A Double bed is also called a Full bed. Many people use the two names interchangeably. So if you're shopping for a Double bed but can't find one in the store, look for a Full bed instead. Visit our Mattress Sizes Canada, USA, and Europe Guide to learn more about various mattresses and bed sizes.
Double mattress measurements or full-size bed dimensions typically measure 54" × 75". The average length of a double bed can extend to 75" depending on the manufacturer. The width of a double or full bed is 54". The double, or the full, used to be the industry standard for a bed meant for two people. It wasn’t until the 1950's that the Queen-sized mattress overtook the market, as ad campaigns didn't want to depict couples getting too close, and the space was quite appealing.
It’s a popular choice nowadays for spare bedrooms, luxurious singles, growing children. Full mattresses work great for children as they are cost-effective and are long enough to last until the child has grown into an adult and can buy their mattress for their needs. Full-size box spring dimensions differ based on the model so be sure to check your vendor's specifications if you're worried about it. Check out Double Bed Size Guide to see Variations in measurements and types of double bed sizes.
Standard Double Bed
A standard double bed is 135cm wide and 191cm long. In imperial dimensions, this is equal to 4 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. As the most common size for a bed and mattress, they’re ideal for two people, especially when bedroom space is at a premium.
Small Double Bed
In metric dimensions, a small double bed is 120cm wide and 190cm long. This is equal to 4 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. They’re most suited to one person but can accommodate two adults if necessary. If you have a smaller than average bedroom, small doubles might be ideal.
European Small Double Bed
A European small double bed is 120cm wide and 200cm long. This is equal to 4 feet 0 inches by 6 feet 6 inches long. Like their UK equivalent, they’re ideal for couples who have small bedrooms, teenagers, and those who want more sleeping space than a single bed offers.
European Double Bed
A European double bed is 140cm wide and 200cm long. This is equal to 4 feet 7 inches wide and 6 feet 6 inches long. They’re the most common EU bed size, offering plenty of sleeping space without taking up too much room.
UK: 135 cm x 190 cm (Double)
Australia: 138 cm x 188 cm (Double)
New Zealand: 137 cm x 188 cm (Double)
Continental Europe: 140 cm x 200 cm (Double)
Scandinavia: 140 cm x 200 cm (Small Double)
Japan: 140 cm x 195 cm (Double)
China: 152 cm x 188 cm (Double
Thailand: 122 cm x 198 cm (Double)
Brazil: 138 cm x 188 cm (Double)
South Africa: 137 cm x 188 cm (Double)
Double Bed FAQs:
What is a double bed?
A double bed is the standard size for single sleepers. In other words, it's bigger than a twin mattress and even a twin XL mattress but smaller than a queen.
How wide is a double bed?
The standard double bed width is about 75 inches or 191 cm
How wide is a double bed in inches?
The standard double bed width in inches is about 75 inches
How wide is a double bed Canada?
The width of a double bed in Canada is 136 cm or 53.5 inches
How long is a double bed in Canada?
The length of a double bed in Canada is 189 cm or 74.5 inches
How wide is a double bed in feet?
The standard double bed is about 4.5 feet
How big is a double bed mattress in cm?
The standard double bed is 135cm wide and 191cm long
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