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Bed sizes – simply explained!

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Bed sizes – simply explained!

What are the standard bed sizes?

There are no uniform or universal standards of sizes or names for bed sizes that have to be used in law: the terms that are used are descriptive and there is no guarantee that the term King, for example, will be applied to exactly the same size product by different manufacturers. Metric sizes are not exactly the same as imperial sizes, either.

The following are the most common sizes available:

Common Name Imperial (ft/in)  Metric (cm) 
Single 3′ x 6’3" 90 x 190
Small Double / ¾ 4′ x 6’3” 120 x 190
Double 4’6” x 6’3” 135 x 190
King 5′ x 6’6” 150 x 200
Super King 6′ x 6’6” 180 x 200

 

People don’t buy large enough beds. 75% of all double beds are still the standard 4ft 6in/135cm wide double – yet this is plainly not room enough for two adults to sleep comfortably together without disturbing each other. Even upgrading to the next size, a 5ft/150cm king size, whilst it takes up very little extra bedroom space, makes a considerable difference!

There are so many bed sizes – how big should I go?

At bed-e-buys, we can make any width, length or height bed, storage or non-storage, including bunk beds or bedsteads – we offer a full bespoke service!

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