When it comes to bedding that can keep you warm, nothing beats a fluffy duvet or a soft comforter. Snuggly and warm, the proper selection of comforter will keep you cozy and sleeping soundly through the coldest winter nights, yet not be excessively hot or hefty during the summer. A cozy comforter helps you create a more stunning and relaxing sleeping space, moreover, a bedspread can set the decorative style of the bedroom. Whether you’re looking for a down comforter or a duvet cover, you want to ensure your bedding will fit your mattress correctly.
If you have a queen-size mattress, getting the right comforter might be more tedious than you think. Yes, mattresses come in standard sizes, however, the size of the comforter varies from brand to brand. As a result of this, it is paramount to thoroughly check the measurements on the comforter and compare them with your bed dimension before opting for it. Finding the right luxury comforter set queen to fit your personal needs can hang on to making a few key choices. Let’s help you navigate the most important considerations to get the right fit for you.
Queen comforter dimensions
The ideal measurement of a queen-size mattress is 60 inches by 80 inches, however, comforters labeled as queen-size can vary extensively. Here are some of the most familiar measurements you can see when shopping for a queen-size comforter;
Queen-size mattress width – 60 inches
Queen-size mattress length – 80 inches
Typical queen-size comforter width – 86 – 88 inches
Typical queen-size comforter length – 96 – 100 inches
What’s the Difference Between Queen and Full-size Bed?
One major reason that can make shopping for a queen comforter complicated is that many manufacturers make the same size for both full and queen-size beds. A comforter marked as queen /full can measure anywhere from 81 to 88 inches wide by 86 to 90 inches long. For this reason, it might be strenuous to shop for a queen-size comforter due to the confusing sizing issue.
A queen/full-size comforter may be too long for a standard full-size bed (54 by 75 inches) and this may result in the comforter dragging on the floor if it’s over 84 inches wide. Contrarily, a queen/full may not be long enough to fully cover the sides and foot of a queen bed(60 by 80 inches) if it’s less than 88 inches wide and 96 inches long. Therefore, always ensure you spend on a comforter that perfectly fits your mattress size.
What’s the Difference Between Queen and Olympic Queen?
Olympic Queen comforters are not that common, however, some mattress manufacturers still include it in their production. The measurement of this bed is 66 inches by 88 inches wider than a standard queen mattress. A queen-size comforter cannot be used for an Olympic-size Bed – it may not be a good fit at all. Instead, you should opt for a larger queen-size comforter also known as an extended queen or “queen XL”
Before you purchase an extended queen comforter for your Olympic Queen, always ensure you measure your bed properly because this comforter comes in various dimensions – it can measure between 92 to 98 inches wide and between 95 to 98 inches in length.
How to measure your mattress
Before you invest in any comforter, it’s advisable to measure your queen bed. To find the right bedding width, measure the width and the thickness of your mattress, then sum up those numbers together. If your mattress is a standard queen size, it should measure up to 60 inches wide. If your bed is 12 inches high you should consider a comforter that is at least 84 inches wide. The common length of a standard mattress is between 9 and 12 inches, but adding a pillow on top or an extra comfort layer can expand the thickness to 15 or 20 inches. Just a quick measurement will help a lot in selecting the perfect comforter.
When selecting your queen comforter, one of the prominent factors that determine how luxe it’ll be is the fillings. There are mainly two types of filling as far as comforters are concerned – natural and synthetic filling. Consider synthetic filling if your body is allergic, while natural comforters are lighter but still equally as warm.
Synthetic comforter fillings: these comforters are often hypoallergenic because they can be washed regularly at higher temperatures, they are an ideal fit if you are allergic to wool or feathers. While synthetic comforters can be sweat-wicking, they are less breathable than natural fibers, so we would not recommend one of you easily run hot while sleeping or have a night’s sweat. Synthetic Fibers can be made to different widths of thickness and quality to ensure that the comforter is well-filled. However, comforters filled with synthetic fiber also have their shortcomings, they are made from plastic and plastic cannot be recycled and nonbiodegradable, thereby resulting in land pollution if you dispose of them. Also, they release microplastic chemicals into the environment when they are washed.
Natural comforter fillings: natural fillings also possess some advantages over synthetic fillings. They are warm, soft, and breathable. Down and feather fillings are the most popular natural comforter fillings – both goose and duck. The majority of natural fillings can be washed with a machine, plus they are long-lasting and biodegradable. Natural filling comforters using goose or duck feathers or down have better thermal insulation than synthetic comforters. Implying that you do not need too many fillings to attain the same tog rating- this makes them lighter.
Microfibre: extra fine fibers are used in the production of high-quality luxurious comforters which give the same sensation as natural down options. They are even lighter than feather-filled comforters.
Hollowfibre: a comforter filled with hollow fiber can easily curb warmth, but they are stuffier and more wire-like than microfiber. These options are hard-wearing and mostly coated with anti-allergy remedies.
Ensure your comforter is hypoallergenic
Yes, this is one of the key reasons you should look out for when buying a luxury queen comforter set. Bedding can be a harbourer of allergens if your body is sensitive to those types of things due to the nature of the materials they were made of. Folds, Fibre textures, and material seams are all areas where dust mites, pet hair, dander, and pollen may be amassed to foster your sensitivity. However, choosing a comforter (and other bedding such as memory foam pillow and cotton sheet) produced from hypoallergenic material ensures you keep such irritants behind the bar.
