When you're finally ready to move up to a larger bed, the king size bed frame is the largest standard size you will find on the market. At 60 x 75 inches, the king is wider than a double frame, and longer as well. These sizes are important to consider when shopping for the right size bed frame, because they will need to be compared to the available square footage in your bedroom.
The best way to figure out whether or not the king is right for your bedroom is to look at your current mattress size, and then to measure whether or not you have anywhere from one to three feet of extra width available. The differences in length are usually only as much as 3 extra inches.
Why Go King?
There are many different reasons why one might choose the king size frame, including:
A preference for large amounts of space when sleeping.
A very large bedroom that would seem emptier with a smaller bed.
One or both sleepers are physically large, and require the space for comfort.
More visual real estate in bedroom design.
A classic sense of decadence.
King size bed frames, in both wood and metal, tend to provide greater support, as more weight will need to be distributed over a wider area of space. This is especially true of bed platform frames in the king size, and of any king size frame which offers middle or crossbar support. Even sleepers of average size will be able to appreciate the space, support, and great look of a properly chosen king bed frame.
The Royalty Factor
The last quality is especially noteworthy; many consider the king size bed frame to be among the most comfortable, attractive options available. If you have the space for a king size bed in your home, then getting one just seems to be the natural choice, regardless of your own physical size. Why? The name king is no coincidence; when we consider the type of beds that royalty slept on, it would often be in either the queen or king sizes, hence their categorization.
Style is another factor when choosing king size bed frames. If your bedroom has a large amount of square footage, and your bed is only a double size or less, it can actually detract from the visual flow of the room. A proper king size frame, complete with head and foot boards, could actually be just as vital to providing a proper visual element as any other piece of furniture. Just as you would choose an appropriately sized dresser, as opposed to one more suitable for a smaller apartment, the size of the bed should match the size of the room accordingly.