Shopping for bed linens leaves the customer with many choices. There are several textiles, combinations of textiles, price points and features of bed sheets that need to considered before the final choice has been made.
This can make navigating the sheet section of the local linens store customer quite confusing; but there is one standard when shopping for bed sheets – the measurements of the sheets that are being purchased.
Most standard sized beds can accommodate sheets of the standard size and therefore rather than requiring the measurements of the bed, the customer can simply determine whether the bed is twin, twin XL, full, queen or king and shop for the coordinating size of sheets for the bed.
What are the standard sizes of bed sheets for each size?
The dimensions of twin sized sheets are 39 x 76 inches. The twin bed is the smallest size of standard beds that are available and has a wide range of sheets from brands and stores.
The dimensions of twin XL sized sheets are 39 x 80 inches. The twin XL sheet set is four inches longer than a regular twin bed, increasing the length of the bed without increasing the width.
The dimensions of Full sized sheets are 54 x 75 inches. Full sized bed sheets are available through standard sets that include two pillow cases, a flat sheet and fitted sheet.
The dimensions of Queen sized sheets are 60 x 80 inches. Queen sized bed sheets are one of the most popular types of sheet sets that include both the fitted and flat sheet, as well as two standard pillow cases.
The dimensions of King sized sheets are 78 x 80 inches. Sheet sets for the King size bed include the standard flat and fitted sheets and are available in traditional and deep pocket sheets, as well as including larger pillow cases.
The dimensions of California King sized sheets are 72 x 84 inches. The California King size sheets sets are shorter than the traditional king size sheets, but wider, creating more space in the bed and larger sized pillow cases.