First-time duvet user or in need of replacement? Whatever it is, we know the size measurements can be super confusing. Single, King Single, Queen, Queen Single... There are so many options right now that it takes a complete instruction manual to know which is which and what's the best fit for your own bedroom.
But no worries, that's what we're here for! We'll tell you all you need to know about duvet cover sizes in this article. We'll also include a duvet cover size chart, so it's even easier for you.
Duvet Cover Size Chart
Now, bear in mind this is the size chart for the Ecoy quilt/duvet products. It may differ from brand to brand, so always double-check before buying anything. Of course, it won't differ by a huge difference, but for the best fit, make sure to check with your preferred brand.
Duvet/quilt size chart:
- Single quilt: 140cm x 210cm
- King single quilt: 160cm x 210cm
- Double size quilt: 180cm x 210cm
- Queen size quilt: 210cm x 210cm
- King size quilt: 240cm x 210cm
Duvet/quilt cover size chart:
- Double: 180cm X 210cm
- Queen: 210cm x 210cm
- King: 245cm x 210cm
- Pillowcase: 60cm x 40cm
These are considered standard duvet cover sizes. There are, however, also non-standard duvets and duvet covers. Naturally, these are harder to find, but if you have one and are in need of a cover, you can always look for a brand that makes custom-made duvet covers.
Tips on What to Do When Buying a New Duvet Cover
Take into consideration these tips when you set out to buy your new duvet cover.
Don't Forget to Measure First
Measure your existing duvet cover (or another type of cover you may have) or your mattress size to get a better grip on how big your new bedding should be.
This takes so little of your time and can make a world of difference when you actually go and buy the thing. If you don't have a duvet, measure the mattress itself.
Write down the figures you get and take them into the store, or just have them by your side when ordering online.
If the sizes offered don't match the ones you have (which can happen), a couple of centimetres larger or smaller most likely won't be an issue. But if the difference is bigger, then we suggest you get the bigger size (but not too big!) that's available or look for another brand that'll suit your size requirements better.
Ask for a Custom Size Duvet Cover
If you have a bed, mattress, or a duvet, that has a non-standard size, then it's best to look for custom size duvet covers.
Look for Corner Ties
If you don't want your duvet to gather around the corners and clump around, then it's a good idea to look for a cover that has corner ties. These will help you tie the edges of the duvet to the inside of the corners of the duvet cover and will keep everything neat and in place as it should be.
Look for Material That Works for You
There are all kinds of duvet cover fabrics and materials out there, and it's up to you to decide which one you want in your bedroom.
Generally speaking, bamboo and cotton are better for warm or hot weather because they're comfortable, more breathable, and don't retain heat. Also, since bamboo is hypoallergenic and anti-microbial, it does a great job at keeping you safe from allergies and microorganisms.
But if you live in colder climes, then you might also want to consider wool or wool blends, or flannel, or even some synthetic alternative (but bear in mind that this will make the duvet cover less breathable).
So that's that, folks! It's simpler than you thought, right? Keep in mind these tips and sizes, and you'll be more than prepared next time you make your duvet cover purchase.