Are you looking for a way to add a touch of luxury to your bedroom? Aside from the fireplace, the chandelier, and the exotic plants, what else can you add? Well, look to the bed and think 'more extravagant.' If you have the room, it can be well worth looking into having an emperor bed in your bedroom (provided it's large enough) to add opulence that you simply can't get with a double!

If this is the first time that you've heard of this bed type, read on, as the following is a quick intro to help you decide if this is the right bed type for you.

What Is An Emperor Bed?

You'll find that emperor beds are one of the largest beds you can buy, and while you won't find them in your local mattress store (unless it's very specialized), they're becoming more common in the US and UK. Their measurements are, well, vast, and the bed itself is 7 feet long and 7 feet wide. So, there'll be plenty of room to spread out in the night.

Its Origins

It's large, it's luxurious, and it can take a lot of effort for it to look its best. Where did it come from?

You guessed it! It's called an emperor bed because beds of the same dimensions were used by the emperors of the Tang Dynasty in ancient China. Of course, in these kinds of environments, the emperor was considered the center of everything, and his comfort was paramount, as well as dousing him in luxury.

So, that's a fun fact to drop in when you're giving a house tour, and you show off this magnificent bed!

Pros of An Emperor Bed

OK, so it's a pretty luxurious bed, and if you're a fan of luxury, you may already be sold. However, if you're not 100% convinced that this is the right bed for you, you may need to know a bit more about the pros of this bed.

Well, for one thing, if you share a bed with someone or even a pet, both of you will have enough room to spread out without bumping into each other, allowing for a more relaxed night's sleep. When it's coupled with a low transfer mattress, it can be a great choice for couples who may have different sleep schedules, as there's minimal chance of disturbing your partner when you get in or out of bed.

Lastly, while it seems to be enormous, if you have the right sized room, it isn't much larger than a king bed. So, if you already have this bed size, you won't need to make any more space.

Things To Consider

The main thing you'll need to consider when you're thinking of bringing an emperor bed into your home is how it'll look and fit into the bedroom that it's going into.

As you may have guessed, this kind of bed isn't really suitable for a guest room (unless you have an enormous property), and, due to its size, it can easily take up the entire room. So, make sure that you have enough space for everything else in the room and make sure that you can get access to the bedding and the mattress that's needed. Luckily, this bed type is becoming more popular, so you'll probably be able to get all the sheets and covers online.