Beds are generally categorized into single, double, queen sized, king sized, Californian King, eastern king, western king and many more. All of these different sizes have their own distinctive sizes. You can choose from the range that is available depending on your requirement and your need. Your bed choice also depends on the number of people who would be sleeping on the bed, the size of the room and the size of the person. There is therefore a lot of consideration that needs to be done when choosing a bed for your use. You need to make sure that when you choose a bed you choose the right size of the right measurement.
When it comes to choosing a single bed, there are again a lot of questions you need to ask. How many would be occupying the bed at a time? Size of the room the single bed would be placed in? The purpose of the bed, is it for guests or for in-house members? The size of the bed occupant?
Once you are sure that you have just one person who would be occupying the bed and if for a guest or for self, then you need to move on to the next step. You need to make sure if this single bed will occupy a bedroom, or if it’s for a cramped up space then you might want your single bed to be of multipurpose use for e.g. futon or a single sofa.
When choosing a single bed this is what you need to take a look at first, and that is the size! This makes a huge difference; after all you want a standard single sized bed as your entire bedroom décor would be focused around it.
Single beds for Children
Single sized beds for children are very different from the adult single beds. Beds for children are much smaller in size and the dimensions of it are a reduction of about 36 inches by 75 inches. The size of these beds is good enough for children as well as young adults. If you are looking for a single bed for a toddler or an infant then you might want to check that the bed has side rails as well. Most beds for kids are designed with guardrails.
International Size for Singles
The size of a single bed is not the same in all parts of the world; this is probably because not every man of every nation is built the same way. However if planning to buy your single bed from a foreign country or from an online site then you might want to check them in an international size which is a standardized size. Most European sized beds are a bit smaller than the ones made in the United States. Beds for singles in the UK and Australia are 36 x 75 inches.
You could also choose sofa beds, which work especially well if you are cramped up for space. This allows you the flexibility of opening it up and using it like a bed when required, and when not in use is a functional sofa.