Duvet sizes & mattress sizes

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Duvet Sizes UK Mattress Sizes UK
(53 x 79in)
90 x 190cm
(79 x 79in)
135 x 190cm
KING SIZE DUVET 225 x 220cm
(89 x 87in)
150 x 200cm
(102 x 87in)
180 x 200cm 

 Not sure what size bedding you need? Read our guide to duvet sizes, duvet cover sizes, bed sizes and mattress sizes. We cover UK, US and European bedding sizes measured in both centimetres and inches.

Plus, answers to all your duvet size and bedding size questions:

  1. UK duvet sizes and mattress sizes
  2. What size is a Super King size duvet?
  3. What size is a King size duvet?
  4. What size is a Double duvet?
  5. What size is a Single duvet?
  6. Should your duvet be bigger than your bed?
  7. Duvet cover sizes UK
  8. How to measure a bed
  9. US v UK bedding sizes
  10. European v UK bedding sizes
  11. UK v US v European mattress size guide
  12. Bedding size FAQs

     Also check out our Bed linen guide

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    UK duvet sizes and mattress sizes

    Standard UK duvet sizes and mattress sizes are Single, Double, King and Super King.

    Mattresses vary in depth from 6cm to over 30cm and sometimes it's not very clear what the depth is in the maker's specifications. Here at scooms we've made our bed sheets deep fitting - 40cm / 15.7" - to make sure that they will fit almost every mattress and most importantly so that they are easy to put onto the bed!


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    What size is a super king size duvet?

    A UK super king size duvet measures 260 x 220 cm or 102 x 87inches.


    What is a king size duvet? 

    The King size duvet is the most popular duvet size in the UK, so it's important to know your King size duvet dimensions. A King size duvet measures 225 x 220 cm or 7ft 4" x 7ft 3". As the width of a King size duvet is slightly more than its length, when you are putting on your King size duvet cover duvet cover double check that you have the duvet the right way round!

    All scooms duvets and bed linen come with a helpful 'feet' label so that it's easy to tell which way round your duvet and sheets go!

    We make 5 different weights of king size duvets:


    What size is a double duvet?

    A UK double duvet measures 135 x 190 cm or 53 x 75inches.


    What size is a single duvet?

    A UK single duvet measures 90 x 190 cm or 36 x 75inches.


    Should your duvet be bigger than your bed?

    You may want to choose a duvet that is one size larger than your actual bed size if:

    • You share a bed or just like more duvet to drape over you -  you don't want your other half to roll over and take all the duvet!
    • You like the way it looks - a larger size duvet can look more attractive as it hangs pleasingly over the edge of the bed.
    • You are particularly tall - if your feet reach the end of your bed choose a duvet that is 30 cm longer than you are. You don’t want your toes or shoulders getting chilly during the night!


    Duvet cover sizes

    Duvet covers are made to fit the same size duvet, so trust the duvet cover size on the packaging! You should always buy a duvet and duvet cover that is the same size. Even though they may be described in exactly the same measurements there is no need to 'go large'! You'll just end up with lots of extra duvet cover material and a duvet that moves around. Not very cosy!

    Duvet cover sizes in the UK and Europe are typically measured in centimetres, whilst they are measured in inches in the US.


    How to measure a bed

    Bed sizes vary around the world, with different countries using their own size standards and terminology. So If your bed or mattress wasn't made for the UK market, make sure you measure before buying new bedding. The likelihood is that if you buy King size fitted sheets in one country, they won't be quite the right size in another country which could be rather frustrating!

    Measure your bed:

    • First, take off all the bedding so that you can measure the bed exactly from the edges.
    • Use a retractable measuring tape which you can lock into place. If it proves tricky, get a friend to help.
    • Don’t forget to have your phone or a pen and paper handy so you can record the measurements.
    • To measure the width: Place the end of the measuring tape at the left side of the bed, then extend tape out until it reaches the right edge of the bed.
    • To measure the length: Place the end of the tape at the middle top of the bed, then pull out the tape to the middle bottom of the bed.

