Bed Size (Queen vs. Full)

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  1. ken

    ken Banned by Request

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    I've got a queen bed that sits on the floor. I want to get a nice, chunky wood bed frame. I'm afraid of the largeness of the combined queen bed and frame.

    So, I'm thinking of downsizing to a full (double) bed. I've slept on them before without issues. I'm 5'9". Occasional sleeping partners won't be taller.

    I'm old enough to be an adult. Does having a full bed make me less of an adult? Is the size thing really worth fretting over?

    Is there anybody out there that has a full-time sleeping partner, uses a full bed, and is happy with it?
     


  2. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    Your width is more important.
    Yes.
    Two adults on a full size is equivalent to each sleeping in a crib.
    Your occasional sleeping partner might turn into a frequent sleeping partner in the future. I would get at least a queen if not a king. You've already got the queen so might as keep it.
     
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  3. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    i'm way bigger than you, so take this with a grain of salt, but i'd never get anything smaller than a queen for my home.
     


  4. ken

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    Thanks guys. Will probably keep the queen, then.
     
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    Get a queen. A full is simply too small for an adult. More so if you ever have a partner over to share it with you. Most spaces meant to be a bedroom should accommodate a bed of that size.
     


  6. Lord-Barrington

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    Queen, Queen, Queen. You'll regret it if not.

    It may seem big when you're looking at it, but it's comfortable for one full grown adult and often can feel just right for two, but you'd be surprised. It's not as big as you think.
     


  7. Trompe le Monde

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    just think what'll happen when you take a fat girl home
     


  8. otc

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    I dunno...lots of old construction apartments in chicago have pretty small bedrooms. I'd vote for the queen but a full might let you make better use of the space.

    FWIW, I somehow ended up with an extra-long full (bought in college off craigslist and didn't even notice it was a non-standard size since my sheets still stretched over it). It is the length of a queen (I'm tall) but width of a full and works fine for me+guests. That being said, I want a new mattress but keep putting it off since I have to buy a new bed frame if I go up to queen.

    the difference in width between a full and a queen is not actually that long...
     


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    A full is 54 inches wide. A queen is 60 inches wide. The queen will give you much more choice in bed frames for not that much bigger a size.
     


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    WTF. How much do you guys move when you sleep? Do you sprawl like you were making a snow angel during bedtime? I don't understand how a full size bed is not big enough for one adult- if you're sharing a bed, then yeah it's a little cramped, but otherwise, what gives?
     


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    Well my bear takes up space. :embar:

    I am going to be in the market for a new mattress pretty soon, can anyone link me to the thread that has all the information I will ever need to know about mattresses?
     


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    While I have a queen size bed myself, my parents have used a full size for 30 years with no issues. Queen does have the advantage that it's the easiest to find good frames for... the only reason I ended up getting a queen size years ago was that there were twice the frame options that there were for full size. Also, no one really needs a King size unless you or your sleeping partner is obese, or one of you are NBA height.

    edit - also, what otc said. A lot of chicago apartments have small (especially width-wise) bedrooms. I found an awesome apartment when I was searching this summer that I would've taken except for the fact that the bedroom was only 7ft wide...
     
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    Frame size is not an issue, because the frame I'm looking at comes in both queen and full.
     
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    It really depends on the size of your room. Don't get a bed size and frame that will dwarf the room, making it feel smaller than it is. This is why I have a Full (I'm 6'2 180# and often have my girlfriend sleep over) because my Manhattan bedroom is rather small.
     


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    Fuck, sometimes I find my legs hang off my queen as it is. Can't imagine going back to a full.
     


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