If you are looking for a bed that is bigger than a double, can fit two average sized people, only recommended for occasional use, but doesn't take up as much room as a double, the 4ft small double maybe the bed you are looking for. The question is, what size is a small double bed or mattress and where can you get one?How big small double bed?
A small double bed (also known as a "four foot 4ft" bed) sits nicely in between a standard 3ft single and a standard 4ft6 double bed, they are perfect if you need that little bit of extra sleeping space but your room can't quite fit a standard double bed in it. The measurements for a "small double" mattress (in the UK) are 120cm x 190cm. This makes them 30cm (12?) bigger than a single and 15cm (6?) smaller than a double.
As with other sizes, this does not always account for the size of the base. Corner posts, headboards, footboards, handles, extra padding and/or piping may be larger. If space is limited, you should always check the full measurements of the bed you are interested in before purchase.Where can I get a Small Double?
Most, but not all manufacturers now make 4ft small double divans frames and mattresses. This means they are generally available with any spring system and fillings. This is also true with divans with regards to storage options and sprung bases. The only real issue with the availability of these beds, due to low popularity, is with regards to bed frames. Bed frames that are made from wood, metal, fabric, and leather tend to be much more limited in availability. A reason for this is that some small double bedframes have a footprint the same size as a double divan. In this case, most people tend to choose a double, prioritising sleeping space.
Not sure whether you want to buy a headboard or a divan or bed frame take a look at our small double 4ft bed frames at Bedframes UK