A Guide to the World's Biggest Beds

Jonathan Warren

Author: Jonathan Warren


Interior Design and Lifestyle

A Guide to the World's Biggest Beds

In the realm of sleep, size does matter. As purveyors of comfort and champions of restful nights, we've embarked on a journey to uncover the largest and most luxurious sleeping platforms the world has ever seen. Welcome to our guide to the World's Biggest Beds, where we delve into the realms of extravagance, innovation, and unparalleled spaciousness.

Beds have been a vital part of our lives for as long as our ancestry has lived on. See our blog on the history of beds and how, over time, we have developed our sleeping arrangements over the last thousands of years.

What are the benefits of having such a big bed?

Big beds may be beneficial in terms of size, but what else do they bring to the bedroom? Comfort is always the first reason we come across, as everyone loves to get into bed and spreadeagle after a long, hard day at work. Large beds such as Super King allow yourself and others to stretch to their hearts content during a peaceful night's sleep, reducing the chance of waking with aches and pains the following morning.

The extra space in a big bed reduces disturbances from a sleeping partner, such as tossing and turning or hogging the covers. This promotes uninterrupted sleep, leading to improved sleep quality and overall well-being.

Royal Beds: Symbols of Status and Power

King Size & Super King may be a name for the sizes we use in modern times. However, back in time, kings and other positions of power, going back as far as the Egyptians, had a better and larger bed as a show of power and status compared to the everyday folk. 

The Great Bed of Ware, an enormous bed mentioned in Shakespeare's famous play “Twelfth Night” was made by a Dutch architect by the name of Hans Vredeman de Vries. This bed is known to be over 10 feet wide and 11 feet long. Henry VII was known to the owner of this bed, and it was fit for as many as four couples to sleep comfortably. 

Many other powerful leaders of the past were known to own large beds. Napoleon Bonaparte, the French emperor, had a large and luxurious bed for his military campaigns, which again was to show his stature and power.

Breaking records, not beds

Beds may not be the first thing you think about when talking about breaking Guinness World Records. However, back in 2011 in the Netherlands, Commissie Zomerfeesten St. Gregorius Hertme built the world's largest bed, which measures an astounding 53 feet 11 inches wide and 86 feet 11 inches in length! Just imagine that you’d never get the covers stolen from you with the blanket size for this bed.

Finding space for your large bed

We understand that no one will have a bed as big as the one in the Netherlands or the Great Bed of Ware, but we do know ways to get the best bed for your room. Here are our tips and tricks for maximising space in your room.

Opt for a Super King Storage Bed, such as an ottoman or a bed with under drawers, to put away storage that may be taking up valuable bed space. Perfect for those smaller rooms with little to no drawer space.

If you are looking for space for guests, you could go for one of our Sofa Beds, perfect for those short stops. With its easy functionality using the smart click-clack mechanism, you can easily fold it back into a sofa when you don't need to use it. Other options include our Day Beds that allow you to pull out when needed and are easily tucked away to save space.

Image Credit - Mike Fitzpatrick