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Tips for fitting a linen duvet cover with your duvet


People are different. A lot of people do not want the duvet cover to have several inches at the bottom or top that doesn't have the duvet in it, while some people do not stress about getting the duvet or comforter to fit the cover exactly. Still, one of the most frequently asked questions by my clients – how to know the right size of a linen duvet cover (or doona cover, as my clients in Australia would say) for the duvet (or comforter). What are the most important things to know before purchasing a new linen duvet cover?

Let's say You have a lovely king or queen size duvet. It looks like the most simple way would be to look for a king or queen size duvet cover. King duvet cover for a king size duvet, and queen size duvet cover for a queen size duvet. The task seems so simple, doesn't it? If you think so, I suggest you read this post first.

There are some very simple and useful tips which may help You while making your decision about the right duvet cover size for YOUR duvet.


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A few words about 'standard' duvet cover sizes

Despite the fact some 'standard' terms are used for bedding sizes across the globe ('single', 'double', 'queen', 'king', 'super king', etc.), the reality is different when it comes to their actual dimensions.

I have checked multiple online sources and online stores selling bed linens in different countries to see what dimensions they refer to as standard size duvets, quilts, doona covers. Below is the list of different dimensions I found. Of course, this is not a complete list, I just want to illustrate how widely the sizes may vary, even in the same country.

W – width, L – length.

'SINGLE' / 'NORDIC' DUVET COVERS

W 135 x L 200 cm (UK, German)

W 140 x L 200 cm (UK, German)

W 140 x L 210 cm (Australian)

W 150 x L 200 cm (German)

W 150 x L 220 cm (German)

W 155 x L 200 cm (German)

W 155 x L 220 cm (German)

W 160 x L 210 cm (Swiss)

W 160 x L 240 cm (Swiss)

'TWIN' DUVET COVERS

W 64 x L 88 inches (US)

W 66 x L 88 inches (US)

W 67 x L 88 inches (US)

W 68 x L 86 inches (US)

W 68 x L 88 inches (US)

W 68 x L 90 inches (US)

W 72 x L 92 inches (US)

'DOUBLE' DUVET COVERS

W 180 x L 210 cm (Australian)

W 200 x L 200 cm (UK, German)

W 200 x L 210 cm (Swiss)

W 200 x L 240 cm (Swiss)

W 240 x L 210 cm (Swiss)

W 240 x L 240 cm (Swiss)

'FULL' DUVET COVERS

W 86 x L 88 inches (US)

W 88 x L 88 inches (US)

W 88 x L 90 inches (US)

W 90 x L 90 inches (US)

W 90 x L 92 inches (US)

W 92 x L 92 inches (US)

W 93 x L 92 inches (US)

W 92 x L 96 inches (US)

'QUEEN' DUVET COVERS

W 210 x L 210 cm (Australian)

W 88 x L 88 inches (US)

W 88 x L 90 inches (US)

W 88 x L 96 inches (US)

W 90 x L 90 inches (US)

W 90 x L 92 inches (US)

W 92 x L 92 inches (US)

W 93 x L 92 inches (US)

W 92 x L 96 inches (US)

W 94 x L 98 inches (US)

'KING' DUVET COVERS

W 225 x L 220 cm (UK)

W 230 x L 220 cm (UK)

W 240 x L 210 cm (Australian)

W 240 x L 220 cm (German)

W 245 x L 210 cm (Australian)

W 102 x L 90 inches (US)

W 104 x L 88 inches (US)

W 104 x L 90 inches (US)

W 104 x L 98 inches (US)

W 105 x L 90 inches (US)

W 106 x L 90 inches (US)

W 106 x L 92 inches (US)

W 106 x L 94 inches (US)