April 27, 2020

The bedding aisle can be an overwhelming place as we are presented with countless options, some of which people deem unnecessary. We had previously discussed top sheets in an informative bedding debate to see if and why people were still using them. In today’s blog, we are looking at bed skirts. Do you consider them an essential part of your bedding ensemble or do you find them pointless?  

 

What is a bed skirt?

A bed skirt looks similar to an oversized sheet and is layered between the mattress and box spring, extending all the way down to the floor. Years ago, a bed skirt served as a bedding piece to prevent dust from going underneath the bed and was actually referred to as a “dust ruffle” for that very reason.

 

Do I need a bed skirt?

A bed skirt typically compliments a sheet set or comforter and acts as a decorative piece. However, is there more to it than that and does it actually serve a functional purpose? Today, most mattresses don’t require a box spring but instead rest on top of a bed platform. Because of this, many people don’t need a bed skirt. However, the need for one merely depends on your personal preference and type of bed you have at home.

 

Why should I have a bed skirt?

Depending on how your bedroom is set up, some use under-bed storage or have a frame that doesn’t align the mattress properly. In cases like these, a bed skirt may be beneficial. Here are some other reasons to consider purchasing a bed skirt:

  • Cleanliness: It can help minimize the amount of dirt and dust that gets trapped underneath the bed.
  • Practical: In colder climates, a bed skirt provides an additional layer of texture, adding additional warmth to your bedroom. They can also help with drafts.
  • Looks: Bed skirts look great and offer a clean, finished look to your bedroom. They also come in a variety of designs and shades, giving you the perfect opportunity to add a pop of color to your bed
  • Affordable: They are generally inexpensive and affordable so you can manage to buy a few
  • Maintenance: A bed skirt is easily removable and machine washable

 

We recently held a poll on our Instagram page @warmthingsonline and 75% of our followers reported that they use a bed skirt. For me personally, I utilize one to hide the storage I have under the bed and the metal frame. We want to hear from you! Do you use a bed skirt? Why or why not? Comment below!


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