Many apartment dwellers make the most out of a smaller space by choosing a compact bed. Although this approach is certainly great for freeing up apartment space, if you want to sleep comfortably, you shouldn’t choose a bed that’s too small.
There are several factors that come into play when choosing a bed that fits your apartment: your room’s dimensions, your sleeping preferences, your height, and more. Below, discover which bed size is best for your apartment according to your preferences.
If your bedroom is small and you need to save space, a twin size bed or twin extra-large bed can be your best option. Both twin and twin XL mattresses can fit a room that’s at least seven feet by 10 feet.
A standard twin size mattress is 38 inches by 75 inches. As such, in most cases, only one person can comfortably sleep on twin and twin extra-large mattresses. That’s why twin size mattresses are usually best suited for children and, occasionally, adults who are of at most average height.
A twin XL mattress measures 38 by 80 inches, five inches longer than a twin bed. Twin extra-large mattresses are often found in college dorms and, sometimes, small apartments. Given their extra length, if you are taller than average, a twin-extra large mattress will likely be long enough to support your body while saving space.
Full-size mattresses, also known as double beds, can be the perfect option when you move into a new apartment with ample space. A full-size bed can fit a room that is at least 10 feet by 12 feet. The standard full-size mattress measures 54 inches by 75 inches, spacious enough for one person or two smaller-bodied people to sleep comfortably. However, couples usually buy queen-size mattresses.
According to a study, half of Americans sleep on queen mattresses. In a bedroom that’s approximately 10 feet by 14 feet, a queen size mattress can offer plenty of room for most people. It’s an ideal option for a person who likes to stretch out or an average to larger-size couple.
If you have a large bedroom in your apartment or luxury rental, a king-size bed can provide plenty of room for optimal sleep. Although a king-size bed can, in theory, fit into a room that’s 10 feet by 12 feet just like a full mattress, you won’t have much room for other furniture.
Instead, you’ll likely need a bedroom that’s at least 13 feet by 13 feet to fit a king-size bed and additional furniture. If you sleep alone, king beds might be too big since a standard king bed typically measures 76 inches by 80 inches – certainly more space than one person needs.
If you’re tall and want a big bed for your apartment, another great option can be a California king. A California king mattress is 72 inches by 84 inches, making it four inches longer than a standard king bed but four inches narrower. Whether you choose a king-size bed or a California king bed, you will surely have ample room to stretch and roll around.
What size bed do you think is best for your apartment? Sound off in the comments!