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5 reasons you need a custom size bed or mattress

Naturally, we get asked a lot about off size and made to order beds and mattresses.

3rd February, 2021

In this post, we’re going to highlight some of the most common reasons people choose a custom size bed or mattress over standard single, double, and king sizes. So if any of the reasons in this list apply to you, you probably need a custom size:

  • You're dreaming of a bigger bed
  • Your staircase or door is too small 
  • You need a mattress for an antique bed frame
  • You own a caravan, campervan, or boat
  • You have a low ceiling or weird shaped bedroom

Let’s take a closer look at each of those.

You're dreaming of a bigger bed 

There’s nothing worse than a bed that’s too short, and nobody wants cold feet. If your bed is 6ft long and you or your partner is 6ft, 1”, you'd benefit from a custom size bed and mattress made for a taller person. 

Ultimately, the comfort of your bed is the most important factor. That's why we always recommend buying the biggest size you can. We can make your custom size bed or mattress longer, shorter, wider, or narrower than any standard UK or EU size. 

Check out our size guide to see some popular custom sizes. Alternatively, let us know your measurements and we'll build it for you.

bed guru custom sized bed

Your staircase or doorway is too small 

Doorways and beds don't often get along. One of the most popular reasons we get asked about custom size beds is because people are worried about fitting them through an awkward door. 

The solution is almost always a custom size divan base. A double divan bed is made in one or two pieces. Yet in our time we’ve made singles in two pieces, doubles in three, and our personal favourite, a ‘KitKat’ design from four pieces.

Before you make your order it's important to measure the width and length of your door frame or entrance, and we'll do the rest. 

custom sized bed for small doorways

You need a mattress for an antique bed frame

Antique beds have seen a boom in popularity in recent years. These unique beds can transform a bedroom and may last a lifetime - but antique bed frames often need extra support, and finding a suitable mattress for them is easier said than done.

We make our Firm Top Bed Base and Box Sprung Bed Base by hand to correctly support new mattresses on antique beds.

Just like our mattresses, they’re made to order and tailored to your bed’s specifications no matter its age or size. 

We've covered buying a custom size mattress for an antique bed frame in more detail here.

custom sized beds for antique bed frames

You own a caravan, campervan, or boat

Whether your trips are a few days, a few months, or a few years, you shouldn't compromise on the quality of your sleep.

All our mattresses are handmade, so we're able to offer our most luxurious models in any size.

From our most popular Pocket Sprung Mattress to our space-age Memory Foam Mattress, you can ensure every action-packed day is followed by a sleep-filled night.

custom sized bed for campervan

You have a low ceiling or weird shaped bedroom

You’d be surprised to learn how many houses are built without consideration for getting beds into the space.

From sloping ceilings, protruding windows and doors, to nooks, crannies, and those awkward window frames - we've seen it all. But that doesn't always mean you have to settle for a smaller bed.

Our Connect Mattresses and zip & link divan bases are essentially two single beds that seamlessly join together to create a king-size mattress - ideal for small doors and tight staircases.

Making your dream bed a reality

We've been making and shipping bespoke and custom size beds and mattresses all over the world for over 40 years. We’ve navigated up spiral staircases, through attics, lofts, cellars, cottage doors and even into castle turrets - it's all part of the service.

Visit our custom sizes page to learn more, or get in touch if you think a custom size bed or mattress is just what you need. We’re always more than happy to talk beds and help you make your dream bed a reality.

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