Queen Size Comforter Vs. King Size Comforter

Bed linens are sized by the terms "queen size" and "king size" to indicate the standard bed size length and width they fit.

Queen Size

Bed linens are sized  by the terms king and queen.Bed linens are sized by the terms king and queen.
Actual dimensions of individual queen or king comforters vary.
Queen comforters fit a mattress and box spring 60" wide by 80" long.

Queen size comforters fit a mattress and box spring that are 60 inches across by 80 inches in length. They are generally 86 inches wide by 94 inches long.

King Size

King size comforters fit a mattress and box spring that is 78" wide by 80" long.

King size comforters fit a mattress and box spring that are 78 inches across by 80 inches in length. They are about 96 inches across by 110 inches in length.

Mattress Thickness

A deep pillow-top mattress will require a comforter on the larger end of the range.

A deep pillow-top mattress will require a comforter on the larger end of the range to allow for a longer drape over the sides of the mattress.

Fill Type

A fluffier comforter requires a couple extra inches to account for the loft of the filling.

A fluffier comforter will require a few extra inches to account for the loft of the filling. A queen or full size down comforter is about 90 by 98 inches, while a king down comforter measures about 98 by 108 inches.

Bed Skirt Significance

Choose a bedspread that reaches the floor to avoid the need for a bedspread.

Comforters drape a few inches below the top mattress, while a bed skirt covers the box spring. To avoid the need for a bed skirt on the box spring, choose a bedspread that reaches the floor.

About the Author

A Seattle-based freelance writer, Christina Roberts began writing professionally in 1990. Her articles have appeared in "Florida Design Magazine," "Miami Home & Decor," "Palm Beach Design," "The Cheese Connoisseur Magazine," "The Silicon Valley Business Journal" and the "San Francisco Business Times." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Jose State University.