Luxurious and stately, a king size metal bed provides couples with ample personal space and gives a large individual amount of space to sprawl. While a bed is usually the largest item of furniture in a bedroom, a king tends to consume more than his fair share of square footage. Measure the room and your current furniture to make sure that the bed fits comfortably. If possible, free up space on the floor, tucking in dressers cupboards and eliminating unnecessary seating.
A standard size marriage mattress, also known as an Eastern King, measures 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. The addition of a headboard and foot plate increases this by several inches, especially the length. It requires a room that is a minimum of 8 feet by 9 feet to maintain approximately 2 feet of room to walk around the bed. With furniture, even the dressers, a larger space is ideal.
A giant California mattress is narrower than a standard still four inches longer, measuring 72 inches wide by 84 inches long. Despite different measurements, a California king bed has approximately the same square footage as its shorter counterpart and therefore requires a room of similar size. Because a California king is longer, either the length or width of the room must be at least 10 feet. This allows for 2 feet of space to walk around the bed and takes into account the extra length added by a headboard and footboard.