What to consider when measuring your room for a bed

What to consider when measuring your room for a bed So, you know you’ve your heart set on a supportive, comfortable, reliable SleepMaker mattress – but how do you know that it will fit in your room? Which size mattress will work best in your room, in your house, and with your lifestyle?
 
Buying a mattress is an important investment so when you’ve got it home and you’re positioning it in your bedroom, you want to feel that you’ve made the best choice.
 
In this blog, we give you a few quick ways to figure out which bed size will best fit in your bedroom. We look at measuring your room size, your other bedroom furniture and how a new bed will fit in your space without looking cramped or empty.

 

Considerations

As a general rule of thumb, the more room you have in your mattress the better quality of sleep you’ll have, especially if you’re sharing with a partner. Space around you helps promote undisturbed sleep. Two people sleeping together should select at least a Queen, preferably a King or Super King size mattress to give you adequate space. But there is more to consider. Will the large bed that you want fit in your bedroom? Let’s have a look at what to consider when you’re working this out.

Room size

When you’re deciding on the size of your next mattress, the first step is to take a look at the measurements of your bedroom. Measure both the length and the width of your room and then multiply these two figures together – this will give you the approximate square meterage of the room and an idea of its proportions when you’re in store selecting your bed.
 
It’s important that you take the time to make the correct purchase decision and fall in love with your new mattress - if you’re able to take some measurements in preparation, it’ll help make choosing your perfect bed easily.

Furniture in your bedroom

Now it’s time to consider the other furniture that you’ll want to fit in your room. Think about your bedside tables, dressing table, chairs, and other things that make up your ideal room – it’s a good idea to measure these so that you can work out how much space you have left for your bed.
 
Tip: When considering measurements for a mattress, always take into consideration an additional 10cm in length for the headboard and footboard if you plan to have one or both of them.
 
At first you might think that you have plenty of space for the biggest bed, but you might be surprised at how the floor space can quickly disappear once you get the other furniture in (it could also lead you to reconsider how much furniture you want to have in your bedroom).
 
How you use your room, your lifestyle and the other areas of your home will also obviously play a big factor in what’s in your bedroom, and how much space you’ll have for your mattress. You may have a desk in your room for example, or even a couch or a TV. You’ll need to take all these things into account and their measurements and the space needed to use them, when working out which size mattress will fit best.

Floor space

Now you have the size of your room and the furniture measured but you also need to factor in your floor space. You’ll need room to move about in your bedroom, so you want to avoid overcrowding your bedroom. On the flip side, you don’t want to have so much space that your mattress is disproportionate and the room feels empty.

Doorways, hallways, & staircases

This can be the tricky part. How will your mattress get to your bedroom? Will it need to travel through the house? Through hallways and staircases? Now is a good time to determine where the tight spots could be when your mattress is being delivered. Unfortunately, just because a mattress will fit into the space you measured for, doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to make it there.
 
The most common tight spots are doors, halls, and stairs - so it pays to measure these before the move.
 

It pays to measure first

Judging the size of a mattress in store can be tricky – a mattress in a large store showroom can seem the right size, but then when you get it home it can look huge! So it’s always best to take the measurements of both the mattress and your bedroom before you make a final decision on your bed.
 
To help, we’ve listed SleepMaker’s Australian mattress sizes below.
 
Single 92cm x 188cm
Long Single 92cm x 203cm
King Single 107cm x 203cm
Double 137cm x 188cm
Queen 153cm x 203cm
King 183cm x 203cm
Super King 203cm x 203cm
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