The standard UK bedding sizes are as follows:
Single bed: 90 cm x 190 cm
Double bed: 135 cm x 190 cm
King size bed: 150 cm x 200 cm
Super king size bed: 180 cm x 200 cm
These are standard sizes, and some manufacturers may have slightly different measurements.
Do you want to change your bedding, but don’t know the size of the duvet? Do you want to find a fitted sheet that will last a long time? We know that proper bedding size is of the utmost importance not only for the beauty of the bedroom, but also for ensuring that you sleep in maximum comfort.
The best way to make sure your bedding and sheets fit your bed is to measure the mattress. Most mattresses in the UK are available in standard sizes as shown above. If your mattress isn’t up to standard, choose the next larger bed size. For example, if a single bed is wider than a standard British single bed (for example, a ¾ or 4ft bed), and there is not a sheet size available, choose a linen double bed set. For some, it’s a matter of personal taste.
With different sizes of bedding available from different retailers, finding the perfect size duvet cover or pillowcase is not as easy as it sounds. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to bed size in the UK.
When it comes to choosing a duvet, there are multiple things to consider, such as the type of padding and the evaluation of the most appropriate tog, and there are also numerous materials to consider.
Not to be confused with a comforter, a duvet is a thick blanket filled with feathers, feathers, wool, silk, or synthetic materials. Duvets require a duvet cover sheet that can be removed for cleaning.
Single: 140 x 200cm
Double: 200 x 200cm
King: 225 x 220cm
Super King Size Bed: 260 x 220cm
Fitted sheets are sheets designed to fit snugly over a mattress. They feature elasticized corners and a comprehensive elastic band that keeps the sheet in place on the mattress. This helps prevent bunching or slipping, providing a more comfortable and organized sleeping surface. Fitted sheets are available in different sizes to accommodate standard mattress dimensions, such as twin, full, queen, and king. To ensure the best fit, it’s crucial to pick the appropriate size for your mattress when choosing fitted sheets.
Single: 90 x 190 x 30 cm
Double: 140 x 190 x 30 cm
King: 150 x 200 x 30 cm
Super King: 180 x 200 x 30 cm
Single: 90 x 190 x 34 cm
Double: 140 x 190 x 34 cm
King: 150 x 200 x 34 cm
Super King: 180 x 200 x 34 cm
The flat bed sheet, as the name implies, is laid flat on the mattress. It should be larger than the surface of the mattress and the extra fabric hanging on the sides is pushed under the mattress.
Single: 180 x 275cm
Double Flat Sheet: 230 x 275cm
King Size Flat Sheet: 275 x 275cm
Super King Flat Sheet: 305 x 275cm
When it comes to pillowcase sizes, there are several different sizes to suit different types of pillows, including standard bed pillows, decorative pillows and cushions. Many decorative pillows and cushions are available in a variety of materials, sizes and shapes.
The standard pillowcase size is 51 x 56cm
The correct pillowcase should fit perfectly on the pillow, bring the bed to life and (most importantly) suit your personal taste. Most manufacturers make their pillowcases slightly larger to accommodate changing pillow sizes. When buying a pillowcase, it’s always a good idea to mistake the big side to avoid the possibility that the pillowcase is too small.
When it comes to buying a throw or bedspread, you`re going to want a design that offers cosiness and comfort as well as adding that final flourish to the overall scheme of your bedroom. While our collection of beautiful bedspreads and throws provide that last little touch of luxury, you may be unsure if your bed size demands a throw or a bedspread.
Mattress toppers add an extra layer of comfort to your mattress, providing additional support and a sumptuous feel. What`s more, whether you`re looking for a quilted protector or plumping for an indulgent goose down topper, they also help to keep your mattress fresh and clean.
Single: 90 x 190 cm
Double: 135 x 190 cm
King Size: 150 x 200 cm
Super King: 180 x 200 cm
To match sheets to an existing duvet cover, follow these steps:
Identify the size and material of the duvet cover by checking the label. Ensure the sheets you choose are the same size and made from a similar material. Match the colour and pattern of the duvet cover by finding sheets that have a similar design or colour scheme.
Use the colours in the duvet cover to search for sheets online or in stores. If the duvet cover has a pattern, try to find sheets with a similar design. Check if the brand of the duvet cover offers matching sheets.
If matching sheets are not available, consider purchasing solid-coloured sheets in a coordinating colour that goes well with the duvet cover.
Mattress depth refers to the thickness of a mattress, usually measured from the top of the mattress to the bottom of the box spring or foundation. Mattress depth can vary widely, from a low profile of 6 to 8 inches to a high profile of 14 to 18 inches or more. The depth of a mattress affects the fit of sheets, toppers, and other bedding accessories, so it’s important to consider the depth of your mattress when selecting these items. Some deep mattresses may require fitted sheets with extra deep pockets, while others may require special sheets with split corners to accommodate the thickness of the mattress. It’s best to measure the depth of your mattress to ensure you select bedding that fits properly.
If you buy new sheets, you will need to wash them first before use. It is important to clean the sheet as it may have come into contact with chemicals during manufacturing and transportation. However, be sure to follow the cleaning instructions on the label. If the sheets shrink in the wash, they may not fit on the mattress.
To summarise, accurately determining your UK bedding size is crucial for a comfortable and attractive bed. The standard bed sizes in the UK include Single, Double, King, and Super King, but variations in measurement may exist between manufacturers. Measuring your mattress and considering its depth is key in selecting the proper size bedding. Making the effort to invest in bedding that fits your mattress perfectly will result in an enjoyable sleep and an appealing bed.