The right choice of bed size is the key to quality sleep!
Quality sleep is impossible without a bed – any sofa will not bring the same comfort as an orthopedic mattress. But first you need to have a clear understanding: what size of bed to choose, taking into account your height, build, habits – and at the same time to fit into the style of the interior? We will tell you what features can be neglected and what cannot be sacrificed even with a limited room area.
So, not to waste money and not to be disappointed with the choice in a couple of months, first of all, you need to take into account:
Size of the sleeping place
The bed begins with a comfortable mattress, and the rule “the bigger the better” does not work here. Too big mattress will not provide the expected comfort, and taking care of it and searching for bed linen will be a real torment. Therefore, before choosing the size of the bed, you should calculate the size of the sleeping place, remembering a little math.
The length of the bed is usually calculated by the formula: human height + 15-20 cm. It is also worth to add the centimeters that the pillows “steal”. For connoisseurs of the usual square pillows, we advise to add more 30 cm. Rectangular european pillows take 10 cm less.
The width of the sleeping place, regardless of the size of the bed, is calculated the same for everyone – 80 cm for one person. To check how comfortable this width is, you can do a simple test: lie on an 80 cm wide mattress, cross your arms over your chest and put your elbows in different directions. If the elbows do not hang from the edges, then the width is perfect.
What size of the bed to choose for a couple? When calculating the total width, you need to take into account the build of both partners, as well as know what position they take during sleep. Because sleeping in the “star” position requires more space than sleeping in each other’s arms.
Let the shape of the bed be traditionally rectangular. Round or non-standard beds are suitable for one night. But it is impossible to sleep on them all the time.
What are the sizes of beds?
Beds are single, king single, double or customized..
Single beds (width 60-90 cm, length 200 cm) are usually installed in guest rooms or teenagers’ rooms.
King single beds (width up to 160 cm, length 200 cm) are more commonly used for comfortable sleep of one adult.
Double beds (width up to 200 cm, length 200 cm) are chosen not only by couples, but also by those who prefer maximum comfort during sleep.
Studying the question “what is the optimal size of a double bed” it is worth considering that the dimensions of standard models may differ from country to country. For example, most European manufacturers use one standard table, where the dimensions of the bed are indicated in centimeters. And American companies indicate the dimensions in inches. Thus, a mattress made in Europe may not fit into the American frame. And vice versa. In order not to make a mistake, you can do it easier – order a bed and mattress in the same store.
The total dimensions of the bed may exceed the size of the sleeping place by 20-40 cm. If the space allows, you should not worry – a voluminous headboard and soft sides will add comfort and chic to a large bedroom. Owners of small rooms should choose models with a small headboard and which have a minimum of protruding parts. In any case, the comfort of the person who will sleep on the bed should remain a constant.
For convenient movement around the room, you need to correctly calculate the width of the passages. According to the standard, the distance from the edge of the bed to the wardrobe or to the wall should be 70 cm. A single bed can be placed along a wall and thus save usable space. In a room for two, you need to leave enough space on both sides – it will be much easier to move around the bedroom and make the bed. If the bedroom has a complicated or irregular configuration, it is better to use the advice of an interior designer or furniture store consultants.
Why do we insist on consulting designers so much? Because the visitors of the store, unfortunately, make the same mistakes. And we are sincerely upset when customers:
- start only from the appearance of the bed, without taking into account its functionality;
- sacrifice the size of the bed in favor of a well-thought-out interior or of previously purchased furniture (bedside tables, dressing tables, tables);
- choose the design ” as their friends”, ignoring the size and style of their own bedroom;
- allocate a budget for a bed, but forget about a high-quality orthopedic mattress.
We know that among the beds in our store you can always find a couple of interesting models to make your bedroom not only cozy, but also ergonomic. Come, we will tell you what size of double bed to choose, we will help you choose the right mattress, which will be able to place all family members and that means they will have a good sleep.
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