Many people have trouble deciding whether to get a queen or king size bed because they are unsure of the difference in size. While queen beds are standard, there are several versions of the king bed.
Queen mattresses are 60 inches wide and 80 inches long. They can comfortably accommodate two people.
Standard King Bed
The standard king bed is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, making it a near perfect square. They easily hold two people with plenty of additional space.
Split Mattress King Bed
Split mattress king beds are also 76 inches by 80 inches, but are simply composed of two twin XL mattresses.
California King Bed
With a width of 72 inches and length of 84 inches, California king beds are designed for those who would rather have a longer bed than a wider bed.
The Right Size for You
Before you purchase your bed, measure the space in your room and make sure that there is enough space for both the bed and the objects you want surrounding it.