by Dylan Bowen June 23, 2022 2 min read
A double bed is a mattress size that fits in between a single bed and a queen size bed. The double bed offers enough space for one person but can also fit two people though it may feel slightly cramped or squashed.
The dimensions of a double bed are 54 inches by 75 inches. The width of a double bed is 54 inches (4 feet 6 inches). This width size offers plenty of room for a single person and makes quite a spacious and roomy bed but for two people a bed width of 54 inches can feel cramped. The length of a double bed is 75 inches (6 feet 3 inches). The length of a double bed provides loads of legroom for anyone under 6 feet tall but won’t be long enough for any over and will start to feel cramped and uncomfortable.
The name double bed can be quite confusing for a lot of people as the term insinuates the bed is designed for 2 people, though this is not the reality for some people. It all depends on the physical size and weight of the couple and whether the double bed will provide enough bed space for them or not.
The width of a double bed is 54 inches, only 15 inches wider than a single bed. When you start to compare the width of a double bed to a queen size bed which is 60 inches or a king size bed which is 70 inches then you start to understand in comparison how small the double bed is and why it would be a tight squeeze for two people.
The double bed is more suited to single adult sleepers who are looking for a little extra bed space than the single bed provides. The double bed is very roomy and spacious for a single person and will be able to fit a second sleeper too with a squeeze if needed. The double bed is also ideal for children as it can grow with them through the years from young children to late teens and maybe even into adulthood. Whereas a single bed will work when the individual is a young child but may start to feel tight and cramped as they grow into teenagers.
A double bed is a nice in-between size of bed which is also affordable and offers plenty of room for a single person as well as being able to squeeze in a second.
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