What is a Standard Single Bed Size?
Single beds are typically 90cm wide and 190cm long. In imperial measurements, this equates to 3ft in width by 6ft 3inches in length – single mattresses and headboards fit perfectly with these bed bases. Note, a single metal frame runs slightly larger. Therefore, for compact box rooms short of space, a divan or ottoman single bed is the safest option as they never go beyond the width of a single mattress.
What Age Should You be for a Single Bed?
Single beds are ideal for anyone 4 years old and up. These beds are particularly suited to young adults' bedrooms, or toddlers moving from a cot to their first bed. Choose a low single bed frame close to the floor, they are excellent for small children as they can easily get in and out with their little legs.
Related: Moving Your Toddler from a Cot to Their First Single Bed
Are Single Beds for Adults?
Although single beds are a popular sleeping solution for children and teenagers, this doesn’t mean they’re unsuitable for adults. Single beds are a great way of maximising space whatever your age, perfect for compact bedrooms or small studio apartments. However if you’d like something a little bigger that still won’t take up much room, consider a small double bed.
What Are the Different Types of Single Beds?
Single beds are typically available as bed frames or bases. For example, bed frames feature a wooden or metal structure with space underneath the frame. While a base is typically an upholstered structure offering storage within the base. These single storage beds are highly popular to maximise space.
Divan Single Bed Base
If you’re looking to save space in a tiny bedroom, consider a single divan bed. As mentioned, these bed bases never go beyond the dimensions of a single mattress, they are ideal for particularly compact areas. The drawers provide a great place to store extra belongings such as fresh towels, bedding, and clothes. However, ensure you have enough room for the drawers to be accessible.
Read more – The Bedroom Measuring Guide
Ottoman Single Bed Base
A single ottoman bed is fantastic for small bedrooms as, similarly to divan bases, the bed size won’t go beyond the dimensions of the mattress. Meaning you only have to accommodate for a 90cm wide and 190cm long base. Another benefit is that the mattress lifts, allowing you to use the space within the bed frame. This allows more storage than divans and means you don’t have to leave space around the base for drawers to open.
What are the Different Styles of Single Beds?
As well as the type of single bed, another important consideration is style. To match your bedroom interior design, you’ll want to think about the colour and materials of your bed. There are plenty of single bed frames for all room types, décor trends, and budgets.
- Single Wooden Beds: These are perfect for traditional-style homes by providing a classic warmth to the bedroom. These neutral frames will complement any décor and are available in a range of colours, from natural brown tones to contemporary whites.
- Single Metal Beds: Whether you’re after a romantic vintage style or a contemporary industrial aesthetic, these frames are a great style statement. Available in shades such as black, white, rose gold, or even pink.
- Single Upholstered Beds: Choose this single bed type to achieve a plush look. These consist of a fabric-covered base are available in neutral colours such a beige, grey, and black to complement any colour scheme.
Which are the Best Single Beds?
There are many different types and styles of single beds to choose from. The best single bed for you will depend on your style preferences and the space you have available. For example, if the aesthetic is your main priority, consider a bold colour or shape. If space-saving is your main concern, choose a single bed with storage. You can learn more about them here - The Essential Guide to Storage Beds.
You can also buy a mattress with your new single bed with our bed and mattress sets. These offer both pieces of furniture in one affordable package. However, if you’re not sure which is the best mattress for you and your needs, read our Mattress Comfort Guide first.
For more bedroom styling advice and space-saving ideas, visit our Snooze Hub.