How to Use Queen-Sized Sheets to Fit a Full Bed Mattress
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your sheets are way too big for your bed? Is the entire sheet is falling all the way off the mattress in the middle of the night? If it's not your partner or puppy tugging at the sheets, then we have good news for you!
We all want to sleep in a comfy, fresh, and cozy bed. It gives us that wonderful feeling of relaxation when we nod off to sleep each night. But what if you have the wrong size sheets for your current mattress?
Let's say, for instance, that you have queen-sized sheets that you need to fit onto a full bed mattress (or double mattress)... And you find yourself pulling down on one end, when the other end flies up into the air, then you climb onto the opposite of the bed (very carefully and slowly), only to have the whole thing go flying off the mattress again!
If this sounds familiar, then you are not alone. This happens to countless people each and every night, and it can be the source of one-too-many headaches. Thankfully, there is a solution to this conundrum.
So, if you've ever asked yourself, "Can queen sheets fit onto a full mattress?" Then we have the answer for you. (Along with several solutions to your current dilemma.) In other words, this is the life hack you've been looking for...
Mattress and Sheet Sizes 101
When shopping for a new bed sheet, an important factor that you need to consider is knowing your bed's dimensions.
Queen and full beds are not so different in size, but it always depends on what brand.
- a full (or double) mattress can measure 54 inches by 75 inches (152 x 203 cm)
- a queen mattress is 60 inches by 80 inches (137 x 190 cm).
So if you're asking, is it possible to fit queen-sized sheet into a full bed mattress?
The answer is yes!
Can Full Sheets Fit a Queen Bed?
A quick aside: Some people have the opposite issue. AKA, they have full sheets and a queen bed. Will full sheets fit onto a queen mattress? Actually, yes, some will in fact fit!
The bigger full flat sheets actually can fit onto a queen mattress pretty well. Of course, it helps if you aren't nitpicky about every corner fitting perfectly.
The fact is that full beds vs. queen beds aren't different enough in their dimensions that one size sheet set or bedding won't work pretty well for the other. If you do need to put full flat sheets onto a queen mattress, then you should probably remove any mattress pads and other toppers or materials that might make your mattress even thicker than it is on its own.
If you find that the full sized bedding just won't stay put, then you can use sheet straps or other stabilizers (see below) to make sure your full sized bed sheets don't constantly pop up on your queen bed.
How to Deal with Excess Fabric
Naturally, you want your bed sheets to fit perfectly. In theory, all you should need to do is look underneath the bed and ensure that the top sheet is hugging your mattress as snug as a bug in a rug.
The problem is that this doesn't always seem so easy. Put another way: it's easier said than done.
So here are a few ways to fix this problem and fit your queen sheets onto your full or double sized mattress in a jiffy.
Fitted Sheet Nightmares
Fitted sheets can be the stuff of nightmares for some people. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here is how to get your queen size fitted sheets onto a full size or double mattress.
First, grab a friend. Seriously, fitted sheets are much easier with a buddy. Next, line up one corner of the fitted sheet on one corner of the bed. Then, hold the top sheet while you tuck in at the bottom, so you get a nice, smooth corner. Repeat this on all four sides of the mattress.
As you might imagine, queen sized sheets are not the same dimensions as full sized ones. This results in more fabric than you need, of course. But it can also be a blessing in disguise, because each corner has a little more room than you actually need to tuck it under properly.
Fitted sheets, in general, are designed to fit with your mattress perfectly and stay in place, so you don't have to bother about folding and tucking in the excess fabric during the night.
OK, you're thinking, "But what if I'm by myself? How do I put fitted sheets on my bed without going crazy, if I'm doing it alone?"
Sometimes, no matter how hard you fix the corners of the bed, the other sides always seem to pop up. It's endlessly annoying. Believe us, we get it. So what are you going to do?
Here are two ways to save yourself a lot of trouble and time and get those queen sized bedsheets onto your double or full sized mattress by yourself, without losing your cool in the process!
A bed suspender is a short strap with a clip-on on both ends. You can use a bed suspender to keep your sheet in place even after waking up. It is easy to use and convenient. All you have to do is attach both clips to the corner underneath the fitted sheet. Do it on each side.
If you haven't gone this route before, just think of a massive rubber band, because that's essentially what it amounts to. Stretchy bed bands (sometimes called Bed Scrunchies) are made to keep your sheets wrinkle-free. It's another option if you don't want to lift your mattress and get underneath. Just simply put it around your mattress to hold the sheet in place. In fact, there are a number of options now made for precisely this purpose.
We hope that this was helpful for you and that you now have a better understanding of fitting bed sheets on your mattress at home (or on vacation, for that matter!).
However, if you're here, there's a good chance you might need new sheets and bedding altogether...which just so happens to be our speciality.
Also, if you're more an in-person kind of, well, person... We've got you covered too! Stop by any of our beautiful showroom shops in California or Arizona. We're located in the heart of the Bay Area in Northern California, and in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area of Arizona. See you real soon! 😊