The bed and mattress size guide
Last updated: November 2023
Choosing the right size mattress for your bed
To ensure your new mattress fits like a glove, it's important to match the length and width of your bed frame or base. But figuring out which size is right for you depends on a few factors, like the size of your room and how many people will be snuggling up each night. We're here to help. We'll talk you through the dimensions of each UK bed and mattress size below…
Mattress size vs bed frame size
When buying a new bed, you’ll want to ensure it fits in your room comfortably, so you’ll need to know which bed frames tend to have larger dimensions. Most often, these are metal and wooden bed frames as the mattress sits within the frame rather than on top of a base. However, we do advise you to always check the dimensions on any product before making your purchase.
For more help on choosing the right bed, take a look at our guide to buying a bed. Kids’ beds have a recommended mattress size to fit the bed frame, whether that be toddler, single or Euro single.
Bed frame size according to style
The dimensions of your bed will differ depending on which style of bed frame you choose:
- Divan beds without a headboard will have the same dimensions as your mattress as it will sit flush on top of the divan base.
- Wooden bed frames are usually a few centimetres bigger than your mattress around each side.
- Upholstered bed frame dimensions differ hugely depending on whether they have a sleigh shape, the amount of detail and the fabric.
Always check the dimensions of the bed before purchasing to ensure it fits in the room with enough space to move around the sides.
Euro Bed and Mattress Sizes
|BED / MATTRESS SIZE||EURO SINGLE (TWIN)||EURO SMALL DOUBLE||EURO DOUBLE||EURO KING||EURO SUPER KING|
|Width x Length (Metric)||90 x 200||120 x 200||140 x 200||160 x 200||180 x 200|
|Width x Length (Imperial)||3’0” x 6’6”||4’0” x 6’6”||4’7” x 6’6”||5’3” x 6’6”||6’0” x 6’6”|
What size is a Euro single bed and mattress?
A standard European single bed, often known as a twin bed, is 90cm wide and 200cm long. (3ft wide and 6ft 6ins long). This means twin beds and mattresses are a little longer than their UK counterparts but the same width.
We stock just a small range of Euro single mattresses for kids.
What size is a Euro small double bed and mattress?
A European small double bed and mattress is 120cm wide and 200cm long. (4ft wide by 6ft 6ins long). Like their UK equivalent, they’re ideal for couples who have small bedrooms, teenagers, and if you want more sleeping space than a single bed offers.
What size is a Euro double bed and mattress?
A European double bed and mattress measures 140cm wide and 200cm long. This is equal to 4 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 6 inches long. They’re the most common EU bed size, offering plenty of sleeping space without taking up too much room.
What size is a Euro king size bed and mattress?
A European king size is bed 160cm wide and 200cm long. (5ft 2ins wide and 6ft 6ins long). This makes Euro king size, a little wider than its UK equivalent. If you’ve got the room, they offer a luxurious amount of space in which to sleep – ideal for couples who need extra room to sleep.
What size is a Euro super king size bed?
A Euro super king bed is 180cm wide and 200cm long (6ft wide and 6ft 6ins long). This makes them the same size as UK super kings which provide the largest sleep space available of all beds. This makes them perfect for couples who need maximum space and comfort.
Things to remember when choosing a bed and mattress size
Let's recap, because bed and mattress sizes can make a big difference in the quality of your slumber and the practicalities of your bedroom. Always think about your comfort. Do you like to spread out when you sleep? Do you sleep with a partner or pets who like to share the bed? If so, you'll want to make sure you choose a size that provides plenty of room for everyone to stretch their legs.
Oh, and don't forget about style. Finding the perfect size is key to creating a cosy retreat - one where you can relax and have enough room to manoeuvre around your bed. And, finally, if you're shopping for a kid's bed, keep in mind how fast they grow. It may be worth investing in a larger size that will last them through their teenage years.
Overall, choosing the right bed and mattress size is about striking a balance between comfort, practicality, and style.
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