Different Types Of Beds To Choose From

Hey guys! So we thought it would be fun to talk to you about what bedroom furniture would best suit your needs. We found that the best way would be to look at the pros and cons and let you know why you would use one over the other.

When you're in the market for a new bed, you may be surprised by the huge number of options available. From gorgeous daybeds to California kings, each bed is different and unique. We're here to walk you through the different kids of beds you may run into when shopping. You can use this guide to explore all the bed types and design your dream room. 

Let's take a closer look:

Types of Bed Sizes

Before jumping into the different types, you'll need to think about different bed sizes, which depend on the size of the bedroom. If you have a large bedroom, you'll probably want to fill the space with a king bed, but if you're looking for a dorm room bed, you'll need something smaller, like a twin-size bed. Here's a breakdown of the different sizes:


Toddler beds are a great transitionary bed for kiddos outgrowing their cribs. The mattress typically remains crib size but moves to an actual bed frame, which often includes safety rails. Size: 27 inches x 51 inches


A twin bed is the smallest adult-sized bed. It's perfect for dorm rooms, bunk beds, and single sleepers. Size: 38 inches x 75 inches

Twin XL

Twin XL beds are 5 inches longer than traditional twin-sized beds. They are perfect for taller single-sleepers, college students, or dorm rooms. 

Size: 38 inches x 80 inches


A full-sized bed (or a double, to use its common name) is 16 inches wider than a twin-sized bed and is great for smaller spaces and guest bedrooms. Size: 53 inches x 75 inches


A queen-sized mattress is 5 inches longer than a full mattress and over 7 inches wider, making it perfect for couples or individuals. Size: 60 inches x 80 inches


The king-sized mattress is the widest of all beds, and it's perfect for married couples who always fight for bed space with their pets and kids. With a king-sized bed, everyone will have enough space to sleep comfortably through the night. Size: 76 inches x 80 inches

California King

At 4 inches longer than a king-sized bed, a California king – the king of beds –is the longest bed on the market, although it is 4 inches smaller in width. Size: 72 inches x 84 inches

The Best Bed Types For You

Now that you have a breakdown of the different sizes, it's time to look at available beds and styles. Each style offers your space a different look and feel, so when you're in the market for a new bed, consider the look and whether the type of bed you choose compliments the space. 

To help you get started, here's a breakdown of the different types of beds and a pros and cons list:

The Daybed:

People went nuts after seeing this photo from a blog post written by our friend Jennifer at Dear Lillie. Everyone loved this upholstered daybed with our Vintage Blush ll bedding! See how nice and tucked in it stays? 

  • The Pros:
    • It provides both seating and a place to sleep.
    • Most of these beds have armrests that allow you to lounge comfortably.
    • Some come with storage underneath which is a huge plus!
    • It can also be used as a couch or a chaise in a living room.
  • The Cons:
    • It needs a supportive back wall for the entire length of the bed.
    • It might need additional wall space if the backboard isn’t supportive enough.

The Murphy Bed:


  • The Pros:
    • It allows you more free space which is a great plus for a small room.
    • You don’t have to buy any box springs.
    • Easy to use.
    • Has an attached mattress.
  • The Cons:
    • It should be installed by a professional.
    • It might automatically close while you are sleeping if improperly installed.

The Bunk Bed:


  • The Pros:
    • Saves you space.
    • Kids love them.
    • Saves you money because you don’t have to buy an extra bed, or box springs.
    • There are tons of designs to choose from.
    • Some give you the option of detaching so you can have two separate beds if you want.  
  • The Cons:
    • Making the bed is awful.
    • Safety concerns.

The Platform Bed:



Our friends at Shanty 2 Chic built this platform bed.

  • The Pros:
    • Saves you money because you don’t have to buy a box spring.
    • You can use whatever type of mattress you would like.
    • They have so many different designs.
    • Many prefer to sleep on these because of the firm, flat design.
    • Some come with storage underneath.
  • The Cons:
    • They are usually at a low height.
    • You have to spend more money on the mattress to make it look more appealing.
    • Hard to transport from one place to another.

The Loft Bed:


This adorable room with a loft bed was done by our friend Annie. This is our Game On Gray bedding which has been such a popular design for college dorm bedding.

  • The Pros:
    • Fun for kids. It gives them a fun place to play.
    • You can put a desk underneath when the kids are older and it gives them a fun place to do their homework.
  • The Cons:
    • Safety issues.
    • Should be installed properly or it could fall down.
    • You have to make sure the height is just right because as your kids grow they run the risk of hitting their head on the ceiling.

The Trundle Bed:

This is another view of how our bedding looks on a daybed with a trundle bed.  This is our Chic White zipper bedding.

  • The Pros:
    • Allows you to be able to have two beds, but save the space since one can roll right under the other.
    • Some models offer storage as well.
    • You don’t need to buy a box spring.
  • The Cons:
    • The mattress on the bottom usually has to be smaller in order to fit.
    • Making the bed is awful.
    • It is great for guests, but not the best long term solution for your kids or yourself.

Upgrade Different Types of Beds With Beddy

Once you discover the perfect types of bed frames or bed sizes, it's time to dress them up with bedding that matches your specific needs. At Beddy's, our zipper bedding is the perfect all-in-one solution to help you create a space you love and appreciate. We have a variety of colors, designs, and styles for every personality and options for everything from a toddler bed to a king-sized mattress.