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What are the Standard UK Bed Sizes?

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, the size of your bed plays a crucial role. In the UK, beds come in various sizes to cater to different needs and preferences. Whether you're furnishing a compact single room or a spacious master bedroom, understanding standard UK bed sizes is essential. At Direct Beds 2 U, we take pride in our handcrafted beds, made right here in England, offering both standard sizes and bespoke designs to fit your unique requirements. Note that the sizes reflect the dimensions of the mattress that fits the bed, for example a double mattress will fit a double bed. All beds will have their own dimensions and although will be called a king size bed, the overall dimensions will vary greatly. See each individual bed for full sizing.

The 3ft Single Bed - A Compact Comfort

The 3ft single bed, measuring 90 cm by 190 cm, is an ideal choice for children's bedrooms, guest rooms, or any space where room is at a premium. Despite its compact size, it provides ample space for a comfortable sleep, making it a popular choice for solo sleepers. Its dimensions make it easy to fit into tight spaces, while still offering the comfort needed for a restful night.

The 4ft Small Double Bed - Space-Saving and Cosy

Slightly larger than the single, the 4ft small double bed, or three-quarter bed, measures 120 cm by 190 cm. It's a fantastic option for those who need a bit more room than a single but don't have the space for a full double. This size is also perfect for single sleepers who prefer extra space or for couples who don't mind cosying up in a smaller bed.

The 4ft6 Double Bed - The Classic Choice

The standard double bed, measuring 4ft6 or 135 cm by 190 cm, is the most common size for couples. It offers ample space for two people to sleep comfortably and is a staple in most UK homes. It fits well in most bedrooms, providing enough sleeping area without overwhelming the room.

The 5ft King Size Bed - Spacious and Luxurious

For those who crave more space, the 5ft king size bed is a step up. Measuring 150 cm by 200 cm, it provides extra width and length compared to a standard double, making it a luxurious choice for couples. The king size bed allows for a comfortable night's sleep with plenty of room for both individuals to stretch out.

The 6ft Super King Size Bed - Ultimate Comfort and Space

The largest of the standard UK bed sizes, the 6ft super king size bed, measures a generous 180 cm by 200 cm. This size is perfect for couples who value their space or families who enjoy sharing the bed with little ones on lazy Sunday mornings. It offers an expansive sleeping area, ensuring that everyone has enough room to sleep comfortably.

Bespoke and Custom Bed Sizes at Direct Beds 2 U

At Direct Beds 2 U, we understand that standard sizes might not fit everyone's needs. That's why we offer a bespoke design and custom bed size option. Our beds are handcrafted in England, allowing us to provide unique solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you need a bed that's shorter, longer, wider, or an unconventional shape, our skilled craftsmen can create a bed that perfectly fits your space and style.

Why Choose a Bespoke Bed?

  1. Tailored to Your Needs: A bespoke bed is designed to meet your individual requirements, ensuring that it fits perfectly in your available space and meets your comfort needs.

  2. Unique Style: With a custom-made bed, you have the freedom to choose the design, materials, and finishes, making your bed a unique piece that reflects your personal style.

  3. Quality Craftsmanship: Handcrafted beds are made with attention to detail and quality materials, ensuring a product that is not only beautiful but also durable.

The Process of Creating Your Bespoke Bed

When you choose a bespoke bed from Direct Beds 2 U, our team works closely with you to understand your needs. We discuss size, style, materials, and any additional features you might want. Our craftsmen then use their skills and expertise to create a bed that is not just a piece of furniture but a reflection of your personality and style.


Understanding the standard UK bed sizes helps you make an informed decision when choosing the right bed for your home. Whether you opt for a compact single, a luxurious super king size, or a bespoke creation, the right bed can significantly improve your sleep quality and overall bedroom aesthetics. At Direct Beds 2 U, we are committed to providing you with the perfect bed, handcrafted in England, to ensure you enjoy the comfort and style you deserve.

Remember, a bed is not just a piece of furniture; it's an investment in your comfort and wellbeing. Choose wisely, and enjoy the perfect night's sleep every night.

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