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Small double mattresses - also known as queen size mattresses - are ideal upgrades for older kids’ beds, teenagers, and making the most of rooms with limited floor space, and also make great options for guest beds. From pocket sprung to small double memory foam mattresses, our range of small double mattresses has just as much variety as can be found in our ranges of single, double, king size and super king size mattresses. And at just 4ft wide, small double bed mattresses give you the extra space to stretch out, while really making the most of the space in your bedroom.

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What size is a small double mattress?

The standard small double mattress size is 4 feet wide by 6 feet 3 inches in length - or 120cm by 190cm - the same length as a standard double mattress, but shorter width-wise to save space. This is exactly the same as queen size mattress dimensions, and the two terms can be used interchangeably. You just need to be mindful of the height of the mattress - this does vary, and some extra thick mattresses will peek above the ends of lower footboards, which might not be the look you’re going for.

What are the benefits of a small double mattress?

A small double mattress takes up considerably less space than a standard double or king size mattress, so they offer extra room to stretch out while still being suitable for smaller bedrooms. For this reason, small double bed mattresses are most popular for guest beds, teenagers, or single adults. They can also accommodate couples, but due to limited space, we’d recommend only using them as an occasional guest bed for couples, rather than your everyday bed - opt for a double or king size mattress instead.

How firm is a small double mattress?

That entirely depends on what firmness you choose for your small double mattress! At DFS, small double bed mattresses are available in soft, soft medium, medium, medium firm, and firm options, and are comparable to their double and king size mattress counterparts.

Why choose a small double mattress?

Small double bed mattresses are ideal if you are limited on floorspace, while still offering the option to stretch out in your sleep. They’re also a more budget-friendly option than double or king size mattresses and beds.

What types of small double mattresses are there?

Small double bed mattresses are available in all the same types as their double and king size counterparts - pocket sprung, hybrid, rolled and more - so you can treat yourself to your dream small double memory foam mattress, without having to compromise on losing floorspace.

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