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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sizes of Pillows

Nothing can improve your night’s sleep like a quality pillow… So here is a guide to the more common sizes:

Standard -This pillow measures 20 x 26 inches. It uses a Standard size pillowcase and the pillow combinations are - you can use one on a Twin bed, two on a Full or Queen, and three on a King bed.

Queen -This pillow measures 20 x 30 inches.  There is no standard Queen Size pillowcase although you can use a Standard pillowcase with a Queen Size pillow. The pillow will fill up a Standard pillowcase more completely, and it fits perfectly across the top of your Queen Size bed.  

This pillow measures 20 x 36 inches. Yes unlike the Queen Size pillow there actually is a King size pillow to use on your King size bed. You need to use a King pillowcase as these are the only ones that fit the huge pillow measurements. These extra long pillows are perfectly paired across the top of both an Eastern and Cal-King bed.

This pillow measures 26 x 26 inches. These large, comfortable square pillows are ideal for people who enjoy propping themselves up in bed.   You can get decorative cases and this can also add a decorative accent when covered with a decorative pillow sham in place of a Euro pillowcase.

These little pillows measures 12 x 16 inches. They are small, easy to travel with and are great on long trips. They do have a travel size pillowcase.  Often people use these pillows for travelling with children.  he pillowcases come in a wide array of designs and colors.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sizes of Comforters, Duvet Covers and Blankets

Down Comforters

Here is a list of dimensions for most down comforters.  These dimensions  these dimensions can serve as a basic guide: 
68 x 88 inches
90 x 98 inches
108 x 98 inches

Duvet Covers
A duvet cover is another name for a comforter cover and it is essential to cover and protect your down comforter with one. As you will be placing your comforter inside the duvet, it is important that the appropriate size be selected.   Just like any other bedding, duvet sizes can vary and it is important to match your comforter's size to the appropriate duvet.
As an approximate guide only here is a list of dimensions for most duvets:

68 x 88 inches
88 x 88 inches
104 x 88 inches 

All blankets and bedding needs are not created equal!  In fact, sizing can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. 
These dimensions listed below should fall close to these sizes:
66 x 90 inches
90 x 90 inches
108 x 90 inches
50 x 60 inches

As you can see that anything that goes across the top of the bed does not come in Cal-King or Twin X-Long – you will find this again in the blanket category.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mattress and mattress pad depths

 Mattress Depths

Are you planning on buying either a Pillow Top or an Extra Deep mattress? Their popularity has increased in the last few years and they are becoming increasingly very common. When selecting your sheets and mattress pads, it is important to know the depth of your mattress.

Below are some dimensions for you to use as a guide: 

If it is a Standard mattress it should be:
7 to 9 inches

If it is a Deep mattress it should be:
10 to 15 inches

An Extra Deep mattress should be:
15 inches to as high as 22 inches


Mattress Pad Depths
Okay so now you have determined the depth of your mattress and you want to select the proper depth mattress pad. 

Below you will find some approximate depths to follow: 
7 to 14 1/2 inches
Up to 15 inches
Extra Deep
16 to 22 inches

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sheet Sizes

The following measurements are for fitted sheets only and will ensure a proper fit. The top or flat sheet dimension is designed to be tucked under the mattress and is not meant to be sized to the exact specifications of your mattress.  It is more important for a good night’s sleep to have the fitted sheet sized right - so it doesn’t move during the night.

39 x 76 inches
Twin X-Long (if you can find them)
39 x 80 inches
54 x 75 inches
60 x 80 inches
78 x 80 inches
72 x 84 inches

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Comforter sizes

When you are looking for a comforter for your bed you need to know that some manufacturers can run slightly smaller or others may produce "oversized" comforters.  

The following dimensions can serve as a basic guide:
68 x 86 inches
80 x 90 inches
88 x 88 inches
86 x 94 inches
110 x 96 inches

Don’t go crazy looking for California King Comforters or Twin X-Long - they don't make them. You need to get a King or Twin size accordingly. If you are looking for Full or Queen Sizes, some manufacturers make comforters in both Full and Queen Sizes, while others will offer a Full/Queen size, which fits both mattresses.