Beds

A bed is a piece of furniture used for sleeping. Most beds consist of a bed frame and a mattress, although there are other accessories such as headboards which can make up a bed. 

Bed Frames

Bed Frames

Bed frames (also called bed steads) are structures designed to support mattresses and create a raised bed platform. A bed frame is made up of head, foot and side rails and come in a range of standard UK sizes.

Bed frames are typically made of wood or metal, but can be upholstered with different materials such as leather.

Types of Bed Frames

  • Zip & Link Beds
  • Folding Beds
  • Rollaway/guest Beds
  • Bunk Beds
  • Sofa Beds

For more information on these different types of bed frames, click here.

Last Updated: 24/01/2014

Beds with Storage

Beds with Storage

Ottoman

Ottoman beds are hinged and lift up to reveal storage space.

Divan

Divan beds are solid bed bases, and the term 'divan' usually refers to a base and mattress (also called Divan Sets). Divans normally have a set of sliding doors or pull out drawers for storage, but this isn't always the case.

Student

Student beds are often used in university accommodation or school boarding facilities. There is a range of beds that can be used as a ‘student’ bed, but often the best come with added storage.

Sometimes referred to as ‘cabin beds’, student storage bed frames consist of a sturdy base with drawers/cupboards which the mattress lays upon.

Drawers

Some bed frames come with matching drawers which slide under the bed. Different to a Divan, these drawers are not a part of the bed, instead they could be considered as 'matching accessories'. 

Last Updated: 24/01/2014

Sizes

Sizes

There is a range of standard bed sizes in the UK, which include:

  • Small Single (76 x 190 cm)
  • Single (90 x 190 cm)
  • Small Double (also called Queen) (122 x 190 cm)
  • Standard Double (137 x 190 cm)
  • King Size (150 x 200 cm)
  • Super King Size (183 x 200 cm)

For more detailed information on bed sizes, see our bed size guide

Last Updated: 24/01/2014

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