Since the dawn of humanity, there have been conflicts that we may never resolve; war, famine, and the eternal struggle to maintain a golden blanket ratio between two sleepers. We can't work on the first two at Happy Beds HQ, but the latter is well within our expertise. How do you keep your bed properly split for two? Are bed sizes the answer?
We all know that a bigger duvet is the obvious option, but what about the bed itself? Is it better to couple up two of the same single size bed, or is a super king size bed the more efficient use of space?
Today, we're diving into these two-bed sizes to weigh up the pros and cons. Which do you need to buy to get you and your partner the sleep you deserve?
Connecting Two Single Beds Together Makes What Size Bed?
A single size mattress is 90cm wide, and 190cm long. In imperial measurements, this is 3 feet by 6 feet three inches - by connecting twin beds together, you'll get a 180cm wide bed with the same length.
By contrast, a super king size mattress is 180cm by 200cm - or 3 feet by 6 feet 6 inches.
How much difference is there between a super king-size bed vs two single beds? On paper, it doesn't seem like very much!
Benefits of Super King Beds
They're ideal for tall people
First things first; super kings are bigger than two singles linked together. A super king-size bed's dimensions are roughly four inches longer than a single bed. That may not sound like a lot of extra legroom, but you'd be surprised how helpful it can be! On size, luxury, and comfort alone, the super kings immediately get one in their favour.
They're rather stylish
From tastefully decorated to absolutely regal.
Super kings are the crème de la crème of beds, so it makes sense that a little more focus goes into their appearance. A super king bed is usually a fabulous touch of luxury for your bedroom.
It's this spotlight on the sublime that results in absolutely divine bed frames finished with headboards that blend into any home, from tastefully minimalist to the regal flair, that will take your boudoir a step beyond. For tips to style out your perfect divan bed, click here!
In comparison, a single bed - while often stylish - tends to focus more on function. After all, there's simply less room to focus on design.
They can provide added storage
Finally, there are other features to keep in mind. Storage options are commonplace in the super king - after all, there's a ton of space inside such a large frame. Whether it's an ottoman lift bed or side drawers, you're more likely to find a versatile, decluttering bed frame in a super king-size bed.
That's not where it ends, either. Happy Beds has super kings with LEDs, built-in TVs, sound systems, and charging ports. There's so much potential in a super king that you'll be spoilt for choice!
So, you've got a lot to consider if you're leaning towards a super king bed, but what about the singles?
Benefits of Joining Two Single Beds Together
The Berlin Crushed Velvet Single Bed
Super kings certainly seem, well, super, but combining two singles does have its benefits. On paper, it may seem needlessly complex - but it doesn't have to be. Two single beds can be quite a direct solution to furnishing your bedroom.
Why would you choose this over a single bed? Don't worry; we'll break it down for you:
You may be able to save money
In some cases, two singles can be cheaper than a super king bed - especially if you're simply linking together two beds that you already own, but there's more to it than just adhering to a budget. Bed sizes have more to take into consideration, too:
You can easily move them
For starters, connecting two single beds is much simpler than moving a larger bed frame - which makes joining two single beds together a much more viable option for smaller homes that make larger furniture pieces more awkward. All you need is a twin bed connector or a link bar between the two frames.
You and your partner can choose different mattresses
Another advantage of the single bed's option is comfort - more specifically, comfort for two separate sleepers. Since there'll be two single beds, there'll be two single mattresses instead of one super king bed. This means that partners of different weights can get the separate mattress that best suits them, whether it's a matter of comfort or orthopaedics. This is the sort of compromise that helps everyone!
How to Link Together Two Single Beds
All you need to link up two-bed frames is a set of bed link bars. Thankfully, we have exactly that for sale on Amazon. This twin bed connector set is ideal - it's a relatively simple case of drilling holes and screwing in these simple components to connect the two. Just remember to check your dimensions beforehand!
We're so confident in our link bars that we use them for our divan beds, too!
In Conclusion - Which Should You Choose?
At the end of the day, there are several things to keep in mind if you're choosing between these two-bed sizes. For us, it all comes down to the question of how soundly a couple can sleep together. Sleep should be a peaceful, intimate thing when it's shared, and our priority should be making that sleep the best it can be.
Whether it's a double, queen, or super king bed, pocket spring mattresses can help lessen the effects of one sleeper tossing and turning, but separate mattresses will eliminate that issue altogether. Of course, this can remove the intimacy of sharing a bed, as it almost literally draws a line between sleepers.
Whichever choice you make, a super king size bed or two singles, both of these options present some kind of a trade-off. It's up to you, as a couple, to decide what's more important to you in a bed and to optimise your sleeping.
We're one of the UK's fastest-growing bed specialists, and, with new stock arriving regularly, Happy Beds is bound to have the right bed for you. Check out our range today and find your perfect night's sleep.
For more help and guidance, take a look at our Mattress Buying Guide.