When shoppers first begin shopping for bedding, they are often amazed to see the variety of sizes of mattresses are available. They also are shocked to find out how drastically the size of the bedding can differ. It’s easy to be confused as to how to match the bedding and bed sheet sizes of the different dimensions of bed and mattress there are.
There are many things to take into consideration when buying sheets, like the colors and fabrics, but none is as important as determining the right size. This is why we’ve created a convenient bed sheets size guide so that you can know the proper sizes to fit your mattress.
What Is The Bed Sheet Sizes in Inches? Commonly Used Bed Sheet Dimensions:
Twin Bed Sheet Sizes
The smallest bed size is the twin. It is made to accommodate a single sleeper. Twin bedding is a perfect fit on 38 inches of width and 75 inches long mattress. Their flat sheet counterparts are usually 66 inches wide and 96 inches long. Based on the bedding’s material and brand measurements of the duvet and flat sheet can differ. If the sheets are wider and longer than the size of your mattress there shouldn’t be any problems.
Twin XL Bed Sheet Sizes
Twin XLs are commonly found in dorms for college because they are suitable for almost every bedroom, can be compatible with bunk beds and can accommodate the taller students in college. The fitted sheets are usually 39 inches wide and 80 inches long. Their flat sheet counterparts are usually 66 inches wide and 96 inches long.
Full/Double Bed Sheet Sizes
A lot of apartment dwellers opt for the full size mattress (also known as a double) because it’s large enough to allow for a comfortable sleep and doesn’t take up the entire room. Full sized mattresses are also great for a guest bedroom. Full sized fitted sheets are generally approximately 54 inches wide by 75 inches long. The full size flat sheet measuring 81 inches by the 96 inches.
Queen Bed Sheet Sizes
Queen mattresses are the most common mattress size. Couples or people who enjoy having a little extra space will equip their rooms with a queen-sized mattress. If you’re planning to purchase queen sheets, it is important to know the dimensions they are available. Queen sized fitted sheets are usually around 60 in wide, and about 80 inches long. The queen size flat sheet measures around 90 inches wide and 102 inches long.
King Bed Sheet Sizes
The king mattress is 78 inches wide and 80 inches long. It is ideal for snuggling with your significant other, pet, and little one. Fitted king sheets should fit snugly, meaning they’re about the identical dimensions. The flat sheets for kings tend to be slightly bigger, measuring approximately 102 inches wide and the length of 108 inches.
California King Bed Sheet Sizes
The luxurious California king mattress is 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. A California king fitted sheet should be of the same size. The flat sheet could be identical to the king size, with 102 inches of width and the length of 108 inches.
Pillowcase Sizes and Dimensions
Different sizes of pillows are suitable to specific bed sizes in order to make sure there aren’t gaps between your mattress and your pillow. What size is a standard pillowcase ?Pillowcases are roughly the same size as their pillow counterpart, give or take one or two inches, but they are also several inches wider.
Let’s take a look at the approximate pillowcase sizes you can expect:
- Standard: 20 inches by 32 inches
- Queen: 20 inches by 30 inches
- King: 20 by 36 inches
Bed sheets can have small size differences based on the manufacturer. Therefore, before purchasing the sheets, measure your mattress, or check the label if it’s still affixed, and note down the measurements. While it’s acceptable to allow your flat sheet and comforter to be a few inches apart, your fitted sheet should match perfectly with your mattress so it won’t bunch or fall off.