Scratching your head over which bed size to buy? We understand that your dilemma, so we have provided a simple bed guide to help you make the right decision.
But before we get into that, let us help you with measuring your bed.
To measure your bed, first strip it of all the bedding and accessories. You will need a retractable measuring tape, a notebook, and a pen. Begin by placing one end of the tape on the left corner of the bed and lock it. Now pull the tape until you are at the right corner. Note down the measurement. This is the width of your bed.
For the length, start by placing the tape at the middle top of your bed, and lock it. Now extend the tape until you are at the bottom of the bed. This is the length of your bed.
Ensure that the measurements are of the bed cavity and not end-to-end, so that your mattress will fit snugly on your bed.
With the length and the width measurements, you can easily choose the right bed for your space.
Here are some of the standard bed sizes available in the market.
King size bed: A king-size bed is usually 72 inches(1.8 m) wide and 72 to 78 inches (1.83m to 1.98m) long. These are just basic measurements, but the sizes could also vary depending on the seller. This size is a good fit for two adults who prefer to have plenty of personal space or two adults and a growing child. Wakefit offers a premium sheesham wood bed that is optimized for comfort and easy assembly, so the king-size cot is 78 inches(1.98 m) long and 72 inches(1.83 m) wide.
Queen size bed: A queen size bed’s dimensions are 60 or 66 inches(1.52m or 1.68 m) wide and 72 to 75 inches(1.83m to 1.91m) long. This size is narrower than a king-size bed and will make a cozy fit for two adults along with a small child. Basic measurements can be altered and customised as required. Wakefit’s long-lasting sheesham wood bed boasts a queen size of 78 inches(2 m) (length) and 60 inches(1.52 m) (width). This size allows you to sleep comfortably while having plenty of legroom.
Full-size or double bed: These beds are usually 48 inches(1.22 m) wide and range between 72 to 75 inches(1.83m to 1.91m) in length. They are perfect for a single adult who cherishes their personal space but will make a tight fit for two adults. It is a good compromise between a single bed and a queen-size bed. These cots are economical and suitable for smaller apartments. As such, they are usually preferred by freshly-graduated adults or teenagers.
Single bed: The most common option for growing children, a single bed can be 30, 36 or 42 inches(76.2 cm, 91.4 cm, 1.07 m) in width and 72 to 78 inches(1.83m to 1.98m) in length. Twin beds can perfectly accommodate a single child and make for easy modifications, in case you want to put two side by side in a shared bedroom or want to stack them up for a bunk bed. These beds or variants of it are also common in dorm rooms, hostels etc.
Now that you know the specifics of the beds, you can choose one based on room size, price and other factors. Those unhappy with the usual sizes can opt for a custom bed. Wakefit is the place to go if you are looking to buy a wooden king size bed or queen size bed online, they also offer a wide range of mattresses.