What is the size of the queen size bed frame?

Specific dimensions may vary by brand, but typical queen size beds are 60 inches wide and 80 inches long.

Variations of queen size mattress

Short Queen – This size is perfect for RVs and guest rooms and those who find the standard queen too long. Short queens are typically 53 inches wide and 60 inches long.

Olympic Queen – The Olympic Queen is wider than the standard Queen and may be suitable for some couples. This size is typically 66 inches wide and 80 inches long.

California Queen – This size is longer than a standard queen and is ideal for very tall people. The Queen of California is typically 60 inches wide x 84 inches long.

Depending on your height, bedroom size, and whether you sleep with your partner, a queen bed frame may be more suitable than a standard queen. The downside is that the required bed frame may not be available in any of these sizes. In that case, you’ll have to find a new model or buy a more expensive custom-sized frame.

queen size bed frame

Queen bed

The frame dimensions of the queen size bed accommodate mattresses 60 inches wide and 80 inches long. However, the frame itself occupies more space. The amount of additional space required depends on the particular frame model.

Bed frame height is another consideration. Free-standing platform beds, including legs, are typically 10 to 14 inches high. With the addition of headboards and posts, the height can be 40 inches or more.

Bed frame type


The bed platform is a raised surface designed with evenly spaced wooden or metal slats. Most queen-sized platform beds have four legs and a fifth leg in the center for added support. Many mattress guarantees require a queen size model to have at least 5 legs.


The name of the sled bed comes from the curved headboard and footboard that resemble the shape of a classic sled. Most sled beds are made of solid wood and have a mesh surface that supports the mattress. Sled beds generally have short legs, leaving less than 8 inches between the rail and the floor. Typical dimensions include headboards 35 to 50 inches high and footboards 15 to 30 inches high.


As the name implies, these beds are made of tall stanchions at each of the four corners. The most common type is the canopy bed, which features high stanchions 60-80 inches above the floor. If your bedroom has a relatively low ceiling, you can also opt for a low poster.


The storage bed has drawers on one or both sides. These beds are very useful if your bedroom is small and you want to save floor space.