Fitted bedspreads are a type of bed covering designed to fit a specific bed size.
Shoppers should keep in mind, however, that the style of the Fitted Bedspreads is also relevant to the size. For instance, some bedspreads are meant to cover the entire bed, coming down to the floor at the bottom and sides. Other types of Fitted Bedspreads are designed to be used with bed ruffles, so may only extend halfway down and sides and bottom of the bed.
Though the width and length are essential to finding the correct sized fitted bedspreads, buyers need to also consider the thickness of the mattress and box springs and add it to the width and length.
There are many different types of fitted bed coverings. Traditional Fitted Bedspreads are usually one large piece, sized to cover both the bed and the pillows. The bedspread should cover the bed and sides all the way down to the floor. These spreads are often made of chenille, brocade, or chintz. Sometimes cotton blends are used that are lightly backed with polyester filling to increase the warming potential.
For those who want to use complete bed ensembles, a fitted bedspreads such as a comforter might be a better choice. Comforters are designed to be used with pillow shams and dust ruffles. Most of the time, comforters have much more filling than traditional spreads, making them warmer, and in many cases, more decorative. Other types of fitted bed coverings include quilts and hand-woven or crocheted spreads.
Fitted bedspreads come in various sizes, and generally the largest of these are king sized beds. Standard king sized beds measure roughly 75 inches wide by 80 inches long. Queen sized beds are not as large as kings, but are larger than double or twin beds. Double beds typically measure 54.5 inches and 75 inches in length. Twin beds are sized for only one person, and usually measure about 39 inches in width and about 75 inches in length.