Sizing guide: Bed sheet sizes, duvet cover sizes and pillowcase sizes
The easy bedding guide for sheets that actually fit, and tips to make them look great.
There’s more to us than our good looks. Before you get in bed with us, get to know us and our sizing better. Because as it turns out, size does matter after all.
Looking for bed sheet sizes, duvet cover sizes and pillowcase sizes? Read on. We’ll also cover: duvet sizes, pillow sizes, pillow protector sizes and mattress protector sizes.
We've created an easy guide to bedding that looks so good, and fits so well, you'll want to take it home to Mum and Dad.
What is my bed size?
The first thing to know is your bed size. In New Zealand, our bed sizes differ from other places like Australia, Europe or the US. The most common size is a Queen mattress, usually sleeping one or two adults.
Equivalent sizes chart
All our bedding is in Australian sizing. Please refer to the AU/NZ equivalent sizes chart below to make sure you choose the right size for your bed.
Bed sheet sizes
Now let’s take a quick look at the standard Australian bed sheet sizes. Please refer to the AU/NZ equivalent sizes chart above to find your right size.
*Fleur Silk Queen, King and Super King size fitted sheets have a depth of 45cm.
But hold on a minute, bed sheet size isn’t the only thing that matters. Whether you are team flat sheet or strictly fitted sheet only, we have you covered.
Our fitted sheets are deep – 40-55cm. That’s much deeper than many others, which are typically only 30cm deep. And because they have thick ribbed elastic on all edges, it allows the extra fabric to sit under your mattress – without ever riding up. The result? A sheet that hugs your mattress. All night long.
Our flat sheets are built with a neat double-layer top edge, plus a stylish motif to let you know which way is up. No need to fold, tuck, or have a meltdown every time you make your bed. Best of all? A flat sheet makes you feel like you're sleeping in a hotel room, every night. Sans the chocolate on your pillow.
Duvet cover sizes
At Sheet Society, our duvets have you covered, your partner, and your kids. It’s getting cosy in here. But our duvet covers don’t just give you all a great night’s sleep, they’re clever too.
Tired of slippery covers and fiddly buttons? We’ve changed the way you dress and undress the bed. Our duvet covers were designed with an inventive, invincible, invisible zipper. Running the length of the bottom edge, it’s not only more practical, but looks a lot nicer too. We’ve also added a stylish motif to the bottom to make changing your duvet cover even easier. Seriously. You could do it in your sleep.
Whether you choose our Light Weight or Medium Weight, our all-natural duvets are filled with 100% recycled down and feather and stuffed to the optimal softness so you can get a solid night's sleep. Prefer plant-based, our Cloud Corn™ duvets are derived from 100% natural corn fibres that are hypoallergenic.
That’s right. Now you can choose LOW DOWN™ or Cloud Corn™ Duvets and Pillows by Sheet Society, which use recycled down and feather, or corn fibres. Finally, we're making the whole bed better.
Again, it’s not all about pillowcase size here. Does your pillow keep poking out of its case? Tired of the nightly battle to stuff and tuck it back in? It’s not exactly the pillow fight you had in mind. Our pillowcases are designed with an extra deep pillow flap, so your pillow stays trapped and secure. All. Night. Long.
As with our duvets, here in New Zealand standard pillow sizes are the same as their corresponding pillowcase sizes.
Melt into our super soft pillows. Filled with fluffy recycled down and feathers and comfortably encased in 100% cotton. They’re breathable, huggable, and pillow-fight approved.
We chose recycled down because of its low impact, providing the ultimate warmth without added weight or waste. Down is the only natural fill fibre known for long-lasting quality and seasonal breathability. But using down that's already in circulation means we don't cause any additional, unnecessary harm to animals.
Down isn’t everyone’s fill of choice, so we wanted our next range to be 100% plant-based and an alternative to polyester. Enter: Cloud Corn™. The foundations of the range were the same, but the fill is where things change. Derived from corn husk, corn fibre is hypoallergenic, breathable, AND thermoregulating. Cloud Corn™ starts at just $100, making it even easier to invest in a better night’s sleep.
Pillow protector sizes
There are two standard pillow protector sizes in New Zealand.
But not all pillow protectors are created equal. Our Pillow Protector boosts the lifespan of your bedding and keeps your pillow cleaner, longer.
Made from 100% cotton—a natural, hypoallergenic fibre—and finished with a playful quilted cloud design for breathability, comfort and cuteness.
We also added an invisible zipper for quick and easy changes to make protecting your pillow from dirt, sweat and stains as simple as Sunday sleep-ins.
Mattress protector sizes
There are standard Australian sizes for mattress protectors, so make sure you choose the right one for your bed. We don't stock New Zealand super king mattress protectors.
Life can leave its mark on your bed. We've got you covered. Our 100% cotton Mattress Protector helps your mattress last longer by protecting it and your bedding from everyday use.
Featuring a cute quilted cloud design and deep-fitted sides that hug your bed, for a better night's sleep, every night.
Machine washable (unlike your mattress), this not-so-basic Bed Basic is breathable, hypoallergenic and easy to clean, so you can always sleep with protection.
Still not sure about sizing and styling? Don’t lose sleep over it. These extra tips will get you started.
Throw on your pillows – and then a few more
You can never have too many pillows. But our recommendation depends on the size of your bed. A king or a super king can take seven: two standard pillowcases, two king size pillowcases, three euro pillowcases. A double and a queen however work best with six: four standard pillowcases, two euro pillowcases. But if you want to add more or less, be our guest.
Get a bigger, roomier, cosier duvet cover
Size matters in the bedroom. Plenty of our dreamers opt for a slightly bigger duvet and duvet cover, giving their bed a nice overhung, lived-in look. If you have a double bed, try a queen duvet and duvet cover. If you have a queen bed, try a king duvet and duvet cover. And so on.
Layer your bedding like you layer your clothes
Why should your wardrobe have all the fun? Bring the same styling energy to your linen cupboard. Layer fitted sheets with flat sheets, duvet covers with blankets, and standard pillows with more standard pillows. Mix and match colours. Play with patterns. Dress it up or down. It’s your bed to make. Not sure how to layer? We’ve got you. Contact us for styling advice.
Talking sheet (frequently asked questions)
As experts in bed, we get asked a lot of questions. Like this guide, many of them are about bed sheet sizes, duvet cover sizes, or pillowcase sizes. So we’ve included the most common ones here.
Final thoughts — bed sheets, duvet cover and pillowcase sizes
One thing that’s clear now? Size isn’t the only thing that matters in bed. Of course, you want to get your bed sheet, duvet cover and pillowcase sizes just right. But here are a few other things to think about for a truly dreamy night’s sleep.
- A breathable, super comfy pillow protector and mattress protector will save your bed from life’s surprises.
- Make sure your fitted sheets are deep enough and have thick enough elastic to snugly hug your mattress (instead of riding up).
- Choose flat sheets that always look neat, without having to worry about tucking them in.
- Think about sizing up when you choose your duvet and duvet cover. Queen bed? Try a King duvet cover.
- Try a duvet cover with an invisible zip instead of fiddly buttons.
- Make sure your pillowcase has a deep enough fold to keep your pillow tucked in.
Find out why we’re great in bed (and it’s not just our stellar personality). Explore the comfiest bed sheets, snuggliest duvets and clever duvet covers. Arm yourself with pillow-fight-approved pillows and pillowcases. And don’t forget to protect your pillows and mattress.