Isn't it amazing to sleep under soft, warm, and cozy comforters? But did you know that to get the most out of your comforter, you first need to pick the right size? Choosing mattress sizes is easy; all that matters is your bed frame and personal preference. But choosing the right comforter that syncs with your bed frame, mattress, bedroom aesthetic, and your personal preferences is quite tricky. Lucky you, as we have just the right guide for you.
Read on to know how to choose the perfect comforter size for your bedroom.
A comforter is a thick and large sack of fabric quilted with fluffy fibers such as silk, down, wool, cotton, or polyester. It is thicker than a duvet and is used by 58.3% of American households.
Although you find standard mattress sizes in the market, comforter sizes are not yet standardized.
Every brand has its own size for comforters. Let's run through our detailed comforter sizes chart and understand the approximate standard comforter sizes in inches for each mattress size.
|Bed Size||Mattress Measurements||Comforter Width||Comforter Length|
|Crib||28 inches by 52 inches||28 to 36 inches||48 to 52 inches|
|Twin||38 inches by 75 inches||66 to 68 inches||86 to 88 inches|
|Twin XL||38 inches by 80 inches||68 inches||90 inches|
|Full (Double)||54 inches by 75 inches||81 to 84 inches||86 to 88 inches|
|Queen||60 inches by 80 inches||86 to 88 inches||96 to 100 inches|
|King (Eastern King)||76 inches by 80 inches||102 inches||86 to 88 inches|
|California King (Western King)||72 inches to 84 inches||107 to 110 inches||96 to 98 inches|
If you are looking for a small crib-size comforter for your baby, you will need a 36x54 inch comforter. Depending on your crib's model and the comforter brand, the size can vary, but it's nothing to worry about. Any rectangular comforter close to these dimensions will be perfect for your baby.
If your child has already learned to turn by themself, you should consider getting a slightly bigger comforter. It will keep them under the warm embrace of the comforter regardless of all their movements.
As your kid grows out of the crib, they will naturally need a new comforter. If you are looking for a comforter for your toddler or pre-teen, twin size comforters would be perfect. Measuring approximately 66x86 inches, it is ideal for single beds. As you can see, twin-size comforters are pretty narrow. So if you have two children sleeping together, it's best to get them separate comforters
It's not just kids who use single beds. Many bachelors and college students are always on the lookout for quality comforters of twin size. Keeping their height in mind, manufacturers have come up with the twin XL size. It comes with the same width as a regular twin comforter but with the added benefit of 5 extra inches at the end.
Even for exceptionally tall teenagers or the ones on the verge of a growth spurt, we recommend using a twin XL that can wrap around them comfortably.
A queen size comforter usually measures 86x96 inches. Again, the exact size will depend on the brand. But in any case, queen-size comforters are perfect for couples. It gives you enough personal space so that you can sleep comfortably without being squished against your partner.
With a queen comforter, you can bid farewell to the age-old comforter war with your partner. There will be plenty of room for the both of you.
Many couples enjoy having a larger personal space while sleeping. Try a king comforter if this seems like an issue between your partner and you. Measuring approximately 102x88 inches, it offers enough room for you and your partner to spread out your legs.
Even if you want to sleep with your kids or pet, a king-size comforter can cover all of you in its cozy warm layers easily.
Want something as big as a king-size comforter but with a little extra room? Try a California king comforter. Measuring 107x96 inches, it's the perfect size for a big family or tall couples.
Being one of the largest commercial comforters, your partner and you could be sleeping on the opposite side of the bed, and yet a Cal king comforter will manage to cover you both equally well with enough room for you to toss and turn.
Comforters do not just keep you warm on cold winter nights, but they also act as your bed accessory for the most part of the day. Naturally, if you want to keep your bedroom aesthetics on point, you need a comforter that goes well with your bed frame and mattress.
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When the comforter rests on your mattress during the day, you might want it to go all across the mattress. It indicates that your comforter width should be compatible with your mattress thickness to cover the side of the mattress.
Average mattress thickness ranges from 9 to 12 inches. Anything between this range will go easily with almost every commercial comforter. However, if you have one of those ultra-thick luxurious mattresses measuring over 15 inches, try a King and California King- the best comforter sizes for thicker mattresses.
You need to know your mattress dimensions before selecting the right comforter size. The good news is that measuring your mattress is pretty easy. If you don't find the dimensions in the user manual, you can simply take a measuring tape and find it yourself.
The trick here is calculating the required comforter width by adding both the width and thickness of your mattress. For example, if the width of your mattress is 70 inches and the thickness is 10 inches, your comforter should be at least 82 to 84 inches wide to wrap around your mattress.
Your comforter’s ability to drape around your bed also depends on the bed frame's height and thickness of your bed. Higher bed frames require wider, oversized comforters that can cover it well from side to side, whereas shorter bed frames require narrower comforters to prevent extra lengths drooping on your floor.
Drape length is an individual choice and not a necessity. While some sleepers only want the top of their beds to be covered, others want their comforter to drape across your bed's width. Naturally, the size of your mattress will depend on your drape preferences. The longer you want to drape, the larger your comforter needs to be.
The perfect bedding sizes will make your bed aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for you. If your comforter is not as long as your mattress, it may lead to exposed legs for you and your partner during sleep. If it is too long, it will mop the floors and ruin the room's aesthetics.
Comforter sizing requires research as different sizes are available in each brand. Follow the simple steps mentioned above, and you will indeed find the perfect size comforter for your mattress.