If you’re looking for the king of comfort in the bedroom, king mattresses are probably already on your radar. For a good night’s sleep, you need a careful mix of pressure point support, the balance of soft and firm, even distribution of your body weight, minimal motion transfer and plenty of space. That’s where a king bed comes in.
Different types of king bed
Aside from the actual types of mattresses – i.e. memory foam mattresses, innerspring mattresses, latex mattresses, pocket spring mattresses and even hybrid mattresses – the king itself can come in various forms.
King single mattresses in Australia measure 107 x 203, giving you the length of a king bed, but with a width somewhere between a single and a double. It’s ideal for growing kids, or guest rooms that are on the narrower side.
A king mattress measures 183 x 203, offering plenty of space for couples, families and even pets to join.
For another level up, a super king – also known as a California king – offers a whopping 203 x 203, meaning it’s as wide as it is long. Perfect for those who love their own space as much as they love their partner!
Ecosa’s memory foam mattress is available in all three types of king bed – king single, king and super king.
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How much space do you need for a king bed?
When choosing a new mattress, it’s important to think carefully about what size you’ll need for the long term. Quality memory foam mattresses have a lifespan of 10-15 years, so think ahead to reduce the need to throw out an old mattress. Thousands of mattresses end up in landfill each year – don’t add to it!
Think about the next few years and who will be using the bed. Are you planning to have more kids? Maybe move into a bigger home? Choose a mattress with longevity, and then work to maximise your space.
Interior designers work to a 60:30:10 ratio when it comes to design. 60% of your space for furniture, 30% for walking space and 10% for anything else you have in your room. It’s also recommended to position your bed with the headboard against the longest wall, to maximise breathing space around the edges.
So, measure your longest wall first, and work out which bed size would best fit in line with the 60:30:10 ratio. Don’t forget to factor in the size of bedside tables, and any extra centimetres that your bed base or frame adds to your mattress dimensions.
Shop the Ecosa memory foam mattress in king single, king or super king – and why not complement your choice with our solid timber bed base and bedside tables?! You’ll also find our ultra-plush gel memory foam topper in all king sizes, too!