How to Know What Size Comforter to purchase to get a King-Size Bed

Just because a piece of bedding states it is sized to fit your bed, you can’t always count it on fitting. A comforter — like a quilt — often includes decorative stitching on top that keeps the interior filling in place. And, since king beds come in two sizes, standard king and California king, then you will need the comforter that is suitable for your bed’s measurements, while still allowing enough of an overhang on both sides and the bottom to hide the bed.

The Right Fit

A normal king bed measures 76 inches wide by 80 inches long, while a California king bed measures 72 inches wide; at length, it may run from 84 to 85 inches. To get a comforter that covers the top mattress, then select one that adds 20 inches to the mattresses width — if not more — and 10 inches to its length. To get a California king comforter to cover a bed 10 inches high, for instance, the comforter must be at least 92 inches wide and 95 inches extended to allow a 10-inch curtain on both sides and the bottom of the bed. To get a sure fit, check the comforter’s measurements on the package before buying.

Skirt the Bed

A bed skirt sandwiched between the box-spring bed and also the sleeping bed drapes down all around the bed on the bottom and sides, touching the ground and concealing the box-spring mattress. Match the bed skirt to the comforter to create your bed a visually appealing focal point in the room.

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