Getting a good night’s sleep begins with choosing the right bed. There are a number of things to take into consideration before making a purchase, with size being one of the most important.
Not only does it need to fit comfortably into your bedroom, but you want to feel like you can stretch out in comfort, without spilling out over the edges every time you move.
We’ve put together a helpful guide to bed sizes to get you started, so you can decide on the right size to suit you.
Typically 75 x 190cm (2’6″ x 6’3″) in size, small singles are ideal for use in children’s bedrooms, or in compact spare rooms. Just because a small single bed has a reduced sleeping area doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be comfortable. Finding the right size ensures it can fit in the room, but comfort is just as important.
Anyone who sleeps alone, has a teenage child or needs a bed for the guest room should look at investing in a single bed. They are normally sized at 90 x 190cm (3′ x 6’3″) and come with a range of different frames, designs and styles to suit both classic and contemporary bedroom decors.
A small double is suitable for couples who don’t have enough space for a standard size, or for single people who want a little more space to stretch out into. The dimensions stand at 120 x 190cm (4′ x 6’3″), which is perfect for homes that need to maximise their space.
Standardly sized at 135 x 190cm (4’6″ x 6’3″), the double bed is the go-to for couples who want to enjoy a peaceful nights rest without encroaching on each other’s space. If you have the room, they are also great for spare rooms or even lucky teenagers sleeping in large bedrooms.
If a standard sized double bed isn’t enough, then a king size ensures you have all the room you need. Measured at 150cm x 200cm (5′ x 6’6″), larger or taller built people also enjoy the space provided by a king size bed, making it easier to sleep through the night without any issue.
A super king bed is for those who have enough space without compromising on other areas of the bedroom. Its dimensions stand at 180 x 200cm (6′ x 6’6”), allowing larger or taller built people to choose this option if a king size doesn’t quite do it for them. It’s the ultimate in size and really makes bedtime feel special.
Continental beds are extremely popular at the moment because their multiple spring layers provide added comfort and relaxation right through the night. Single Continentals measure at 90 x 200cm (3’ x 6’6”) – slightly bigger than UK singles – and are great for kids, teenagers, single people and spare rooms.