Determining the Best Size and Type of Mosquito Netting for Your Bedroom

Mosquito bed net canopies protect you from biting insects while you sleep. The fine mesh of these draping curtain-like canopies keeps mosquitoes, gnats, and spiders away from your bed. A mosquito netting canopy is only effective if you purchase the right size canopy for your bed. It's very important to carefully measure the space over and around your bed to ensure you get the right size.

Measure the Ceiling to the Floor

A mosquito net bed canopy hangs from the ceiling to the floor. These mosquito canopies like the Nicamaka Casablanca bed canopy include hooks that make it easy to install in any bedroom. These hooks usually hang down an inch or two from the ceiling, so measure from your bedroom ceiling to the floor. Take that measurement and subtract about an inch. When purchasing a mosquito bed canopy, you need the height to be at least that much. Extra can be draped on the floor, so don't worry if the height of mosquito netting is more than you need. You don't want it to be too short. Most canopies are eight feet high, so this should be more than enough.

Measure Your Bed

The other dimensions to consider are the length and width of your mattress and bed frame. There is going to be a big difference between twin, full, queen, and king mattresses. For a Nicamaka Casablanca, the width and length are just over six feet by seven feet. This should be enough for a king bed, but make sure first. The Shenzhen Oasis bed canopy is another excellent choice for larger king and queen beds.

For a smaller bed, consider a twin bed canopy net. There are also bed canopies for cribs if you want to protect a sleeping baby from mosquitoes and other biting insects. The Nicamaka Ready Net No See Um bed canopy hangs from one ring near the ceiling and offers a 40-foot circumference making it ideal for any bed size.