Choose the Right Bed Size for YouBy Bailiegh Basham · September 24, 2018
Which bed size should I choose? Master and guest bedroom bed frame sizes.
The bed may be the most crucial aspect of your Amish made bedroom collection, but deciding what size bed to get can be a difficult decision ar times. Depending on the side of your bedroom and your stage of life, choosing the right size bed can make or break a bedroom. Countryside Amish Furniture’s goal is to help you decide the perfect size bed for you and your home.
Let’s begin with the basics, what are the different mattress size options?
Mattress Size Guide
- Twin/Single mattress: 38”W x 75”L
- Common uses: Childrens’ bedrooms, guest beds, day beds, bunk beds
- Full/Double mattress: 53”W x 75”L
- Common uses: Single sleepers, teenagers’ bedrooms, guest beds
- Queen mattress: 60”W x 80”L
- Common uses: Couples’ bedrooms, small/medium master bedrooms, large guest rooms
- King mattress: 76”W x 80”L
- Common uses: Large master suites, family sleepers, couples who want maximum sleeping space
- California King mattress: 72W x 84”L
- Common uses: Large/long master suites, family sleepers, tall couples who want maximum sleeping space
Learn More At: The Better Sleep Council
Choosing Your Bed Size
Bed size will be determined not only by the mattress but by the bed as whole; the frame, box spring, and mattress. The overall size of your bed will be determined mainly by the design of the bed frame.
To give you an example, our queen Pasco Arched Panel Bed measures 65” wide and 84.5” long, while our queen Edmond Panel Bed measures 66.75” wide and 91.25” long. Although they will both accept the same mattress and box spring size, the hardwood ornamentation, posts, and paneling create two different overall footprints.
When considering the size of the made-to-order bed, it’s important to measure your master suite or guest bedroom and ensure that it will fit into your room. For a very small room, it wouldn’t generally be recommended to get a queen or king size bed. However, the choice is yours, and designing a bedroom can often come down to working around the bed size. Storage pieces, such as solid wood dressers, may not be needed in a guest bedroom, while other families may need to sacrifice bed size if dressers and chests are needed for storage.
If you want a larger bed but are concerned it will take up too much space, consider adding in under bed storage. This way you can get your larger bed while still providing much-needed storage space. Our mission-styled Midvale Storage Bed adds an impressive 12 drawers to a bedroom!
Other Things to Consider
After personal preference, there are some important things to consider when it comes down to selecting the right size bed:
- Where are your windows, outlets, and heating ducts located?
- How much “walking around” space is needed for comfort?
- How do your closets and doors open and close?
- What other pieces of furniture do you need in the room?
- Do you want a bigger bed, or a bigger living space?
Once you’ve considered the options and asked yourself the important questions, find the perfect style to complement your interior design. Our team at Countryside Amish Furniture will be able to work with you and work around the size of the bed, ensuring that your bedroom will be both comfortable and practical.
A bed frame isn’t just a place for your mattress to call home. An Amish handcrafted bed can be the focal point of your bedroom decor and add potential storage space for years to come.