When selecting a new mattress, the choice between a full or queen depends on your home, lifestyle, and sleep needs.
For most solo sleepers, both a full and a queen bed offer plenty of space. But if you want to be able to sprawl out and enjoy every inch of your luxurious mattress, then a queen is the way to go. For couples, the choice is more complicated. A full bed makes for a tight, cozy sleeping experience with two people, which some partners might actually prefer! For most couples, however, a queen bed adds those extra inches of breathing room necessary for comfort. For this reason, it’s typically seen as the best bed size for couples.
Naturally, room dimensions also factor into your choice of mattress type. If considering a queen bed, your room should be at least 10 x 10 feet to leave a comfortable amount of space around the mattress’ perimeter. In comparison, your room could be only 9 x 9.5 feet and still accommodate a full bed, or even smaller if you plan to fit your mattress into a corner.
Once you've decided on a full or queen size mattress, remember to consider other factors like the firmness level and special features before making a purchase.