Choosing the right size bed sheets
Bed linen is available in different sizes, but which size is best for you? The answer depends on the size of your duvet, your pillow and your mattress. There are different sizes of both duvets, pillows and mattresses for babies, juniors and for adults. Here you can see the dimensions for the most typical sizes of duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets and their different names:
Bed linen: Size Guide
|Duvet covers||Pillowcases||Sheets, flat||Sheets, fitted||One duvet cover set consists of|
|Baby||70x100 cm||40x45 cm||40x95 cm||40x95cm/60x120 cm||1 duvet cover and 1 pillowcase|
|Junior||100x140 cm||40x45 cm||100x140 cm||70x140 cm||1 duvet cover and 1 pillowcase|
|Single||140x200 cm||60x63/70 cm||150x250 cm||90x200 cm||1 duvet cover and 1 pillowcase|
|Extra long||140x220 cm||60x63/70cm||90x210 cm||1 duvet cover and 1 pillowcase|
|Double||200x220 cm||60x63/70 cm||140x200 cm||1 duvet cover and 2 pillowcases|
|King size||240x220 cm||60x63/70 cm||240x260 cm||160x200 cm||1 duvet cover and 2 pillowcases|
What size is right for the pillowcase?
The answer is simple when it comes to pillowcases for adults. They are available in one size when part of a set: 60x63 cm. Read more in our pillow guide.
The duvet cover size does not always match the duvet
Duvets for adults vary both when it comes to length and width. They may have normal or extra length, and they may be single or double. This means that the duvet cover also varies in size. Often duvets are up to 5 cm narrower than the cover, this way there is actually room for the duvet inside the cover making it easier to put on the cover. The most normal size of duvet covers is 140x200 cm, but more and more people choose a duvet with extra length: 140x220 cm. Many people love the luxurious feeling of sleeping under an extra large double duvet of 240x220 cm. Read more about how to maintain your duvets in our guide.
Bed linen is available in many different fabrics
Bed linen is available in different types of fabric like flannel, seersucker, satin and in microfiber. While many prefer to buy cotton, which is a soft natural material, there are also advantages of polyester that neither shrinks nor wrinkles. Go ahead and try out the different types, and find out which is your favourite.
The size of the sheet
Sheets are available in a flat variant and in a fitted variant, and in many different sizes. Some sheets are made of a stretchable fabric, so they don’t have to fit exactly to your bed. Typically, sheets are made of cotton or a blend of cotton and polyester. Read more in our sheet guide.
Find the right size - or get help
You need to know the right size of your duvet, pillow and mattress when you buy bedding. That way, you will not be disappointed if the bedding is too large or too small and you don’t waste time returning products that don’t fit. Take a few minutes to find the correct measure so you fully appreciate your new bedding. If you have any questions about the size, please contact us at one of our stores or write to our Customer Service - we are happy to help.