Updated May 13, 2021Founded in Sweden, IKEA has been one of the biggest furniture retailers since it was founded in 1947. The brand is known worldwide for its modern and easy-to-assemble furniture, affordable prices, and tasty cafeteria foods. As of today, there are over 50 IKEA stores in the United States and nearly 450 worldwide.IKEA offers a limited mattress size range compared to most mattress competitors—who generally offer twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, split king, and California king sizes in their line-ups—but their products are still reliable and high-quality.The differences between IKEA bed sizes and dimensions and standard bed dimensions are minor, but still worth noting so you know what to keep in mind when shopping for accessories. Let’s go over what mattress sizes IKEA offers and how their sizes compare to standard mattress sizes.MattressDimensions (in)Dimensions (cm)Twin38.25 by 74.7597.155 by 190Full53.125 by 74.75135 by 190Queen60.25 by 79.5153 by 202King76 by 79.5193 by 202Twin MattressIKEA twin mattresses are 38.25 inches wide and 74.75 inches long. Compared to the standard twin mattress, an IKEA twin is .25 inches wider and .25 inches shorter.An IKEA twin mattress works well for children, teens, single adults, and college students. However, they’re too small for more than one person to use at once.Since IKEA twin beds are so compact, they fit in small apartments, dorm rooms, vacation rentals, and kid’s rooms. They’re also compatible with unique bed frames including bunk beds, trundle beds, and daybeds.Full MattressAn IKEA full (or double) mattress measures 53.125 inches wide by 74.75 inches long, making it .875 inches thinner and .25 inches shorter than standard full beds.Full mattresses aren’t quite big enough for two people to sleep comfortably since each person would get roughly 26 inches of bed width to themselves. Still, full size beds are a good choice for teens or adults who need space to stretch out, but potentially have a small bedroom or a tight budget.Queen MattressQueen mattresses at IKEA measure 60.25 inches wide by 79.5 inches long. This means IKEA queen beds are .25 inches wider and .5 inches shorter than standard queen size mattresses.A queen bed is a good option for single adults, taller people, and couples. Queen beds are the most popular mattress size and most homes and apartments can accommodate their size, unlike some larger mattresses.King MattressThe largest bed size IKEA offers is the king. IKEA king mattresses are 76 inches wide and 79.5 inches long. Although IKEA king beds are the same width as standard king beds, they’re still .5 inches shorter.King size beds are a great option for couples who both need some extra space for themselves. While queen beds are sufficient, they may just be too cramped for some couples. When on a king bed, each person gets 38 inches of width to themselves or approximately the same amount of space they’d get on a twin bed.While single sleepers can use a king size mattress if they choose, it’s usually unnecessary. One person wouldn’t be able to use all the space of a king bed. Unless you have the budget and space for a king mattress, there’s typically no reason for a single sleeper to need one.FAQsAre IKEA mattresses good?IKEA makes mattresses of all different price ranges to suit different needs and budgets, costing as little as $100 to over $1000 for a single mattress. Compared to other mattresses with similar constructions and price points, IKEA mattresses are good, if not better.IKEA mattress models include poly-foam, memory foam, innerspring, synthetic latex, and blended latex. This plethora of mattress types gives sleepers more options when shopping.How long does an IKEA mattress last?IKEA states their mattresses all last approximately 10 years. In comparison, the average mattress lasts between 7 to 10 years. So, it’s safe to assume both IKEA and other mattresses will age similarly.Some signs your IKEA mattress is aging includes:Discoloration (yellowing or brown spots)Soft spots and lumpsThe Comfort layer has gone flatVisible indent at the center of the mattressYou struggle to get comfortable at nightYou sleep better in other bedsDo regular sheets fit IKEA mattresses?IKEA mattresses are slightly larger than regular mattresses, so while a regular flat sheet and blanket may work fine on them, fitted sheets and mattress protectors might not fit properly as they’ll be too small.You may be able to get away with stretching a protector and fitted sheet over an IKEA mattress, but they’re more likely to pop out of place. Avoid this by using sheet suspenders to keep fitted sheets and protectors in place or get deep-pocketed sheets and protectors to make up for the slightly larger size.Do IKEA mattresses fit standard bed frames?Although IKEA mattresses aren’t the same as standard mattress sizes, they’re still roughly the same size. Most bed frame sizes are slightly larger than their corresponding mattress to ensure there’s space for blankets and sheets, so you should be able to get away with squeezing an IKEA mattress into any bed frame.Can you sleep on an IKEA mattress straight away?IKEA mattresses are vacuum-sealed and rolled into cardboard boxes, which is known as a bed in a box mattress. While sleeping on the mattress straight after unrolling it won’t harm the bed, IKEA recommends waiting between 3 to 4 days so the bed can fully expand. This way, the bed will reach its maximum size and be more comfortable.ConclusionAs you might have noticed, IKEA mattresses have a pattern of being somewhat wider but shorter than standard mattress sizes in the US. Even compared to other countries, such as the UK or Canada, IKEA mattress sizes are ever-so-slightly different.While the differences between IKEA mattress sizes and other brands’ sizes are minuscule, they make an impact when choosing sheets, bed frames, and other accessories.About the author Jasmin LeeJasmin Lee is dedicated to helping others get better sleep—when she’s not napping, you can often find her researching the latest in bedding and mattress technology. Her fascination with sleep fuels her drive to connect readers with the resources they need to improve their night’s rest. Find more articles by Jasmin Comments Cancel replyLeave a CommentYour email address will not be published. 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