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Busting Dust Mites and Drafts: Why the Humble Bed Skirt is Making a Huge Comeback

Busting Dust Mites and Drafts: Why the Humble Bed Skirt is Making a Huge Comeback

If you hold the view that bed skirts are a bit old-fashioned, you may have to revise your opinion as they are definitely trending and threatening to make a huge comeback.

The sort of bed skirt you can buy today not only looks good at a perfect height of 15 inches, but they also keep out dust from under the bed. They are also easy to clean in a normal machine wash.

All About Bed Skirts

A bed skirt is sometimes also referred to as a dust ruffle or valance, and it is a piece of decorative material that is designed to be placed underneath your mattress and above the box spring, so that it hides the bed posts and creates a more neater and stylish look.

This wrap around skirt is usually three-side as many people have their bed against a wall so only the sides and the end of the bed are in view. You can get four-sided bed skirts if you have your bed as a feature in the middle of the room.

Tailored Bed Skirt

There are a number of different design and style options to choose from, which is another reason why they are so popular again, as they offer a way to create an elegant finish and visual interest.

A tailored bed skirt is one design option, and in contrast to the gathered type of skirt you may be familiar with, a tailored bed skirt offers a more streamlined and cleaner look. This is achieved due to the fact that your choice of fabric pattern isn’t obscured by the undulating folds you see with a gathered skirt.

It works well to have your curtains, pillows and tailored bed skirt in the same material and you will also find that a tailored skirt often requires less fabric than a gathered version, so it might cost slightly less too.

Reduce Dust Mites

Allergies are a fact of life for plenty of us and your bedroom is one of the places in your home where you are likely to be harboring some unwanted guests in the form of dust mites.

If you suffer from allergies, you could invest in a microfiber bed skirt which cannot be colonized by mites, so you don’t have to worry so much about steaming and washing it, like you would have to with a conventional bed skirt in order to be sure that you are not sleeping with unwelcome company.

Adding a Trim

Once you have decided on your bed skirt, you might want to consider embellishing it with a decorative trim for that finishing touch.

Once you have decided on your bed skirt, you might want to consider embellishing it with a decorative trim for that finishing touch.

By creating a simple but effective linear focal point and using ideas like fringes and fabric banding in contrasting colors to draw the eye, you can really begin to see why bed skirts are as popular now as they have ever been.

Start looking around and you will soon find plenty of attractive options to give your bedroom a quick makeover.

Kian Sinclair is a writer who, when not working on his novel, writes articles for a range of blogs. He is interested in interior design and tech and gadgets.

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