A Primer On Bedskirts

The bedskirt is something often forgotten.

When picking out new bed linens we consider the comforter, the sheets and pillows.

The bedskirt can be overlooked, but it really is one of the details that can tie a bedroom together. You don’t want to have a beautiful bedroom designed and furnished only to have the unsightly image of that brown metal bed frame visible.

That’s where the bedskirt comes in.

There are a few important things to know about the different kinds of bedskirt options. Here is a rundown on everything you need to know about bedskirts.

How to Pick the Right Bedskirt

The traditional option is the ruffled bedskirt. These are common on most bedskirts and have been for years. Even today, the ruffled look is something that can be appealing for traditional bedroom designs. For a look that is classic and dressy, a dark colored ruffled bedskirt is a good option.

There are ways to make the ruffled bedskirt casual as well. Plaid patterns are one option. This can bring in a few color variations and can make a casual bedroom feel welcoming and calming. Those are two important qualities in a good bedroom.

A second common choice is the tailored bedskirt. This has a more modern, sleek look. If the overall look and feel of the room is to have dark or light colors with focus on items like the comforter or curtains, a solid color tailored bedskirt will work well.

The tailored look is becoming a popular choice today. The straight lines of this bedskirt gives people the chance to cover up the bed frame while not brining too much attention to the floor. The bedskirt typically isn’t the focal point of the bedroom so something that seems “in its place” will allow people to glance over and look at the main features like a comforter or headboard.

A few other options for bedskirts include eyelet bedskirts. There have even been more innovations like the upholstered box spring. That’s a pretty neat idea. It looks great and you can save some cash.

Quick Note on Material

The fabric material for your bedskirt should match the linens or at least be similar. You want the colors to match as best as possible. Having the bedskirt fabric match the rest of the bed will help make the appearance as “together” as possible.


Bedskirts don’t have to be overlooked. When you’re ordering custom sheets and other elements of a custom bedroom you will want to make sure to pay attention to all the details.

Understand the few different types of bedskirts and you should be ready to complete your bed set.

Bed Frame courtesy of frenchfinds.co.uk

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