Tips For Enjoying More Room In Bed

Tips For Enjoying More Room In Bed

Rebecca Orlov
Aug 14, 2009

No, we're not talking about pushing your partner out of bed. We are talking about upgrading the size of your bed. In the last few weeks a few of our friends have finally decided to go from queen to king and upgrade their bed to enjoy more room. We went for it last year and have never looked back. After the jump, consider these ideas when making the move to upgrade your bed.

1) Consider the size of your bedroom. If you can place a king bed in your space, go for it!! if nightstands get in the way, be creative and use your walls. A floating shelf may be the trick to open up the space and allow for your king bed while keeping a place for your alarm clock.

2) Consider what furniture is also in your bedroom. If you have pieces of furniture in your bedroom that you are not really using or that you can condense, consider editing these pieces out of your room and adding in a larger bed.

3) Think about how you use your bedroom. Ok, you frisky people, we are talking about how much time you really spend in your room. Do you just sleep in your bedroom or do you enjoy reading a book in the corner or housing your office space? If you use your bedroom a lot and want room for a reading nook, then you should reconsider a larger bed that would take up that space. But if you could move your reading nook to another space of your home, go for the bigger bed.

4) Measure how wide or long your bedroom is to know what type of king to get. The standard king bed size, also called the Eastern King, is basically the width of 2 twin beds. The California, or Western King, is not as wide as the Eastern King, but is longer and perfect for most tall people. A king bed size usually has the box spring in two pieces for easier moving.

5) This in an investment. Yes, these king size beds are pricey but they last 10 - 15 years. Consider this as an investment vs. a purchase.

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