King-Sized Beds: Are They for You?

Once you’ve decided it’s time for a new mattress, the next thing you need to decide is what size you’ll be purchasing. This can quickly become the most difficult decision throughout the whole process, as it comes down to want vs. need. We want as much size as possible, but need to save money. Generally, the rule of thumb is to get the largest mattress that fits within your budget. However, even if you can afford it, going too large in a room that’s not big enough can make a room feel uncomfortable. If you happen to have both the space and the money, there are a few good reasons to go big and select a king-sized bed.

  • Space: If you’re a couch surfing veteran or have recently spent a night on a twin-sized bed, you’re aware that we need enough space to get comfy without feeling confined. A contemporary king bed is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, offering plenty of room for even the biggest bed-hog to stretch out.
  • Room to grow: If you’re recently married or planning on starting a family, you’ll quickly realize that full-sized bedroom furniture isn’t large enough for two adults to comfortably share. And once children are added to your family, you’ll inevitably wind up with little guests in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning, taking up valuable space. With a king-sized bed, there’s plenty of room to go around.
  • Complete a Room: Many people may find this to be the opposite problem they’re faced with, but occasionally a person has too much space in their bedroom. If a room looks sparse and empty with a full or queen-sized bed, king-sized beds can fill a room elegantly and make it feel comfortable instead of awkward.

Whenever cost and space aren’t an issue, king-sized beds are a luxurious and comfy way to get your sleep.