To help make sure you get the right size bed, our handy guide provides information on the following topics:

1. Different bed sizes

2. How to choose the right size bed

3. Delivery & assembly

4. How do you clean a bed?

5. Bed safety advice

1. What are the different bed sizes?

Small single bed

A toddler bed or small single bed is ideal for young children. Toddler beds measure around 70cm by 140cm and small single beds are slightly larger, measuring approximately 75cm by 180cm. If you’re looking for a bed specifically for a youngster, take a look at our children’s beds.

Single wood bed frame

Single bed

A standard single bed is perfect for children or a guest room. Standard singles normally measure 90cm by 190cm and can either be divan beds or single bed frame, which would also require a separate mattress.

Tuscany Single Natural

Small Double bed

Small double beds are sometimes referred to as three-quarter beds and offer more space than a standard single. They measure 120cm by 190cm and work well in kids’ and teens’ rooms or for single people.

Double bed

A standard double is the most common bed size and will fit comfortably into an average double bedroom. Standard double beds measure 135cm by 190cm.

Rebecca metal double bed frame

King size bed

Standard kingsize beds are larger, measuring around 150cm by 200cm, which means they offer more space, but it’s essential to measure your room carefully to ensure a kingsize bed will fit.

king size metal bed frame

Super king size bed

A superkingsize bed, sometimes also referred to as a queensize bed, measures 180cm by 200cm, making it very large to offer ample space for two sleepers. Super king beds are great if you like to stretch out at night – but make sure it will fit into your bedroom before you buy.

super king size bed

2. How do you choose the right size bed?

To ascertain what size bed you will need first measure the space you have. Next decide where your bed will go.

You can map out the shape of your bed on the floor with tape, that way you can check that you’ll be able to comfortably move around your bed and use the space in your room before it’s fitted.

What size bed is best for children?

The bed you choose for a child really depends on your preference. Most people choose a standard single for their child’s first proper bed but you can purchase toddler beds and beds designed to be adjustable and grow with your child.

In terms of safety, a standard single is just as safe as a toddler bed but for more information check out our Children’s Bed Buying Guide.

Do mattresses come in all bed sizes?

You can find mattresses available in every bed size, but bear in mind that if you haven’t bought your bed in the UK then it may not be a standard UK size which means you could have to buy your mattress from the same country to ensure it fits.

If you choose a divan style bed it will come complete with a mattress but if you’re purchasing a frame bed make sure you check whether a mattress comes with it. To find out all you need to know when buying a new mattress, take a look at our handy Mattress Buying Guide.

Can you get superking bed covers?

You can easily purchase bed covers to fit any size bed, including superking, Eastern King, Emperor and Caesar beds. When purchasing bedding check the packaging carefully to find out the size and what’s included.

What size bed is best for your body?

Provided you’re not too tall for your bed there’s no real difference in terms of what’s best for your body. However, it is very important to make sure you have a supportive mattress and that your mattress fits your bedframe.

3. Delivery & assembly

In general, beds are delivered as flat pack and then you either assemble them yourself or hire someone to do it for you. We will happily take your new bed to the room of your choice so that you don’t have to struggle getting it up the stairs.

If you’ve ordered a divan and mattress set, we’ll even put your new bed together for you!

How do you put a bed together?

How you assemble your bed will depend on the type of frame you choose. Divan beds can usually be clipped together at the base with strong metal clips, whilst frame beds are screwed into place.

Provided you read the instructions carefully and make sure you have all the necessary parts before you start, it’s a job you can easily do yourself but if you lack confidence then asking a professional to help is advised.

How do you get a bed upstairs?

If your bed is a flat-pack frame, then you should carry it upstairs in its packaging and assemble it once it’s in the room. If you’ve chosen a divan or ottoman bed, getting it upstairs can be a trickier job.

Before you choose a bed make sure that you will be able to fit it through your door. To do this you’ll need to find out the dimensions of each separate part.

4. How do you clean a bed?

It’s a good idea to wash your bedding at least once a week. To keep your mattress as clean and dust free as possible, turn it regularly and vacuum it with a powerful hoover around once a month. You can wash most pillows and duvets in an ordinary washing machine but if your machine is too small, you can take them along to a launderette instead.

5. Bed safety advice

In order to ensure your bed is safe it’s essential to fit it together securely and correctly. Children’s beds are usually very safe but if you’re opting for bunk beds make sure the ladder they come with is sturdy and that there is an adequate guard to stop your child from falling out of bed if they roll over.

Most allergies are aggravated by dust so if you suffer from eczema or asthma then it’s often best to choose a memory foam mattress as they don’t collect as much dust as pocket sprung mattresses.

Whatever type of mattress you have, always clean it by vacuuming rather than beating, as beating it will spread dust and dust mite droppings all over your bedroom.

View our all our bed sizes now or have you chosen the size you want? Visit our guides section to view our buying guides that will assist you with choosing the right style!