BEDDING GUIDE: DEFINITIONS AND DETAILS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE

Bedding Guide

BED SKIRT

See Dust Skirt

BOUDOIR PILLOW or BREAKFAST PILLOW

Small decorative pillow, usually 16x12

BOX PILLOW

Decorative pillow with squared edges, so it is uniformly deep edge-to-edge

COMFORTER

Bed cover filled with down or other material for thickness; should be large enough to extend to the top of the dust skirt

COVERLET

Lightweight bed cover

DUST SKIRT or DUST RUFFLE

Gathered or pleated fabric that extends from the bottom of the mattress to the floor on sides and foot of bed; the "drop" is the length of the skirt

DUVET or DUST COVER

Cover for a comforter that allows you to change colors and patterns without investing in a new comforter

FEATHERBED

A feather-filled cushion the same length and width as the mattress, placed on top (beneath the fitted sheet) for extra softness and comfort

NECKROLL PILLOW

Cylindrical decorative pillow

SHAM

Decorative case for a bed pillow in Standard (30x20), King (40x20) and European (26" square) sizes; sometimes available in smaller sizes for throw pillows

THROW

Decorative blanket used to accent the top of the bed; often used as a light covering for legs and feet when reclining on a sofa or other seating

HOW BIG IS THAT MATTRESS?

King76x80
California King72x84
Queen60x80
Full/Double54x75
Twin39x75

Bedding Guide