Everything You Need to Enjoy Sleeping on Your Split King Mattress

Everything You Need to Enjoy Sleeping on Your Split King Mattress

Split king mattresses are becoming more and more popular. That's because they help end the frustrations of sleeping with your partner while still enjoying the physical closeness of being in the same bed.

You make a split king mattress by using two separate twin extra-long mattresses and pushing them together. With two separate mattresses, partners can customize the feel of their mattress without sacrificing their own comfort for the comfort of their partner.

If one likes the mattress to be a little more firm and the other prefers soft, it's no problem!

One thing new split king mattress owners struggle with is how to dress the bed. We've put together this guide to help you get everything you need to make the most out of your new bed!

What You Need for a Split King Bed

Mattress and Pillow Protectors

It's a smart idea to protect your sleeping investment with mattress and pillow protectors. These will help prevent staining on your bedding and make it easier to wash up.

For your split king, we recommend getting two extra-long twin (Twin XL) mattress protectors. This will give you one for each mattress. They will be a lot easier to put on and take off, plus they'll work with your split king sheets. 


If you've bothered to invest in a great mattress, then you should invest in great pillows to go with it! Consider getting at least two king-sized pillows. They will cover the width of the bed, giving you plenty of support no matter which side you sleep on.

There are plenty of pillow options out there, so don't be afraid to buy a few and try them out. 

Split King Sheets

It's best to buy sheets that are specifically designed to fit a split king mattress. There are a few reasons for this.

First, they will come with two separate fitted sheets for the individual sides. That makes it easier to get the sheets on and off. Good split king sheets will also come with extra elastic to keep the sheets in place. This is even more important if you have an adjustable bed.

Secondly, a sheet set for a split king will come with a single flat sheet. This will make the bed look like a normal king size bed when made up. The flat sheet won't bunch in the middle, either, as you'd get with two separate flat sheets.

Shop with manufacturers who design sheet sets for split king mattresses.

Duvets and Duvet Covers

You'll have two options when it comes to your duvet: one large king duvet or two twin duvets. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options. A lot of people prefer one large king for aesthetic purposes. The bed looks like a regular king bed when it's made.

However, there are some unique benefits to having two separate duvets. First, you can customize the weight of your duvet. You may like a warmer blanket while your partner prefers to sleep cold. Plus, with two duvets there is no fighting over the blankets.

Whichever you decide, you'll need to get coordinating duvet covers to go with your split king sheet sets.

Finishing Touches

Don't forget to show off your style with your new bed! Your sheet sets and duvet covers are the first steps. But the finishing touches can really make it shine.

Add decorative pillows or even canopies to make your bed an inviting retreat at the end of the day. Even small touches like monogrammed pillowcases can add a hint of sophistication to your bedding and decor.

Look for items you love that can make your bed even cozier.

Ready to Buy Split King Bedding for Your New Bed?

Ready to stock up on your split king mattress bedding? Lifestyle Marketplace has a wonderful selection of split king sheet sets to get you started. Choose from eighteen different colors! We create each set with premium materials, made to last wash after wash.

Place an order in our online store and get free shipping when you spend $100 or more!

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