Picking the Right Bed Size

Since we will be spending most, if not all, of our sleeping hours on our beds, we should be very thorough when it comes to choosing beds. Since this is where we will be resting our weary bodies after a full day’s work or of running around doing chores and taking care of children, we need the most comfortable bed that we can afford.

Purchasing beds is not as simple as getting the first one that we like. We must pay attention on several elements: Bed Size Dimensions, materials used, the right mattress and the strength of bed.

Beds and Bed Dimensions

There are several Bed Size Dimensions that we can choose from and to be able to tell which one will best suit us, but we need to first measure the allocated space for the bed.

While a big bed will be more comfortable as we have more space to move around when we sleep, fitting it in a cramped room won’t be a good idea as we won’t be have enough space to walk around with ease.

Bed sizes may come in following sizes:

  • Twin – 39 by 75 inches
  • Full – 54 by 75 inches
  • Queen – 60 by 80 inches
  • King – 76 by 80 inches
  • California King – 72 by 84 inches

There are still many other variations of bed sizes in other parts of the world but these are basically the traditional sizes of beds.

These bed sizes will help us choosing the appropriate mattress and sheets.

If we want to learn more about beds and bed sizes, there are a lot of resources available on the internet. Online, we can find some helpful tips on how to choose our beds; and also how to know the exact measurements of each bed type so we’ll readily know the kind of bed that will fit into our bedroom.

Few handy resources on bed dimensions:


Other Uses For Beds

Bed can also serve as a storage area for items we want to keep in the bedroom. The space under the bed may be used to keep small items in a box; books or even socks.

A twin bed can also be used as a couch in a studio-type residences. This saves space and is actually a workable solution to having our guest somewhere to sit on.

We can simply replace the sheets when we want to convert the bed into a couch and place throw pillows instead of our regular pillows used for sleeping.

Trundle beds may also come in handy when we have a friend staying over and another extra bed is needed. For this type of bed, the is an extra pull-out bed (which is under the main bed. These beds size usually comes in twin sizes.

We have to remember that a good bed should last us about eight to ten years when we have considered every essential factor in choosing the right bed for us. This will be helpfull in helping us make the right choice on the kind of material used for the bed to ensure that it is sturdy enough to stand the test of time.