If you caught my mini master bedroom makeover plan yesterday, then you already know that we finally purchased some much needed new bedding. After 5 years of surviving with just a quilt we finally have upgraded to a plush and comfy linen comforter for our bed. You might be wondering why this is so important? Well, ever since purchasing our king size bed several years ago, we have struggled with finding bedding that actually fits the bed properly. Our first comforter set I loved, but it never even came close to fitting the whole bed. My husband and I would constantly fight with the covers, pulling them back and forth to make sure we had enough.
Then I purchased an aqua colored quilt from Target that actually fit the bed. The problem? When we still lived in Tennessee, it got cold in the Winter. So I also purchased a white cotton blanket to go under the quilt for extra warmth. Much to my dismay, the blanket never fit properly either. So with a mixture of the 3 pieces we made do, but I was always on the lookout for something new. Then when we moved to Texas, we found that it was warm enough to get by with just the quilt and thin blanket, so I abandoned my search for a comforter that fit. Well, Missouri gets pretty cold in the Winter, and our comforter has not aged well. It was well past the time to upgrade, but I wasn’t looking forward to spending an arm an a leg because king size bedding is EXPENSIVE!
Or so I thought.
Where to Find Affordable King Size Bedding (that actually fits!)
I thought for sure that we had an oddball mattress that was bigger than a standard king and we would have to pay an arm and a leg for “oversized” bedding. Especially since I was never successful in the past at finding bedding that would be big enough. But, after measuring our mattress my mind was put to rest that our mattress was a normal size king. So why is typical King size bedding so short on the sides?
I did a few searches for bedding at places that I would normally buy bedding, but everything I came across was the same size as what we already had. No good. After searching for what felt like ages (but was only a few weeks), I was actually pleasantly surprised to find affordable king size bedding at Target that was the right size! All this time their beautiful and affordable king size bedding was right under my nose. I have no idea why I never thought to look for a comforter there because the only piece of bedding that fits properly is the quilt I bought at Target 5 years ago. Crazy right?
Most of the affordable king size bedding I liked at Target seemed to be bigger than most, which means that it fits our bed perfectly. The two brands that have the biggest sizes are Threshold and Fieldcrest. There are some others that are also big enough. I chose a solid gray linen comforter set because I do like to keep things pretty neutral when it comes to bedding.
The best part was that I ordered the bedding online, and was able to pick it up in the store just a few hours later. Pretty hassle free! Now we have a warm and cozy comforter that fits our bed properly and my husband and I don’t have to fight over the covers. Even when the dog steals some from us there is plenty to go around.
Here are a few of my favorite bedding sets that come in sizes larger than you typically would find.
Which one is your favorite? And please tell me I am not the only one who has struggled so much with finding affordable king size bedding that actually fits!
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