Asked on Oct 7, 2017

Ok, what size do I get ???

Robyn GarnerPilgrimNancy Turner
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Recently I bought a vacation house in the mountains that has two bedrooms. The small bedroom is small and has a double bed in it, which to me, means uncomfortable. My thinking is that if someone visits they would rather be comfortable in a king size bed that was wall-to-wall mattress, than be in a double or even queen size bed that is size appropriate. The room is 8'10" by 9' . Or, should I forget it and send them to a hotel?

8 answers
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Honestly, when a mattress goes wall to wall, it is hard to get out of the bed. If someone has to get out of bed in the middle of the night, they will most likely disturb anyone else in the bed as well. A smaller bed would probably make more sense.
  • 27524803
    on Oct 7, 2017

    A queen should be adequate for most couples.. unless they are very large people ... try using wall mounted or hanging lamps so side tables can be as small as possible and a low dresser in the closet with the hanging rod as high as possible will leave more space for the bed.... or a bed with drawers will give more space too .
  • NCbulldoglover
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I have a king size bed in my home but when I go to visit my friend her guest room has a queen size bed and my brother and sister-in-law's guest room has a full bed. We are not there usually more than a week and find we are not in the bedroom except for changing clothes and sleeping so we don't mind sleeping in either bed that is not as large as ours. Makes your return home and to your own bed that much better. I would give your guest room to move around in the room and have room for their suitcases.
  • Big lulu
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Many hotels have double beds. Unless all of your friends are jumbo size they should be able to tough it out in a double bed. You might let them know in advance so they can make other plans if this doesn't suit them.
  • SR
    on Oct 7, 2017

    My husband and I have a similar problem. We remind potential guests of the sleeping conditions, letting them decide if it would be too much. However, staying for free in the beautiful mountains, they should consider a cozy bed as part of the total experience. (I do keep a couple of sleeping bags as reserve.)
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Even a double bed for guests would be ok, if not they can find a hotel. The room is small and needs a few amenities, so fix the room up like you are in it only a little simpler since it is used only as a guest room. Most people won't care what size it is since they don't have to pay for it. They won't be in it for more than sleep anyway. You could even go with a sofa bed in double or queen size as long as it has a decent mattress, you then could use it for a den or craft room when you don't have guests.
  • Pilgrim
    on Oct 7, 2017

    why not try inflatable mattresses with the base built in? Get 2 double size and depending on how many people will be staying determines how many to inflate. And u can use the room for anything as u won't have a bed in the way
  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 7, 2017

    1 thing that may help is to consider a Murphy bed. You could put a queen in so there is some room to get up for the toilet and while the guests are awake, the bed folds up against the wall.
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