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A Guide to Bed Sizes and Bed Design
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A Guide to Bed Sizes and Bed Design

new bedroom sets can improve any home

If you want to give your bedroom a new look, you can start by comparing new bedroom sets. It's important that each component has the right style. One important consideration to also make is the bed's size and design.

For starters, you want a bedroom that fits well within your home. You also want the right type of bed with a style that complements your bedroom and the rest of your home. With that in mind, here's what to keep in mind about bed sizes and designs when checking out new bedroom sets on the market.

Beds Come in All Shapes

Here's a look at some of the more common bed types. By bed type, we refer to the shape and design of the bed frame.

Platform

A platform bed frame typically has a low-profile look and a flat base made of wood or slats, so you won't need a box spring.

Sleigh

The sleigh bed is so called because it's shaped like a sleigh, so it has a headboard and footboard that are taller than most.

Four-Poster

These are also known as canopy beds and have a column at each corner of the bed. Sometimes they have a large headboard or footboard to create an enveloping design.

Daybed

Daybeds are popular because of their multifunctionality. During the day, you can convert a daybed to a sofa, and then you can turn it back into a bed when you want to sleep.

Bunk Bed

Bunk beds allow you to take advantage of the vertical space in your home. With a bunk bed, you can stack two beds. It's popular to do so using single or double beds. A bunk bed is perfect if you have kids or teens in the house. They are also ideal for college students.

Beds Come in All Sizes

We will look at the most common bed sizes from the smallest to the largest. This guide will give you a good idea of how much room you need on your bed to sleep comfortably.

Single or Twin

A single bed is also called a twin bed, and it has the following dimensions: 38 inches wide by 75 inches long or 96.5 centimeters wide by 188.0 centimeters long. A single bed can only accommodate one person. If that person is a tall adult or teen, you can buy an extra-long twin bed, which is 80 inches long and 39 inches wide. This is the same length as queen or standard king, so it can easily accommodate anyone over six feet tall.

Full or Double

A double bed is also known as a full bed, and its dimensions are 80 to 85 inches long and 54 inches wide or 137 centimeters by 203.5 centimeters. This bed offers more space and comes with a standard length. It's perfect for teens, adults, and college students moving away from home for the first time.

Queen

A queen bed is one of the most popular bed sizes with a lot more extra space. It's the perfect choice for couples, parents, kids, and teens. Hotels also prefer this bed size. The dimensions for a queen-sized bed are 80 inches long by 60 inches wide or 152 by 203.5 centimeters.

King

Also known as an eastern king bed, this size measures 80 inches long and 76 to 78 inches wide or 193 centimeters by 203.5 centimeters. As you can see, it's the same length as a queen but a lot roomier. It's especially ideal for parents who need extra space on their bed for the little ones. Another thing you should know is it's possible to combine two single beds to come up with one king bed.

California King

A California king is 84 inches long and 72 inches wide, so it's longer than a standard king and wider than a queen bed. The extra length makes it perfect for tall individuals.

Now that you know the different types of bed sizes and designs, it's time to start looking at new bedroom sets. Keep in mind that you also have many options when it comes to the bed's style. For instance, you can go for a traditional, contemporary, or casual look, depending on what looks good for your home.

And don't forget about mattress quality because you don't want to compromise on the quality of your sleep. According to The Spruce, a new bed has an average lifespan of 15-20 years, depending on the type you purchase.

We know buying a new bedroom set can be overwhelming with so many considerations to make. But we can make life easier for you, so please get in touch!

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