Collection: Single Beds

Direct Beds 2 U, Essex bed shop with over 20 bed designs available single size. Alternatively pop in store for a bespoke bed with our build a bed service. So if you fancy a single bed with a high headboard and ottoman base finished in a luxurious custom design, give us a call 0800 193 3228 or visit our Essex showroom.

3ft single beds, also referred to as 3 feet single bed.

Read more about single beds or scroll to the bottom to see our full range of luxury single beds.

How to Choose the Perfect Single Bed for Your Bedroom

Are you in the market for a new bed for your bedroom? Perhaps a new bed for your child or you're in the process of downsizing, or maybe you simply want to maximise the space you have available. Whatever your reason, if you're in the market for a single bed, you've come to the right place. As Essex's leading independent bed shop we understand sleep and are committed to helping customers make the right decision.

Choosing the perfect single bed for your bedroom can be a daunting task, but with a little bit of guidance, you can find the perfect one to suit your needs. We'll walk you through everything you need to know to make an informed decision. From size and material to style and storage options, we've got you covered. So let's dive in and explore the wonderful world of single beds!

Considerations before buying a single bed

Before making a purchase, there are several things to consider when searching for the perfect single bed. First, you should determine the purpose of the bed. Will it be used as a guest bed, a child's bed, or a primary bed? This will help you decide on the style and type of single bed. Second, consider the dimensions of your room. A single bed may be smaller in size, but it still requires enough space to move around it. A single is 3ft wide * 6ft3 in length, this however is the mattress size. Each single beds dimensions vary between designs. Third, consider your budget. Single beds come in a wide range of prices, so it's important to set a budget before you begin your search.

When it comes to size, single beds are generally 3 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. The size of the bed should be determined based on who will be using it and the size of the room it will be placed in. In addition to size, the material of the bed is another important consideration.

Single bed frame types

Single beds come in a variety of frame types, each with its own unique look and feel. The most common types include divan beds, frame beds, and ottoman beds.

Divan single beds with storage. Divan beds are a popular choice for those who want a modern looking bed that takes the least amount of space. They sit higher of the ground and can be customised with a choice of headboard designs along with pull out storage drawer options.

Traditional frames are the most common type of single bed frame. At Direct Beds 2 U single bed frames come in over 20 designer options. From sleek and minimalist New York frame beds to glamourous Lexi glitter beds. Traditional bed frames typically have a headboard and footboard, which can add a decorative touch to your bedroom. All single bed frames at Direct Beds 2 U provide a seasonal storage function. For your daily storage needs a gas lift up ottoman bed option can be added to the single frame beds.

Ottoman beds are ideal for those who need extra storage space in their bedroom. Our ottoman divan beds come with a choice of end lift, left or right hand side lift up options. Ottoman beds in single also are good for smaller bedroom as they take the same width as a single mattress and add just an extra couple of inches in length for their headboards. These beds are a convenient storage solution for anyone wanting to minimise clutter in the bedroom.

Materials for single bed frames

Single beds can be finished in a variety of materials, each with its own unique look and feel. At Essex's leading independent bed shop our material choices include crushed velvet, soft plush velvet, linen, chenille or plain velvet.

Upholstered bed frames are a great choice for those who want a comfortable, cosy look.

Crushed velvet single beds

Crushed velvet is luxurious and shimmering due to its distinctive crushed effect. It has a depth and dimension that other fabrics don't offer. Known for its softness and unique texture. Our crushed velvet single beds are available in over 13 colours including grey, mink, gold, baby pink, red, navy blue and many more.

Plush velvet single beds

Plush velvet is exceptionally soft and smooth to the touch. Plush velvet has a dense pile which gives it a plush feel. This luxury fabric is available to order in a range of colours including baby pink, royal blue, dark grey, black, white and more.
Linen fabric has a slightly rough texture but becomes softer with use. It has natural wrinkles and a slight sheen. 

Chenille fabric is soft and fuzzy, known for its caterpillar-like pile. It has a unique look and feel that adds warmth and texture. 

Choosing the right mattress for your single bed

The single (no pun intended) most important decision is choosing the right mattress for your single bed, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, consider your sleeping position. Do you sleep on your back, stomach, or side? Different sleeping positions require different levels of support and comfort.

Second, consider the firmness of the mattress. A mattress that is too soft or too firm can cause discomfort and even pain. It's important to find a mattress that offers the right level of support for your body.

Finally, consider the material of the mattress. Common materials include memory foam, latex, and pocket sprung mattresses. Each material has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to do your research before making a purchase. In our Essex bed shop you can try our full range of mattresses with the added benefit of highly trained and knowledgeable staff with a zero pressure sales approach.

Alternatively you can view our single mattresses online

Styling your bedroom with a single bed

When it comes to styling your bedroom with a single bed, there are several things to consider. First, consider the colour scheme of your room. Choose bedding, curtains, and accessories that complement the existing colours in your room.

Second, consider the style of your room. If you have a modern, minimalist bedroom, a sleek frame bed may be the perfect choice. If you have a more traditional bedroom, a divan bed with a headboard.

Finally, consider the layout of your room. A single bed can be placed in a variety of positions, including against a wall or in the centre of the room. Experiment with different layouts to find the one that works best for your space.

Maintenance and care for your single bed

Proper maintenance and care are essential for ensuring the longevity of your single bed. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Clean your bed frame and mattress regularly to prevent the build up of dust and allergens.

  • Rotate your mattress every few weeks to ensure even wear and tear.

  • Replace your mattress every 5-7 years, or when it begins to sag or lose its shape.

  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and care.


Choosing the perfect single bed for your bedroom can be a daunting task, but with a little bit of guidance, you can find the perfect one to suit your needs. From size and material to style and storage options, there are many factors to consider when making a purchase. By following the tips here, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect single bed for your bedroom.