Most oversized mattresses will fit in a home, but it’s important to measure your bedroom to make sure it will fit properly. Just as important, is measuring doorways and stairways in your home to make sure the bed will fit when it is delivered. Some Alaskan Kings can be assembled in modules to facilitate an easier delivery and set-up.
A larger mattress means you need to find a bed frame and sheets that will also fit your new Alaskan King bed. Many bedding boutiques or manufacturers can work with you to customize dimensions. Although sometimes more expensive, custom ordering does not always mean crazy expensive. But, if you don’t want to go the custom route, online searching may yield some great options.
So how should you estimate the bedding dimensions? The 12-16 rule is a great guideline when shopping for a comforter, especially for larger mattresses. You may have noticed that comforters are wider than they are long. Even though a Wyoming and Alaskan bed are square, you will still want a wider comforter. The comforter should hang over both sides of the bed, but the length will only cover the foot side of the bed. The 12-16 rule suggests that you should add 12” for the comforter lengthwise, and 16” for the comforter width. For a 108” x 108” Alaskan King, your comforter should be about 120” long and 124” wide.