Single Duvet Size UK

If you own a single bed, you will want to make sure that you get the right sized duvet so it does not spill onto the floor and look messy. Bed sizes in the UK can be somewhat confusing, so the team at Linens Limited has created this guide to help you find out what sized duvet a single bed needs, and to compare it to the other available options to ensure you make the right choice.

At Linens Limited, we offer bedding in a variety of sizes to help you to find the right fit. By understanding which duvet is the right size for your bed, you can select the best bedding for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Bed Measurements

The following table displays the different mattress dimensions that are available in the UK and the duvet measurements that fit the best for each:

  Duvet Cover Duvet Mattress
SINGLE 140 x 200cm 135 x 200cm 90 x 190cm
DOUBLE 200 x 200cm 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm
KING 230 x 220cm 225 x 220cm 150 x 200cm
SUPER KING 260 x 220cm 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm
EMPEROR 290 x 235cm 290 x 235cm 200 x 200cm

Measure Your Mattress

Before purchasing a new duvet for your bed, you should measure the size of the mattress that it needs to cover. Regardless of the size of the bed, the first step is to use the table above to learn what class of mattress it is. 

Even if your measurements are slightly different from the ones shown above, they should be closer to one size or another if you have measured correctly. Because sizes are standardised, you can be sure that even if your measurements do not match any category exactly, your duvet and sheets will fit if you choose products from the nearest category.

To measure your mattress accurately, strip it of any bedding. Measure the width by extending a tape measure from one side to the other. Keep the tape measure parallel to the top edge, or your measurement will be inaccurate. Then, measure the length by placing the tape measure at the top and extending it to the bottom, keeping parallel with the sides.

What to Look for When Buying a New Duvet

Purchasing new bedding can be difficult if you do not know exactly what you need or want. At Linens Limited, we have an extensive collection of bed linens, made with many different materials and in a variety of different styles to suit any room. To make sure you get the right duvet for you, follow these steps:

  • Duvets for double beds are square, so they will fit any way round on the mattress. Meanwhile, a king-size duvet is slightly wider than it is long. This can help you to make sure you understand how to fit your bedding on your bed properly.
  • You do not need to buy a larger duvet cover than your duvet as they are always made to match, provided you buy them in the same size. For example, a duvet cover for a double bed will match a duvet for a double bed.
  • The measurements included above only apply to UK products, and items from abroad may have different measurements and units of measurement.

Visit our store to find our various bed linen options for different-sized beds in different styles.

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