Guide to Choosing the Best Type of Bed to Rent


When it comes to choosing the right bed for your bedroom, you want to pay attention to three important characteristics: size, structure, and style. This guide can help you determine your preferences in each category so you can choose the best type of bed to make every night restful and comfortable.

Bed Size

One relatively easy part of the process is to determine the ideal bed size for your room, your sleep style, and your comfort. This includes not just mattress size but also the overall height and dimensions of the bed.

US Size US Dimensions

Twin 39” x 75” (3’3” x 6’3”)
Full 54” x 75” (4’6” x 6’3”)
Queen 60” x 80” (5’0” x 6’8”)
California King 72” x 84” (6’0” x 7’0”)

UK Size UK Dimensions

Single 36” x 75” (3’0” x 6’3”)
Double 54” x 75” (4’6” x 6’3”)
King 60” x 78” (5’0” x 6’6”)
Super King 72” x 78” (6’0” x 6’6”)

UK bed sizes

Roomservice by CORT offer 4 sizes of bed; Single, Double, King and Super King. Use our size guide above to give you an idea of the space these beds will take up. Start by measuring the room and determining your available space. Think about the height and overall size of the people who will sleep in the bed. If anyone is particularly tall, take that into consideration, as some mattress sizes may be too short.

Single bed: Usually used for children or very small sleep spaces for only one adult.

Double bed: Best for smaller spaces; fits one or two small adults.

King size bed: Suitable for mid-sized bedrooms; this is the smallest mattress that's likely to be comfortable for people over 6 feet tall.

Super King bed: This is generally the widest mattress available, providing comfort for sleepers up to about 6.5 feet tall.

When you look at bed frames, check out overall dimensions so you can see how much length and width the furniture will add to the mattress size. Frames typically take up more space than just the mattress size. A difference of even a few inches can make a small room more cramped and less navigable.

Structure of the Bed

In addition to choosing a bed frame that isn't too large for your available space, it's also important to look for a frame that's structured in a way that supports your needs and bedtime habits. Here's what you should think about: Height

The height of your bed frame — when combined with the height of your mattress and foundation or box spring — can determine how easy it is for you to get in and out of bed. It may also give the room a different look and feel, with a lower bed signifying a more modern style.

Divan beds

Divan beds will only take up slightly more space than the mattress that lies on top of the Divan base. Divan beds are great for more compact spaces where you don’t want the bed to dominate the room, but you don’t want to compromise on mattress size.

View our selection of divan beds and bed frames here.