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A Guide to King Size Beds

King Size beds are ideal for lone sleepers and couples alike. Read our guide to find out everything you need to know about the king size bed.

16th December, 2019
by Carl Walsh

Everyone wants a King Size Bed. They're ideal for couples and singles alike who dream of more room to spread. A king size bed makes the perfect upgrade to a standard double bed, but before you jump into buying one, there are a few things that you need to consider.

This guide will help make your buying process seamless as we answer your pressing questions and help you find the perfect king size bed for you.

Firm Top Divan Base

What size is a king size bed?

King size beds come in two sizes:

  • King size bed: 152cm wide and 200cm long

This is the standard king size bed measurement. They’re 10cm longer and 15cm wider than a standard double bed.

  • Super king size bed:183cm wide and 200cm long

Need even more wiggle room? Then upgrade to a super king size bed for an extra 31cm to relax in.

What styles of king size bed are there?

King size beds and super king size beds come in a wide variety of different styles. We know how important it is to pick the right style for your home, which is why we offer a range of bed types to suit the décor you're going for. You can choose from the following:

Once you've settled on a style, you can then select the colour/material to make it yours. For upholstered beds, don't worry about getting it right the first time, as you can order as many free colour swatches as you need from the Colour/Material selector.

Style or convenience?

Some people are happy to sacrifice convenience for style when it comes to their bed, but the good news is you don't have to.

If space is at a premium, a bed with storage options underneath is the obvious choice. Our storage divan beds and upholstered bed frames give you the best of both worlds with storage options and your choice of fabric colour in one neat package. You'll also find a range of storage options from side opening ottoman beds to drawers and sliding storage.

Do you have an antique bed and are in need of a new mattress? Find out where to find a new mattress for antique beds here.

Rococo Upholstered Bed

Do you have enough space for a king size bed?

Everyone loves the idea of owning a king size bed but it's important to make sure your bedroom is big enough before you commit. Grab a measuring tape and find out the exact dimensions of the space you have. Leaving enough room to walk around your bed without your back pushed up against the wall.

If space isn't an issue, why not go all the way with a whopping 6ft wide super king size bed? 

Guru Tip: Once you’ve measured the area where your bed will live, lay cardboard to mark how much floor space it will take up. This will give you a better idea of how much space you have to play with once your bed arrives.

Make sure you take into account space around plug sockets, drawers, and doors to make sure you can still use them once your bed's in place. If, when you open your door it hits the cardboard, you know the same will happen when your bed is fitted. 

The last thing you want is to have to climb over your bed to get in your room or find out your drawers are blocked shut.

If you have enough width but not enough length in your room there are options available. Take a look at our custom size beds which come in a variety of lengths, for both king size and super king size. These range from 175cm in length to 190cm in length, slightly shorter than your standard king or super king. 

Make sure you check out our size guide to find all the information you need about bed and mattress sizes. 

Modernist Upholstered Bed

Why is bigger, better?

A 2018 survey found that 50% of couples would rather sleep in separate beds. With a king size and super king size bed, you have all the room you need to enjoy your own space. And your cuddle buddy won’t be far away if you do get lonely in the night! 

We spend over a third of our lives in bed, so why not make that time worth every minute? King and super king size beds could be the answer you've been searching for. Still undecided? If you want to learn more about your options, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll do everything we can to help you get the sleep you deserve. 

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