When it’s time to refresh the look of a bedroom, the easy answer will be to select a new duvet cover of a size that fits the existing duvet.
This can be a mistake. A duvet does not have to equal the size of the mattress – (single for a single bed mattress and queen for a queen).
A duvet that matches the mattress size may cover the mattress length and with, and allow a small overhang, however, the luxurious look achieved in these shots is achieved by purchasing the size above your mattress size.
There are three main factors that will negatively affect the overall look, these are;
Flat top sheets
Unless the top sheet is firmly tucked on all sides, the sheet can hang down below the duvet (and cover) creating a messy look.
A deep mattress will inevitably show below an otherwise correctly fitting duvet cover, exposing the bottom fitted sheet and after several days of use, potentially the mattress itself.
By selecting a duvet and duvet cover the size above the mattress size, the added width and often height generally solves all these problems. The made bed has ample duvet and duvet cover overhang to cover messy sheets and mattress sides and has added width to protect the occupants – even reducing nighttime squabbles over the covers as one or the other twists and turns.
If purchasing a new duvet and duvet cover, look up the dimensions for the size you want, that’s relevant to the country you’re in, the mattress you own, and the look you’re wanting to achieve. For the floor to floor look, this can mean measuring from floor to mattress top x 2, plus mattress width.
You should do this regardless of whether you are buying the size of, or the size above your mattress size, and ensure that the duvet is the correct size (or upsize) for the mattress, and also the correct dimensions to fit the duvet cover.
If purchasing a new duvet cover for an existing duvet, it is equally important to note the dimensions of our duvet and buy a cover that matches those dimensions.
If you have a deep mattress, it may also be wise to purchase the flat sheet set at a size above the mattress size
This approach will provide more sheet to tuck in on all sides and a generous overhang.
Please take the time to consider the look you want to achieve before making a purchase from Ailebo Shop or any on or offline retailer.
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