Bed Sizes

Ultimate Guide to Bed Sizes in South Africa

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The size of the bed is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new bed.  Making sure that you have the right size bed is about more than just space. The size of a bed also relates directly to how comfortable you will be and as you know, comfort can relate to the quality of the sleep you get to enjoy.

The Mattress Warehouse stocks all kinds of beds, from a variety of different bed brands. And within each bed brand, you will find all of the bed sizes, from single beds to king size beds for sale.

Bed Sizes & Mattress Dimensions - King, Queen, Double & Single Bed Size and more : South African bed & mattress sizes

Single Bed Size

The single bed will always be a popular favourite among shoppers. They even make excellent day beds. The single bed is the most affordable size on the market and because of its size, it can easily fit into any bedroom.

The single bed size dimensions are:

  • 91 cm x 188 cm

The Single XL bed size dimensions are as follows:

  • 91 cm x 200 cm

As what is considered to be a starter bed, the single bed size is available from every bed brand. That means you don’t have to compromise on comfort or quality, even if you are opting for a smaller bed.

When you begin the search for a new mattress, you will soon see that there is a lot to consider when it comes to selecting a new bed. Along with space and length, another important factor to think about is the weight that the bed is designed to provide support to. Keep in mind that the bigger the bed, the more weight it will be able to comfortably support.

Double Bed Size

Although the queen size bed might be the most popular size mattress, the double bed retains a lot of popularity because it is often the more affordable of the two (but always keep a look out for bed specials).

Still quite the popular choice, this bed fits into most bedrooms without taking up all of the space even if you have an XL bed.

These beds offer enough space for 2, thanks to these dimensions:

  • 137 cm x 188 cm

The double bed XL size dimensions are as follows:

  • 137 cm x 200 cm

Not only is the double bed a fantastic option in any home, but they are also the preferred beds for guest houses and hotels. These beds also fit comfortably into spare bedrooms and easily fit into the budgets of young couples.

Three Quarter Bed Size

The three-quarter bed will always have a place in the home. It is an especially fantastic size for teenagers and children who want a little more space than what is afforded by the single bed. The three-quarter bed is also popular among young adults who aren’t sharing a bed with a partner. These beds are available in two sizes: XL and regular.

The standard three-quarter bed has the following dimensions:

  • 107 cm x 188 cm

Giving you extra length, the three quarter XL bed dimensions are:

  • 107 cm x 200 cm

The three-quarter bed is usually the last bed size a child or young adult will have before they “graduate” to the bed size that they might stick to for the rest of their lives. And the great thing about this bed size is that once the child has outgrown the bed, it can easily be used in the guest room.

Queen Size Beds

The queen size bed is just bigger than the double bed, and these days it is one of the most popular beds on the market. The size of the queen bed makes it ideal for both single people who really love their space as well as couples. But the biggest advantage about having this bed is that it fits quite easily into most bedrooms without looking out of place.

When looking at a regular queen size bed, the dimensions in cm are as follows:

  • 152 cm x 188cm

XL queen size bed dimensions in cm are:

  • 152 cm x 200 cm

These beds are not too big, and they are not too small. In fact, for many people, they offer just the right amount of space to sprawl out comfortably. With this much space, if you are sharing your bed with a sleeping partner you will have a minimal amount of sleep disturbance.

King Size Beds

This is the biggest bed on the market, as its name might have given away. Because of the immense size, keep in mind that you might not always have the right size bedroom to comfortably accommodate the bed. King size beds for sale from The Mattress Warehouse fall into two categories: XL and Regular.

The regular king size bed dimensions in South Africa are:

  • 183cm x 188cm

XL king size bed dimensions in cm are:

  • 183cm x 200cm

Generally, these beds can be a little more expensive than your double bed or even queen size bed, but they are sometimes a more worthwhile investment. This size combined with the right bed brand can result in the best sleep you have ever had! And these beds are ideal for those who are sharing.

The mattress is roughly the size of two single beds pushed together and so it goes without saying that you should first measure your bedroom before buying this size bed. If you are sharing your bed with a partner, having the extra space means no more bumping into each other at night.

The 3 Big Size Factors

  1. The budget

As much as we say don’t base everything on a budget, realistically speaking, you need to consider how much you have to spend. So decide how much you could spend on a bed, and then make a list of the beds that you can afford within that budget.

  1. Pick a brand

After doing some research, or checking out our website as we have all of the brand information you need, pick the brand that best suits your sleep needs. Each of the beds for sale at The Mattress Warehouse is carefully selected from the world’s best bed brands. You will definitely find the right bed for your sleep needs.

  1. Know how much comfort you need

A comfortable bed is a must, whether it is a firm mattress or a soft one. Comfort will always be key to great sleep. And knowing how much comfort is necessary for you to get a good night’s rest is very important when choosing both the brand and the size of the bed.

Once you have answers for these factors, you will be able to move onto the next step, which is finding a new bed. There are many beds for sale at The Mattress Warehouse, so should you get a little overwhelmed by the selection, you can always trust our consultants to help you.

Bed sizes are not only important because they contribute to your comfort. They are also important as they contribute to the overall look of your bedroom. Should you choose a king size bed, but only have space for a double, you will instantly regret your choice. We stock all bed sizes and we have some of the best prices in the country. While doing your research into bed sizes, use our exclusive guide to bed sizes in order to make the right comparisons.

Bed Sizes

As what is considered to be a starter bed, the single bed size is available from every bed brand. That means you don’t have to compromise on comfort or quality, even if you are opting for a smaller bed.

When you begin the search for a new mattress, you will soon see that there is a lot to consider when it comes to selecting a new bed. Along with space and length, another important factor to think about is the weight that the bed is designed to provide support to. Keep in mind that the bigger the bed, the more weight it will be able to comfortably support.

If you need more information before you buy a new bed, you can always have a chat with our team. The Mattress Warehouse has one of the biggest selections of the best bed brands in the world. And with our low prices, you can afford to buy the bed you really want.

Bed TypeBed DimensionsBed Size Starting From
Single Beds91cm x 188cmR1599*
Single Bed Extra Length
91cm x 200cmR3199*
Three quarter bed107 cm x 188cm
R1799*
Double Beds137cm x 188cmR1999*
Queen bed152 cm x 188cmR3499*
King Size183cm x 188cmR5199*
King Size Extra Length183cm x 200cmR5999*