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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The right way to outfit and decorate any room is to make sure that even the smallest details are taken in to consideration. This is a big aspect in terms of making sure a room looks and feels completely pulled together. In fact, many people tend to forget about very visible items that tend to slip ones mind when decorating. One of those items, and a key piece in a bedroom, is a wrap around bed skirt. This is because many people tend to focus too much on wall color, art work, comforters, pillows, flooring and accessory items that they actually forget about this one element that truly brings any bedroom together and makes it really look well planned, polished and outfitted.

The benefit of a wrap around bed skirt, also sometimes referred to as a dust ruffle, is that is actually does help prevent dust and dirt from getting trapped under the bed. This is a function of the skirt but it also serves other purposes. The use of a skirt around the base of the bed or the box spring helps keep the underneath portion of the bed concealed and thus that area can be used for storage as the skirt covers everything up nicely and completely. The wrap around element means that one could store ample amounts of items under the bed and make the bedroom less cluttered as the items are out of sight and thus - out of mind!

The great thing about the wrap around aspect of these bed skirts, especially in a commercial setting, where time is money, is the ease of changing them.  A standard type of bed skirt requires one to lift the mattress entirely off the bed in order to change it or wash it. Then, putting the mattress back on top can be a real pain, trying to keep the bed skirt from shifting position on the box spring. This wrap around style has elastic applied all along the top of it that keeps the bed skirt from shifting under the mattress and on top of the box spring when the sheets are being changed, which in a hotel or B&B, is an everyday occurrence.  Another good thing about these items is the fact that they are made out fabric that is an easy-care, poly/cotton, machine washable blend.

Wrap around bed skirt options come in a wide assortment of sizes, styles, colors, patterns and designs. This allows one to truly coordinate the dust ruffle with the rest of the bedroom so the room has a well-designed look and feel. The simple addition of the skirt is a very simple process but also brings a big sense of comfort to the room. A bed that is lacking such a skirt seems almost bare at times and when that skirt is added the room just looks complete. The available options also mean that skirts can be found to match just about any theme or decor, which further makes them an ideal decorating tool that is both functional and stylish at the same time.

In terms of decorating, it are those big and little touches that really come together just right to make a difference. Dust ruffles and bed skirts are one of those items that seem to blend in, but are also highly noticeable when missing from a bedroom set.

by: Palmetto Linen