There is some confusion about queen size bed dimensions. There are two reasons for it. One is that the world uses two measurement systems – imperial (inches) and metric (centimeters)., which means that whenever you’re outside your own country, you want to double check which system is in use in your current location. The other has to do with the fact that there are different names for similar bed styles across the world.
For example, what Americans and Australians call queen size bed is referred to as the king size bed in the UK and as the wide double bed in Japan. To make matters worse, dimensions for these styles do not fully match. The queen bed in the US and Australia is longer than anywhere else (80 inches), but it’s not as wide as its European equivalent (62 inches as opposed to 60 in the US).
Here is the chart with queen size bed dimensions around the world (click to enlarge).
What does it matter?
Well, it doesn’t matter much if you are within the US, Australia or the UK. Measurements should be consistent, even though mattress or linen manufacturers aren’t bound by any dimension standards and it’s good to know the size of your bed frame before you buy sleeping accessories.
It does matter, however, when you’re buying bedroom equipment abroad. That doesn’t only mean while traveling, but also when you buy beds, mattresses, quilts or other pieces of linen online from stores based outside where you’re currently at. It’s imperative that you take a closer look at dimensions if you want to avoid disappointment with sizing. Other than that, since production and distribution are now globalized, you sometimes get to see products with foreign standards sold locally.
That is why getting your queen size bed dimensions right is so important. Click here for queen size bed dimensions in the US (in inches).