What size is a standard pillow?

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standard size pillow is 50cm x 75cm (20” x 30”).  A king size pillow, also called super king size pillow, is 50cm x 90cm (20” x 35”). These are the two most common pillow sizes.

Here's the scooms guide to pillow sizes:


STANDARD 50cm x 75cm (20” x 30”)
KING / SUPER KING 50cm x 90cm (20” x 35”) SHOP NOW
TODDLER 35cm x 57cm (14” x 22”)
SQUARE 65cm x 65cm (26” x 26”)
BODY 45cm x 150cm (18” x 59”)  



  • Choose the pillow size that you find most comfortable - If you have a single or double size bed, then a standard size pillow will fit best. You may want a larger king size pillow if you have a king size or super king size bed.
  • king size pillow and a super king size pillow are the same size, 50 x 90cm. These pillows are 15cm wider than a standard size pillow.
  • Children (not before 18 to 24 months) should use smaller size ‘Cot’ or ‘Toddler’ pillows - an adult size pillow may strain your child’s neck and shoulders.
  • Use square pillows as extra support when sitting up in bed or to stylishly decorate your bed.
  • Body pillows are long pillows, around 5ft long, that can be really useful during pregnancy to support your bump or after surgery to help make sleeping more comfortable.
  • A bolster pillow is long and narrow and usually firm. It doesn’t come in a standard size or shape. It’s used to provide back or arm support or to dress a bed or sofa.



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Bedding size guide


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
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm 

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.



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



Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre).

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



Our pillows come in two sizes and provide medium support. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm



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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