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Will a Double Mattress Topper Fit a Small Double Bed?

Posted by mattfallon 20/07/2022 0 Comment(s) Bedding Guides,

Will a Double Mattress Topper Fit a Small Double Bed?


When it comes to transforming your sleep, a mattress topper for a small double bed can be an incredible investment. They’re designed to lie flat on top of your existing mattress and can instantly change the feel of your bed. Many people use them to breathe new life into an old mattress, enhance the feel of a new one or to bring a touch of hotel-inspired luxury to their bedroom.

Whatever your goal, it’s important to choose the right size when selecting a mattress topper. But will a double mattress topper fit a small double bed and which filling should you go for? We’ve published this article to guide you through the process and help you select the best topper for your bed. Keep reading to learn more.


Doubles vs small doubles


First, let’s take a look at the difference between doubles and small doubles when it comes to size.

Double bed dimensions


Standard double beds are one of the most popular mattress choices in the UK. Mattresses are 190cm long and 135cm wide, which equates to 6’3” long and 4’6” wide using imperial measurements. They’re spacious without being too large and can comfortably sleep two adults. The generous dimensions make them a great choice for most standard sized bedrooms. So what size is a double mattress topper? Well, they’re made to fit 6’3” x 4’6” double mattresses exactly.


Small double bed dimensions


Small double beds offer the same length as standard doubles, with slightly less width. They’re 190cm long and 120cm wide, which means you lose 15cm of width compared to a standard double mattress. In imperial measurements, small doubles are 6’3” long and 4’0” wide.

You might also see them referred to as Queen or Three Quarter mattresses, though small double is the most common name. With significantly more room than single beds, they offer plenty of space for one adult. Two adults can also sleep in a small double bed, though it may feel a little tight. Compact dimensions make small doubles ideal for studio apartments where maximising space is a priority. You’ll also see small doubles used in smaller guestrooms.

What size is a small double topper? Again, they’re designed to fit the mattress exactly, so these toppers measure 6’3” x 4’0”. Understanding the UK sizing system will make things a lot easier when choosing a mattress topper for a small double bed.


Can I use a double mattress topper for a small double bed?


Will a double mattress topper fit a small double bed? We wouldn’t generally recommend using a double mattress topper for a small double bed. This is because the dimensions of a standard double mattress are much larger than a small double, which means you’ll have quite a bit of overhang.

That said, with a tight fitted sheet you can secure a double mattress topper on top of a small double bed. You may have a few lumps here and there, but it’s certainly possible if that’s all you’ve got to work with.

However, the bottom line on using a double mattress topper for small double bed is that we don’t advise it. The good news is, we’ve got a great selection of mattress toppers designed to fit both standards double and small double beds, so you won’t need to resort to an ill-fitting topper!


The benefits of a mattress topper for your small double bed


Extra layer of comfort and support


A small double mattress topper is an easy and cost-effective way to add an extra layer of comfort and support to your bed. The topper creates a plush layer that cushions you as you sleep and reduces aches and pains.


Revitalise old mattress

Mattresses can be expensive, not to mention difficult to transport. If your mattress has seen better days but you’re not quite ready to let it go, a small double bed topper is a great way to revitalise it.


Help with pressure relief

Sleep is supposed to be comfortable, however many people suffer from stress on pressure points when mattresses are too firm. A mattress topper can help relieve pressure and contribute to a better night’s sleep.


Protect against spills

A fitted sheet does very little to protect your mattress from spills, stains and dirt. Washable mattress toppers not only improve comfort, but also act as a first line of defence against any mess. They can also extend the life of your mattress by minimising wear and tear.


Tips for choosing a mattress topper

Not all mattress toppers are created equal. Quality varies enormously and is often dependent on fill. Below are some expert tips for choosing the right mattress topper.


Opt for a premium filling

Mattress toppers are all about enhancing your sleep experience, which is why filling matters. When choosing a mattress topper for a small double bed, pay attention to what filling is used.


ECO Dacron Comforel, a hollow fibre topper filling designed to mimic the luxurious feel of soft down feather, is one of our favourite options. The material is made using recycled plastics and is not only eco-friendly but also non-allergenic. If you’re looking for a vegan-approved double mattress topper, ECO Dacron Comforel offers all the comfort of down.

For an all-natural feel, nothing beats 85/15 duck feather and down. The combination of natural feathers and ultra-soft down feels incredibly soft while offering excellent heat regulation qualities. If you’re a hot sleeper, a duck feather and down mattress topper is a great option.

For the ultimate beauty sleep, upgrade to a duck feather and down topper with an extra layer of 100% down. This additional layer creates an ultra-plush sleeping surface with no feather spines. It genuinely feels like sleeping on a cloud.


Look for down proof casing

If you choose a down mattress topper, it’s always worth checking if the filling is enveloped in a down proof case. Cotton is generally the best option, helping to protect the down and prevent it from escaping.


Investing in the perfect small double mattress topper

Ready to elevate your bed to a cloud-worthy dimension? Shop our high-quality range of mattress topper for small double beds. You’ll also find options for other mattress sizes, including standard doubles, singles, kings and super kings.

Whatever you need, we have it covered with premium mattress toppers featuring ethically-sourced down and feathers, next-generation hollow fibre filling and the finest quality cotton casings.


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