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Bedding is a generic term that refers to all types of material which make up a bed (generally excluding the mattress, box spring and bed frame, which are less portable). Therefore bedding is often seen as referring to bed sheets, blankets, comforters, duvets pillows and quilts. All of these materials are the making of a bed, and of the term bedding.

A bed sheet is a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth bedding. It is this sheet that one typically lies on. A blanket, another piece of bedding is usually a square- or rectangular-shaped piece of cloth generally intended to keep people warm, especially while they sleep. A comforter is a soft flat bag used on a bed as a type of bed cover. It is filled with either an artificial material (such as polyester batting) or a natural material. A duvet is a soft flat bag traditionally filled with down or feathers, or a combination of both and used on a bed as a blanket.

Bedding refers to the materials laid above the mattress of a bottom for warmth and nonfunctional effect. Bedding does not include the mattress, incase outflow or bottom frame. Down materials are often utilised for warmth in bedding.

Bedding size

Bedding sizes usually are prefabricated with the dimensions of the bottom and mattress for which it is to be utilised in mind. Bed sizes vary considerably around the world, with most countries having their own standards and terminology.

Furthermore, mattresses hit different thicknesses, which must be kept in mind when designing bedding for a particular bed, especially if they are to be fitted.

Each factor part of the overall bedspread is fourpenny specifically to accommodate the individual specifications; from duvet covers to fitted sheets, everything needs to be produced with the appropriate dimensions to refrain excessive overhanging or, worsened still, being too small to fit!

To help give you a clearer understanding of the different sizes and dimensions we’ve created the following straightforward chart:

UK Bed Sizes
Bed Measurements Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet Duvet Cover
UK Single
90 x 190 cm
3ft x 6ft 3in. 90 x 190 x 20 cm 180 x 260 cm 135 x 200 cm
UK Double
135 x 190 cm
4ft 6in x 6ft 3in 135 x 190 x 20 cm 220 x 260 cm 200 x 200 cm
Euro Double IKEA size 140 x 200 x 20 cm 220 x 260 cm 200 x 200 cm
UK King Size
150 x 200 cm
5ft x 6ft 6in 150 x 200 x 20 cm 265 x 275 cm 225 x 220 cm
Euro King IKEA size 160 x 200 x 20cm 265 x 275 cm 240 x 220 cm
UK Super King Size
183 x 200 cm
6ft x 6ft 6in 183 x 200 x 20 cm 280 x 290 cm 260 x 220 cm

Europe Bed Sizes
Bed Measurements Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet Duvet Cover
Single
90 x 190 cm 90 x 190 x 20 cm 180 x 260 cm 150 x 200 cm
Double
140 x 200 cm 140 x 200 x 20 cm 220 x 260 cm 200 x 200 cm
King
160 x 200 cm 160 x 200 x 20 cm 265 x 275 cm 240 x 220 cm
Super King
200 x 200 cm 200 x 200 x 20 cm 280 x 290 cm 260 x 220 cm

North American Bed Sizes
Bed Measurements Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet Duvet/Quilt Cover Comforters
Twin 39” x 76” x 8” 72” x 102” 59” x 79” 80” x 106”
Full 54” x 76” x 8” 87” x 102” 79” x 79” 100” x 106”
Queen 60” x 80” x 8” 105” x 110” 88” x 86” 106” x 106”
Eastern King 76” x 80” x 8” 110” x 114” 102” x 86” 112” x 106”
Californian King 73” x 85” x 8” 110” x 114” 102” x 86” 114” x 106”

Bettgrößen
Bettabmessungen Spanntuch
standard Spanntuch
tiefe Betttuch Steppdeckenbezug
Einzel
90 x 190 cm 90 x 190 x 20 cm 90 x 190 x 26 cm 180 x 260 cm 150 x 200 cm
Doppel
140 x 200 cm 140 x 200 x 20 cm 140 x 200 x 26 cm 220 x 260 cm 200 x 200 cm
Extragroß
160 x 200 cm 160 x 200 x 20 cm 160 x 200 x 26 cm 265 x 275 cm 225 x 220 cm
Super Extragroß
200 x 200 cm 200 x 200 x 20 cm 200 x 200 x 26 cm 280 x 290 cm 260 x 220 cm

Bedding materials

Bedding is prefabricated from a variety of materials, including cotton, flannel, down, polysatin, polyester, satin, silk, wool and latex

Bedding History

Around 3400 BC Egyptian pharaohs had their beds moved off the ground and slept on a raised surface.

Roman Empire mattresses were stuffed with wool, feather, reeds or hay. The beds were decorated with paint, bronze, silver, jewels and gold.

During the Renaissance, mattresses were stuffed with straw and feathers and then covered with silks, velvets or satin material.

The arrival of the 18th century brought bottom frames prefabricated from cast iron, and mattresses that were prefabricated of cotton. The 19th century saw the invention of the bottom spring, also called the incase spring.

The 20th century brought the inner outflow mattress, futon, liquid bottom (starting in the 1960s), air mattresses, foam rubber mattresses and pillows.

Terminology

* Bed touch (also bottom ruffle, dust ruffle or valance): A nonfunctional example utilised to cover the boxspring and legs of the bed. It fits between the mattress and boxspring and hangs to the floor.
* Bed spread: A bottom cover with sides that go to the floor. This does not require a bottom skirt.
* Boudoir pillows (or breakfast pillows): Small rectangular nonfunctional throw pillows.
* Comforter: A filled bottom cover that is quilted and usually reversible. They require a bottom touch to complete the look, as the sides only go about halfway to the floor.
* Drop: The length of a bottom skirt.
* Duvet cover: A nonfunctional and protective covering for a duvet. Most duvet covers hit a button or tie closure at one end.
* European sham (or Euro sham): A nonfunctional pillow covering which fits a super 26” x 26” pillow. These are often placed behind the standard size pillow shams as a backdrop for all of the other pillows.
* Flanged: Including a nonfunctional adornment of artifact that is straightforward or tailored; often utilised to describe pillows or pillow shams.
* Hotel bedding: Sheets with a high-thread count, to emulate the high quality bedding materials that hotels use. Often in neutral colors. Hotels often use high-quality bedding materials to maximize comfort for their customers.
* Neckroll: Small cylindrical nonfunctional throw pillows.
* Pillow shams: Decorative coverings for pillows, often designed with trims, ruffles, flanges, or cording. Shams are normally placed behind the pillows utilised to sleep on, which would be covered with regular pillowcases.
* Pleated: Sewn in folds like a fan.
* Tailored: Fitted closely, i.e. prefabricated to fit the bottom exactly.
* Thread count: The number of thread ends per square inch in a woven fabric.

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Bedding Article by Svetlana Lozovenko
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