When we think of bedskirts, some may think they’ve been out of style for many years. Bedding trends, patterns, colors, come and go, yet are they outdated, the answer is no. They’re still very popular and if styled together with your bedding, it can give the final touch that ties an entire bedroom together.
Whether or not your bedroom needs a bed skirt, when picking out linens to dress a bed, it may not be as important as sheets, pillows, or a duvet, bed skirts may in fact be more important than you realize.
Bed skirts also known as dust ruffles are used as a decorative piece of fabric that hangs down from the bottom of a bed covering its sides and spaces underneath. It is typically made of cotton, linen, and other natural fibers. Plain or patterned, bed skirts can be made in a variety of lengths.
It may seem like an overlooked detail when thinking about your room’s décor, but that little addition of a bed skirt can offer big aesthetic benefits that can hide exposed box springs or a foundation of a bed, and keep anything tucked away in a stylish cover.
What to consider when picking a bed skirt?
We spend a lot of time in our bedroom and often don’t like the feeling of our bedding falling off while we’ve just made ourselves comfortable. The most important factor when picking a bed skirt is size. To avoid ruining your bedroom by ordering a long bed skirt, make sure to take proper measures!
Bed Skirt Wrap Around
If you're looking to spend less time changing sheets and lifting your mattress, a bed skirt wrap around is an excellent choice! These bed skirts provide more coverage than fitted bed skirts extending all the way to the floor.
Our elastic wrap around bed skirts are more secure than fitted bed skirts because they have elastic bands on all sides. This helps to keep the skirt in place without the worry of the skirt becoming untucked, especially if you are a restless sleeper. Available in multiple colors, you can find one that complements your bedroom décor.
Barrier for Dust
Most people spend 8 hours or more in their bedrooms sleeping, watching TV, reading, and so on. According to The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), "The first and most important step to reduce dust mites is to cover mattresses and pillows."
Dust mites are a common allergen found in bedding and can cause allergic reactions, including sneezing, itching, and difficulty breathing. Sitting on your bed or turning over causes dust mites trapped inside the allergy covers to come out just like baby powder. Bed skirts are simple, yet functional in preventing dust from accumulating and settling under the bed as a barrier for dust while preventing the formation of allergies and dust mites.
Bed Skirt Alternative
If you're thinking of skipping having a bed skirt or not feeling like it fits your personality or style? Fitted sheets make a great alternative to bed skirts! Unlike other sheets with thin, low-quality materials, CGK’s fitted sheets come in various colors and are easy to put on and take off. Plus, fitted sheets will stay in place better than a traditional bed skirt.
The last thing to take into consideration is aesthetics. What color or texture do you want the bed skirt to be? Perhaps you want a ruffle or linen fabric that will keep its shape and look fresh for years to come. Bed skirts are a perfect addition for that pop of personality and style to your space, so make sure to handpick something you love that will compliment your room.