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The Ultimate Guide to Bed Sizes

Bed sizes can be quite confusing. In the UK there are 6 standard sizes and knowing the difference between them can help you choose the right bed for your home. This is a guide to explain the different sizes available whichever metric that you use. 

Small Single Bed

This is the smallest bed available and is often classed as a child's bed or in the trade known as a 2ft 6. The bed is 2 foot 6 inches wide and 6 foot 3 inches long. Or 75cm wide by 190cm long. Shop our range of 2ft6 small single divan beds here or childrens beds here. 

Standard Single Bed

This is known as a traditional standard bed or a 3ft bed. The bed is 3 foot wide by 6 foot 3 inches long. Or 90cm wide by 190cm long. Buy a single divan bed on our website here. You can also find single woodenupholstered or metal bed frames here

Small Double Bed

As new build houses get smaller and peoples live get busier buying a small double bed is a good way to save space in your bedroom. If a normal double bed is a little too big a small double can easily sleep two people but might just feel slightly more compact if you are used to a larger bed. For the more petite person, this is an ideal bed without taking up the whole bedroom. The small double is also known as a 4ft bed, being 4 foot wide and 6 foot 3 inches long or if you prefer it in centimetres 120cm wide by 190cm in length. Shop for 4ft small double divan beds here or you can purchase small double upholstered from here

Standard Double Bed

This is the most common bed size in the UK for two people and is also known as a 4ft 6. Measuring 4 foot 6 inches wide, this is more than enough space for the average couple. 135cm wide by 190cm long. Shop for Double Divan Beds and Double Upholstered Beds

King Size Bed

All the previous size beds are the same length whereas a king size bed has an extra 3 inches in length measuring 6 foot 6 inches long. This is very popular for people that are tall and would like the extra leg room to stop their feet dipping off the end of the bed. The width of a king size bed also increases from the standard double and measure 5 feet wide by 6 foot 6 inches in length. Known as a standard 5ft bed or 150cm wide by 200cm in length. Browse our extensive range of 5'0 king size divan beds, our king size upholstered beds & 5'0 wooden bed frames

Super King Size

If you have the luxury of a large bedroom and love the extra space when you go to bed the super king size bed would be the best option for extra width and length all around. Known as a 6ft, the super king size bed measures 6 foot wide by 6 foot 6 inches long. Or 180cm wide by 200cm long. Treat yourself to a 6'0 super king size bed from Furniture World here. 

9th November 2017

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