just a few examples of those specialty sizes.
Below, we will discuss the more common sizes and what the best uses for these sizes are! We’ll compare King (both regular and California) Vs Queen Vs Full Vs Twin Size beds since these are the most popular ones in the market.
The California king sounds really mammoth, but in reality, it was made for those who always had trouble fitting their whole body, lengthwise, on a mattress.
What the California king gains in length, it loses in width; it is actually narrower than a king-sized bed. This mattress size can fit easily anywhere a King bed would, and in some cases, even more comfortably.
84” | 213cm
72” | 183cm
Tall people’s rooms, master bedrooms, couples with children and/or pets rooms.
The king-sized bed is the widest of all the common bed sizes. If you move around a lot in your sleep, and you don’t want to disturb your partner too much, this is the ideal size for you.
The queen can sometimes feel a little cramped, especially if you have a child that likes to sneak into bed with you, or you have a pet that likes to snuggle at the foot of your bed.
In that case, the King should be your number one choice. If you want to get a better idea of this size, the dimensions are that of two twin beds put together.
80” | 203cm
76” | 193cm
Master bedrooms, couples with a child or pet rooms.
This bed size is the most popular one among couples with no children. It is the perfect size that gives you enough room to have your own space but also be close to your partner.
This size fits comfortably in most bedrooms, leaving ample space for other furniture. Because of the popularity of this size, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing bed frames and accessories.
80” | 203cm
60” | 152cm
Single adult rooms, new/young couple rooms, spacious guest rooms.
Also called a double, this is another popular bed size, especially for single adults who are just starting out living on their own.
In a sense, this mattress size represents growing out of teenage years and entering adulthood. It provides more space than a twin bed but will fit into smaller living spaces.
Most fresh graduates don’t go straight into living in spacious apartments or houses, so this size is perfect!
75” | 191cm
54” | 137cm
Teenagers’ rooms, fresh graduate rooms, single adult rooms, guest rooms.
Twin beds are also known as single beds. These sizes are common in hotels when there are two beds in the room.
This bed size exists for children rooms that have just hit their growth spurt and have to move off their crib-sized mattresses.
Another popular use for these mattresses is to jam into cramped dorm rooms; dorms notoriously have very little space, and this is the only size that fits comfortably.
Finally, the sudden popularity of micro and minimal living has made this bed size ideal not just for teens and kids, but also for conscious adults!
75” | 191cm
38” | 97cm
Children’s rooms, guest bedrooms, dorm rooms, micro-living spaces, hotels.
Don’t worry. Even if these usual bed sizes aren’t for you, the many other sizes we mentioned earlier exist to fit all your needs.
In fact, we even mentioned all the different shapes. If you look hard enough, you will be able to find any and every type to suit your unique home.
Plus, if you can’t find your desired shape or size, you can always customize!
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