Hypoallergenic bedding is manufactured from materials that are invulnerable to these allergens. Cotton is a naturally hypoallergenic material and has the property of being easy to maintain, making the removal of dust and mites effortless. Hypoallergenic comforters can improve the quality of your sleep intensely by helping to ameliorate congestion, itching, and sneezing. Likewise, a comforter with an all-natural filling will attract more dust and mites because the down and feathers contain many tiny spaces for them to thrive. Microfiber filling is an ideal getaway to keep them away.
This should also be among your consideration factors whenever you’re planning to acquire a luxe queen comforter set. A comforter without construction or special stitching would result in shifting of the down, creating chunks and pockets rather than an even spread of fill. To avoid such, there are various construction means for comforters to keep the down contained evenly throughout the bedding. Out of these several construction methods, only two are widely adopted – baffle box and box stitch.
Both box and battle stitch comforters contain multiple pockets that abode an equal amount of feather or down, ensuring an even spread across the comforter and preventing the filling from ending up by your toes during the night.
Both stitch: this construction method is also known as “sewn through” The top and the bottom cover is sewn together In a pattern of criss-cross which then forms the boxes. The stitching ensures that the same amount of filling is contained in each box. The box stitch method is used for the lighter 4.5 togs down comforter. No doubt! This stitch is generally the best type of construction for lower tog comforter because less filling and space is required.
Baffle box: this construction method is trickier to make, strips of materials are sewn between the top and bottom layer of the material in a crisscross pattern to form cubes. Cubes form gives room for an amazing volume of filling than the box stitch construction. Thus, there is more space for the filing to float and breathe without being squeezed -keeping the comforter pleasing and fluffy!
Fill weight is regarded as the number of ounces of down inside a comforter. Generally, down with a high fill power will have a low fill weight – implying that a warm comforter with high fill power might be lighter than a comforter that is specifically made for warmer weather due to its low fill power. The warmth produced by a comforter is generally defined by the balance between the fill weight and the fill power – quality sleep can only be achieved if a comforter is not too warm and not too cold.
You have three options when choosing the comfort level of your comforter; the summer, 4 seasons, and the winter. Each features a different fill weight which is solely based on the down per meter square – the heavier the fill weight, the warmer the comforter. Always have it in mind that heavier fill weight does not connect directly to more comfort but more warmth. If you’re the type that prefers sleeping in a colder environment, then you should opt for a light full comforter. And if you prefer to sleep in a warmer environment, consider a high-fill comforter.
If you have a down or down alternative comforter, you may love to pair it with a duvet cover. The function of the duvet cover is to protect expensive and valuable fabrics and make the bed more comfy. When opting for a duvet cover for the queen bed, the first thing you do is measure the size of your queen comforter. Since queen comforters are manufactured in a vast variety of dimensions, selecting a duvet cover marked as queen or queen /full could result in an ill-lifting cover.
The duvet cover should suit your comforter tightly, so there are no extra inches of fabric around the sides. As said earlier, the best way to get the exact duvet cover for your queen comforter is to measure the width and length of the comforter and purchase the exact measurements. If peradventure you’re unable to get those dimensions, you can consider the one that’s no more than 2 inches shorter in both length and width. This will ensure a snug fit and will dissuade the comforter from sliding around inside the cover.
After careful consideration of all these factors we’ve pinpointed, let’s dive into a few examples of luxurious comforter sets that await you at the Latest Wedding online store – there are many, but just a few we mention.
Vera Silver 4-Piece Comforter Set By J Queen
This bedding ensemble is absolutely stunning, it’s comfy, attractive, and accentuates almost any bedroom decor. Vera’s Comforter bedding collection is exquisite with its fine details and bold use of black and silver. This luxury woven jacquard damask pattern is rich with its three-dimensional weave and satin finish. Paired with matching hidden zipper closure shams and a layered Velvet bed skirt with a jacquard border- it gives a royal feel and touch. The reverse of this set is ultra-soft microfiber dyed to match the black base of the pattern and is perfect with ¼ black piping. The set comes with 1 comforter, 2 shams, and 1-bed skirt.
Anora Brass/Jade 4-Piece Reversible Comforter Set
“This is a beautiful comforter, great quality!” This is one of the reviews from our customers. Anora’s 4-piece comforter set is rich in ivory and gold with Jade jewel tones, the Anora bedding collection from Waterford makes your bedroom look more stunning. Pucker jacquard with hints of metallic shine woven into the motif and a braided cord trim give an eloquent, sumptuous look. This comforter set features a comforter, two coordinating shams, and a gathered bed skirt.
Finally, the right size of bedding can improve the look, feel, and touch of your queen bed. If you select a comforter that’s too short, it’ll provide just a little coverage during sleep and if it’s too long it will drag the floor and collect dirt and dust. Although luxurious queen comforters have a wide variety of dimensions, a quick measurement of your mattress will land you the perfect one!
What is the perfect size of a duvet cover I should get for my comforter?
This question has been answered in this content – the duvet cover should be the exact size of the comforter you intend to use it for. If the duvet cover is too large, there will be extra inches left around the sides causing the comforter to slide around inside the cover. However, if you can find the perfect duvet cover for your queen comforter you can opt for the one that’s two inches less. That should be good enough!
What’s the best size comforter for a queen bed?
The best size of comforter you can get for your queen bed should range from 86 to 88 inches wide by 96 to 100 inches long. Although the width of the comforter should be determined by the width and thickness of your mattress. Mattress depth can vary, so it’s advisable to measure it first to get what fits it.