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Understanding Bed Sizes: The Double Bed and Single Bed

The standard UK bed sizes are:

    • Small Single – 2ft 6 inch – 75 cm x 190 cm ( 2′ 6″ x 6′ 3″ )
    • Single 3ft – 90 cm x 190 cm ( 3′ 0″ x 6′ 3″ )
    • Small Double 4ft – 120 cm x 190 cm ( 4′ 0″ x 6′ 3″ )
    • Double 4ft 6 inch – 135 cm x 190 cm (4′ 6″ x 6′ 3″)
    • King-size 5ft – 150 cm x 200 cm (5′ 0″ x 6′ 6″)
    • Super King-size 6ft – 180 cm x 200 cm ( 6′ 0″ x 6′ 6″ )


When it comes to selecting the perfect bed, size isn’t just a matter of preference—it’s crucial for ensuring a good night’s sleep and maintaining the aesthetic harmony and functionality of your bedroom. In the UK, beds come in a variety of sizes to suit different needs and spaces.

Each size is designed to cater to specific requirements and preferences, from the compact single to the expansive super king. Let’s delve into bed sizes and discover which might be the best fit for your bedroom.

The Variety of UK Standard Bed Sizes

UK bed sizes range from small single to super king, each with its own dimensions and ideal use scenarios:

  • Small Single: 75 cm x 190 cm (2ft 6in x 6ft 3in). Perfect for young children or smaller guest spaces.
  • Single: 90 cm x 190 cm (3ft x 6ft 3in). Ideal for children, teens, or single adults in smaller rooms. It’s commonly used in guest rooms due to its space-saving size.
  • Small Double (Three-Quarter): 120 cm x 190 cm (4ft x 6ft 3in). A great choice for those who find a single bed too cramped but do not have the space for a full double. It’s popular among teenagers and single adults who desire more room to stretch.
  • Double: 135 cm x 190 cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 3in). The standard choice for two adults, the double bed offers a comfortable compromise between space and convenience, making it one of the most popular options for couples.
  • King Size: 150 cm x 200 cm (5ft x 6ft 6in). Providing extra width and length, the king-size bed is perfect for couples looking for more room to ensure a peaceful sleep.
  • Super King Size: 180 cm x 200 cm (6ft x 6ft 6in). For the ultimate in luxury and space, the super king bed accommodates couples with ample room for each person. It’s also an excellent choice for families who enjoy lazy Sunday mornings in bed together.

Did you know? According to the bed sizing Wikipedia page, That the UK has some of the smallest bed sizing in the world. Australia, India and the United States have larger beds.

The Popularity of the Double Bed

In the UK, the double bed is a perennial favourite. Measuring 135 cm by 190 cm, it perfectly balances size and comfort. It’s large enough for two adults to sleep comfortably without sacrificing too much bedroom space. For many, the double bed is an ideal compromise, providing sufficient room for a restful sleep while fostering closeness between partners.

Luxury Choices: King and Super King Size Beds

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For those who value their sleep and room to stretch, the king and super king-size beds are the top-tier choices. The king size offers an extra 15 cm in width and 10 cm in length over the double, making it a favourite for couples who appreciate a bit more space. The super king size, being the largest standard bed size available, ensures that even the most restless sleeper has enough space to move around without disturbing their partner.


Custom Sizes: Tailored to Your Individual Needs

While the standard sizes meet most needs, some situations call for custom dimensions. Many UK bed retailers offer bespoke services, allowing you to specify the exact size and features of your bed. This is particularly useful for unusual room shapes or when the bed needs to fulfil specific requirements, such as adjustable bases for health reasons.

Choosing the Right Bed Size: Factors to Consider

Before making a purchase, consider the following factors to ensure you choose the best bed size for your needs:

  • Room Dimensions: Make sure the bed fits comfortably in your bedroom, leaving enough space for other furniture and easy movement around the room.
  • User Needs: Think about who will be using the bed. While a single bed might be suitable for a child now, consider whether it will still be appropriate as they grow.
  • Functionality: If you use the bed for other activities such as reading, watching TV, or working on a laptop, a larger bed might offer more comfort.
  • Budget: Keep in mind that larger beds cost more, not just in terms of the bed frame and mattress but also bedding, duvets, and other accessories.

Efficient Delivery and Additional Services

We understand that when you find the right bed, you’ll want it as soon as possible. That’s why we offer a range of delivery options, including next-day delivery, same-day delivery, or at a scheduled time that suits you best. We ensure all our beds and mattresses are in stock and ready for delivery. Additionally, we can remove your old bed and mattress for a small fee, making the transition to your new bed seamless and hassle-free.

The Perfect Bed is more than just a Piece of Furniture

Understanding the different bed sizes available is key to making an informed decision that aligns with your sleeping habits and lifestyle. Whether you opt for the snug comfort of a double bed, the spacious luxury of a super king, or something in between, the right choice will enhance your sleep quality and seamlessly integrate into your living space. Remember, the perfect bed is more than just a piece of furniture; it’s the cornerstone of a good night’s sleep and a healthier lifestyle.

If you’re ready to explore our range and find the perfect bed, or if you have any questions about our products and services, visit our website or contact us directly. Let us help you find the ideal bed that meets all your needs and preferences.

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