Bed and Mattress sizes in UK

Bed And Mattress Sizes In UK

There are so many things to consider when you’re buying a bed or mattress just like any other thing that you are going to add to your home. If you’re buying a new bed or mattress, but you’re not sure about what the different bed sizes are and faced with questions like “Is there a standard bed size?” “Do I have to buy my bed frame and mattress at the same time?” “How big are king size bed dimensions compared to a super king size bed?”

Or “What bed size is suitable for you?” about which we have posted an easy guide on our blog.

Well these questions are enough to confuse anyone out, but worry not we’d put together this quick guide to help you out.

Standard Beds and Mattress Sizes in UK:

First thing first, in the UK bed sizes are measured by the size of the mattress they are built for, which is a standard estimation. However, the genuine components of the bed edges frames may vary according to their shape and style, which is the thing that can frequently cause confusion. A typical mistake is to use the sleeping mattress size measurements for the necessary space, however you should always consistently look at invidual bed frame measurements for accurate estimations, as they will vary from frame to frame, and quite often be marginally bigger than the standard mattress measurements.

Most of the furniture including beds, sold in the UK are constructed using imperial dimensions but are generally sold in their approximate metric equivalents.

Mattress Size Dimensions(metric) Dimensions(imperial)
Small Single 75 x 190 cm 2’6” x 6’3”
Single 90 x 190 cm 3’0” x 6’3”
Small Double/Queen Size 120 x 190 cm 4’0” x 6’3”
Double 135 x 190 cm 4’6” x 6’3”
King Size 150 x 200 cm 5’0” x 6’6”
Super King Size 180 x 200 cm 6’0” x 6’6”

Mattress size V.S Bed Frame size

When buying a new bed, you’ll want to ensure that it fits in your room comfortably. Therefore, it is worth knowing which type of bed and bed frame tend to have larger dimensions. Here at The Magic Woods we sell beds in different styles and sizes, to facilitate our customers we have an article about various bed types and bed frames in our blog.

Your sleeping mattress size should consistently relate with the bed size you purchase. For instance, if you have a double bed frame, you ought to get a double mattress. While a double mattress measures 135 x 190 cm, it’s difficult to give a perfectly exact double bed size. This is on the grounds that each design will change, as certain designs have head-boards and foot-boards adding to the overall size of the bed.

Bed frame size according to style

The dimension of your bed will differ depending on the type of bed frame you choose:

  • Divan beds without a foot-board will have the same dimension as your mattress and it will flush on top of the divan base.
  • Monaco beds frames are usually a few centimeters bigger than your mattress around each side.
  • Sleigh bed frame dimensions differ hugely depending on the amount of detail and the fabric.

Well there you go, hopefully now you have a good idea about the bed and mattress sizes in UK and which one suits your requirements. Feel free to browse through our collection of modern and contemporary bed designs in our shop section with free delivery across Birmingham and special discounts on furniture deals.

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