Bedcovers, Coverlets and Spreads
Bedspreads, Summer Spreads, Bedcovers, Counterpanes, Coverlets and Spreads are words that are used interchangeably for items that cover a bed.
Blanket covers are a single layer of fabric. They fasten, usually with double-sided buttons, to a blanket. Sometimes they attach only to one side of the blanket and sometimes they wrap around the edges.
A Duvet cover (French: pronounced "doo-vay") is an envelope into which the bedcover is inserted. With a duvet, usually no top sheet is used; the duvet + comforter duo becomes a free-floating (not tucked into the mattress) top sheet.
Modern Bed Sizes
(the actual size of the top of the mattress)
king size: w 76" x 80" long | california king: W 72" x 84" long
queen: W 60" x 80" long
full, also called standard or double: W 54" x 75" long
twin: W 38" x 75" longStart here for a fancy, fanciful or romantic period bed and bedroom!