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The size of the bed frame

If you already have a mattress, then you know which size bedframe you are looking at buying. If you do not have a mattress, then you need to first consider the size of the bedroom before making a decision. Sit back and take a look at the current layout of your bedroom. Willa bedframe fit comfortably in the area? Will you still be able to accommodate other items such as draws, and lamps? Will you still have adequate room to move around?

Your next step will be finding the bed size which perfectly suits all your needs. If you are two people then you will need to take a look at either a queen or king-sized bed frame and mattress. Other common bed sizes include the twin and full or double.

Below we will go into more detail on these sizes to give you a better idea of how to measure out your room to ensure you have enough space to accommodate a bedframe. If you are taller than the average person, then you might want to consider buying an XL bedframe to accommodate your extra length.

Single
Single bed dimensions are usually 36 inches wide by 75 inches long. Single beds may not be long enough or wide enough for adults to sleep comfortably. This size is often used in kids' rooms, but may also be a good choice for a spare or extra bed.

Full or double
Most double bed dimensions are 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. A full-size bed is enough space for a single sleeper and can be a tight fit for two.

King
King-size bed dimensions are 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. A king-size bed is the best choice for couples who want maximum personal sleeping space. This size bed can take up a majority of the space in your bedroom. Be sure to check your room's dimensions before you purchase a king-size bed.

Headboard and footboards
If you want to add a headboard to your bed, you should make sure that the frame you pick matches up. Headboards can be bolt-on or hook-on style, and there are different brackets needed for each. Most bed frames include headboard brackets in one of the styles, so check your frame to see if it's got the right hardware. You can order accessories to convert the frame to the other version if needed, but it's nice to know before you're trying to get the headboard on. Footboard brackets often do not come standard with a bed frame, so may have to be purchased separately.