Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Bed Skirts for a Quality Finish
Adding a Bed Skirt to a bedroom’s decor is an excellent way to pull the room together. These accessories are both attractive and functional, and they are available in a variety of styles and colors. Any size bed from twin to king will have a more polished and sophisticated look when it is fully dressed.
There are two basic types of skirts: platform and wrap-around. The platform style has a flat piece of thin fabric that covers the top of the box springs and remains hidden under the mattress. The decorative panels extend from this platform to the floor, a drop of 14 inches. The pleated style of skirt is one of the most popular options. It has smooth panels with a classic pleat in the middle of each side.
The wrap-around skirt does not have a platform. Instead, it has elastic around the top edge. This allows it to be slipped around the box springs without having to move the mattress. The elastic holds it snugly in place, and it will not shift if the mattress slides a bit. Because the wrap-around style is gathered, it is sometimes also called a dust ruffle.
Both types of skirts are available in a range of colors to either match or contrast with the other bedding that is being used. There are quiet neutrals, soft pastels or classic tones like navy or red. The fabrics are also machine washable for easy care.
A Bed Skirt not only adds a tidy finish to bed, but it functions to conceal anything that may be under it. Under-bed storage containers are a popular solution for using what would otherwise be wasted space. Out-of-season clothes, extra bedding and a variety of other items can be tucked away under the bed with the skirt hiding them from view.
Coordinated bedding is common in homes, and it is a must for professional lodging. Inns and hotels can use skirts to make their rooms appear neat and fresh. Crisp fabrics in attractive colors give an air of quality that guests will appreciate and remember.
by: Palmetto Linen