​How Big is a Queen Size Bed?

Posted by Emma Carlton - Buying and Merchandising Manager on 6th Oct 2023

​How Big is a Queen Size Bed?

Mattresses come in a range of standard sizes. The sizes have been designed to accommodate one or two sleepers comfortably or as an occasional solution. But where do queen size beds and mattresses fit into this scenario?

How do queen size beds compare to king size models? And is a double bed bigger than a queen size? Plus, what types of queen size beds are available? In this guide, we’ll answer all these questions and more. Read on to learn everything you need to know about queen size beds.

What are the dimensions of a queen size bed?

In the UK, queen size mattresses and beds measure 120cm x 190cm. This is equivalent to a UK standard size that is widely referred to as a small double.

But, interestingly, queen size dimensions vary from country to country.

Is a king size bed bigger than a queen size bed?

In the UK, king size beds are substantially bigger than queen size beds. A standard UK king size bed measures 150cm x 200cm. This means that it is 30cm wider and 10cm longer than a queen (or small double) bed.

So, as with all sleep spaces, when choosing your mattress and bed size, bigger is better. So, if you can accommodate a king size over a queen, it will give you a larger sleep surface to enjoy and should offer improved sleep quality in return.

Queen size vs. double beds: which is bigger?

Well, given that queen size beds are the same size as small doubles, you probably already know the answer to this one. Double beds are slightly bigger than queen size.

To be precise, double beds measure 135cm x 190cm. That makes them equal in length to queen size beds but, double beds are actually 15cm bigger in width.

If you have room to accommodate a double bed (rather than a queen size bed) and it will usually sleep two people, the additional width will give you extra room on your sleep surface that will help to enhance your sleep quality.

What types of queen size beds are available?

At Bensons, we offer a wide range of queen size (or small double) beds to choose from. The right option for your really depends on your personal preferences towards material and overall aesthetics. Read on to learn more about the different types of queen size beds available.

Wooden queen size beds

Wooden beds are both timeless and durable. And, our collection of queen size (small double) wooden beds features something for everyone. Explore designs that will add some rustic charm to your bedroom and can be paired with your preferred décor effortlessly.

Metal queen size beds

Metal beds help to make a statement in your sleep space. Our queen size metal bed frames will add a contemporary twist to your bedroom which you’ll be able to go all-in on, or juxtapose as you prefer.

Queen size divan beds

A diverse selection of our queen size divan bed bases come with customisable storage options. Where available, you’ll be able to choose between no drawers, two drawers, four drawers, 2 full-size and 2 miniature drawers (commonly described as 2+2 drawers), and even full ottoman storage solutions. This gives you the freedom to tailor the storage offered by your bed to your needs. Ideal when choosing a bed for a room with restricted space. Plus, the 2+2 drawer options ensure that you can maximise the storage space in your bedroom without having to forego a bedside table.

Queen size adjustable beds

If you struggle with back pain or poor circulation, an adjustable bed could be a great investment. Unfortunately, we don't currently offer any small double or queen size adjustable beds. But, our collection of adjustable beds features double, king size, and super king options that boast some unique benefits. Not only do they help you to ease both in and out of bed; they also enable you to choose a personalised sleeping position in which you can feel comfortable all night long.

Adjustable beds are also a great lifestyle choice. If you want to read a book or watch TV while in bed, you can simply adjust the position of your bed to create a comfortable and supportive position.

Queen size ottoman beds

The queen of all storage solutions: the ottoman bed gives you an unrivalled storage space right below your sleep space. Our queen size ottoman beds are handy for storing everything from those out of season clothing items to blankets, spare duvets and beyond. And, whatever your style preferences or budget may be, you’re sure to find an ideal solution at Bensons.

Queen size fabric and upholstered beds

Looking to add some wow-factor to your bedroom? One of our queen size fabric upholstered bed frames should do the trick. With a wide palette of colours at your disposal and multiple finishes to consider, all you’ll have to worry about is being spoilt for choice.

A lady lounging on a queen size bed, immersed in her laptop. A plant and a white panelled wall are visible in the background.

