How to Choose the Right Size Bed for a Tiny Bedroom

If you’ve just moved into your first apartment, the chances are that it’s not very big. Having little space can make interior decorating difficult, but not impossible.

However, you’ll need to put in extra effort and follow some general home decor rules.

Planning the layout of a small bedroom can be tricky since beds usually take up a lot of space.

We’ll show you how to choose the right size bed for a tiny bedroom to make the job easier.

Whether you’re single or have a partner, we’ll offer a suitable, space-saving solution to choosing a bed size.

Small Beds for Singles

The smallest bed size available is the twin at 38 inches wide and 75 inches long.

Its size makes it perfect for small bedrooms, and yet, it’s wide enough to offer ample room for most sleepers. At 75 inches in length, it’s also long enough for most sleepers.

The only people who might find a twin-sized bed too small are those over six feet tall. In that case, consider a twin XL, measuring 38 x 80 inches.

The extra five inches in length will add more legroom for taller individuals.

If you like to move around during sleep, you’ll need extra room. Therefore, you might consider a full-size bed, otherwise known as a double bed.

Double beds add 15 inches to the twin’s width (53 inches total). However, while undoubtedly more comfortable, it takes up much more space.

If you want a double bed, you’ll need to plan out your bedroom’s layout carefully. For more information about sizes, you can visit

Small Beds for Couples

Small couple bed

Couples need more bed space than a single person. Therefore, a double bed should be the absolute minimum you consider, as anything smaller will not comfortably fit two people.

Luckily, a double bed is not so large. With most small bedrooms, you’ll have no problem making a double bed work.

Double beds are 53 inches wide, meaning they will offer just enough space for two.

However, if one of you is taller than six feet, a double bed will probably not be long enough. In that case, try a queen-size bed.

Queen-size beds are typically 80 inches long, which is more than enough even for taller individuals. However, it’s also a little wider than a double bed, measuring 60 inches.

Therefore, it’ll be harder to fit a queen-sized bed inside a small bedroom. As a result, we wouldn’t recommend sizing up to a queen-size bed unless necessary.

Moreover, it goes within saying that a king-size bed has no place in a tiny bedroom. At 80 x 76 inches, you’d be lucky if it fits through the door, let alone inside your bedroom.

Tips to Make Your Bed Fit

Apart from choosing the correct size, you can do a couple of other things to ensure you make the best of your available space.

The most prominent ones relate to bedroom decor: namely, the bed frame and the placement of your bed.

When choosing a bed frame, try to pick something minimalist. The reason is apparent — an ornate bed frame will take up much more space than a simple, straightforward design.

Consider not using a bed frame and lay your mattress on the floor to save even more space. Floor mattresses are trendy, both for their aesthetic and space-saving qualities.

When it comes to bed placement, know that it will free up a lot of space when done correctly. However, lousy placement can make your tiny bedroom unusable.

We’d advise you always to try to put your bed in a corner. Putting it in the middle of the room will split your space in two and make it harder to move around.

Placing your bed in the corner is a no-brainer if you’re single. You only need one nightstand and one unobstructed side to allow you to get in and out.

However, things are a little more tricky if you have a partner. Having your bed in the corner means that one of you will have to step over the other to get in and out.

Still, it might be necessary if your bedroom is exceedingly tiny.

As a final tip, try to unclutter your bedroom. Removing unnecessary objects will make your bedroom feel more spacious and easier to love.


When working with a tiny bedroom, every inch of space matters.

That’s why in our guide on how to choose the right bed for a tiny bedroom, we described the most suitable bed sizes you can use.

Note: try not to go larger than you need to. While you might gain some sleeping comfort, you’ll feel cramped and suffocated.

On the other hand, freeing up space will give your bedroom a pleasant feeling of spaciousness.

Whatever your chosen size, it would be best if you laid out a floor plan for your bedroom before deciding.

While a floor plan can’t display all the details, it’s an excellent place to start.

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