Whats My Bed Size?
A Guide to Common (and Uncommon) Sizes of Bed
Globally there are many different sizes of bed that different countries class as there 'standard size'. With the growth of the online sales and the global village these sizes are much more readily available for everyone, with customers buying the bed size they want, whether it be here in the UK or importing it from another country.
As a bed linen manufacturer and bespoke bedding specialist of over 20 years we have made for a massive range of sizes.
We've collated (tried to remember!) all we can about bed and mattress sizes and detailed it below. If you were ever unsure about what size of bed you have or are interested in the many sizes that are available then this page is for you!
We've set out first with an infographic detailing the most popular bed sizes we deal with. What follows is more detailed information on standard size mattresses depending on what country you are in.
If you can't find your bed size but need bedding to fit. Please call 01706 220020 or send us an email. We'll be happy to help.
Our mattress size guide.
We've designed a nice graphic to set out what sizes we make for. There are variations on these mattress sizes (for example your bed might be 7ft long) but these tend to be the most common in each sub group.
What Size are UK Standard Beds?
For the most part beds in the UK and Ireland still use imperial dimensions but are often sold in their (very) approximate metric equivalents.
Single UK Size
3' x 6'3" ( 90cm by 190 cm)
Double UK Size
4'6" x 6'3" (135 x 190cm)
King UK Size
5' x 6'6" (150 x 200cm)
Super king UK Size
6' x 6'6", (180cm x 200cm)
What Size are IKEA & European Size Beds?
In the Scandinavian countries these sizes are very common. They have become more common over the last decade or so due to the popularity of IKEA furniture stores. The measurements used are nearly always metric but we have added the inch measurement for clarity.
Euro Small single
80 cm × 200 cm (31.5 in × 79 in)
90 cm × 200 cm (35 in × 79 in)
140 cm × 200 cm (47 in × 79 in)
150 cm × 200 cm (60" × 79")
European Super King
180 cm × 200 cm (71" × 79")
What Size are Small Double Beds?
This size has grown in popularity over the last few years. The bed is also known as a small double, queen size or as a three quarter bed. Its a great option if your looking to save space in a bedroom or if you want a larger bed without going for a full double size.
4' x 6'3" (122 x 191cm)
Long Small Double
4' x 6'6" (122 x 200cm)
What Size are Emperor Beds?
As demand for more larger beds has grown bed makers have produced more luxury statement beds that measure up to 9ft wide.
Lengths on these beds can vary from 6'6" upwards so we have concentrated on the widths for each of these mattress sizes.
Emperor / Eastern king: 78" (200 cm) wide
Large Emperor: 84" (210 cm) wide
Caesar: 96" (240 cm) wide
Super Caesar: 108" (277cm) wide
What Size are Adjustable Beds
Adjustable beds (also known as electric beds) are those which move into different positions allowing you to sleep in different positions giving extra comfort. Some even help bring you to a vertical position, helping you out of bed in the mornings.
Sizes of these beds varies greatly depending on what machinery the bed uses and who the manufacturer is.
Most adjustable beds tend to be made at an extra length, finishing at 6'6" or 6'9" instead of the standard 6'3" length. We've listed the most popular sizes here but if you have anything different please contact us for a quoted price.
What Size are Skinny Single Beds?
As the demand for different sizes of homes and with changing lifestyles we have seen an increase in the range of single mattresses.
These sizes are sometimes made to fit into smaller rooms that may not take a standard single bed, like caravans or boats.
75cm x 200cm (2'6 x 6'6)
Extra small single
72 cm × 200 cm (2'3" x 6'6")
100 cm × 200 cm (3'3" x 6'6")
107 x 200cm (3'6" x 6'6")
Although these are the most common there are often variations in the length with some beds measuring up to 7ft or 7ft 3"
What Size are Large Single Beds?
These variations on a single size are a little wider or a little longer. The metric single is 1 metre wide x 2 metres long. Large singles are larger still measuring 3ft 6in wide by 6ft 6in long.
What are European Bed Sizes?
European sizes are mainly referred to in centimeters and can be found in the UK in European stores such as IKEA. In some Euro zones such as France and Spain the length of older beds is sometimes closer to 190cm.
In Italy, beds are classified by width:
Una piazza or Singolo
80 to 90 cm (31 to 35 in) wide
Una piazza e mezza
120cm (47") wide
140 cm (55 in) wide
Due piazze or Matrimoniale
160 to 180 cm (63 to 71") wide
Tre piazze or Osimano
200 to 400 cm (79 to 157 in) wide
Most mattress sizes in the Netherlands are also available in extra long, meaning 220 cm instead of 200 cm.
Beds/mattresses are often available also in extra long (220 cm or 87 in length). Some older beds are only 190 cm (75 in) long, while antique beds often are even shorter (since they in older times often slept in a reclined position rather than the close to supine position which is common today, and also, on average, people are taller now than they used to be).
Bed sizes in the United States of America.
There are some variations of the larger beds available in the USA. These fall into three sizes of bed. The Emperor measuring 200 x 200cm, the Wyoming King which measures 84in x 84in (215 x 215cm and the largest being the Alaskan King. The Alaskan King bed measures 108in x 108in or 275 x 275cm approx. making it around the same size as the Super Caesar.
Most sizes available in Australia have already been covered above but there are some other outsized beds that are covered below
Single extra long
92 cm × 203 cm (36 in × 80 inches long)
106 cm × 203 cm (41 in × 80 inch)
Round sizes can vary starting from around 4'6" (135cm) widths up to 7' (213cm) and beyond. Round beds are measured by the width across the widest part of the bed, (its diameter). Victoria Linen use this when categorising the sizes of round beds.
We hope this helps. If you have any other questions or have think there is something we have missed please call on 01706 220020 or drop us an email. We'll be happy to help with any questions you might have.