One of the most common mistakes people make when kitting out their new home is buying the wrong size bed. Indeed it is an essential part of any home, and without the right one you could be left with sleepless nights and aching limbs. Depending on the size of your room, your choice of bed can either be limited or limitless. Seeing as most modern urban developments are getting smaller, with people having to utilise vertical space in the form of fold down beds, the king size is rarely an option.
If you’re lucky enough to have a big enough bedroom to fit a king size bed however, then you should go ahead and make the purchase – comfort and unlimited space awaits you! However before you exchange the cash, there are a few things you might want to consider. Let’s take a look at some of the key information to consider when buying a king size bed.
The largest bed available, unless you’re crazy enough to have a bigger one made, is the king size, with the queen size the second most popular choice. Many people are unaware, but both mattresses are exactly the same length, however the king size is wider. If you’re a small person, the you’ll be used to spreading out in normal-sized beds. If you’re still interested in a king size though, don’t just settle for one that looks the part – always check the actual size of the mattress with the supplier. The last thing you want to do is find out you’re sleeping in a queen.
If you’ve ever slept in a king size bed, then you’ll know how big they actually are. But what is the need for all that space anyway? Depending on how you sleep at night, king size beds offer so much more than your usual limited space. It’s normal to twist, turn and swap sleeping positions in the night, and in a small double bed, this can get very irritating for your partner. King size beds allow sleepers the freedom to basically sleep in whatever position they want without disturbing your loved one.
Fitting a King Size
With all the benefits of a king size bed, there’s also one major downside – how to get it into your home? If you’ve got a wide front door, hallway and bedroom, then it shouldn’t be a problem getting the mattress in, even though it would probably take up most of the room. If carrying it up the stairs isn’t an option for you however, note that some people have actually had to remove their bedroom windows to get a king size mattress into their home. Consider this before you buy one.
As more and more people are choosing to buy king size beds, more options are becoming available when it comes to material. Although all mattresses will be fire resistant, and comply with all the safety regulations, you might want to think about what type of mattress you want. Memory foam are one of the more popular choices, however you might have to fork out slightly more for this comfort.