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Help needed! King bed vs Queen?? How to know if king is too big for space?
cmcole1121
February 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a nice size bedroom (long but not wide) and my husband wants to get a king bed. We really like the attached upholstered bed (without footboard) and we do have room for the king (between 2 windows). But since headboard is pretty high and bed is king I'm worried it may take over room. Any tips as to how big bed should be?? Any help would be great!
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Custom Home Planning Center
Masking tape size on floor and walk around it. Tape mark other funiture and see if you like it.
February 2, 2013 at 10:09pm     
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cmcole1121
I've already done that - thanks though. Still not sure.
February 2, 2013 at 10:23pm   
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raynel
How big is the room?
February 2, 2013 at 10:31pm   
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Staged for Perfection
Your furniture should not take up more than 2/3 of your total floor space. That would be bed, bedside tables, and anything else that stands on the floor.
February 2, 2013 at 10:34pm     
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86aynrand
My husband and I lived for 22 years with first a double bed, then a queen, thinking our bedroom was too small for a king. We went to a Historical Tour and this little bedroom had a king size. It looked a tad big but not really crazy. I thought about that king for a couple years and when we needed to (finally) get a new bed we got a king. OMG - Heaven. I was always squished to the side - if one of our kids came in I was practically on the floor! This new bed is so WONDERFUL! I have my own space - I sleep so much better - my husband sleeps better (we got a # bed & he likes his a lot harder than I do) and it's made such a great change in my life. I wish we'd done this years ago when we first started our family. A king has enough room for any little one needing a cuddle in the middle of the night.

We spend 1/3 of our lives in bed. A king gives each person a twin size area. Not that much when you think about it. Don't we deserve comfort for such an important activity? So it's a little big in your room... how much? 6 or 8 inches? It's worth it - trust me.
February 2, 2013 at 10:50pm     
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mveasey
Sooo happy we got a King size bed. To be honest, you mainly sleep in your bed for hours, you only look at your bedroom a couple of minutes...if it would improve your sleep quality, who cares if it looks a bit large. Having a bigger bed made a huge difference in our lives.
If you would not have a footboard, the bed will look less intrusive in the room, if omitting is an option.
If you do get a king size bed, make sure you have lots of mattress support underneath, under the boxspring as well, so there will be less sagging. Do not pay full price, wait for sales and read reviews of customers on independent websites.
February 2, 2013 at 10:59pm     
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onthefence
Once you've taped the area off, fill the taped area with boxes. Cover them with sheets and blankets to get a VERY rough approximation of how it will feel in the room. I've had to do this a few times just to get a feel for how much visual space something takes. It's not pretty or perfect - but it does work for me.
February 3, 2013 at 12:41am     
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sally216
queen bed is so much lovelier than a king because you can snuggle next to your love
February 3, 2013 at 2:38am   
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86aynrand
News flash: you can snuggle in a king too.
February 3, 2013 at 11:47am   
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amgraham
would rather have space then get a smaller bed to snuggle for a few minutes. after a few years snuggling last for a few minutes then he starts snoring and farting
February 4, 2013 at 5:36am     
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If you have at least 2ft. on one side and 3ft on the side with the closet a king would work. I prefer a queen though.
February 4, 2013 at 5:41am   
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86aynrand
@ amgraham - LOL - true that!
February 4, 2013 at 12:15pm   
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Judy M
The king is same length as queen but sixteen inches wider, so if current bed is sitting in a long wall, as long as you have an additional eight inches of space to spare on each side of current bed allowing for night stand space, it should work.
February 4, 2013 at 12:56pm     
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