FAQs About Queen-Size Beds

FAQs About Queen-Size Beds

Wooden queen-size bed
Developed as a roomy alternative to a full-size bed, queen beds provide more space to sleep in comfort at night. Look below to find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about queen-size beds.

Queen Bed Dimensions

Style Length Width Depth
Standard Queen 80 inches 60 inches 9-16 inches
Olympic Queen 80 inches 66 inches 9-16 inches
California Queen 84 inches 60 inches 9-16 inches

What are the dimensions of a queen-size bed?

Queen-bed with dimensions on image

A queen-size bed is one size larger than a full-size bed and one size smaller than a king-size bed. A standard queen-size bed measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. In comparison, a full-size bed is 54 inches wide by 75 inches long, and a twin-size bed is 39 inches wide by 75 inches long. Within those size ranges, bed frames can vary in style, height, and bulkiness. To get a feel for all the factors you should consider when bed shopping, read How to Buy a Bed Frame.


How deep is a queen-size mattress?

Queen-size mattress on a wooden bed frame

Queen-size mattresses do not have a standard depth. Like mattresses for all other bed sizes, the depth of a queen mattress can vary from 9 inches to 16+ inches. To learn more about mattress sizes, be sure to check out our Mattress Buying Guide.


Do queen beds come in other sizes?

Gray velvet queen-size bed

Three non-standard queen bed sizes exist. Olympic or expanded-size queen beds are 66 inches wide by 80 inches long, which is 6 inches wider than standard queen beds. California queen beds measure 60 inches wide by 84 inches long. It’s the same width as standard queens but 4 inches longer. The split queen, a size often used for adjustable beds, is the same width and length as a standard queen bed, but the mattress is split into two separate parts, each one measuring 30 inches by 80 inches. For a complete size chart, read our Bed Size Fact Sheet.


Will all queen sheets fit all queen beds?

Blue cotton sheets on a queen-size bed

Most fitted queen sheet sets are only made to fit standard-size queen beds that measure 60 inches by 80 inches and are no more than 15 inches deep. Order Olympic, California, and split queen sheets specifically to ensure your sheets will properly fit those mattress sizes. Some companies also manufacture queen sheets with extra-deep pockets that are made to accommodate mattress sizes up to 22 inches deep. To find the perfect sheets for your queen bed, read our Complete Bed Sheet Sizes Guide.

Is a queen-size bed the one for you? If so, read our Tips on Buying a Queen Comforter Set and make sure you complete your bedroom look with the beautiful finish it deserves. Not sure you have enough room for a queen-size bed? Read How to Fit Queen Beds in Small Spaces for tips on making it work.