Last updated on August 19th, 2021
Buying a bed is one of the toughest and most confusing decisions you will ever make towards buying furniture for your home. With the different types of beds available, it might get difficult to understand which style and size fits your needs. And, speaking of bed sizes and dimensions, these two variants always create confusion among buyers – a king-size bed and a queen-size bed. From dimension and size to price and sleeping comfort, here’s all you need to know, to make a better and informed decision when you choose one for your bedroom.
Dimensions and Size
The size difference between a king-size bed and a queen-size bed is 12 inches. A king-size bed measures 72 x 80 inches, making it an ideal fit for the master bedroom. But remember, you would need a fairly large master bedroom to fit in a king-sized bed.
A Queen-size bed, on the other hand, measures 60 x 80 inches. Being 12 inches smaller in width than the King-size bed, it is an incredible bargain for those looking for a bed that can fit into a relatively smaller bedroom. What’s more, a queen-size bed can provide ample breathing space in a small bedroom.
The costs of these two beds differ depending on various factors such as the size, materials used and storage options privided in the bed. Nonetheless, a king-size bed will always cost more than a queen-size bed.
Room size is important to keep in mind when you have to make the decision of choosing a king or queen-size bed. The basic guideline you can use, is that you require at least 2 feet on all three sides of the bed (assuming the headboard is pushed against a wall). Hence, if you have a room which is smaller than 12 x 14 feet you should pick a queen-size bed. On the other hand, the ideal measurement of a room for a queen-size bed is around 10 x 12 feet.
Happy bed shopping!