UK Bed Sizes - Single, Double and King Size Beds

UK Bed Sizes

Bed sizes UK and Blankets to fit and drape over the beds
Bed sizes in the UK and Blankets sizes to fit and drape

 

You have decided to buy a bed blanket and you want to know what size to buy. You need to know just two things.

  • What size is your bed, and
  • Do you want your blanket to drape over the sides of the bed

Contents

  1. Bed Sizes in the UK
  2. Blanket Sizes in the UK
  3. Draping of a blanket - what does Drape mean?
  4. About FelinFach
  5. FelinFach Collections of Blankets and Throws

Bed Sizes UK

Small Single Bed Size

The standard small single bed is 2 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long (76 x 190 cms).

Single Bed Size

The standard single bed is 3 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long (91 x 191cm). 

Small Double Bed Size

The small double bed (also known as a Queen bed in the UK) is 4 feet wide, 6 feet 3 inches long (122 x 190 cms).  

Double Size Bed

The standard Double bed size is 4 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long (135cm x 190 cms).

King Size Bed

The standard King bed size is 5 feet wide and 6 feet 6 inches long (150 x 200 cms).

Super King Size Bed

The standard super king size bed is 6 feet wide and 6 feet 6 inches long (183 x 198 cm).

 

Bed Size Dimensions
Feet and Inches
Dimensions
Inches
Dimensions
Metric
Small Single 2'6'' x 6'3'' 30 x 75 75 x 190
Single 3'0'' x 6'3'' 36 x 75 90 x 190
Small Double (Queen) 4'0'' x 6'3'' 48 x 75 122 x 190
Double 4'6'' x 6'3'' 54 x 75 135 x 190
King 5'0'' x 6'6'' 60 x 78 150 x 200
Super King 6'0'' x 6'6'' 72 x 78 180 x 200

 

Blanket Sizes in the UK

Common questions about beds, bedspreads and blankets sizes that you ask us are as follows;

  • What blanket sizes fit UK beds?
  • What are blanket sizes in centimetres?
  • What are blanket sizes in inches?

To understand the answers you need to know two things, what is the size of the bed and very importantly, do you want a bed blanket to 'sit on top of' a bed or do you want it to drape over the sides of a bed?

Double bed with the bed covers draping to the floor
Double bed with the bed covers draping to the floor

 

We are also asked what does "drape" mean in the context of beds and blankets? Drape means the distance a bed blankets falls from the bed surface to the floor. Some bed blankets merely lie flat on the bed surface whilst other drape towards the floor or even to the floor. The difference is the size of bed blanket needed to drape to the floor and merely lying on the bed is large.
For a blanket to drape over the sides of a bed, look at each blanket size and add at least 24 inches to the width of the blanket. This will drape approx 12 inches over the edge of a bed on each side.

Bed Size Dimensions
Metric
Blanket Size
to Drape
Small Single 75 x 190 140 x 180
Single 90 x 190 140 x 180
Small Double (Queen) 122 x 190 180 x 230
Double 135 x 190 230 x 230
King 150 x 200 230 x 255
Super King 180 x 200 255 x 255

 

About FelinFach

Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products, all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool, All Things Wales and Global Welsh.

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Last update 13th April 2022