Bed and mattress size guide UK

Not sure which bed size is right for you? Take the guesswork out of choosing with the Furniture Village guide to mattress sizes.

Single bed measurements

Small single

A small single bed is 76 cm x 190 cm
(30 inches x 75 inches)


If your bedroom is on the small size, a small single bed could be the perfect fit. Just a few centimeters narrower than a standard single bed, it's perfect for a child, and will even sleep an adult if they don't mind feeling particularly cosy at night.


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Single

A single bed is 90 cm x 190 cm
(36 inches x 75 inches)


Single beds are a good choice for children's rooms, offering plenty of sleep space while still saving on floor space. And, as the kids, grow, there's no rush to swap it for a double. If you have the occasional overnight guest, a single bed is ideal in a small space room too.


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Large single

A large single bed is 107 cm x 190 cm
(43 inches x 75 inches)


Halfway in size between a traditional single and a small double, a large single bed or mattress gives you just that little bit of extra room widthways. This size is a good choice for a growing teenager or if you're furnishing a smaller bedroom.

Double bed measurements

Small double

A small double bed is 122 cm x 190 cm
(48 inches x 75 inches)


If space allows, a small double bed can be more comfortable for one person than a single bed. And, at a pinch, small double bed mattresses can accommodate a couple so they're also a good option for a guest room.


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Double

A double bed is 135 cm x 190 cm
(54 inches x 75 inches)


The standard bed and mattress size for two people, double beds are a good choice for average size people. They're smal enough to work well in a typical bedroom and large enough to give each sleeper a comofrtable amount of space to snooze.


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King

A king bed is 150 cm x 200 cm
(60 inches x 79 inches)


If you and your partner like plenty of room to stretch, or if one of you is a particularly restless sleeper, a king size mattress or bed is probably the best choice for you. King size beds tend to be longer as well as wider than double beds.


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Super king

A super king bed is 180 cm x 200 cm
(60 inches x 79 inches)


If your bedroom is big enough, opt for the biggest bed available - the super-wide, super-long super king size bed or mattress. You and your partner will enough having all that extra space and probably sleep much better for it.


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Buying a new bed or mattress? You may know what kind of mattress you want, like a pocket sprung mattress or a memory foam mattress, but do you know the exact size that's right for your bedroom?


From the smallest to the biggest - that's a small signle bed size to a super king bed size - there are actually seven different sizes of mattress available. While this gives you a lot of flexibility as you create the ideal bedroom, be sure to think aout who's going to sleep in the bedroom, how much floor space you have, if you need to accommodate growing children or if it's for occasional use like a guest room.


With all that in mind, we hope that this handy Furniture Village guide to bed sizes will help you choose the one that's just right for you and your bedroom.

Mattress size guide

Right down to personal preference, your choice of mattress is key to getting the best night's rest. Do your research and don't be afraid to test in store. From sprung styles to memory foam and combination, it's so important to find a style that offers you optimum comfort and support for the perfect night's sleep.

3'0 Single mattress
W 92cm x L 192cm (3ft x 6'3")
4'0 Small double mattress
W 122cm x L 192cm (4ft x 6'3")
4'6 Double mattress
W 137cm x L 192cm (4'6ft x 6'6")
5'0 King size mattress
W 150cm x L 200cm (5ft x 6'6")
6'0 Super king size mattress
W 182cm x L 202cm (6ft x 6'6")

Buying Guides

Buying a new bed is a big decision. After all, there's so much to consider, from the type of mattress to the size of the bed. Luckily we're here to help you with expert advice that'll see you on your way to a good night's sleep.


Start by finding the right mattress for you - pocket sprung, open coil, foam, combination or latex. Then think about the style of bed - divan or bedframe - and even where it might be used. A storage bed is a good choice for a smaller room, and a sofa bed can help make any space more versatile. Finally, choose the size that's right for you and your bedroom.


Ready to shop? You'll find a great selection of beds that match all your criteria here at Furniture Village.