There is nothing more painful than buying a brand-new comforter only to find that it’s either too short to cover the sides of the bed or so long that it extends to the floor of your bedroom. Mattress sizes are standard, but comforter sizes are not standardized, which means that you could get a queen size comforter, and it may not fit your queen size mattress.
When we buy a new quilt or bedspread, we all want something comfortable, breathable, and attractive. However, what is more, important is something that can perfectly fit the bed. Some bedding manufacturers use the exact dimensions for full and queen-size comforters, while others do not. Even twin comforters vary in length and width depending on the brand.
This article has provided a quick overview of these common bed and comforter sizes. We included some tips that will ensure you bring home the perfect size comforter for your bed. Read on to know how to choose the ideal comforter size for your bedroom.
You don’t have to buy a comforter separately and try to match it with your existing bedding. Comforter sets exist that help you create a more uniform bedspread. Do you know what items are in a perfect comforter set? The following are answers.
A comforter is made to be used with other bedding, while a duvet is meant to replace your top sheet and blanket, which is why many duvets are thicker than the average comforter.
A cover for a duvet or comforter acts like a pillowcase. You slip it over the comforter for protection. Some covers have a zipper, others a series of buttons. We always recommend washing your bedding once a week to keep dust mites down. But comforters and duvets are bulky pieces that may not fit in your washer. A perfect cover can keep the comforter clean and save your money on cleaning every week.
Bed and Comforter Size Guide
Buying the right comforter can be challenging since their sizes can vary. Comforter sizing is not standard; however, they do come in common widths and lengths. The chart below lists the comforter measurements you are most likely to find for each mattress size.
International standard bed demisions
|Bed Types||UK Size||EU Size||EU Extra Long|
|Single||90 x 190cm||100 x 200cm||100 x 210cm|
|Double||140 x 190cm||140 x 200cm||140 x 210cm|
|King||150 x 200cm||160 x 200cm||160 x 210cm|
|Superking||180 x 200cm||180 x 200cm||180 x 210cm|
|Savoy King||200 x 200cm||200 x 200cm||200 x 210cm|
|Emperor||210 x 210cm||210 x 200cm||210 x 210cm|
|US Bed Types||Mattress Measurements (inch)||Common Comforter Widths||Common Comforter Lengths||Duvet / Cover Size|
|Twin||38″ x 75″||66″ - 68″||86" - 88"||68" x 80"|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||68″||90"||68" x 94"|
|Full(Double)||54″ x 75″||81″ - 84″||86" - 88"||80" x 80"|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||86″ - 88″||96" - 100"||90" x 94"|
|King(Eastern King)||76″ x 80″||102″||86" - 88"||108" x 94"|
|California King||72″ x 84″||107" - 110"||96" - 98"||68" x 94"|
Knowing the exact length and width of your mattress is helpful when shopping for a comforter. Mattress dimensions are relatively consistent between brands, but bedding in the same size can vary more than 10 inches in length and width. One king comforter may fit on a queen bed.
How to Choose the Right Size Comforter
Since comforter sizes vary from brand to brand, you will need to do some things to select the right one.
Check The Label
The standard mattress size labels attached to all bedding are an excellent place to start shopping, but you also need to check the dimensions. Some brands will label their comforters as “full or queen.” These comforters can range in width from 81 to 88 inches and length from 86 to 100 inches, which is a wide range.
Measuring Mattress And Add Width and Thickness
The thickness of your mattress will also determine how well the comforter fits your bed. The correct width of your comforter could be simply adding the thickness on each side. The length can be similar to the size of the mattress, as a comforter does not cover the whole bed.
Check The Stuffing
Down comforters tend to fluff up quite a bit once they are placed on the bed. This expansion may result in less coverage on the sides and foot of the mattress. If you plan to purchase a down comforter and duvet cover, you may want to opt for an oversized comforter or size up. Some comforters are labeled as oversized comforters, which means bigger than the average comforter size.
How To measuring the Mattress
Buying the right comforter size for your bed can be more challenging than you imagine because the specifications offered by mattress and bedding manufacturers may not match up exactly. Most mattresses will write the measurements on the label. If that is not the case, the easiest way is to use a measuring tape to measure your mattress.
- To find out the length, measure from the top of the bed to the foot of the bed.
- For the width, measure from side to side. For the width, measure from side to side.
- For measuring how thick your mattress, you should lay the mattress down and start measuring from the ground up. Mattresses are generally 90 to 12 inches thick.