Finding Oversized Bedspreads

Michelle Radcliff
oversize bedspread

Oversized mattresses call for oversized bedspreads for adequate coverage. Although many retailers and manufacturers advertise bedding as oversized, the actual dimensions of the bed covering may fall short of a covering that is truly larger than standard size bedding. This often makes it difficult to find authentic oversized bedding, especially bedspreads, which are not commonly carried by most online retailers or may only be available in limited styles and selections. Always check the dimensions before purchasing a bedspread that is labeled "oversized."

Where to Buy

The following retailers have bedspreads and other bedding in sizes larger than standard dimensions.

Touch of Class

Touch of Class has the largest selection of oversized bedspreads available online. They carry both fitted bedspreads and non-fitted bedspreads with a 24 inch drop to fit deeper mattresses. Labeled "grande oversized," these bedspreads come in a nice selection of styles, including:

  • Modern/contemporary
  • Ruffled
  • Antique/vintage
  • Southwestern
  • Chenille
  • Patchwork quilt
  • Quilted
  • Fringed
  • Matelasse

The majority of bedspreads here are high class, refined and formal for the most elegant bedrooms, with a few contemporary and rustic styles mixed in. Typical dimensions for oversized bedspreads include:

  • Twin- 87 in. by 115 in.
  • Full- 102 in. by 115 in.
  • Queen- 108 in. by 120 in.
  • King- 124 in. by 120 in.
  • Cal King- 120 in. by 124 in.

Classic Chenille sizes run even larger:

  • Twin- 87 in. by 127 in.
  • Full- 102 in. by 127 in.
  • Queen- 108 in. by 132 in.
  • King- 124 in. by 132 in.
  • Cal King- 120 in. by 136 in.

Bedding patterns include:

  • Ocean themes featuring coral, starfish and sea horses
  • Nautical with anchors and sailboats
  • Classic damask patterns
  • Florals with scrolling flowers and leaves
  • Swags and bows
  • Acanthus leaves
  • Fleur-de-lis designs
  • Waves
  • Stripes
  • Geometric designs
  • Southwestern motifs

Polyester materials have a beautiful, light reflecting sheen. Other materials include satin, faux suede, cotton and cotton-polyester blends. Matelasse and Chenille bedspreads feature raised, tone-on-tone textured patterns.

Find a stylish mix of neutral colors, muted earth tones and rich wine and champagne inspired hues. Contemporary patterns and styles feature a mix of soft, pale colors, ombre-style graduating shades and bright, fully saturated tones as well.

Brylane Home

At Brylane Home, you can find oversized bedspreads, comforters and quilts. Styles include a mix of traditional bedspreads and quilts and contemporary comforters. Oversized bedspreads measure:

  • Twin- 80 in. by 110 in.
  • Full- 104 in. by 114 in.
  • Queen- 110 in. by 122 in.
  • King- 118 in. by 122 in.

Oversized comforters measure:

  • Twin- 60 in. by 86 in.
  • Full- 80 in. by 90 in.
  • Queen- 90 in. by 92 in.
  • King- 108 in. by 96 in.

Contemporary comforters in reversible solids and patterns and a wide range of colors and neutrals feature:

  • Floral- branches and leaves, small scrolling flowers, embroidered leaves and flowers
  • Stripes
  • Geometric prints
  • Ombre- dark and light shades of the same color
  • Mosaic prints

Find classic fitted bedspreads with triple layer ruffled sides and patchwork puffed quilted tops with multicolored schemes of:

  • Muted shades of blue and tan
  • Muted shades of plum, burgundy and wheat
  • Pale yellow, blue, gray and cream
  • Brown, mustard yellow, tan and white
  • Sage, green and muted violet
  • Terra cotta, gold and yellow
  • Black, grey and ivory

Bedspreads also come in a range of vivid and muted solids and four two tone choices of blue and white, brown and white, dark and light purple and orange and light brown.

Bedding materials include polyester, cotton and cotton polyester blends. The bedspreads are also available through Amazon.

Cuddledown

Cuddledown offers duvet covers in oversized queen and king sizes. Duvet covers are decorative casings for comforters that not only protect the comforter but also provide a completely different look with their own patterns and colors. Oversized duvet dimensions are:

  • Queen- 96 in. by 96 in.
  • King- 114 in. by 96 in.

Duvet materials include cotton percale and cotton sateen with patterns featuring:

  • Abstract stained glass
  • Small and large floral prints
  • Wisteria branches
  • Paisley prints
  • Pastoral toile print
  • Jacquard scrolls
  • Jacobean print
  • Abstract Asian geometric and floral designs

Colors include rich jewel tones, muted earth tones and light pastel hues. Bedspreads are also found at Amazon.

Other Possible Sources for Oversized Bedding

Periodically check closeout retailers such as Overstock.com for oversized bedding. Always check the dimensions to make sure the bed covering will suit your needs.

Complete Coverage

An oversized bedspread provides complete coverage on all sides of the bed, all the way to the floor, but is mainly used as a decorative cover. Typically, a warm blanket placed between the sheet and the bedspread is used for functional warmth when sleeping, with the bedspread pulled all the way down to the foot of the bed. Comforters and quilts are used for warmth when sleeping but only provide partial coverage and are typically used with a bed skirt to provide complete coverage.

Taking the extra time to find a truly oversized bedspread is well worth the effort.

Finding Oversized Bedspreads