Definitive Bed Size Guide: Which Is Suitable For You?

18th October 2017

The bed size guide

Generally speaking, bed sizes in the UK are sized along the same guidelines. There are six main bed types to choose from. We’ve put together a handy little guide for you to find out exactly what size you can expect from different beds. We’ve also put in a recommendation on who each bed might suit.

Small single bed

Imperial: 2’6” x 6’3”
Metric: 75 x 190 cm

This is ideal for a young child who has outgrown their cot or toddler bed. It will make them feel like a grown-up! Small singles can often be harder to come by, but they can be very handy to fit into smaller bedrooms with a smaller sleeper.

Single bed

Imperial: 3’0” x 6’3”
Metric: 90 x 190 cm

A standard single bed is great for a child’s, teenager’s or guest’s bedroom. It can fit any person of any age comfortable. However, taller adults or sleepers who move around a lot in their sleep may not find this ideal. Keep reading to find a more suitable bed size...

Small double bed

Imperial: 4’0” x 6’3”
Metric: 120 x 190 cm

This is the ideal solution for adults or teenagers who like a little bit of extra space but still have a smaller bedroom. A small double can also be perfect for your guest bedroom. Couples can fit into a small double bed if they are perhaps on the smaller side or only staying for a night - although they are usually more comfortable for a single sleeper.

Standard double bed

Imperial: 4’6” x 6’3”
Metric: 135 x 190 cm

The standard double bed is the ultimate comfort for the single sleeper. However, it is most appropriate for couples. It will allow both sleepers sufficient room to be comfortable but also allow space for bedside tables in a standard sized bedroom.

King size bed

Imperial: 5’0” x 6’6”
Metric: 150 x 200 cm

This will give a couple a lot more room to stretch out in the night. A king size bed is a great option if you have a larger bedroom and need to fill up extra space. It’s also perfect if you’re a fan of piling on the cushions and blankets... or have a pet that likes to jump on with you. For a single sleeper, it’ll be like sleeping like royalty - this bed size is a luxury!

Super king size bed

Imperial: 6’0” x 6’6”
Metric: 180 x 200 cm

The super king size bed really is the cream of the crop. If you have the right amount of space and the budget for one of these, you’ll really be in for a treat. It will allow couples to stretch out to their heart’s content. A super king is probably also more ideal for those with larger pets who make themselves at home on your bed.

If you feel inspired to take the plunge and get yourself a new bed, head on over to our bed's page. We're sure you'll find something you love - happy napping!

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