King size duvet on a queen size bed?

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Post # 18
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Our doonah and cover set is king size on a queen bed. I think it looks great! When we moved in together, we would constantly fight over the small queen size doonah, and he only had a double sized at his parent’s place… it was a nightmare. So we ended up just getting a king. It’s been bliss – we have ample snuggle room without compromising the other person’s comfort.

Excuse the two pictures – they are from different houses.

Post # 19
47193 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We use duvets one side up on all the beds.

Post # 21
1424 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Just want to say I LOVE your bedroom and that bed!

Post # 22
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

MamaWilson :  We have a cal-king bed and unfortunately, can’t find a bigger duvet/comforter. BUT we have this massive white knit blanket that almost touches the floor on all 3 sides of the bed. It’s glorious!

Also, I bought a simple fitted sheet in a coordinating color (usually a few shades darker than our sheets, or the same color as the duvet cover) and I use that as the cover for the box spring. It makes the box spring look pretty and presentable even if the duvet doesn’t cover it. Good luck! 

Post # 23
5894 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

MamaWilson :  John & Sherry on Young House Love mentioned that they always put a king duvet on their queen beds as they prefer the look.  I think it looks very luxurious.  Here are some links to pics from there houses. 

Personally, I have a lower profile bed with no box spring, so a queen duvet looks right on my bed.  I think a king would dust the floor.

I’d probably stick with queen sized pillows as king pillows will be too large for your bed.  I’d just hem the pillow cases so that they fit the smaller pillows.  Ok, who am I kidding.  I’d have the intention to hem them, but I’d probably never get around to it.  

Post # 24
1013 posts
Bumble bee

I actually like blankets that cover the sides, so I think it’s just fine!

Post # 25
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I glad I came across this thread! I just realized that I received a queen/full down comforter from our wedding registry and I meant to get a king. We currently have a king comforter on our queen bed and part of me wanted to just keep it simple and keep the queen down, but I’ll go back to macys to exchange it for a king. Thanks ladies! 

Post # 26
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

I always buy extra king-sized flat sheets for my bed – and usually, buy king-sized comforters. It just makes everything prettier. For the box spring, I have a plain cream colored fitted shit covering. it, and for the most part, it works out fine until I accidentally pull it off the box spring.

Post # 27
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Park Winters, Winters, CA

I have a queen size bed with a king sized duvet. I love it and it looks really nice draped longer on the sides. Also, if your partner hogs the covers it’s great for that too! Though I’m not mentioning any names. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

Post # 29
135 posts
Blushing bee

I have used queen sized blankets since I was sleeping in a twin bed. Now I have a full and still use a queen size blanket, one for looks and two because I am a blanket hog. My fiance and I both toss and turn so we are getting a king once we live together, so we will unfortunately be showing the box spring.

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