The Essential Mattress Measurement Guide

Looking to buy a new mattress for your apartment but don’t know what size to get? We got you covered.


Before buying a mattress, you’ll want to measure all doorways, hallways, stairwells, and corners before buying a mattress and it’s essential bed frame that comes along with it at an additional cost. If your apartment is small, generally, you’ll want to buy a bed that is not only cozy and up to your expectations but a mattress that will fit in your bedroom. Have a small room? Shoot for buying a twin bed or possibly a double. If you don’t plan on having a lot of furniture in your bedroom, go ahead a get a double. As long as your door-frame permits the size of the mattress, you should be good to go.

Living in a fairly large apartment and your small mattress just ain’t cutting it anymore? Time to size up! You have options like an XL double, double, a queen or a king. If you really want to size up on comfort, the California King is calling your name.

Per usual, no matter what size your mattress is, make sure you are able to move it into your apartment. If a door way is too small, chances are, you will have a hard time moving a queen bed into your apartment. Have a large doorway openings? No worries, you will not have any problems moving any size mattressĀ into your apartment.

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Victoria Naranjo

Victoria Naranjo

Victoria is a full-time student at Bridgewater College and writer for Apartment Showcase.