Queen Bed vs. King Bed
If you sleep in a master bedroom, one of the toughest choices you'll make is whether to sleep on a queen or king bed. While both have large mattresses that can hold two sleepers, your decision ultimately comes down to other factors: the size of the bedroom and your desired sleeping space. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to consider when choosing between a king and queen size bed.
Queen Size Bed
King Size Bed
|60 inches||76 inches|
|80 inches||80 inches|
|Guest rooms or small master bedrooms ||Large master bedrooms|
Space for Couples
|Less room||More room|
|Easier to move||Harder to move|
- Saves space - The dimensions save space in small master bedrooms, which allows more room for additional furniture. Queen beds also make a perfect compromise in guest rooms because the provide plenty of room for one sleep and ample room for couples.
- Easy to flip or move around - A queen size mattress is much easier to flip and maneuver whenever you feel like redecorating your room, especially when bedroom space is limited.
- Less expensive - Since it's smaller than a king, the cost of the mattress and bedding is typically more affordable.
- Narrow space for two sleepers - While two sleepers can fit on a queen bed, you may not have the proper space desired to spread out. It's also not an ideal fit for larger people looking for maximum comfort.
- Less balance in large master bedrooms - Decorating a big master bedroom can be difficult, and a queen bed might be too small when balancing out the room.
- Plenty of width - A king size bed provides the most possible space for single sleepers and couples to spread out comfortably.
- Balances out a large master bedroom - A king bed is perfect to place in the center of a large master bedroom. Its size creates balance you usually can't create with other beds or pieces of furniture.
- Harder to fit in smaller bedrooms - If your master bedroom is smaller, a king size bed might create less space for other furniture.
- More difficult to move - Its larger dimensions make it heavier to lift and harder to maneuver whenever you're flipping the mattress or moving the entire bed.
- Less affordable - A king size bed is not the best choice if you're on a tight budget. This mattress not only can be pricey, but the cost of bedding, frames and other accessories also can be costly.
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