How Big Is A Queen Size Mattress?
The queen size mattress is the perfect recommendation for couples or for individuals who prefer to sleep sprawled across the entire bed. With mattress dimensions measuring 60” wide by 80” long, a queen size bed is the most popular mattress size used in master bedrooms or guest bedrooms, offering just enough space for most to sleep comfortably.
Many of us understand the discomfort that sharing a twin size or full-size bed with a partner may bring. These smaller mattress sizes generally do not have enough room to sleep two people, let alone two people comfortably. Queen size beds and mattresses are often recommended for couples who share a bed, because the queen size offers significantly more sleeping space than a full-size bed or mattress. At 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, a queen size mattress is 6 inches wider than the full-size. It may not sound like much, but that extra room can make a world of difference. For sleepers who do not share their bed with a partner, that extra space can be life changing if you sleep sprawled out.
Room and Budget Requirements
Before buying a queen size bed or mattress, it is important to think about your bedroom size and your budget. If upgrading from a twin size or full size mattress to a queen size, obviously the queen size is going to take up more floor space and cost more out of pocket. Generally, you should plan to leave at least 24 inches of walking space on both sides and at the foot of the bed. For a queen size mattress, that means your bedroom should measure at least 104 inches long by 84 inches wide or offer a minimum of 140 square feet. Be sure to plan for necessary sleep accessories, such as new sheets, new foundation or a mattress protector, when planning your budget for a queen size upgrade, as well.
How to Maximize Bedroom Space with a Queen Size Mattress
Below are common bedroom configurations and how you can maximize your space in each with a queen size mattress:
Square bedrooms are the easiest configuration to work with for any mattress size. Taking advantage of wall space and opening up any available floor space by placing your mattress center to the wall and keeping accent furniture to a minimum, should help make your square bedroom feel even larger.
L-Shaped bedrooms can work for any mattress size as long as you create zones. Choose one portion of the room to put your queen mattress in and that will be your “sleep zone”. The other section of your room can be used for other furniture and living space.
Queen mattresses offer more width than twin and full size mattresses, so they may make a rectangular bedroom feel smaller. The best way to maximize a rectangular bedroom is to create zones like you would in an L-Shaped bedroom. In a rectangular bedroom, one half of the room could be allocated for sleep space and the other half could be for other furnishings. With a rectangular bedroom, it is important there is still enough room to move around your queen size mattress in a comfortable manner.
As one of the larger mattress sizes on the market, queen mattresses can make uniquely-shaped bedrooms harder to configure. With a uniquely-shaped room, we suggest placing your queen mattress along whichever wall has fewer windows or doors to prevent obstructions and to maximize living space. Custom shelving or furniture is a great way to take advantage of odd spaces in your room, too.
If you are squeezing a queen size BedInABox® into a smaller bedroom, it is important to note that a bed frame can increase the dimensions of your bed by 2 to 5 inches in both length and width. If you do not have that much wiggle room, it may make sense to simplify your bed frame by using a simple, non-invasive mattress foundation like our Clever Connect™. Other bedroom furniture with slimmer silhouettes, such as night stands and dressers can also help maximize the amount of usable space. Another visual trick you can implement is to incorporate a mirror into your master bedroom. A mirror will reflect light and other areas of the room, creating a sense of openness you may not be able to achieve otherwise.
When upgrading your mattress size, definitely leave room in the budget for any basic sleep essentials you might need to pair with your bigger bed. If you have not already done so, you may need to get a new base or mattress foundation built to fit a queen size mattress. While you could try to use a smaller bed frame with your new mattress, the mattress itself would hang off of the edges, compromising the quality and durability of the memory foam construction. We also suggest pairing your mattress with one of our luxury sheet sets or a BedInABox® mattress protector. A mattress protector may not seem necessary, but is a simple solution to keep your mattress protected from spills, stains and the daily wear-and-tear it sees. While you are at it, maybe throw in an extra pillow or two. Fortunately, you can find all of these sleep accessories on our website, BedInABox.com.
Does BedInABox® Sell a Queen Size Mattress?
Why, of course! All six of our mattress models are available in queen size. This means that regardless of your sleep needs, you have plenty of options to consider when you upgrade your mattress. Whether you prefer more plush, sustainable sleep with our Eco-Lux® mattress or the benefits of memory foam and spring support with our Dual Hybrid™, we have options suitable for every type of sleeper.
Is the Queen Size Big Enough?
Although queen size mattresses are larger than full size beds, you and your partner may be the type of people who prefer something even bigger. If you need more space than a queen size offers, and you have the room and the budget for it, then consider the king size mattress. At 76 inches wide and 80 inches long, a king size measures 16 inches wider than a queen size (that is nearly 2 feet wider than a full-size mattress). Even better, all BedInABox® mattress models are available in king size, too.
76" x 80"
6,080 square inches
Room Size Needed
12' x 12'
Couples or families
needing more space
60" x 80"
4,800 square inches
Room Size Needed
10' x 10'
Couples or singles who
need more sleep space
53" x 75"
3,975 square inches
Room Size Needed
9' x 10'
Kids and young adults or guest rooms
38" x 75"
2,850 square inches
Room Size Needed
7' x 10'
Kids, bunk beds or extra sleeping space for guests
Queen Size & King Size are Both Good Options
If you are serious about a sleep upgrade, whether you need a larger bed or if you simply want to feel like royalty when it’s lights out, a queen or king size BedInABox® are both great options. Just remember to measure your available space and plan for any sleep accessories you may need for that mattress upgrade. If you are not sure what mattress size is right for you, we have a team of BedInABox® Sleep Specialists who are happy to help!