IKEA Mattress Sizes USA: A Guide To Different Bed Dimensions
Are you looking for IKEA bed and mattress sizes? The Swedish retail chain updated some of their mattress and bed sizes so that they will fit conventional beds. However some are still different. To make sure you get it right and waste your time and money with the wrong dimensions read on…
IKEA® bed frames don’t fit normal standard size dimensions exactly. However likewise a normal size bed won’t fit properly as they deviate from classic measurements. Each country has definitive name set and different IKEA mattress sizes. Some of these are the same as the Swedish retailer however with slightly different measurements.
Take a careful look at the dimensions before buying to avoid getting the wrong size! The following shows STANDARD mattress measurements side by side along with the common name for that mattress:
USA & Canada IKEA mattress sizes chart: how to get the right bed frame
This page focuses on mattresses available in Canadian and American shops. Click on the following to see a UK IKEA mattress and bed sizes chart. People looking for a ‘full size’ or ‘king size’ mattress as following the standard conventional Canada and US dimension names should check the following measurements. Its worth noting that these also apply to the futon range. As you will see the IKEA bed sizes come in twin, XL twin, full, king and queen. If you are confused as to what this actually means in terms of measurements have a look at the following table which lays it all out for you.
This chart will give you all the US IKEA mattress names and dimensions as well as whether there is a standard US equivalent:
Sizes chart chart in cm, inches & ft + CRUCIAL comparisons below
|IKEA® Name||Width In Metric||Length In Metric||Width In Imperial||Length In Imperial||US Equivalent?|
|Twin||97 cm||189 cm||38 1/4 "||74 3/8 "||Close - Click To See|
|Full||135 cm||189 cm||53 1/8 "||74 3/8 "||Close - Click To See|
|Queen||152 cm||202 cm||59 7/8 "||79 1/2 "||Close - Click To See|
|King||193 cm||202 cm||76 "||79 1/2 "||Close - Click To See|
Side by side comparison: what the dimensions look like
To make sure you don’t get the wrong length and width mattress for your bed or wrong size bed for your IKEA bed mattress check out the sizes chart above. A classic mistake on size comparison is the full vs double sized mattress. IKEA refer to double as ‘twin’ and a three quarter mattress from IKEA as ‘full’ To visualise and compare what they look like alongside each other see the following:
Full measurements compared
Here are the USA and CA standard mattress names along with the corresponding sizes. Next to this I have placed the difference against the same names at IKEA:
|US Mattress Name||IKEA Name Version?||Width In Metric||IKEA Width +/-||Length In Metric||IKEA +/-||Width In Imperial||IKEA +/-||Length In Imperial||IKEA +/-|
|No||76 cm||191 cm||30 in||75 in|
|Yes||99 cm||-2cm (97 cm)||191 cm||-2cm (189 cm)||39 in||-1/4 " (38 1/4 ")||75 in||-5/8 " (74 3/8 ")|
|Twin extra long||No||99 cm||203 cm||39 in||80 in|
|No||122 cm||191 cm||48 in||75 in|
|Double or Full||No||137 cm||191 cm||54 in||75 in|
|Double extra long||No||137 cm||203 cm||54 in||80 in|
|Queen||Yes||152 cm||The same (152 cm)||203 cm||-1cm (202 cm)||60 in||-7/8 " (59 7/8 ")||80 in||-1/2 " (79 1/2 ")|
or Olympic queen
|No||168 cm||203 cm||66 in||80 in|
|King||Yes||193 cm||The same (93 cm)||203 cm||-1cm (202 cm)||76 in||Same (76 ")||80 in||-1/2 " (79 1/2 ")|
or King long
|No||183 cm||213 cm||72 in||84 in|
or Texas king
|No||203 cm||249 cm||80 in||98 in|
IKEA King Size Bed vs Normal
As you can see from the above the standard bed will accommodate an IKEA king size bed. But the best idea is to look at the specific measurements of your frame or bed platform to get a great fit.
Cot mattresses: standard one size for all
The famous swedish retailer does indeed sell mattresses for your baby cot which are affordable, comfortable and safe. All meet specific strict safety standards and are machine-washable so that you can easily clean up any accidents you toddler may have had such as urine in on the bed. Crib IKEA mattress sizes are standard across their entire range in the US and are as follows:
Length: 52 ”
Width: 27 1/2 “
Length: 132 cm
Width: 70 cm
IKEA full size mattress: how does it compare?
You may have a bed that you want to put an IKEA full sized mattress on or an IKEA mattress that you want to put on it. Either way using an online retailer is the easiest way to get something that fits and delivered to your door for free! Be careful though getting the wrong size will likely mean it won’t fit. This range will:
The famous scandinavian based retailer sell mattresses that are European sized and different to normal bed proportions such as king or IKEA queen sizes mattress. I have given you the exact measurements but your nearest European size will fit just fine. In fact if you are anywhere in the world from Canada to Hong Kong, Singapore Australia UK you will find that IKEA have standardised their measurements to European.
How wide is a standard bed?
Again we need to be clear here what dimensions and proportions we are talking about. If you are taking into account the bed frame then that could be anything based on the construction of the bed. The only real way you can do this is by going and measuring it. However if the it has no frame and is using a divan base then the table above will give you the exact width measurements since the bed frame won’t protrude further than the mattress edge.
As an example have a look at the following image. You can see that the metal frame adds a bit of length on to the bed itself but there are no sides to it so the width is exactly the breadth of the mattress, the height of the mattress doesn’t really matter as your room will accommodate it.
- 1 USA & Canada IKEA mattress sizes chart: how to get the right bed frame
- 2 IKEA King Size Bed vs Normal
- 3 Cot mattresses: standard one size for all
- 4 IKEA full size mattress: how does it compare?
- 5 How wide is a standard bed?
- 6 Where to buy one that will fit correctly
- 7 Unique size names and corresponding standard
Where to buy one that will fit correctly
Many shops sell IKEA sized mattresses and beds that will fit a normal IKEA mattress. These proportions are standard within E.U. countries, often referred to as ‘European mattresses’ or ‘continental mattress sizes.’ Likewise if you are buying a bed from the famous Swedish retailer you can use the chart to compare and check bed proportions against standard frame sizes.
Unique size names and corresponding standard
These are funny sizes so it’s best to check the dimensions chart before you buy. If you are looking for an alternative retailer many online bed and mattress shops offer products and quite often with free next day delivery. These shops will stock the corresponding dimensions of all the IKEA brand sizing such as sultan hjelmas, sultan hamnvik, sultan huglo, sultan tafjord, sultan tjome, fjordgard, sultan tårsta. Getting memory foam mattresses is often easier as the shop can cut the foam to order.
Depending on the country you are resident in the IKEA mattress proportions may be different to your local. The thickness will depend on each model and also whether a topper is applied.
Buying a bed frame that fits
Many retailers offer IKEA sized mattresses. Some people go ahead and customise their beds to fit. As you can see from the above chart and mattress measurements guide, if you have an IKEA bed but a standard UK mattress then they won’t fit exactly. IKEA bed proportions are made to fit the European mattresses not regular UK mattresses, that said some are very close and if you don’t mind it being slightly too small to the frame then you can often get away with it. IKEA also do mattresses for extendable units, you will need to check out the individual size to see if they fit. Go to this page on their website to see the full range.