Monday, October 25, 2010

Design Tips: What Size is your Bed?

Bed shopping. Whoo. The sizes, the styles... I ran across this helpful article that explains the standard sizes in mattresses. Sizing tips follow -- for styles, that'll be next week.

Key things to consider are:

--The number of people the bed needs to accommodate. Just you? you and your sweetie? a child? a growing teen? a college-age NBA hopeful?

--The size of the people sleeping there: tall and thin? not so tall and thin? a small child or a preteen boy whose dad is 6 foot 5?

--The size of the room.

If your room is big enough to have a king size bed with room for a couple other pieces of furniture as well as walking space, and you need to accommodate a couple, buy a king. If you or your sweetie is tall, consider a California King, because it's longer but a little narrower than a normal King mattress. If you're normal size, share the bed with another normal sized person, with a smallish room, a queen might suit you just fine.

Twins are great for small kids. Teenagers who need a little more space, and whose rooms might be a guest room in the future, consider a full (or double, same thing) size or queen if budget and space allow. If the teen is in a small room, a Twin Extra Long might be the ticket.

And, be sure you check your bedding sizes to make sure they'll work, especially if you're buying new. Or at least, make sure you can exchange if something doesn't fit.

Anyway, check this link for very helpful and specific bed sizing information.

Until next time!
Elaine Bothe

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Adams, resource for quality resort-style luxury mattresses and bedding.

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