Bed sheet types based on size

While buying yourself some bed sheets, you might need to specify the size. Having difficulty doing that? 

Fret no more! By the end of this post, you will become an expert on bed sheet sizes. 

Understanding bed sheet sizes  

  • Twin bed sheet 

These bed sheets work best in children’s rooms since these clock in at 39 inches by 75 inches. 

If you are planning to use the bed sheet as a top sheet for your child, then go for a twin XL. A twin XL bed sheet has extra length so your child can use it to cover themselves completely and not be cold in the night. 

Even if you are thinking of using this bed sheet to cover the mattress or the mattress protector, go for an XL, since it will give your more material to tuck in, thus keeping the bed sheet in place.

  • Double bed sheet  

If you are looking for a bed sheet size bigger than a twin bed sheet, then go for a double bed sheet. 

For people with a double bed, this bed sheet is 54 inches by 75 inches, which means just enough space for two people. 

It is always good to take an XL for flat bed sheets so that the tucking in process does not become too cumbersome. 

Also, a double bed sheet is known as a full bed sheet too. So do not get confused, they mean the same thing. Plus, always check the dimensions to be absolutely sure. 

  • Queen size bed sheet 

Undoubtedly, the most sought after bed sheet size, the queen bed sheet measures 59 inches by 79 inches. 

As you can already understand looking at the dimension, this bed sheet offers more space compared to a twin and a double bed sheet. 

This bed sheet size can be used on a double bed if you are buying a flat bed sheet. A flat bed sheet in queen size will give you enough material to tuck in. 

However, if you are getting a fitted bed sheet, then buying a queen size for a double bed might make it difficult for you to make your bed as it will be too loose. 

  • King size bed sheet 

This one is for people who like living life king size! 

The bed sheet measures 80 by 80 inches. It is a large square sheet that is particularly good for king size beds, especially if you are buying a fitted bed sheet. 

The bed sheet is the most expensive on the list so far because of its size. If you have a king size bed, and are therefore, planning to get this bed sheet, also check California King just to be sure which one suits your bed needs better. 

  • California King size bed sheet 

The final bed sheet size on our list is the California King. 

These are larger than Queen sized bed sheets, but narrower than King. A regular King size is larger than a California King. 

When it comes to price, California King beds are more expensive than regular King. As a result, very few people buy these beds and so finding these bed sheets becomes a pain!

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