Should I choose a king size mattress or a double?

What's the difference between a king size mattress or a double mattress?

September 30th, 2014

When you are kitting out a bedroom with new furniture, one of the most important decisions to make is with regard to the size and style of the bed. Firstly you will need to decide on whether you want a divan or a wooden or metal bedframe. But another decision that you should make early on is the size of the bed. Beds are available in single, double, king size and even queen size and super king, but most people find that a double is fine. So what’s the difference between a double and a king size, and which do you need? 

What’s the difference between a double and a king size mattress?

The difference between a double and a king size mattress is purely a matter of an extra foot or so - a king size mattress give you that little bit extra space. So if it’s a nice big comfy bed that you are looking for without compromising on how much space it takes up, then a king size mattress is the perfect choice. 

Consider Your Needs

When deciding between a double and a king size mattress, it’s a good idea to consider your individual needs. For example, will you be sleeping in the bed alone or do you share it with a partner? If you share your bed with somebody else then a king size mattress is a far better choice because you will find that you both have far more space to stretch out. However, if you sleep alone then you will probably find that a double is sufficient. 

Consider the Size of the Room

While we would all like a huge bed to stretch out in, sometimes we are limited by the size of the room. If you are fitting out a particularly small room then you should probably opt for a double (or even a single) mattress so that you can optimise the space in the room. However, if the bedroom that you are fitting out has a large floor space then you can afford to push the boat out a little bit and opt for a larger bed and mattress. 

When it comes to beds and mattresses, it’s really important to think all of these things through before you make your final choice. Decide on your individual needs and then you will find that it is far easier to choose between a double and a king size mattress. If you’d like a little extra help with your decision making process then the experts at Sealy Beds would be delighted to help you through it - give them a call today!