In the UK a standard double measures 135cm x 190cm. In reality that’s not enough for two people to sleep comfortably alongside one another night after night, year after year. (Have a look here, to see The Sleep Council’s thoughts on bed size.) Add 15 cm to the width and you’ll have a King. Bigger obviously but actually not that much bigger. But add 25cm and the greater width is so much more noticable. And that’s the size of a Continental King. But there’s another bonus too – at 160cm x 200cm they’re also 10cm longer than a double so the ideal bed for tall people or anyone who wants to be sure their feet won’t peep out of the end of the covers. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a bed with all that extra space? Continental Kings are perfect – obviously bigger, but not as imposing as a Super King.
Think too about the storage space of a Continental King ottoman bed. Lift up your bed to reveal enough space for boxes, suitcases, golf clubs, bedding…..the list is endless.
At Furl we’ve sold Continental King ottoman beds since day one. They’re available in the full range of fabrics and leathers (have a look at the Fabrics page to order free samples) and solid wood. In fabric or leather there’s a choice of Simplicity or Simplicity+, which is a little higher and offers even more storage.
Obviously choice is very important and when you’re buying a new storage bed you need it to be right for you and the bedroom it will live in. But before buying a standard double – or even a king – have a think about a Continental King. Once you’ve had one you won’t believe you managed with anything less.
But if a Continental King isn’t for you or you don’t quite have the space our ottoman beds are available in the whole range of sizes. Or if you need something a little unusual, we offer a bespoke service too (details are on the Bespoke page).
Once you’ve chosen your ottoman bed – be it Continental King or any other size – you’ll need a mattress to fit of course. Our mattresses are all fantastic quality and come in four types and all the different sizes. Like the storage beds they’re individually made with care and attention to detail.