A queen bed frame’s size will vary somewhat depending on the style. However, all frame models will be designed around the queen mattress dimensions, so these figures give us a good estimate for the size of the frame.
Standard queen bed dimensions are 60 inches by 80 inches, or 5 feet by 6 feet, 8 inches.
As this refers to the dimensions of the mattress itself, you can estimate an additional 2 to 5 inches for the extra bulk of the frame. So, a typical queen bed frame size will likely be between 62-65 x 82-85 inches.
Simple bed frames such as traditional metal rail frames or simple slatted platform frames, will have a relatively slim profile and won’t add much to the standard queen mattress size.
Bed frames with footboards and headboards will typically add more bulk. Depending on the style, expect an additional 3 to 5 inches over the size of the mattress itself.
Bed frames and platform beds with storage can add even more bulk. For these larger pieces, check with the manufacturer to obtain the exact dimensions.
If you are shopping for a queen mattress frame, it’s helpful to look at specific dimensions before purchasing. Ideally, you should measure the space you plan to use the new bed frame in, to get a feel for how well it will fit.
What About California Queen or Olympic Queen?
The dimensions referenced above refer to a standard queen bed, which is by far the most popular mattress size. While rare, other versions of the queen do exist. This includes the Olympic queen and the California queen, both of which have different dimensions.
Olympic queen mattresses are 66 inches wide by 80 inches long. They add 6 inches of width to the standard queen. An Olympic queen bed frame will likely be between 68 x 82 inches and 71 x 85 inches, depending on the style.
California queen mattresses are 60 inches wide by 84 inches long. They keep the same width as a standard queen, with an additional 4 inches of legroom for taller people. A California queen bed frame will likely be somewhere between 62 x 86 inches and 65 x 89 inches, depending on the style.