Choosing the Right Quilt Size in Australia: Your Ultimate Guide

Choosing the right quilt size can significantly impact your sleep quality and overall comfort. Here at Manchester Facrtory , we understand the importance of a perfect fit, and this guide is designed to help you navigate the wonderful world of quilt / Doona sizes in Australia.

Key Points

This blog will cover the following:

  • Standard quilt sizes in Australia
  • Benefits of upsizing your quilt
  • Tips for selecting the perfect quilt size
  • Alternative bedding options
  • Frequently asked questions about quilt sizing

Aussie Quilt Size Guide: Your Essential Reference

To ensure you find the ideal quilt, we've compiled a table outlining standard Australian quilt sizes:

Quilt Size Dimensions (cm)
Single 140 x 210
Double 180 x 210
Queen 210 x 210
King 245 x 210
Super King 270 x 240

The Allure of Upsizing: Why Bigger Can Be Better

While the size guide provides a starting point, there are compelling reasons to consider going a size up:

  1. Enhanced Comfort: Imagine a quilt that generously drapes over the sides and bottom of your mattress, eliminating drafts and ensuring complete coverage.
  2. Luxurious Appeal: A larger quilt creates a more opulent, hotel-like atmosphere in your bedroom. It adds visual weight and creates an inviting ambiance.
  3. Accommodating Sleepers: Sharing your bed with a partner or a furry friend? Upsizing ensures there's ample quilt for everyone to stay cozy.

Selecting the Perfect Quilt Size

Now, let's delve into choosing the ideal quilt size for your bed:

  1. Measure Your Mattress: Knowing the precise dimensions (length and width) of your mattress is crucial.
    Grab a tape measure and get accurate measurements.

  2. Consider Upsizing: As discussed, explore the benefits of going a size bigger for enhanced comfort and aesthetics.

  3. Factor in Depth: For mattresses with exceptional depth or those with a mattress topper or a pillow top, a larger quilt might be necessary to provide proper coverage on the sides.
Samira quilt cover set in beautiful olive green, featuring a charming quilted square pattern.

More reasons to upsize 

  1. Aesthetics: A larger quilt can make your bed the centerpiece of your bedroom. It gives your sleeping space a plush, well-dressed look that can elevate the entire room's decor. The extra fabric draping elegantly over the sides can add a touch of sophistication and style, making your bed look more inviting and luxurious.

  2. Practical When Sharing the Bed with a Partner or Children: If you share your bed with a partner or occasionally have your kids joining you, a larger quilt can make a world of difference. It ensures that everyone has enough coverage, reducing the midnight tug-of-war over the quilt. This added practicality means everyone can sleep more comfortably without disrupting each other's rest.

Winter Down Feather Quilt


Beyond Quilts: Exploring Your Bedding Options

The world of bed coverings offers a variety of choices. Here are some alternatives to consider:

  • Comforter: Similar to a quilt, but typically thicker and filled with insulating materials for ultimate warmth.
  • Coverlet: A lighter option compared to a quilt, ideal for layering or warmer climates.

Why you should upsize your comforter?

Benefits of Upsizing:

  • Enhanced Comfort: A larger comforter drapes over the sides and bottom of your mattress, eliminating drafts and providing complete coverage. No more fighting for covers!
  • Luxurious Feel: A bigger comforter creates a more hotel-like atmosphere, adding visual weight and making your bed look extra inviting.
  • Accommodates Sharing: Sharing your bed with a partner or pet? Upsizing ensures there's enough comforter for everyone to stay cozy.
  • Generally, upsizing a comforter by one size is a safe bet. For example, a King-size comforter for a Queen bed.

In conclusion, upsizing a comforter offers several advantages for comfort and aesthetics. However, consider your specific needs and bedroom size before making a decision.

If you're unsure, opting for the recommended size increase (one size) is a good starting point.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are quilt sizes in Australia standardized compared to other countries?

A: No, Australian quilt sizes differ from other countries. Always double-check the dimensions before purchasing a quilt.

Q: My mattress has an in-between size. What quilt size should I choose?

A: In most cases, opting for a larger quilt is advisable. Any excess fabric can be tucked in for a neat look or as a nice drop on the side.

Q: Where can I find more information about specific quilt dimensions in your products?

A: All bedding at the Manchester Factory clearly list their dimensions in the product descriptions under the sizing tabs.

We hope this comprehensive guide empowers you to find the perfect quilt for a truly restful night's sleep. Now go forth, conquer quilt sizing, and get ready for some serious snuggle time!