Having the right type of bedding sizes will determine how the overall effect of your bedding 'display' looks (i.e. how good your bed looks). If you buy the wrong size of bedding, not only would you have wasted some time, effort and money but you'll not get the right look for your bed. And if you buy the wrong size mattress for your bed, well, you can imagine the stress to follow.
So it is good practice that when you go shopping for bedding, you have an idea of the sizes you'll need for your bed.
It is always good practice to measure your mattress and bed before you buy any type of bedding materials. This is to ensure that you buy the correct bedding sizes.
For example, you should measure the height width and length of your mattress and keep this information with you when you choose your bed linen.
Here are some sizes to keep in mind while shopping for mattresses. Please remember that these sizes may vary slightly by vendor:
King 76 x 80 inches
Queen 60 x 80 inches
Full 53 x 75 inches
Twin 38 x 75 inches
Bed Sheet Sizes:
Bed sheets come in standard sizes, although this may vary according to the manufacturer. For guidance, you can use the bed sheet sizes below:
Twin: flat (66 x 96 inches), fitted (39 x 75 inches)
Full: flat ( 81 x 96 to 100 inches), fitted (54 x 75 inches)
Queen: flat (90 x 102-106 inches), fitted (60 x 80 inches)
King: flat (109 x 102-106 inches), fitted (78 x 80 inches)
California King: flat (102 x 110), fitted (72 x 84)
Another thing to consider when buying pillows is the sizes you'll need. Below is a list of the standard sizes currently available. These are sized to go with the size of bed you have:
Standard 20 x 26 inches
Queen 20 x 30 inches
King 20 x 36 inches
Euro 26 x 26 inches
There are also travel size pillows which come in sizes of about 12 x 16 inches.
Blanket and Throw Sizes:
Most of these sizes should fit into the listed bed size. However, sizes may vary slightly from one manufacturer to another.
King 108 x 90 inches
Queen/Full 90 x 90 inches
Twin 66 x 90 inches
Throw 50 x 60 inches
Anything that is laid across the top of the bed does not come in California King or Twin Extra Long.