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.
COT AND BED 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 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).
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
For Cotbeds / Toddler / Junior Beds 120cm x 140cm or 120cm x 150cm Shop cot bed duvet covers
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.
Quilts and Bedspreads
The size of quilts, bedspreads and throws can vary considerably depending on their design and intended look. Common sizes include:
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.