Difference between Queen Bed and King Bed

Queen Bed vs King Bed
 

The main difference between queen bed and king bed is in the dimension of each bed type. Beds are sold in different sizes and styles too. Queen bed and king bed are two differently sized comfy beds preferred in the households. The king bed is wider than the queen bed. The king-sized beds are 76 inches in width and 80 inches in length. The queen beds for that matter are 60 inches in width and 80 inches in length. There is another interesting fact about queen bed and king bed when it comes to UK and Ireland. Though queen and king are two types of beds in USA, the queen bed is referred as king bed in UK and Ireland.

What is Queen Bed?

The queen bed is longer and wider than the double bed. The queen bed has been standardized at 80 x 60 inches. This means it is 203 x 152 centimeters.

Queen bed is normally preferred by the couples for the reason that they are spacious enough for two average adults to lie down comfortably. They fit very well in the master bedrooms or in the guest room of the household.

Difference between Queen Bed and King Bed

What is King Bed?

King bed has been standardized at 80 x 76 inches. That is 203 x 193 centimeters. King bed is extra comfy bed and will be suitable for bigger size people. For an average sized people it may be too large and occupy more space in the bedroom, leaving limited space for other furniture and also restrict the space for movement. So, king bed is suitable for extra large rooms.

The king beds itself have two different sizes, namely, the standard king and the California king bed. The standard king bed is sometimes called as the Eastern king bed, whereas the California king bed is called the Western king bed.

Another interesting thing about these sizes is that they are not internationally set standards, They vary from region to region. In United Kingdom and Ireland, what is called queen bed in other regions is referred to as king bed. The queen size beds are sold as king Bed there whereas they have another size called super king. So, in the United Kingdom, if you go and search for queen bed, you may not find what you are looking for. You have to ask for a king bed to get a queen bed there as both beds are the same in size yet the name king bed is used.

Queen Bed vs King Bed

Region Queen

(Width x Length; Area)

King

(Width x Length; Area)

North America 60″ x 80″; 33.3 sq. ft.

(152 cm x 203 cm; 3.08 m2)

Standard

76″ × 80″; 42.2 sq. ft.

(193 cm × 203 cm; 4.0 m2)

California king

72″ × 84″; 42  sq. ft.

(180 cm × 210 cm; 3.78 m2)

U.K. & Ireland   60″ x 78″; 32.5 sq. ft.

(150 cm x 198 cm; 3.0 m2)

Super King

72″ x 78″; 39 sq. ft.

(180 cm x 200 cm; 3.6 m2)

Mainland Europe &

Latin America

160 cm x 200 cm; 3.2 m2

(63″ x 79″; 34.6 sq. ft.)

200 cm × 200 cm; 4.0 m2

(79″ × 79″; 43.3 sq. ft.)

Australia

60″ x 80″; 33.3 sq. ft.

(152 cm x 203 cm; 3.08 m2)

76″ × 80″; 42.2 sq. ft.

(193 cm × 203 cm; 4.0 m2)

What is the difference between Queen Bed and King Bed?

Dimensions of Queen Bed and King Bed:

Queen Bed: The queen bed has been standardized at 80 x 60 inches. This means, it is 203 x 152 centimeters.

King Bed: King bed has been standardized at 80 x 76 inches. That is 203 x 193 centimeters.

Center Leg:

Queen Bed: Queen bed has a center leg due to its huge size.

King Bed: King bed also has a center leg due to its huge size.

Regional Specialty:

In UK and Ireland, both Queen bed and King bed are one and the same in size. This bed is only known as King bed there.

As you can see, there is not much of a difference between queen bed and king bed. The only difference in size is seen in the width between the two beds.

 

Images Courtesy:

  1. Bed by bedzine (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  2. King bed by theSuperStar (CC BY-ND 2.0)