Comforter Size and Dimension Guide

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A comforter must be comfortable, breathable, and can perfectly fit on your bed. Picking the perfect size comforter is essential. A too-short comforter can lead to uncomfortable nights.

Unfortunately, there’s no standard comforter size. Keep your worries aside as in this guide; we will give you a quick look at the various standard comforter sizes (king comforter, California king comforters, twin size comforter, twin comforter), bedding sizes, and bedspread dimensions. 

Comforter Dimensions Chart

Bed Size
Mattress Dimensions
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 or Double
54 inches by 75 inches
81 to 84 inches
86 to 88 inches
Queen size comforters
60 inches by 80 inches
86 to 88 inches
96 to 100 inches
King size comforters
76 inches by 80 inches
102 inches
86 to 88 inches
California King
72 inches by 84 inches
107 to 110 inches
96 to 98 inches

How to Choose the Right Comforter Size

Here is everything you should know about comforter measurements.

  • Mattress Size

In the US, mattresses have standardized sizes, so it’s easy to buy a bed of a perfect size. However, it’s not the same case with the comforters. Before purchasing a comforter, you need to do extensive research to ensure you buy the right comforter. 

You can consider the standard mattress size labels attached to all the beddings. You should also check the dimensions and compare that with your bed. 

If you have a full-size bed,  full/ queen comforters will be enormous for your bed. If you have a queen-size bed, a full/queen comforter will not be sufficient to cover the sides of your bed. 

A twin-size comforter will not be a good fit for a twin XL bed. Even the King and California king comforters are not interchangeable. A California king is longer and less comprehensive than a standard king. A California King comforter will touch the floor if used on a standard king-size bed. 

  • Thickness

The thickness of your bed will help determine the bedding you require. Most of the mattresses are between 9 and 12 inches. Using a mattress topper can increase the thickness of your bed by up to 20 inches. If your mattress is thick ( more than 12 inches), you will need a wider comforter. If your mattress is thin (6 to 8 inches), you should opt for a less wide comforter. 

  • Bed Frame Height

A bed frame height is also an important consideration. If your bed frame is too short or too long, considering it while measuring will help you get the right size of comforters. 

Extended bed frames need wide comforters, and short bed frames require less wide comforters. 

  • Drape Length

Drape length is a matter of preference. Most people want their comforters to cover the bed frames but not to touch the floor.

How to Measure a Mattress

If you want to buy the perfect size of comforter, measuring a mattress is essential. Beds have standard length and breadth. However, the thickness may vary. Pillow top mattresses are thicker, and they require wider comforters to cover the sides. 

To measure a mattress, add thickness and width on each side of the bed together.

For instance, if your mattress is 60 inches wide and 12 inches tall, the perfect size comforter will be at least 84 inches wide. 



Conclusion

Now that you have learned everything about comforter sizing, you are ready to buy a perfect one for yourself. Consider all the points mentioned above, and get an ideal comforter for a good night’s sleep. 

An oversized comforter is wider than the standard comforters. If a queen comforter is 88 inches wide, a large queen comforter is around 115 inches wide. 

A blanket has one layer of fabric, whereas a comforter has two layers of fabric. 

A comforter is one piece of bedding, and a duvet needs two pieces of bedding.



For a queen bed, consider a wide comforter, most preferably between 86 and 88 inches.

Largest comforters have dimensions: 104 x 110, 108 x 96, and 132 x 120. A king or California king comforter is larger than the others.  



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