Shopping for bed sheets can be cryptic. Though most brands of bed sheets are standard in size and can be easily purchased based on the size that is indicated on the packaging of the sheets, there are some sheets that must be customized because of specific sizes, just to make sure that the sheets are going to fit on the bed that they are being purchased for.
Common bed dimensions for sheets that can be used in the home include:
Twin beds are created with the dimensions 39” x 75” and therefore bed sheet dimensions are created to suit this size of bed. Customers should keep in mind that there are also XL twin beds that have additional length on the bed and will therefore be incompatible with traditional twin sheets. While shopping for twin XL bed sheets, customers should realise that the length of the sheets to 80”, while keeping the same width of the sheets.
Full bed sheet dimensions are traditional and available for beds that are perfect for one, or perfect for two people that are living in small spaces. The dimensions of traditional full bed sheets will be created in 54” x 75” to suit the mattress. Although uncommon, there are XL bed sizes, that will add an additional five inches to the length of the full, or double bed and will therefore change the length of the sheets that are required for the bed.
Queen bed sheet and bed sizes are created with the traditional 60” x 80” dimensions. The dimensions are going to be standard while shopping for bed sheets, allowing the customer to choose bed sheets marked as queen sized.
King sheets are a great option for people that are seeking a large and luxurious bed. The dimensions for king bed sheets and the king bed is nearly twenty inches larger than the queen mattress and sheet set, at 78” x 80” creating a nearly square mattress.
The California King mattress and sheets are the largest that are available unless beds are being custom sized and available in the dimensions 72” x 84” making the California King a perfect size for those seeking a bed or sheets for someone that is considered to be tall.
Using these dimensions as a guide, customers can ensure that the right choice is being made while outfitting the bed. Search our guide for the best bed sheets that you can buy.