For a relaxing bedtime, you don't just need a blanket that covers your body; you even need a comforter. But what is a comforter and why do you need them? A comforter is a type of soft quilt that has an insulating filling in it. It is essentially used to add weight to achieve warmth. Comforters are usually soft on the skin, made of breathable fabrics, are cozy, and comes in multiple shapes and sizes.
Buying a comforter that amply suits your bed and your needs can be a tricky job. In this article we will hand-hold you with a comfortable size guide so that buying one isn't a feat for you.
Comforter Sizes Chart
Comforters can provide warmth and comfort during a cold night. However, choosing the right comforter dimensions is not an easy task.
Unlike mattresses, comforters don’t have the same usual sizes. In the table below, we have discussed some standard dimensions of a comforter along with bedding sizes. Refer below:
|Bed Size||Mattress Dimensions||Comforter Width||Comforter Length|
|Twin||96.52 x 190.5 cm||167.64 x 172.72 cm||218.44 x 223.52 cm|
|Twin XL||96.52 x 203.2 cm||172.72 cm||228.6 cm|
|Full||137.16 x 190.5 cm||205.74 x 213.36 cm||218.44 x 223.52 cm|
|Queen||152.4 x 203.2 cm||218.44 x 223.52 cm||243.84 x 254 cm|
|Eastern King||193.04 x 203.2 cm||259.08 cm||218.44 x 223.52 cm|
|California King||182.88 x 213.36 cm||271.78 x 279.4 cm||243.84 x 248.92 cm|
How to Choose a Comforter Size
It is somehow challenging to find the perfect size of comforter. Simple steps like measuring the mattress, bed frame height, drape length, or knowing your bedspread size can make it easy for you. Here are some tips and tricks on how to choose a comforter size:
Measure the Mattress Size and Thickness
Comforter sizes vary from brand to brand. To ensure you get the right size, you need to do a good amount of research. First, measure the size of your mattress. Luckily the size of the mattress is standard. However, the thickness may vary.
Pillow top and extra comfort layer mattresses are thicker than other mattresses. For thicker mattresses, you need extra wide comforters that cover the sides of your bed as well. To measure your mattress, add the breadth and thickness of the mattress on each side. This step will prevent you from purchasing the wrong size of comforter.
Bed Frame Height
Bed frame height plays a vital role in determining the size of your comforter. If you have a high bed frame, you need extra-wide comforters to cover the sides of the mattress. However, short bed frames don’t require wide comforters.
Drape length is a matter of preference. It depends on whether you want the comforter to cover the sides of your bed frame or be short enough to not sag on the floor. If you have a box spring or mattress foundation with a bed skirt, we’d recommend you to have around one-half of the bed skirt visible for a better look.
What is an Oversized Comforter?
An oversized comforter is the one with more width but not extra length. You'd often come across such titles while shopping that are identified as ‘oversized comforter.’ But with such a comforter, one ought to have a thick or a full sized mattress to tally their sizes.
If you have a thick mattress like an Alaskan King Bed, an oversized comforter is an ideal choice for you. For instance, a queen-size comforter is 86 to 88 inches wide, whereas an oversized mattress is 115 inches wide. In case of buying a new mattress, one can choose between Texas King vs Wyoming King vs Alaskan King Beds.
A right-sized comforter will be a cherry on the cake for your bedroom. Too long or too short comforters can make you toss and turn all night long. All you need to do is measure your mattress, look into your requirements, and get what’s best for you.