    US v UK bedding sizes

    The standard sizes for American beds and the approximate UK equivalents are King (UK Super King), Queen (UK King), Full (UK Double) and Twin (UK Single). Single bed and Double bed are understood and used in the US, but they are not exact bed sizes there.

    Alternative names for duvets in the US are comforters, quilts and duvet inserts.


    European v UK bedding sizes

    European bed and mattress sizes are often called Euro sizes. The main sizes are Single, Double and King. Each size is a little larger than the UK equivalent. They are sold by European manufacturers like Ikea.


    US v European v UK mattress size guide:

    UK US European
    90 x 190cm
    36 × 75in
    99 × 191cm
    39 × 75in
    90 x 200cm
    36 × 78in
    135 x 190cm
    53 × 75in
    137 × 191cm
    54 × 75in
    140 x 200cm
    55 × 78in
    150 x 200cm
    60 × 78in
    152 × 203cm
    60 × 80in
    160 x 200cm
    Super King
    180 x 200cm
    72 × 78in
    193 × 203cm
    76 × 80in
    Grand King
    180 x 200cm
    72 × 78in


    Bedding size FAQs

    We get asked lots of questions about bedding sizes and so we have included some below. if we haven't answered your question, do email us us or call us on 020 7164 6045.

    1. What size of duvet do I need for a single bed? A single duvet measures 135 x 200cm.
    2. What size duvet for a double bed? A double duvet is 200 x 200cm.
    3. What size duvet for a king bed? A king size duvet is 225/230 x 220cm.
    4. What size duvet for a super king bed? A super king duvet is 260 x 220cm.
    5. What are a queen size bed and duvet dimensions? A US queen size mattress measures 60 x 80" but a queen size duvet measurements vary depending on the brand. A typical queen size duvet is 88 - 90" width x 90 - 98" length.
    6. Is a twin duvet the same as a double duvet? No, a twin duvet is a US duvet size and varies by manufacturer. It is typically 66 - 68" width x 86 - 88" length. A double duvet is a UK duvet size and is 200 x 200cm.
    7. What size is a king size bed width? A UK king size bed typically measures 150cm width.
    8. Can you use a king size duvet on a double bed? Yes, if you prefer a larger size duvet then you can use a bigger size than your bed. All scooms duvets and duvet covers are made to give you just the right amount of drape however. See our Hungarian Down Duvet Guide.
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    Author: Emily AttwoodPublished: 5 June 2024Last modified: 15 June 2024

    Bedding size guide

    Duvet sizes

    These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

    UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
    Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm (36 x 75")
    Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm (53 x 75")
    King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm (60 x 78")
    Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm (72 x 78")

    US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

    EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

    Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.

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    Duvet tog ratings

    Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

     Tog rating Season / heat Feel
    2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
    4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
    9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
    All season 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
    All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
    All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth


    Duvet fill weights

    Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For example view our 9 tog king size goose down duvet for more duvet details.

    Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
    Single All seasons - 788gsm
    9 tog - 486gsm 
    4.5 tog - 302gsm 
    2.5 tog - 220gsm
    Double All seasons - 1168gsm
    9 tog - 720gsm
    4.5 tog - 448gsm
    2.5 tog - 320gsm
    King All seasons - 1478gsm
    9 tog - 911gsm
    4.5 tog - 567gsm
    2.5 tog - 400gsm
    Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
    9 tog - 1030gsm
    4.5 tog - 641gsm
    2.5 tog - 480gsm


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    Pillow sizes

    Our pillows come in two sizes and two firmness options. (Width x length.)

    Standard  50 x 75cm
    King 50 x 90cm


    Bed linen sizes

    Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

    Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
    Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
    Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
    King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
    Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm


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    Topper & mattress protector sizes

    Our mattress protectors are deep fit, up to 40cm mattress depth. Choose the same size topper or protector as your mattress size. (Width x length.)

    Topper / protector size Mattress size
    Single 90 x 190cm 90 x 190cm
    Double 135 x 190cm 135 x 190cm
    King 150 x 200cm 150 x 200cm
    Super king 180 x 200cm 180 x 200cm 


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