What are Standard Mattress and Sheet Sizes?

Standard Mattress and Linen Sizes 1Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was fun. I accomplished several of the items on my “stuff I really don’t want to do so I write it down in hopes it will force me into doing it” list to-do list. One of those projects was organizing the linen closet. Which got me to thinking about bed size. Pretty much everyone knows that a king size bed is bigger than a twin, but do you know the measurements of beds? This comes in handy when trying to decide what size bed will fit into a room or what size mattress will fit the cool bed frame you just scored while out hitting the garage sales. So I thought I’d share the mattress measurements of each bed size. I’ve also include flat and fitted sheet sizes, comfort sizes, bedspread sizes and blankets sizes. This post scrolls long, but all the info you need is here! And I do have a pretty picture for you after all this. 8)

Mattress Sizes

Twin: 39 x 75 inches
Twin X-Long: 39 x 80 inches
Full: 54 x 75 inches
Queen: 60 x 80 inches
King: 76 x 80 inches
California King: 72 x 84 inches

Fitted Sheet Sizes

Twin: 39 x 75 inches
Twin X-Long: 39 x 80 inches
Full: 54 x 75 inches
Queen: 60 x 80 inches
King: 76 x 80 inches
California King: 72 x 84 inches

Deep-Pocket Fitted Sheets (Designed to fit pillow-top mattresses)

Standard: 7 inches to 14 inches
Deep: 15 inches
Extra Deep: 16 inches to 22 inches

Flat Sheet Sizes

Twin: 66 x 96 inches
Twin X-Long: 66 x 102 inches
Full: 81 x 96 inches
Queen: 90 x 102 inches
King/California King: 108 x 102 inches

Comforter Sizes

Twin: 68 x 86 inches
Twin XL: 68 x 90 inches
Full: 78 x 86 to 86 x 86 inches
Queen: 86 x 86 to 86 x 94 inches
King/California King: 102 x 86 to 102 x 94 inches

Bedspread Sizes

Twin and Twin XL: 80 x 110 inches
Full: 96 x 110 inches
Queen: 102 x 116 inches
King: 120 x 120 inces
California King: 114 x 120 inches

Blanket Sizes

Twin /Twin XL: 66 x 90 inches
Full: 80 x 90 inches
Queen: 90 x 90 inches
King/California King: 108 x 90 inches

That’s a lot of text. It’s time for the pretty picture I promised you!

Beautiful Bedding

If you’re planning on using a dust ruffle with your bed, know what length you need before you go shopping. Standard dust ruffles are 14 to 15 inches long, but they can be as long as 22 inches or more. To determine what length you need, measure from the top of the box spring to the floor. To learn more about what to look for and how to save money when buying sheets, check out my series How to Shop for Sheets.

I love it when you leave comments. It makes my day! To help you out, here’s a question: When it comes to bedding, which do you prefer – a comforter, quilt or bedspread?




All photos are from Better Homes and Gardens.

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    Thanks for all of the measurements! Very helpful into. I think to answer your question, I prefer comforters. If I even know what that is vs a bedspread lol. I don’t really like quilts, because they’re so firm, and stiff in comparison. I like to be cold at night so I like a blanket I can just toss off. 🙂

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    Such an informative post–as always Peggy. My husband is big on duvets. They are comfortable but do not provide that tailored look I love. They also don’t cover the mattress sides well. I am now searching for 115″ so that the King mattress is fully covered! Don’t assume standard will cover- measure first!

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Thanks, Julie! And I couldn’t agree more about short covers. I can’t stand it when comforters, blankets or sheets don’t fully fit the mattress.