Bed Sizes & Mattress Size

We supply beds which will accommodate UK Standard Mattress Sizes

A table of UK mattress sizes is below so, for example, if you order a king size bed from us it will take a 5′ x 6’6″ mattress. Please note we can also make beds to fit any size mattress you have even none standard.

It can be a little confusing to understand just what are the standard bed sizes in the UK? Doing a quick trawl through some furniture websites, there are different names and terms allocated to the different sizes so no wonder there is a bit of confusion! If you scroll down and read the notes hopefully things will be a little clearer.



Table of UK Mattress Sizes

Single Small Double Double King Super King
Mattress Size (ft) 3′ x 6′ 3″ 4′ x 6′ 3″ 4′ 6″ x 6′ 3″ 5′ x 6′ 6″ 6′ x 6′ 6″
Mattress Size (cm) 90 x 190 122 x 190 137 x 190 152 x 198 183 x 198


Bespoke mattress and bed sizes

However there is absolutely nothing to stop you having a bespoke bed size, we at AKD Furniture can supply any size. For example it is not always easy to find a small double bed (4ft wide) and even more difficult to find extra long beds for tall people. We can offer the solution of a 7ft long bed or longer if required!

First important thing to note is that bed sizes are described in terms of their mattress size. The actual overall size of the bed is invariably larger depending on the depth of the head and footboard and so on. Typically divan beds are the exact same width as the mattress they hold.

What are UK Queen-size and King-size beds?

Much of the mis-understanding comes from the term ‘queen’ size bed and how this fits into the UK bed sizes. The term ‘queen’ is what a 5′ bed is called in America. This term has crept into the UK I guess because it actually seems to a more logical way of classifying bed sizes. That is double, queen and then king seems to have a natural progression.

King in America is equivalent to our super king. For all the worldwide bed sizes check out this link – BED SIZES

If in doubt its always best to order your bed stating the actual mattress size required. This will ensure your mattress will fit! Its also worth exploring the overall size of the bed especially if you are tight for space. For example the sleigh beds scrolled head and footboard adds about 6 inches to length of the bed!