Ikea Bed Compatibility: Will a Standard Mattress Fit?

Ikea beds are no doubt some of the most popular in the world. One of the main reasons is because they are inexpensive, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. Ikea bed frames come in many different sizes and configurations, so it’s important to know whether or not your mattress will fit before purchasing anything.

In this blog post, we will provide you with a few tips on how to measure for an Ikea bed frame, as well as for instructions on how to measure for a standard mattress size so that everything fits comfortably!

If the bed frame says it will fit a double mattress, it will fit a double mattress. The problem might occur if you need to know if it fits in a space or if you already have a bed from IKEA and need to check if it fits the mattress you want to buy.

Steps to Measuring for an Ikea Bed Frame

Measure the length, width and height of your bed frame. If you cannot find this information online or in the instructions that came with your IKEA furniture, then take a look at how it was packaged. You can easily measure any existing components while they’re still boxed up.

Take measurements for your IKEA bed frame and compare them with the size of a standard mattress. This information can be found on the tag or label located at one end of most mattresses. If it doesn’t fit, then you may need to consider purchasing either a smaller frame or getting rid of your current box spring in favour of a platform bed.

Make sure to take measurements from the floor up to where you want your mattress and box spring to sit on your frame. This includes any storage drawers or spaces underneath. You will also need these dimensions if you plan on having a headboard. If so, it is best not to have anything under the bed since they can be unstable.

Remember to take measurements for your headboard, ensuring it will fit before you make any final decisions. You can permanently attach a headboard later on if needed if the bed doesn’t come with one! Also, be careful about storage drawers and spaces underneath since they are typically not included in standard mattress sizes.


Make sure you measure twice and buy once when it comes to bed frames. Double-check your current mattress and also the space in the room you have to fit the bed frame. We have an Ikea mattress review or a best mattress guide if you’re looking to upgrade your mattress.