Helping Couples Choose Queen Vs. King Mattresses, Part 1

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Helping Couples Choose Queen Vs. King Mattresses, Part 1

Many couples have had their share of debates in their time together, and the most common of these within the mattress realm is whether to go with a king or queen bed. One member of the relationship may prefer as much sleeping space as possible while another likes to cuddle closer during sleep, for instance – how do you settle these kinds of concerns?

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re here to help. We offer a wide range of both queen and king mattresses, with options available for a variety of budgets, sleeping styles and other preferences. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over everything you need to know as you choose between a queen and king mattress, including some basics on each bed’s dimensions plus some of the important factors to consider.

King Vs. Queen Sizing

For starters, it’s important to have an idea of how king and queen beds differ in terms of their sizing and dimensions. This will help you when measuring a given room and trying to visualize the space the mattress will take up. Some basic factors to be aware of:

  • Length: Queen and king beds are both 80 inches long
  • Width: Queen beds are 60 inches long; king beds are 76 inches long
  • General room size needs: Queens require a 10×12 foot room or larger; kings require a 10×14 foot room or larger


As you begin the process of shopping between these two mattress options, one of the key factors to keep in mind throughout is your general budget. King mattresses tend to cost more than queen mattresses for relatively obvious reasons – is this additional cost worth it to you and your partner?

Now, it’s important to note that there are still a huge variety of price ranges available for both these mattress sizes. That said, if you’re prioritizing certain features or materials over the size, there may be certain situations where only a queen mattress fits into your budget.

Bedroom Size and Preference

We mentioned bedroom size earlier, and it’s another very important factor here. The mattress is meant for sleep, yes, but it also defines the entire spatial setup of a given bedroom.

If applicable, use a measuring tape to canvass the bedroom in question and visualize what it will look like with both mattress sizes inside it. Also consider personal preference – do you and your partner prefer a large amount of open space in the bedroom, or is that less important to you than a larger mattress area for sleep? Much of this realm comes down to what you and your partner decide in this area.

For more on choosing between a king and queen mattress as a couple, or to learn about any of our mattresses, adjustable beds or mattress accessories, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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