What Are the Standard Blanket Sizes?

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There are fewer things more comforting than a blanket.

Charles Schulz didn’t just invent the idea of a security blanket – excuse the pun – out of whole cloth with Linus in the Peanuts cartoons. Children have long turned to blankets to provide a sense of well-being.

And while we may outgrow our need to keep our blankets – or teddy bears or whatever comfort objects we trusted – our need to sleep with a warm, comfortable blanket never goes away.

Vellux BlanketThat’s something to keep in mind when running a hotel, bed and breakfast or vacation rental property. Your guests want a good night’s sleep, and that means finding the right bedding.

Although most people buy blankets according to the size of their beds, we’re often asked about the standard blanket sizes. Here’s how it breaks down.

Standard blanket sizes

  • Twin – 66 inches by 90 inches
  • Double – 80 inches by 90 inches
  • Queen – 90 inches by 90-100 inches
  • King – 108 inches by 90-100 inches

Keep in mind that the size of your blankets will also depend on the thickness of your mattress.

Suite Collection Lightweight Down Alternative BlanketFor twin beds:

  • A mattress that’s 10 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 60 inches by 88 inches
  • A mattress that’s 14 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 90 inches by 88 inches
  • A mattress that’s 22 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 90 inches by 88 inches

For queen-sized beds:

  • A mattress that’s 10 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 90 inches by 88 inches
  • A mattress that’s 14 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 108 inches by 88 inches
  • A mattress that’s 22 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 120 inches by 88 inches

For king-sized beds:

  • A mattress that’s 10 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 108 inches by 88 inches
  • A mattress that’s 14 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 120 inches by 88 inches
  • A mattress that’s 22 inches thick should have a blanket that’s 130 inches by 110 inches

Cosette Ultra Soft BlanketThere’s more to blankets, however, than the standard blanket sizes. You’ll also want to choose the right fabric for your blankets. There are several common blanket fabrics, all with their own selling points:

  • Cotton – A durable material that can handle repeated washings. Cotton blankets come in different weaves, meaning that you’ll be able to find versions that are warm enough for winter or light enough for summer use.
  • Down – Lightweight but very warm, down blankets have a layer of feathers inserted between two layers of fabric. If you’re concerned about allergies, you can find a synthetic alternative.
  • Synthetics – This category includes things like polyester, acrylic and microfiber. Warm and typically inexpensive.
  • Wool – An ideal choice for people seeking a warm, heavy blanket, but note that – as with down – some people might be allergic to these blankets.
  • Vellux – Popular in hotels, these blankets feature a foam core under a soft nylon plush. Warm, soft and durable, they are also hypoallergenic.

Not sure what type of blanket is right for your establishment? InnStyle can help. We carry a wide selection of cotton, down, microfiber and polyester blankets and can work with you to find the right size and material to fit your rooms and keep your guests feeling warm and secure.

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