The Single Bed With Mattress is a great addition to any bedroom. Whether your child is cowering under the covers or jumping on their bed, this bed just won’t break! It features a metal frame with plastic caps and comes in a variety of colors.
Single Bed Dimensions
- Width: 40in (1 meter)
- Height: 10in (25cm)
- Approximate Weight: 8lbs (3kg)
- Size: 39.5x75in (100x190cm)
- Weight Limit: 250lb (113kg).
We recommend children under 4 years not to use the bed. Age 3-6 is recommended with direct supervision of an adult.
What is the average cost of a single bed?
A standard single bed costs around £145-360 depending on its materials, brand, features, and size. This is often cheaper than a double or queen-sized bed. The price varies between used and new, but discounts can be found on online stores like Amazon or eBay.
Are single beds suitable for adults?
Some people do choose the single bed as their main bed. Adult beds are usually bigger than a single one, so you will need to buy your own mattress. Standard double mattresses are 9-10 inches deep and 39.5x75in (100x190cm). This means that it fits well with the dimensions of most single beds.
What types of single beds are available?
There are a few variations on the traditional single bed.
- One is the trundle bed, which has a standard-sized mattress but also a smaller underneath for an extra person to sleep on.
- Another one is bunk beds, where two people can share sleeping space by having the top bunk or lower bunk (or both).
Trundle and bunk beds usually attach to the wall so they’re much safer than standard single beds.
Single beds with storage
Some single beds have underneath storage in the form of drawers. Drawers are useful for storing clothes, toys, and other essentials. If you live in a small apartment or room then this is a good option for maximizing space.
Single guest beds
If you regularly have visitors over then having a couple of spare beds to accommodate people is always useful. A single guest bed can be moved to another room when not in use and put back when needed. This can also free up space for other things, such as more chairs or tables.
How is a single bed different from other beds?
A single bed is often smaller than other beds, but may also be designed slightly differently than double or queen-sized beds. Many are not made for sharing. A key feature of most adult singles are an end guard which prevents the person from rolling out of bed. These are often only available in adult beds.
How to make a single bed feel bigger?
This depends on the bed sizes of your room and budget. If you have a small room, then get the smallest bed possible. These days many beds are low to the ground and can be surrounded by bulky bedroom furniture like nightstands or dressers to make them feel bigger.
In terms of budget, it is usually better to spend more on a good quality bed than splurge on an expensive one. A better quality bed will last longer and prevent you from needing to replace it later.
Choosing your single bed frame style
There are many different styles to choose from. Some popular ones include:
- metal single bed frames with big end guards for safety
- wood frame with storage underneath and large head/footboards
- wooden slatted frame with drawer space underneath
If you have a small room, then getting something low to the ground can free up more space. In terms of color, black or dark brown tend to be the most popular choices because they match most furniture. White is also a practical choice and is good for well-lit rooms where you want the bed to stand out.
How to make a single bed safe?
This depends on the bed size of your child. If they are very young then you should not leave them alone in a room for long periods of time.
Keeping an eye on small children is good practice regardless if there’s a bed or not. For older children, it is a good idea to get an end guard which prevents them from rolling out. These are available on most single beds and can be attached to the bed frames.
Other safety tips include:
- Buying a bed with sturdy metal legs
- Not using anything at the head of the bed that they might use to climb on top of (eg. books, toys, any item from their wardrobe)
- Keeping sharp or heavy objects away from their reach
- Having toys or other items in their bedroom that might be a potential hazard, such as batteries /remote controls being left out
- Having the bed away from windows and other openings that they can fall out of
- Putting a safety gate across their door If you are still concerned about child safety, then it is best to seek professional advice.
Is it safe for children to use bunk beds?
Most manufacturers recommend that the upper bed should not be used by anyone weighing less than 50 pounds. This is because there are no “end guards” on the ladder and side railings which prevent a child from rolling out of bed.
For these reasons, we do not recommend that children under the age of 6 use bunks. For older children, always keep an eye on them when they are using ladders and side railings to climb onto the top bunk. This is good practice even if your child is very young because it’s easy for them to have an accident where there’s no one around to help.
Where can you find a single bed online?
There are many online sites that offer good deals on single beds. Some popular ones include:
To save money, it’s best to compare prices between the different websites because some sellers may be cheaper than others. Generally, prices are a lot lower for smaller items like single beds.
A single bed is a good choice for anyone who lives by themselves, has limited room or simply wants to save money. If you have a small room, then getting something low to the ground can free up more space. In terms of budget, it is usually better to spend more on a good quality bed than splurge on an expensive one. A better quality bed will last longer and prevent you from needing to replace it later.