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King Size vs. Queen Size Bed Dimensions

King Size vs. Queen Size Bed Dimensions

Standard king-size beds, sometimes known as Eastern king beds, and queen-size beds are similar in length but differ in width. While a queen-size bed is better suited for smaller spaces, a king-size bed offers plenty of room for stretching out. The initial costs of getting a king-size bed will be more than buying a queen-size bed.

Pros of a King Sized Bed

  • It's very spacious
  • It can fit a couple with a small child or a pet.
  • It fits well in large bedrooms

Cons of King-Sized Bed

  • More pricey than a queen
  • Hard to move around the room
  • It does not fit in all rooms
  • The mattress is expensive

Pros of a Queen Sized Bed

  • Affordable
  • It's a popular size
  • Most couples will find it comfortable.
  • It is easier to move than the king.

Cons of Queen-sized Beds

  • Some couples may feel restricted in terms of space
  • It is unsuitable for couples sharing a bed with a small child or a pet.

Differences Between a King-Sized Bed and a Queen-Sized Bed

  • People usually place queen beds in small rooms or guest rooms since they're smaller and king-size beds in master bedrooms or big rooms.
  • Queen-sized beds are more popular than king-sized beds.
  • A king-size bed (76 inches) is wider than a queen bed (60 inches).
  • A king-sized bed has a surface area of 4,800 square inches, while a queen-sized bed has a surface area of 6,080 square inches.

Factors to Consider Before Choosing a King Size or a Queen Size Bed

Sleeping partner

Most couples will be okay sharing a queen mattress, but those who need more space may consider upgrading to a king. Couples who share a bed with pets or children should opt for a king to ensure comfort.

Your weight, sleeping position, and size

The physical size of you and your spouse and your preferred sleeping position will impact your decision between queen and king. Bigger couples may choose to invest in a king-sized bed. Tall people may prefer a California king, which provides more legroom than a conventional queen or king. Back and stomach sleepers require more room around them than side sleepers.

Budget

How much do you want to spend on a new mattress? King beds are always $100 to $300+, more expensive than queen beds of the same brand and model. Furthermore, bed frames, foundations, bedding, and other accessories will be pricey for the larger king size. A queen is your best bet if you're on a limited budget.

Size of the bedroom

Before buying a new bed, it's a good idea to take measurements to see how well each size would fit in the room. Typically, we advise leaving a gap of around 24 inches between the bed and each adjacent piece of furniture or wall. A king-size bed can feel cramped in smaller spaces because it is 16 inches broader than a queen.

Transport Ease

A king mattress will be more difficult to transport than a queen mattress. A queen bed will easily fit into truck beds, cargo vans, and other compact spaces, as well as upstairs and around tight corners. Moving king mattresses, on the other hand, can be more difficult. If you move regularly, a queen would be a better option.

Non-Standard Dimensions

In some circumstances, bed frames or mattresses have slightly non-standard measurements that can be inconvenient. To avoid this, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for all mattresses, box springs, and bed frames and measure beds for all bed frames, box springs, and mattresses. Non-Standard mattress sizes, particularly very thick mattresses, may necessitate using separate bed linens.

Non-standard king mattress sizes include:

  • California king/ Western king
  • Split king mattresses

Non-standard queen mattress sizes include:

  • Olympic queen/ expanded queen
  • Split queen mattresses
  • California queens