Among OVERSIZED bed options, two main king-sized beds are more popular. We will now look the Alaska King Size bed and California King sized bed with detail:
Alaska King Size Bed:
One of the largest bed sizes available in the market is the Alaskan king bed size. Measuring about nine feet in length as well as width, this size proves ideal to provide the largest surface area to sleep on.
It allows individuals to relax like a king with minimum obstruction. It can easily accommodate up to four people. If you like to co sleep with your children or pets, this provides ample space for you to sleep on.
If you have a larger body built than regular people, it is a good option for you to sleep soundly without having to worry about flailing legs coming out of the bed.
It can be ideal for people:
- Who sleep with pets
- Who co sleep with children
- Couples who prefer their personal space and don’t like to be interrupted by the other person’s movement at night.
- Taller or larger people who don’t seem to fit right in the smaller mattress sizes.
This is a relatively readily available option in the market. With dimensions of 72-inch length and 84-inch width, this is narrower than an Alaska bed.
With dimensions being wider than a regular king sized bed and shorter than a king size, it is easy to fit in a room with small length but wider look. It can accommodate individuals who are not that tall but want to have extra limb space.
Above you can observe the comparison in dimensions of both styles of beds. However, you need to take into account that California king is readily available, easy to fit and cheaper in price as compared to Alaska king size bed. Even the bed linen of a California king is easily available as compared to the latter.
Let’s take a look at this option available on the web for you to invest in:
This California King sized bed is presented by the brand names Crown Mark. Its upholstered with black faux leather which adds to the aesthetic appeal of this frame. It offers a clean and contemporary silhouette that will fit about any interior. This basic frame comes with no raised sides that don’t obstruct the room view. The frame is made with plywood that provides strength as well as reasonable price.
What we like about california king size bed:
- Faux leather in black that looks elegant and goes with any interior.
- Wooden frame providing strength.
- Easy to assemble and ship since it comes in compact boxes.
- Its lightweight with 64 pounds weight.
- Basic shape to complement your existing room and interior style.
- Modern zen height for easy climbing.
- Minimal detail and a surface that is easy to clean.
After a long tiring day at work, all you can think of is a comfortable snuggling bed that can help you wind out and relax. It’s very hard to leave such a beautifully relaxing commodity in the morning, when you know that the daily grind is calling you already. A bed is the main source of attraction that makes a bedroom live up to its name. Obviously, what would a bedroom be without a bed?
So, either you are looking for a new bed to furnish your new place or you are trying to replace your existing bed, the main concern is going to be which bed is better? An Alaskan King-sized bed or a Californian King?
What to look for in a bed?
Before we look into these two precise sizes, let’s jot out what exactly a common customer searches for in a bed?
Style: It refers to the built and look that the bed gives off. The style could be contemporary, classic, mid-century or modern.
Built: Here we refer to the inner frame material. A bed might be made of hardwood, wrought iron, chrome plated steel or fibre. There are many materials available to suit your budget and durability concerns.
Accessories: Beds can come with complete sets or as an individual commodity. Many furniture companies offer bed sets with side tables and dressers. Many offer matching ottomans and bed stools as well. These utilities enhance functionality of a room.
Comfort: The main comfort is determined by the used mattress, but you can’t miss the comfort provides by an upholstered and padded headboard. Many modern headboards come with built in pillows as well to add extra comfort.
Size: The foremost and important concern maybe the size required for the bed that can accommodate the required mattress.
Why is size so important?
Since the current debate is about the choice of size while investing in a bed, let’s take a look at why different people might want different sizes:
Couples wanting more space:
Depending upon individual sleep style and pattern, two people might require two different types of sleeping spaces. A larger bed will offer more leg room, more space to move limbs around, more space to turn sides while sleeping. A larger bed allows less disturbance to the other side of the bed due to its large surface area.
Family Co Sleeping:
You all might have heard the horrors of co sleeping, but what to do when a toddler insists on scooching with parents consistently. Many parents like to co sleep with their children since it instils lovely family time. So, to accommodate three to four people on a bed, you need a larger size than regular.
Pets Co Sleeping:
Many people like to have their pets share the same sleeping space. It ensures the safety and company, after all it is said that the best therapy comes on four paws. So, to accommodate a cosy little being with you, a larger size is more comfortable.
Athletes and taller people require more leg space than the others. So, while you are thinking of investing in a new bed, you might want to take your own height and built into consideration.
Now that we have the reason to look for different sizes in beds, let’s take a look at the sizes available in the market.
Following are some traditional sizes for beds accommodating two people available at most of the retailers. These are the regularly bought sizes since they fit mass market requirements.
- TWIN: sized bed: it measures 39” L x 75” W or 96.5 cm x 190.5 cm
- TWIN XL: measures 39” L x 80” W or 96.5 cm x 203.5 cm
- FULL: measure 54” L x 75” W or 134.5 cm x 190.5 cm
- QUEEN: measures 60” L x 80” W or 152.5 cm x 203.5 cm
- KING: measure 76” L x 80” W or 193 cm x 203.5 cm
Some oversized bed dimensions are also available for those wanting extra space:
- Alaska King Size Bed: measures 108” L x 108” W or 9’ x 9’
- Alberta King Size Bed: measures 96” L x 96” W
- California King Size Bed: measures 84” L x 72” W
- Wyoming King Size Bed: measures 84” L x 84” W
- Texas King Size Bed: measures 80” L x 98” W
- Family King Size Bed: measures 80” L x 120” W
- Family XL King Size Bed: measures 84” L x 144” W