UK AND IRELAND'S FOURTH MOST POPULAR BED SIZE

The classic single bed. What's not to love?

They're now the fourth most popular bed size in the UK, which shows you how popular the larger bed sizes have become.

Sometimes, even when the kids get a little larger they still prefer to keep the single bed... There's just something cosy about a single sometimes!

 

SINGLE BED KEY QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION

 
What size is a single bed?
How big is a single bed?
How wide is a single bed?
How long is a single bed?
Is a single bed right for me?
Other single bed considerations?
Ethical Bedding single bed dimensions

WHAT SIZE IS A SINGLE BED?

Don't mistake your single bed for a 'small single' or a 'euro single'...

This is specific to the UK and Ireland, and just the classic single bed size!

 

The standard size for a single bed in the UK and Ireland...

 

In cm:

90cm x 190cm

 

In feet:

3' x 6'3"

HOW HOW BIG IS A SINGLE BED?

Well it's big enough for the biggest child, but too small for the largest adult...

A single bed is genuinely big enough for a single sleeper, measuring in at almost exactly half the size of a super king. So plenty of space in reality if you aren't sharing!

The 90cm width is all yours, which is exactly half the width of a super king.

75cm is the width of regular pillowcases (75cm x 50cm), so your pillows will fit well enough but certainly without any gaps. There's even space for a super king pillow but we recommend just sticking with the regular size.

HOW WIDE IS A SINGLE BED?

As per the above, a standard UK and Ireland double bed is 90cm wide (3 feet).

Perfect for a solo sleeper with a small bedroom.

HOW LONG IS A SINGLE BED?

As per the above, a standard UK and Ireland single bed is 190cm long (6 feet 3 inches).

The 95% percentile height for a male in the UK is 6' 1", which would leave just 2".

You have to go up to the 98% percentile to breach the 6' 3" of a single bed, but if you're in that 2% then you would need to go up to super king size to get a longer bed!

IS A SINGLE BED RIGHT FOR ME?

Single beds sit in fourth position for popularity which is a little surprising when you consider how many children there are around the place...

If you're a solo sleeper with a small room then go for it. There might even be enough space for the occasional cuddle if you're feeling really brave.

OTHER SINGLE BED CONSIDERATIONS?

Well, there are no space considerations here! Even the smallest room can house a single bed 99% of the time, and if it can't then it might be time to give up on that room as a bedroom space.

Small beds in large rooms can look a little unusual - so if you have a large bedroom then even if you prefer to sleep in a single bed.

Around 30-35% of your bedroom should be taken up by your bed. For a single bed, this would mean a bedroom size of around 3m x 3m, so usually a smaller room. 

We recommend to leave a walking space of at least 70-80cm around your bed or to the nearest wall, window or bedroom furniture. A standard corridor width in the UK is 90cm, so make sure you have enough room to move around comfortably!

ETHICAL BEDDING SINGLE BED DIMENSIONS

Unfortunately, we don't yet make beds or mattresses... BUT stay tuned for our pillows and duvets which will be launching later on in 2021!

However, we can help you dress your single bed with perfectly fitting and incredibly comfortable natural eucalyptus bedding. Always check our size charts before purchasing and note that all our fitted sheets are 34cm (13 inches) deep, meaning that they fit 99% of beds snugly with our super strong elastic.

Bed Sheets

Product Size Duvet Cover Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet

Single

140 x 200cm

55 x 79"

90 x 190cm

35 x 75"

180 x 275cm

71 x 108"

Double

200 x 200cm

79 x 79"

140 x 190cm

55 x 75"

230 x 275cm

91 x 108"

King

225 x 220cm

89 x 87"

150 x 200cm

59 x 79"

275 x 275cm

108 x 108"

Super King

260 x 220cm

102 x 87"

180 x 200cm

71 x 79"

305 x 275cm

120 x 108"

Emperor

290 x 235cm

114 x 87"

200 x 200cm

79 x 79"

320 x 290cm

126 x 114"

Pillowcases

Pillowcase Style Pillowcase Size

Regular Pillowcase

(Included with all Fitted Sheet and Duvet Cover sets)

50 x 75cm

20 x 30"

Super King Pillowcase

(Not included in bedding sets)

50 x 90cm

20 x 36"

Large Square Pillowcase

(Not included in bedding sets)

65 x 65cm

26 x 26"