Which Bed or Mattress size is right for me?

Which bed and or mattress size is right for you?

How do you find the right size bed and mattress for you? It’s probably not something you’ve given a lot of thought to, right? Well selecting the correct bed size is a huge part of the bed and mattress buying process. Mostly out of habit or because you already have the bedding most people will opt for the same size bed and mattress. But things change, we change, we might move to a larger or smaller villa/apartment, we get married, we have children, you might even adopt a pet.

To help with your decision making we’ve illustrated the most popular mattress sizes below by breaking down each mattress and bed size dimension so that we can give you all the details you’ll need so that you can decide which really is the right bed and mattress for you.

Bed and mattress size comparison

Single Size mattress– 90 x 200cm

This is the smallest of the adult size mattresses. It’s compact sizing means it’s ideal for children or those living in small spaces such as a studio or apartment. A single mattress would be suitable for a child and can come in two length sizes  90 x 190cm or 90 x200cm. The 90x190cm size is commonly used for beds, daybeds and bunk beds. For a single adult, or those with small bedrooms or guest rooms we would probably recommend a slightly larger mattress size of 90 x200cm.

 

One question we get asked is can I use two single mattresses on a King bed? Well, yes you can. Two single mattresses 90 x 200 make up the dimensions of one King size mattress. This is popular when a couple have different comfort preferences eg soft and firm or medium and firm. This option is also popular when people purchase an adjustable frame. Just be mindful that the mattresses should be foam so that they can adjust with the bed frame. Choosing separate mattresses allows couple to sit up or lie back without disrupting each other. When using two single mattress’ on a King bed frame you can either use separate Single Bed sets or a single King size bed set.

 

Small Double Size mattress– 120 x 200cm

Slightly bigger than a single this is a great option for older children or young adults. It is very popular with teens but is also suitable for people with limited space but who want a larger bed.

 

Queen Size mattress - 150 x 200cm 

This size is known as a standard double. The Queen size mattress is a comfortable fit for a couple who both like to stretch out in bed or those who share their bed with pets. Also great if you sleep alone but you like a little extra room to move around. The Queen size bed and mattress is ideal for smaller rooms or as a guest bed and mattress. We recommend this size to be used in a room that is at least 2.5m x 3m

King Size mattress - 180 x 200cm 

The king size mattress is by far the most popular size, it’s large enough and significantly still comfortable enough for couples who suffer with children who like to sneak into bed during the night or even pesky pets. Great for climbing in and relaxing to watch your favourite Netflix series after a hard day at work. Get in, lie back and relax with plenty of room.

If you opt for a King a larger bed room is a must, preferably at least 3m x 3.5m and king size mattress size in cm is 180 x 200 cm.

One question we get asked is can I use two single mattresses on a King bed? Well, yes you can. Two single mattresses 90 x 200 make up the dimensions of one King size mattress. This is popular when a couple have different comfort preferences eg soft and firm or medium and firm. This option is also popular when people purchase an adjustable frame. Just be mindful that the mattresses should be foam so that they can adjust with the bed frame. Choosing separate mattresses allows couple to sit up or lie back without disrupting their partner. When using two single mattress on a King bed frame you can either use separate single bed sets or a single King size sheet bed set

 

Emperor Size mattress 200 x 200cm

The ultimate in mattress sizing. An Emperor size mattress is large enough for the whole family to get in. Think lazy weekends with the kids jumping in and even the cat and dog. The Emperor size mattress really is a family sized bed, but beware you’ll need a large bedroom around 4m x 3.5m.

Summary

There is a vast selection of bed and mattress sizes out there. We’ve broken down the most popular to try and help you. What is right for you will depend on where you are on life’s long journey. So, consider the size of your room, the style of your room and what you want to achieve, who will be sleeping in the bed, what might happen in the future and of course your own personal preferences.

 

 

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