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Is a Queen Size Bed for You? - Queen Size Bed Dimensions

Is a Queen Size Bed for You? - Queen Size Bed Dimensions

The queen mattress is the most popular mattress size for American adults: in a 2017 survey, nearly half of respondents across all age groups said they slept on a queen-size mattress. But what makes this bed size so popular? And is it right for you?

Benefits of a Queen Size Bed

Looking for the perfect amount of sleeping space for a single sleeper to sprawl out, or to accommodate a child or pet? Or a bed that’s big enough for a couple but a value to fit a budget and a size to fit a room? The queen may be sized right for you. 

Queen size bed dimensions: 60 inches by 80 inches (152.5 centimeters by 203.5 centimeters). For planning where you place the bed in your bedroom a queen size bed dimensions in feetare 5 by 6.67.

It can be difficult to fit a king or California king size bed into many spaces, but a queen is a versatile mattress that fits everywhere from a guest room to a master bedroom. It provides a more comfortable sleeping experience than a twin size or full size mattress, with as much length as a twin XL and 6" more width than a full bed. Because of the extra legroom, it's a great choice for sleepers over 5'5". 

Bedroom Size for a Queen Bed

How big your bedroom should be to fit a queen size bed depends on how much furniture you have as well as the size of your bed frame, but a good rule of thumb is that a bedroom should be at least 9.5 feet by 10 feet to comfortably house a queen size bed and frame. 

Before buying a queen mattress, make sure that you measure your bedroom and tape out the space the bed will take up on the floor. Ensure you have at least two feet of walking space around the bed frame. 

Lesser-Known Queen Sizes

There are two queen sizes which are not considered "standard sizes", but which are still sold by some retailers. These are the Olympic queen and the California queen. 

The Olympic queen mattress measures 66 inches by 80 inches, adding an additional 6 inches of width. This is a good option for people who feel a standard queen is too narrow, but who don't have room for the 16 inches of width added by a king bed. 

The California queen mattress measures 60 inches by 84 inches. It's the queen equivalent of a California king in terms of adding 4 inches of extra length. This is helpful for people with bedrooms too narrow to fit a California king mattress but who appreciate a seven-foot-long bed. 

Be aware that with a non-standard mattress size, it may be difficult to find bedding accessories (bed frames, foundations, sheets, blankets, etc.) that fit your Olympic or California queen. It's best to purchase your non-standard queen from a retailer that also sells accessories for it.