Difference between the varied bed sizes – King, Queen, Twin, single, full

When selecting a bed, one of the most important factors to be considered is the size of the bed. You probably must have heard the terms “king”, “queen”, “single” and “full”, and may be thinking about selecting any one of them. However, do you really know the difference between them?

Single/Twin bed – Single beds and twin beds address the same type of bed. The average dimensions of such a bed are seventy five inches by thirty nine inches and it’s designed for one person.  As these beds are narrow, they can easily fit into even the smallest bedrooms. Single beds are the common selection for children and guest rooms. Some of the twin beds are 5 inches longer than the standard sizes in order to provide more space to the grown up adults.

Full bed – full beds are also known as the double bed and are designed for sleeping of two people. The average dimensions of such a bed are seventy five inches long and fifty four inches wide. This implies that it’s just fifteen inches wider than twin size beds, leaving a space of twenty seven inches for each adult, which is much less than the space offered by the twin size beds.

Queen bed – Queen Beds are kind of full beds only. The only difference between the full beds and queen beds lies in their dimensions. The average measurement of queen beds is sixty inches by eight inches. This implies that it is six inches wider and five inches longer than the full bed. Queen beds are the most common, rather popular choice as the extra length and width make the significant difference in getting a good night sleep.

King bed – King size beds are full beds that are much broader and longer than all the other varieties. The standard measurement of such a bed is seventy six inches in breath and eight inches in length. Needless to be mentioned but the space offered by king size bed would be same as the space offered by two twin beds kept side by side. As king beds are huge in size, they are ideal for spacious master bedrooms only.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 20th, 2011


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