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Size Guide

Size Guide

Choosing the right bed size is important. Whether you want a single or larger super king bed, take the time to check out the measurements of the styles you like before you buy.
Select a size to find out more and take a look at our guide to buying the right size bed.
 

Single
3ft (90cm) x 6 ft 3 inches (190cm)
Single beds are normally 3ft (90cm) wide and 6ft3" (190cm) long. This makes them ideal if you sleep alone or need the bed to fit in a small space. Comfort isn’t sacrificed with a single bed either, with every bed we sell at The Bed Specialist promising a restful night's sleep. They're the perfect choice for children too, and a fantastic investment that will see them through until their late teens. Remember to always check the overall external dimensions of the bed frame as these vary between products.

Perfect for
Children’s bedrooms and small spaces

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Small double
4 ft (120cm) x 6 ft 3 inches (190cm) 
A wise choice for couples in a home that's short on space, the small double is a convenient solution for those that don't mind sleeping a little bit closer together. With a width of 4ft (120cm) and a length of 6ft3" (190cm), small double beds are becoming increasingly popular with people who sleep alone too as the extra space is great for stretching out! 

Perfect for
Smaller bedrooms and single sleepers

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Double
4 ft 6 inches (135cm) x 6 ft 3 inches (190cm)
A standard double bed is 4ft6" (135cm) wide by 6ft3" (190cm) long, which provides a good amount of room for couples to sleep well together. Popular for a good reason, you'll find a wide range of double-bed styles within our range. Don’t forget, the bigger width of bed the better when it comes to getting the best undisturbed night’s sleep. If you’re a fidget through the night, you’ll definitely want to consider a bigger size bed if you share! 

Perfect for
Couples’ bedrooms and master bedrooms

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King
5 ft (150cm) x 6 ft 6 inches (200cm)
King size beds are typically 6ft6" (200cm) long and 5ft (150cm) wide - making them a firm favourite for couples that enjoy more space when they snooze. King size beds are also great for taller or bigger-built people, increasing comfort levels that almost guarantees an uninterrupted night's sleep. Choosing a more extravagant design can help the bed to become a focal point in the room too - great news if you're revamping your bedroom or guest space.

Don’t forget you can order this size bed in a dual zip and link option if you’re worried about access or turning a mattress.

Remember to always check the overall external dimensions of the bed frame as these vary between products.

Perfect for
Master bedrooms

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Super King
6 ft (180cm) x 6 ft 6 inches (200cm)
This is the ultimate size if you crave total uninterrupted sleep and love the idea of sleeping together but want your own space. If you’ve got the space in your bedroom, consider treating yourself to a luxurious super king bed. The best bed for comfort, the super king can become a real statement piece in a bedroom. Plus, with dimensions of 6ft6" (200cm) x 6ft (180cm), you’ll never want to go back to that snug little double again!

Don’t forget you can order this size bed in a dual zip and link option if you’re worried about access or turning a mattress.


Perfect for
Master bedrooms with plenty of space

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Choosing the right size bed

When it comes to quality of sleep and the style of your bedroom, bed size can make a real difference. Comfort should be your priority. Ideally you want as much space as you can to sleep undisturbed, stretch out and relax. If you’re buying a child’s bed, remember they’ll need room to grow so ideally start with a full size single option if space allows.
In terms of style, the wrong size can impact on the design of a room. Too big and the room can feel overcrowded. Too small and the bed will look out of place. It needs to be just right so measure carefully and also think about how high the bed should be as this is often the last thing we think about and can impact how crowded the room feels.

 


 

 

The big question. Will it fit?

No one wants the headache of a bed that either won’t fit or won’t work in the space. So before you buy, to avoid disappointment - follow these points...


1.    Double check the dimensions of the bed and space its going into

The overall external dimensions of a bed frame are usually bigger than the mattress. For some beds like sleigh beds with beautiful, curved head and foot boards, the overall footprint can vary significantly. While simpler bed styles, the mattress may go all the way to edges. The dimensions of our beds are clearly written down on each product page so be sure to check that before putting it in your basket.

 

Top tip: If you’re tall, remember that double beds are only 190cm (that’s 6'3") and king size is 200cm (or 6'6") in length. So a bed with a low foot end may be a better idea.

2.    Check the space of your room

Remember to allow for things like skirting boards, windows and door frames when planning how you want your room to look and feel. It’s important to think about where the rest of your bedroom furniture will go and to make sure you have enough room to be able to access drawers and cupboards.

    

Top tip: Use masking tape to mark out how much floor space will be taken up by the bedroom furniture you’re planning. It’ll give you a clear picture of the space you have available. 


 


 


3.    Check the overall height of your chosen bed

If the bed is going under eaves, a high headboard may restrict how far back the bed can go against the wall and reduce the available space in the room.

 

Top tip: Divan style beds have detachable headboards, if you buy one with struts you can adapt the height to suit your room and aesthetics.

 

 

 

 

 

4.    And finally, check the access…

This is one of the most important things to check. Will the items you want fit up the stairs and around tight corners with low ceilings? While most beds are self-assembly, some headboards and storage bed bases are very large and bulky. It’s always better to double check than have the hassle of an item that won’t fit, after all – made to order items can’t be returned.

 

 

 


 

Bed Size FAQs

 

  • What size is a single bed?
    A single divan bed or mattress is 3 ft (90cm) wide x 6 ft 3 inches long (190cm). Single bed frames are slightly larger so check before you buy.

 

  • What size is a small double bed?
    A small double divan bed or mattress is 4 ft (120cm) wide x 6 ft 3 inches long (190cm). Small double bed frames are slightly larger so check before you buy.

 

  • What size is a double bed?
    A double divan bed or mattress is 4 ft 6 inches wide (135cm) x 6 ft 3 inches long (190cm) . Double bed frames are slightly larger so check before you buy.

 

  • What size is a king size bed?
    A king size divan bed or mattress is 5 ft wide (150cm) x 6 ft 6 inches long (200cm). King size bed frames are slightly larger so check before you buy.

 

  • What size is a super king size bed?
    A super king size divan bed or mattress is 6 ft wide (180cm) x 6 ft 6 inches long (200cm). Super king bed frames are slightly larger so check before you buy.

 

  • What is the biggest bed you sell?
    The biggest standard size bed size we offer here at The Bed Specialist is the Emperor bed size which is 7 ft wide (217cm) by 7 ft long (217cm). We can also make a bed to any size you wish, just speak to our team over the phone to see what’s possible for the bed or mattress you’ve chosen.

 


 

Found your ideal sized frame? 

 

It’s time to pair it with the perfect mattress. Our handy guides will easily help you navigate through the options to choose the right one.

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