Why Small Double Beds?

We spend half of our lives sleeping, so choosing a comfortable yet practical bed is one of the most important decisions we can make when shopping for new furniture. Small double beds are a popular option for one very big reason – they save on space. Spacious enough for two people yet compact enough to fit in a standard sized modern bedroom, a small double bed is the antidote to limited space, with 4ft beds being the most universally popular option.

It’s 2015 and many of us are living in flats in or semi-detached houses and our bedrooms are inevitably now much smaller than they were a century ago. As time has gone on and the population grown, our homes have become smaller and therefore the need for suitable furniture has skyrocketed.  Research shows that the average modern home in Britain is now almost half the size they were in the 1920s. Today, the average home measures in at only 925 square feet; one hundred years ago they averaged at 1,647 square feet – a fairly dramatic difference.


Illustration: Average house sizes have decreased by nearly half over the last 100 years (source: Royal Institute of British Architects)

It’s official, British houses are the smallest in Europe and thanks to our shrinking homes, space-saving furniture is more popular than ever. Of course, the most important room to consider when choosing new furniture to complement our smaller spaces is the bedroom – after all, we do spend a lot of time in there!

Across the UK, city dwellers and suburbanites alike require a compact and above all comfortable solution to ensure their precious sleep isn’t jeopardised due to lack of space. This is where small double beds come into the equation. Created to meet the demand for a comfortable yet practical solution to our generally compact bedrooms, these size beds have fast become a modern necessity.

Accommodating two average adults with room to spare, small double beds will often leave enough space for additional bedroom furniture including bedside tables and ottoman blanket boxes.

A 4ft bed may seem very compact at first glance but in fact they allow you to slumber in comfort without compromising on precious space. With so many different styles available, you needn’t compromise on style either, no matter what your personal taste! After all, a smaller bedroom doesn’t have to be a boring bedroom.

A traditional, wooden small double bed is perfect for a timelessly elegant look that suits virtually any décor. Choose from painted wooden bed frames, ash or birch finish even rich mahogany for a stunning vintage look.


4ft Wooden Beds
Illustration: Ananke Small Double White Wooden Bed

Metal framed small double beds are a popular option thanks to the wide selection of headboard and footboard detailing available. Featuring styles that feature intricate, elegant finials through to sophisticated minimalist detail, metal framed beds are classic in design and robust in build.

Small Double Metal Beds
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llustration: Tetras Small Double Metal Bed

An upholstered 4ft bed is a clean, contemporary option ideal for any smaller bedroom. Choose from leather, linen or fabric upholstery in a variety of shades to find the style perfect for your room.

Small Double Upholstered Beds
Illustration: Leonardo Small Double Upholstered Bed

For a clever space –saving option, opt for a small double ottoman bed with hidden storage. To really save on space, these compact beds feature plenty of storage in the base. The bed simply flips up to reveal a hidden area perfect for storing your linens and other items, making them a small, stylish and ultimately practical option for any modern bedroom. Alternatively, a 4ft bed with inbuilt drawers in the base is ideal for saving on space.

Small Double Ottoman Beds
Illustration: Reynolds Small Double Ottoman Bed

With the average bedroom now a fraction of the size it once was, the need for stylish, space saving beds is at an all-time high.  With our small double beds there’s no need to compromise on space or style. Discover the extensive range today to find the ideal small double bed to complement your bedroom.

Finding Your Ideal Small Double Bed

With over 250 products to choose from, we are confident that our collection of wooden, metal and upholstered small double beds will impress everyone. Ranging from budget prices to luxury items, at the height of interior fashion or traditional in style, we are sure you will find something you love.

Need a guide to buying or simply overwhelmed by the vast selection? Well, below is a breakdown of a few of our star products ready to inspire you in creating that key look in your bedroom.

Wooden Beds
The Farmhouse 4ft Bed is ideal for those favouring a country styled interior. Made from solid Ash, this bed boasts a beautiful natural wood finish that will look fantastic in any bedroom and will suit any colour scheme. The matching cross style headboard and foot end give this bed a unique look, making it the perfect focal point for a traditional bedroom.

 

The simple but stylish Esther Walnut Bed Frame will provide a more contemporary look. The unusual horizontally slatted headboard, together with the rich walnut finish, gives this bed a modern look whilst looking warm and welcoming at the same time. Paired with dark walnut furniture, this bed will help to create a luxurious looking bedroom without that lavish price tag.

A bespoke beauty, the Beethovan Sleigh Bed offers a classic look that is both chic and elegant. Handcrafted in theUK from home grown Ash, this stunning sleigh style bed features an exquisite woven cane headboard and foot end making it a wonderful feature for any setting. Available in 7 different wood finishes, ranging from light oak to rich mahogany, this bed can be customised to suit your existing bedroom.

Metal Beds
For elegance on a budget the Teramo Metal Bed is the perfect solution. Available in black for a more striking look, or white for a feminine look, this sophisticated metal bed features a decorative head and foot end with an ornate swirl design, giving it a real touch of class.

The Detroit 4ft Bed will stand out in any modern bedroom. With a metal frame complemented by wooden posts, this combination of materials lends this bed a trendy look that will make a quirky focal point for any up to date bedroom. Choose either a black metal frame with black wooden posts, or a silver metal frame with natural wooden posts to suit your own style.

Upholstered Beds
The stunning Verona Faux Leather Bed will add a glamorous look to your bedroom. Upholstered in black or cream faux leather, featuring a show stopping buttoned headboard with a subtle scroll top, and sat on delicate dark wooden feet, this luxurious bed will suit all interior styles, from classic vintage to contemporary designer.

Designed with easy living in mind, the Lucus Upholstered Ottoman Bed offers comfort, style and practicality. Available in a choice of 2 fabrics, oxford blue or stone, this uncomplicated ottoman bed and its simple headboard will suit any trendy interior. With an easy-lifting mechanism in place, the slatted area of this bed lifts to reveal a spacious storage area underneath, ideal for holding bed linen and accessories.

So that’s a brief introduction to what we have to offer here at Just 4ft Beds. As well as a great selection of wooden, metal or upholstered beds, we also have a fantastic range of 4ft divan beds, sofa beds, futons and folding beds, and why not take a look at our mattress and bed linen section for those finishing touches to add to your bedroom.