bedlinen size guide

When it comes to cots, beds and bedlinen, there is a huge variety of sizes on the market. The following is a guide to standard (and therefore common) UK sizes.

Particular care must be taken that a cot mattress fits snugly in the cot. Any good mattress retailer will be able to provide information on ensuring that your mattress is the correct size. 

Cots  54cm x 90cm or 60cm x 120cm

Cotbeds / Toddler / Junior Beds  70cm x 140cm

Small Single Bed  75cm x 190cm (2'6" x 6'3"), often the width of Bunk Beds

Small Single Bed Long 75cm x 200cm (2'6" x 6'6")

Single Bed  90cm x 190cm (3' x 6'3")

Single Bed Long 90cm x 200cm (3' x 6'6")

Small Double Bed  120cm x 190cm (4' x 6'3), often called a Three Quarter Bed or Queen

Double Bed  135cm x 190cm (4'6" x 6'3")

Kingsize Bed  150cm x 200cm (5' x 6'6")


Fitted Sheets
Fitted sheets will be the same width and length as the bed/mattress, give or take a few centimetres.  

The depth of fitted sheets varies to cater for different mattress depths, with common depths being 10cm or 14.5cm (cots/cotbeds), 30cm (standard) and 34cm (deep).

Flat sheets

For Pram/Crib  75cm x 100cm

For Cots  100cm x 150cm

For Cotbeds / Toddler / Junior Beds  130cm x 175cm

For Single Beds  180cm x 260cm or 180cm x 275cm

For Double Beds  220cm x 260cm or 230cm x 275cm

For Kingsize Beds  265cm x 275cm or 275cm x 275cm

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Duvet Covers

For Cotbeds / Toddler / Junior Beds  120cm x 140cm or 120cm x 150cm Shop cot bed duvet covers

For Single Beds  135cm x 200cm or 140cm x 200cm  Shop single duvet covers for boys    Shop single duvet covers for girls

For Double Beds  200cm x 200cm Shop double duvet covers for boys    Shop double duvet covers for girls

For Kingsize Beds  225cm x 220cm 



Standard Pillowcases and Pillowshams 50cm x 75cm plus edge on "Oxford" style. 

Cotbed / Toddler / Junior pillowcases (available with some duvet sets) 40cm x 60cm (plus edge on "Oxford" style) and will require a junior pillow. 

Housewife Pillowcases are the standard style without an edge.



Oxford Pillowcases have an additional edge or frill that make them appear larger.


Pillowshams are decorative or quilted and are usually put on spare pillows rather than the pillow you sleep on. 



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Quilts and Bedspreads
The size of quilts, bedspreads and throws can vary considerably depending on their design and intended look.  Common sizes include:

Cot / Cotbed / Toddler / Junior 100cm x 120cm or 100cm x 150cm Shop cot quilts   Shop cotbed quilts

Single  140cm x 200cm or 155cm x 200cm or 193cm x 264cm.  The larger ones will cover the entire bed and drape to the floor at sides and base. Shop quilts for boys   Shop quilts for girls

Double  200cm x 200cm or 243cm x 264cm.  The larger of these sizes will cover the entire bed and drape to the floor at sides and base.

Kingsize  265cm x 275cm.