Pros and Cons: King Vs. Queen Beds – It’s an easy choice

I love my King Size mattress!

And I think it stupid that anyone would choose a queen over a king when they have the option.

I’m so confused on why anyone would choose a queen over a king that I sat down and wrote the pros and cons of each. I thought maybe I was wrong? I still think I’m right, but you decide…

Pros of King

  • More room than a queen.
  • Keeps you from sleep-hitting your partner in bed.
  • More room for the dogs, cats, and the kids.
  • More room for family time (watch a movie in your big bed)
  • More comforting knowing you have a big bed to crawl into.
  • Spill something in bed you just move over slightly so that spot can dry.
  • More room for adult activities.
  • Less vacuuming. The more the mattress takes upon space, the less you need to vacuum. (I like this one)
  • A must-have if you’re tall. Consider a California king if you’re tall as it gives you more height.
  • The only option if your overweight.
  • A king is two twin XL mattresses put together. This means if you want those fancy adjustable bed frames that adjust individually you’ll need to go with the king. I do think adjustable bed frames will be more commonplace because the prices on them have dropped.

Cons of King

  • If you don’t have a king foundation, you’ll need to get one.
  • Bedding can be more expensive but this seems to be less of an issue these days.
  • Takes up more room, not good if you have a small room.
  • Some say it’s harder to cuddle, but I say true love knows no distance. Especially when it’s only a 16-inch difference.
  • Can make a small room look even smaller.
  • Harder to give away or sell your old mattress. Even if the mattress is brand new, it’s like you’re giving someone the plague when you tell them it’s a king size.
  • Becoming more popular after the recession.
  • Once you go king, it’s hard to go back.

Pros of Queen

  • Fits better in smaller rooms.
  • Super common and can be found everywhere.
  • The best mattress to get for guest rooms or spare rooms.
  • Often cheaper than King. But the prices of mattresses you can get online are getting more affordable now. Just check out the King Size Zinus Green Tea Mattress on Amazon*.
  • Works better if you’re short.

Cons of Queen

  • Smaller than a king.
  • More cramp if the kids or pets jump in.
  • The default boring mattress everyone buys.
  • Throw off the balance of a large room. You don’t want the small bed in a large room look.
  • Becoming less popular

The Real Winner?

The real winner is going to be you. Sometimes you need a small mattress. And sometimes you need a large mattress.

But if you want my honest opinion, I say go with the king. You’ll have more room for the whole family to jump in for a movie night.

You have more room to spread out. And cuddling goes to a new level because of the extra room you cuddle in 3D! Cuddle on the left, the right, and down the middle!