What Is a Three Quarter Size Bed?

What Is a Three Quarter Size Bed?

A three-quarter size bed is unique and falls between a twin bed and a full-size bed. It is not as common as other bed sizes, but it can be an excellent option for those who need a bit more space than a twin bed provides but needs more room for a full-size bed.

In this blog, we'll explore what a three-quarter size bed is and how to choose the perfect one. We'll also provide tips for finding the right mattress for your three-quarter bed.

Custom Mattress Makers sells Mattresses that fit Three Quarter Size Beds.

Three Quarter Size

4' × 6'3"

48” × 75”

122 cm × 191 cm

What is a Three Quarter Size Bed?

Three quarter size beds were introduced in the early 1900s as an intermediate size between the single and double bed. Also known as a small double bed, the three quarter size bed typically requires 48" x 75" mattresses. It is still a standard size in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe but is no longer common in the United States.

Antique, three quarter beds made in the USA may be slightly different widths because East and West Coast manufacturers did not agree upon an industry standard for the three-quarter size. Custom Mattress Makers can help create a custom size if you require an extra width for your three-quarter bed. Click HERE to contact us.

How to Choose the Best Three Quarter Size Bed

In choosing the best three quarter size bed, you should consider the following factors:

  • Shape: Consider the shape of the bed and choose one that suits your sleeping style, whether it's a traditional rectangle, oval, or custom shape.
  • Location of use: Consider where you will be using the bed and choose a mattress that fits well in the space available, whether it's a bedroom, guest room, or other areas.
  • Frequency of usage: If the bed is used frequently, choose one made with durable materials that can withstand regular use.
  • Firmness: Consider your desired level of firmness or softness and choose a bed that provides the right level of support for your body type and sleeping position.
  • Construction materials: Choose a durable bed made with high-quality materials that provide the necessary support and comfort for a good night's sleep.
  • Cool sleeping: If you overheat while sleeping, look for a bed with cooling features such as breathable materials or cooling gel.
  • Hypoallergenic features: If you have allergies or sensitivities, look for a bed made with hypoallergenic materials less likely to trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Motion transfer: If you sleep with a partner, consider a bed with sound motion isolation to minimize disruptions from movement.
  • Price: Set a budget and look for a bed that fits within that range while meeting your comfort and support needs.

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Type of Mattress for a Three Quarter Size Bed

When it comes to choosing the right type of three quarter mattress, several options are available. Each type of mattress has its unique characteristics, benefits, and drawbacks. The most common types of mattresses for three-quarter size beds include:

Open coil: Also known as a traditional or innerspring mattress, an open coil mattress is made of interconnected metal springs. These mattresses are known for their affordability, but they may provide a different level of support and durability than other mattresses.

Pocket spring: A pocket spring mattress comprises individual springs wrapped in fabric pockets. These mattresses provide more targeted support and motion isolation than open coil mattresses.

Memory foam: A memory foam mattress is made of viscoelastic foam that conforms to the shape of your body, providing personalized support and pressure relief. These mattresses are known for their comfort and may be a good choice if you experience back or joint pain.

Latex: A latex mattress is made of natural or synthetic latex foam, providing comfort and support. These mattresses are durable, hypoallergenic, and may be a good choice for allergies or sensitivities.

Hybrid: A hybrid mattress combines elements of different types of mattresses, such as a pocket spring base with a memory foam or latex top layer. These mattresses offer a balance of support, comfort, and durability, but they may be more expensive than other mattresses.

Ultimately, the best type of mattress for your three-quarter bed depends on your preferences and needs, including your desired level of support, comfort, and budget.

Alternatives to a Three Quarter Bed

If you cannot find a three-quarter size bed or are looking for alternative options, there are several possibilities to consider.

Longer single bed: Also known as a twin XL or extended twin bed, this is a single bed that is the same width but 5 inches longer. It typically measures 38 inches wide by 80 inches, providing more leg room for taller individuals or those who need more room to spread out.

Trundle bed: A trundle bed is a type of bed that consists of two separate mattresses, with one bed stored underneath the other. The lower bed can be pulled out and set up quickly for guests or additional sleeping space. These beds are often designed to be stored away when not in use, making them a good option for small spaces.

Sofa bed: A sofa bed is a type of furniture that doubles as both a sofa and a bed. It typically features a fold-out mattress stored inside the sofa when not in use. These beds are often designed for easy set-up and take-down, making them a good option for guest rooms or small living spaces.


Why should you choose Custom Mattress Makers for your Three Quarter Size Bed? 

We offer a combination of durability and comfort that is hard to beat. A keen focus on materials helped us concentrate our efforts on thicker coils for our mattresses, improving our products' longevity. We also use high-density foam for the same reason. The final key to our success is creating the right arrangement of coils within the mattresses. Custom Mattress Makers believes that a higher concentration of coils makes for the most comfortable sleeping experience.

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Is a three-quarter size bed suitable for two adults? 

While a three-quarter size bed may be suitable for two adults, it may need more space for optimal comfort. It's essential to consider both individuals' size and sleeping habits before deciding if a three-quarter bed is a suitable option.

Are three quarter beds more expensive?

The cost of a three-quarter bed may vary depending on factors such as the brand, materials, and construction. Three quarter beds may be slightly more expensive than twin beds but less expensive than full or queen beds. Shopping around and comparing prices is important to find the best deal.

Will standard double bedding fit a 4′0″ bed?

No, standard double bedding will not fit a 4'0" bed. A 4'0" bed is equivalent to a three-quarter bed and requires bedding specifically designed for that size. Measuring your bed and purchasing bedding that fits properly is important to ensure optimal comfort and appearance.

Can I use standard twin-size bedding for a three-quarter size bed? 

No, standard twin-size bedding will not fit a three-quarter size bed. Measuring your bed and purchasing bedding specifically designed for that size is important to ensure optimal comfort and appearance.

What kind of bedding do I need for a three quarter size bed? 

You will need bedding specifically designed for a three quarter size bed, including fitted sheets, flat sheets, and comforters. Regular twin or full-size bedding will not work properly on a three quarter size bed.


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