Many people wonder if size really matters. It all depends. When it comes to choosing a bed, size can matter, as long as you know beforehand how big or small, is the space where the bed will go. A full size bed also called a double bed measures 54 x 75 inches, big enough for an adolescent or a young adult learning to be independent and why not maybe even for a newly wed couple with a small apartment. A full bed is much wider than a twin which measures 39 x 75 inches and slightly smaller than a queen which measures 60 x 80 inches.
But because I understand numbers and measurements do not say much, especially if you dislike dealing with them. So, let’s discuss further the dimensions of a full size bed, where it fits and its conventionality. In case you did not know a full size bed, in its extra long (XL) version or 54 x 80, IS usually what occupies a hotel room. It is the standard bed size in most hotels. This is not to say that they do not have bigger beds, it only means that it is customary for hotels to use full size beds. Double XL beds, as they are also called, are big enough for two people yet compact enough to fit inside small hotel rooms. This is why they are considered the standard or conventional beds for hotels.
Do not think that full beds are only for hotels, they are not. Nevertheless, just think for a moment. Hotels use them, so if they are good enough for hotels to use then why not use them at home? Right! They are great for guest rooms or an adolescent’s room. They are just as easy to find as regular size mattresses. Full/Double beds can be purchased in the same mattress stores as you purchase any other size of mattresses. However, I must advice that if you are looking for full dimensions that are XL they may be a little harder to come across. But double size beds with their respective full size frame can be purchased in just about every store or even with specialty online mattress sellers.
If purchasing a double size bed depends on whether or not the linen is easy to find, understand that the bed linen is just as easy to come by. Only use full size sheets on a full bed. But, be happy knowing that they are often more affordable than queen sets, and are available in just as many varieties and colors. At the same time, most queen comforters can be used for a double bed. As a matter of fact, most stores or distributors mark comforters as full/queen. But, if you prefer to use quilts or bedspreads and can not find them in full size, you can have a queen size quilt or bedspread tailored to fit your double bed.
Finally, one thing you should be aware of is that, mattress pads and featherbeds should be purchased in the exact size. This means that, you should only use full size mattress pads and full size featherbeds on full/double size beds. Now that you know these small details making the decision to purchase a full size or double bed is actually not that hard.