What types of queen size mattresses are available?

At Bensons, we cater for every sleep need and preference. So, we offer queen size (or small double) mattresses in a range of firmnesses and technologies. The mattress that will work best for your needs depends on your preferred sleep position, sleep particulars (too hot, too cold, allergies, etc) and your budget. Find out more about our queen size mattresses below.

Pocket spring mattresses

Pocket sprung mattresses use individual pocket springs which have been designed to respond to pressure. As they work independently, they are able to target key pressure points effectively. They adapt and contour to the shape of your body to maximise the support and comfort you receive. Our queen size pocket sprung mattresses are available in every firmness rating ranging from soft right through to extra firm, meaning there’s a ‘right fit’ for every type of sleeper.

The combination of pockets and individually wrapped springs to create a sleeping surface that responds to your body. They are also ideal for anyone who shares a bed as the springs minimise ‘roll-together’ – that frustrating scenario where you both find yourselves rolling towards the middle of the bed during the night. At Bensons for Beds, we have pocket sprung mattresses to suit every budget too.

Open coil mattresses

Open coil mattresses work to disperse your weight evenly. This should leave you feeling comfortable all night long as the even weight distribution reduces your chances of waking up with aches and pains. As with other types of mattresses, queen size open coil mattresses are available in a range of firmness levels. Choose one that works with your preferred sleep position and comfort level. No matter your needs, our collection of open coil mattresses will offer a suitable solution.

Memory foam mattresses

Memory foam is one of the most popular mattress types around. Engineered to conform to your body’s contours, queen size memory foam mattresses mould to your shape to enhance comfort as you sleep. Explore our current collection to find the ideal option for your individual sleep needs and budget. Plus, memory foam mattress are also exceptional when it comes to offering much-needed pressure point relief.

Latex mattresses

Latex mattresses benefit from naturally cooling properties and deliver premium levels of support. Latex derives from the sap of the rubber plant, and as a naturally occurring material, it has hypoallergenic properties. So, latex a great choice for anyone who suffers from allergies. Explore our current collection of queen size latex mattresses and choose an option that addresses your needs while conforming to your budget.

Hybrid mattresses

Hybrid mattresses seem to offer the best of both worlds. The combination of superior supportive pocket springs fused with the added luxury of an in-built memory foam, gel, or latex topper appeals to every sleep preference. Plus, with a queen size hybrid mattress tailored to a variety of budgets, finding the ideal mattress for you is easier than ever.

Orthopaedic mattresses

Anyone suffering from back, joint or musculoskeletal pain, along with anyone that prefers a firm support surface while they sleep should consider an orthopaedic mattress. Get the sleep support you need as you explore our range of queen size orthopaedic mattresses.

Should I buy a queen size TV bed?

A TV bed allows you to enjoy your favourite film from the comfort of your sleep sanctuary. The television rises from the foot-end of the bed using a dedicated remote control to deliver the ultimate viewing experience. Our queen size TV beds are sure to make a statement in any bedroom. Plus, they’re available in a range of stunning fabrics to ensure that you can match or contrast yours with your current or planned décor as you desire.

If you’re short on space, a TV bed is a great idea given that it negates the need for a TV stand or a wall bracket. That said, with bed sizing, bigger is often better given that a larger bed comes with a sleep space upgrade. Before buying a queen size (small double) TV bed, we’d recommend considering whether it’s primarily a singular or shared sleep space and whether your bedroom could accommodate a larger bed size. If your bed is intended to regularly sleep two, a larger bed size would be an advantage. And if your sleep space has room for a bigger option, go bigger!

If budget is a driving factor in your choosing a queen size TV bed over a double, king size or super king instead, consider our 0% interest-free finance options

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Emma Carlton
Buying and Merchandising Manager
Emma has worked at Bensons for Beds for 10 years and is a fundamental part of the Bensons’ team, her wealth of breadth and knowledge is invaluable. Emma’s drive, determination, and tenacity ensures we provide our customers with the market leading products to suit our customer individual needs, at great value prices.
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