Here at Beds on Legs we recommend getting the biggest bed that your bedroom and budget will allow. As the saying goes, go big or go home! Indeed, we spend up to a third of our lives in bed and therefore getting the best bed you can afford is a wise investment. Furthermore, a good night’s sleep is one of the pillars for good health. Sleep is essential for maintaining both physical and mental health. Here are top 4 points that you need to consider when you’re considering what size bed to buy.
If your child is transitioning from a cot or a toddler bed then a single bed will suits their needs adequately. A single bed measures 3ft x 6ft3 (90cm x 190cm). Whilst you may have the space for a bigger bed, most young children feel most secure in a smaller bed.
Most young children find that they are most comfortable in a single bed which measures 3ft x 6ft3. However, as they start to grow then they might be hankering after a more ‘adult’ bed. In general children’s bedrooms aren’t as big as the master bedroom. Therefore, a small double is the perfect compromise for your mini adults. These beds measure 4ft x 6ft3 (120cm x 190cm) which are ideal for your growing children to get the sleep they need.
If you have a spare bedroom and space allows then a small double bed can be the ideal sized bed. Often spare bedrooms are not as generous as other bedrooms in the house and therefore larger sized beds might be too cumbersome. Again, a divan style bed could be your best option as the footprint of the bed doesn’t take up much more space than the mattress.
We all know the saying that ‘good things come in small packages’ however when it comes to beds the opposite is true. The reason for this is because a bigger bed allows you to have more wiggle room and therefore your sleep will be less disturbed.
Indeed, if you are sleeping with another person then it makes even more sense to have the biggest bed possible. For example, a standard double bed measures 4ft6 x 6ft3 (135cm x 190cm). This means that if two people are sharing the bed then each person only has 67.50cm of space to sleep on. That’s not a lot of space. In fact, it’s about the width of a baby’s cot! Therefore, a bigger size bed can improve your sleep which in turn will benefit your health and even your relationships. Most bedrooms should be able to accommodate a king size bed which measures 5ft x 6ft6 (150cm x 200cm). If space is tight then you could consider investing in a divan as these beds have the same footprint as the mattress and therefore takes up less place. Furthermore, if you've got the space then a super king bed that measures 6ft x 6ft6 (180cm x 200cm) could be just the ticket.