Should You Get a King-Size Bed?

When the time comes to buy a new mattress, selecting the size you want is always a difficult decision to make. Often, the rule of thumb is to purchase the largest mattress you can. Full-size bedroom furniture can take up quite a bit of space in a room however, and the cost of the largest sets may be out of your price range. But if you have plenty of room and are able to afford it, here are a few reasons to opt for a king-size bed.

  • Space! If you’ve ever spent a night on a twin-size bed or crashed on a friend’s couch, you’re well aware of how important having enough space is to comfortably relax and fall asleep. A contemporary king bed measures 76 by 80 inches, more than enough size to stretch out and adjust through the night.
  • Room to grow! If you’re recently married or are starting a family, you may realize your old full-size mattress isn’t big enough for two adults to comfortably share. And with kids, you will inevitably have additions to your bed in the middle of the night or early in the morning, taking up more space. With a king, there’s room for everyone.
  • Complete a Room! While this may be the opposite of the problem many people have, some individuals find themselves with too much space in their bedroom. In rooms that look sparsely furnished with only a full or queen, king size platform beds or canopy beds can fill a room and make it feel comfortable rather than awkward.

If cost and space aren’t an issue, king-size beds are the most luxurious way you can get shuteye!