When in doubt about which bed size to choose for your room? Well, that's not why.
We brought in today's post several tips and important information that will help you better understand the importance of this subject, which, believe me, goes far beyond the mattress.
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Bed size: importance of knowing how to choose
The size of the bed does not only influence the comfort at bedtime. It is important to ensure functionality and mobility within the room, as there are significant differences in size between one bed and another.
As a rule, a free space for circulation of at least 60 centimeters is recommended between the bed and the wall or the bed and other furniture in the room.
The physical biotype of who will use the bed must also be taken into account. That's because tall people over six feet tall may have difficulty sleeping in a single or double bed.
Another detail that makes a difference when choosing a bed are the types of sheets, bed covers and other accessories used to make the bed daily. This is because a sheet for a double bed, for example, is always much cheaper than the same sheet for a king bed. Therefore, it is good to be aware of this detail as well.
See below the main differences, advantages and disadvantages of the beds existing on the market today.
Bed types: advantages and disadvantages
Single bed size
The single bed is the smallest of all. The measurements of a standard single bed are 78 centimeters wide by 1.88 meters long.
This type of bed is ideal for children, young people and single adults. The great advantage of this type of bed is the price, since they are the cheapest on the market.
Just to give you an idea, nowadays it is possible to buy a single box bed for prices starting at R $ 270.
Another advantage of the single bed is that it fits in any room, making it ideal for small environments.
One more advantage: single bedding is the cheapest available, as well as being easy to find for sale.
However, it also has its disadvantages. In the case of a single bed, the biggest problem is with who has a larger biotype, especially in the case of tall adults.
Double bed size
The standard size of a double bed is 1.38m wide by 1.88m long. That is, the length is the same as the single bed, what changes is only the width.
But for the sake of comparison, it is curious to note that the space for each person in a standard double bed is 69 centimeters, almost ten less than the total space of a single bed.
The standard double bed is suitable for couples, but can also be used by single people who like extra space at bedtime.
The biggest advantage of the standard double bed is the price (the most affordable of all the double versions). On average, a standard double bed can be purchased for values starting at R $ 480.
But it is also important to remember that because it is the most compact double bed model on the market, the standard double bed ends up being the best (and perhaps only) option for those who live in small houses and have a room with limited measures.
It is also worth mentioning that you will save good money on sheets and bedding with the standard model, since they are the cheapest on the market.
However, as with the single bed, the standard double bed can become uncomfortable for tall people, above 1.80m.
Queen size bed
The queen bed has an intermediate size between the standard double bed and the king size bed.
The size of the queen bed is 1.58m wide by 1.98m long. That is, it is larger than the double bed both in width and in length.
The space for each person in a queen bed is 79 centimeters, ten centimeters more than the space per person in a standard double bed. But, interestingly, at the same time, it has practically the same space as a single bed that is 78 centimeters.
The biggest advantage of the queen bed is that it can make a good midfield between the standard bed and the king bed, since it is recommended for people of larger stature.
This intermediate effect is felt in the price as well. The average price for a queen size bed is R $ 1000.
Also pay attention to the bedding of this model. You will not always be able to find sheets and covers that fit the size of the bed, especially in most popular stores. This ends up also reflecting on the price, since the queen bedding is more expensive than the standard model.
The size of the bed can impact functionality and mobility within the room. Before choosing this model, take the measurements of the environment and make sure that the queen bed will fit there.
King size bed
Finally, your last option for a double bed is the king model. The king bed is the largest of all models and measures 1.93m wide by 2.03m long. The space per person in a king bed is 96.5 cm, perfect for those who like to spread out on the mattress.
And speaking of a mattress, the king bed also has higher mattresses. In general, the height of a king mattress is 40 centimeters, while the other beds have mattresses of a maximum height of 30 centimeters.
All that comfort comes at a price. That's because the king bed is the most expensive on the market, with values that start in the range of R $ 2000.
In addition to the hefty price, the king bed can be a problem in small rooms, since the model does not adapt to rooms smaller than 16 square meters.
Therefore, to have a king bed you will need cash on hand and a spacious room.
It is also worth remembering that king bedding is expensive and not always easy to find. Think about that too.
However, the king bed is the one that offers the best finish and structure on the market, since they are considered luxury models.
Widow bed size
Not so popular, but still an option, the widow bed is an intermediate model between the single bed and the double bed.
The measures of the widow's bed are 1.28m wide by 1.88m long. In other words, the widow's bed is 60 centimeters wider than the single bed and only 10 centimeters smaller than the standard double bed.
Despite its name, the widow's bed is not just for widows. It can also be used by single adults or couples who don't mind sleeping tighter.
The widowed bed is also a good option for small rooms. However, a disadvantage of this type of bed is that it is not common in stores and you may need to look hard before buying yours.
Another important detail: the price. The widow's bed, despite the small size, ends up becoming a more expensive option. On average, this type of bed costs about R $ 1300.
And the bedding? It is also not that simple with the widowed bed. There is a great possibility that you will need to have sheets and covers made to order.
Bed with platform x box bed
Do bed with platform and box bed have the same size? No. Beds with bed frames are larger due to the structure that surrounds them.
What does not happen, for example, with box beds. The box models have the exact size of the mattress, since they do not have support structures, only the base.
In addition to the difference in size, box beds and bed frames also differ in practicality and functionality. Nowadays, box models are champions in this regard.
This is because this bed model can be accompanied by a chest, transforming the underside of the bed into a true closet. A wonder for small houses and apartments.
The price is another differential. In general, the box beds are cheaper than the beds with bed frame, after all, in the last case, you need to buy the mattress and the structure, in the box bed you buy practically only the mattress.
However, the box bed, unlike beds with a platform, does not have a headboard. So, if you choose a box model, be aware that you will need to buy a headboard separately or make one.
Choosing the ideal bed size is not as simple as it looks. It is necessary to analyze several aspects, but after these tips, for sure everything will be easier for you.