or Print Bedskirt?
Next decide whether you
would like a
solid color bedskirt
bedskirt with a print.
If you already have your top of bed
(duvet, comforter, or coverlet) it
should dictate what kind of bedskirt you
need. A busy top of bed designs
usually means you will want to
coordinate with a nice solid color taken
from the top of bed print. If the
top of bed is solid or a subtle design,
a print could add just the right splash
of color and texture. The addition
of a nice print could be an easy way to
add additional accent colors to your bed
Deck or Paneled Skirt?
This means the skirt has decking
surrounded on three sides with
decorative fabric. The decking
fabric lays over the boxspring of
your bed while the decorative panels
fall over the boxspring sides.
The drop indicated on the platform
skirts is standard for the
particular vendor. We can
adjust the length if necessary but
you will have to call our store to
request special drops and possible
This means the skirt has three
panels. It is accompanied by
pins that are used to attach it to
the boxspring. The advantage
of a panel skirt is that the length
can be adjusted by simply pinning
the skirt higher or lower. The
length given on the panel skirt is
the maximum length. There is
usually an additional 3 inches that
is tucked under the boxspring.
Many of our luxury bedskirts can be
made to order - so if you see a
design you like but prefer a
different construction then listed,
please call our store at
800.735.5541 and we will see if the
bedskirt can be custom made to your
Lightweight or Heavyweight Bedskirt?
Do not make the mistake that a
lightweight skirt will not be
substantial enough. Our
lightweight bedskirts are made from
luxury fabrics such as 100% Egyptian
cotton, Silk Blends, or 100% Linen.
If you have chosen a ruffle skirt
only a lightweight design will drape
properly with this style - so you
will notice there are no matelasse
or heavier weight fabrics available
on the ruffle skirt pages. A
lightweight skirt is much more airy
and drapes much differently than a
Heavier weight. We have
lightweight bedskirts in jacquards,
percales, or sateens. Look at
the details to the right of each
skirt selection to see all of the
The wonderful weight of a matelasse
styled bedskirt or quilted bedskirt
will add the perfect texture to your
bed ensemble. A matelasse is
perfectly constructed -
word, matelassé means “quilted,” or
“padded". Matelassé fabric is
usually woven on a jacquard loom for
the appearance of quilting.
Matelassé fabric is a heavier
textile that appears to be padded
but is a single ply versus a quilted
fabric with three ply's - backing,
fill, and top panel. Matelassé
fabric is typically woven in solid
colors, with only the relief of the
pattern for its decoration.
quilted bedskirt has a top fabric, a
fill and then a backing material.
It can be quilted in different
designs. From a diamond quilt
pattern to a circle or swirl
you have any questions please call
us. All of our bedskirts have
matching shams to complete your
Boxspring Cover or Bedskirt?
Bed skirts are a
mainstay in luxury linens, which offer a finished look to
any bedding ensemble. Sometimes referred to as a dust
ruffle, the bed skirt will be the foundation of your luxury
linen collection. Designed to hide the box springs or
foundation of the bed; styles are available to fit any décor
with the most popular options including tailored, flat panel
and ruffled looks. However, additional looks can be
achieved by layering several layers of coordinating
fabrics. Whichever option is best for your bedroom retreat,
you will find that the finishing touch of a luxury linen bed
skirt adds to the overall harmony of the room.
Don’t skirt the
issue when it comes to a properly fitting bed skirt. Always
consider the drop length when purchasing a bed skirt. A bed
skirt should skim the floor, rather than result in fabric
piled on your floor. The drop length can be determined by
measuring the top of the box springs to the bottom of the
floor. An average drop is fifteen inches; however,
additional drops can be found through luxury linen
The texture of
fabric you choose for your luxury linen bed skirt will
greatly affect your completed décor. Bed skirts are
available in a variety of fabrics from Egyptian cotton to
sumptuous silk. Bed skirts made of heavier textured fabrics
will more effectively keep their shape and stand crisply as
a platform for your other luxury linens for years. Popular
choices for heavy fabrics are chenille, velvet, faux suede
and matelesse bed skirts. Just as with luxury bed sheets,
thread count is a factor when purchasing a quality bed
skirt. The higher thread count bed skirts will produce a
softer product which becomes better with age. The drape of
your bed skirt will be beautiful with the proper choice of
A few additional
tips to consider when purchasing your bed skirt. Ensure you
keep in mind your bed frame when purchasing a bed skirt.
Some bed frames require the bed skirt to offer slits to wrap
the bed posts while others do not. Additionally, consider
the fabric consistency of the center fabric not shown on the
completed bed. Some manufacturers use a flimsy material
which will tear easily when placing on the bed.
covers offer a minimalist alternative to bed skirts for your
luxury linen bedding. The cover is similar to a fitted
sheet and fits snuggly over the box springs. A contrasting
color is often used by designers for a dramatic effect. A
box spring cover will fit a railed bed better than a
traditional bed skirt.
foundation to your bedding ensemble bed skirts offer the
ability of function and embellishment of your bedroom.
Functionally a bed skirt allows additional storage space for
those in need, as well as, reducing the dust below the bed.
Luxury linen bed skirts allow you to change the room’s
appearance quickly and inexpensively. Many people find
coordinating their bed skirts with the bedding ensemble
preferable rather than matching the pieces. You may choose
to coordinate a striped bed skirt with a solid duvet cover
or a colored bed skirt with a neutral duvet cover.
Regardless of your choice of color and design choose your
bed skirt with quality in mind for years of enjoyment.
Some common care
instructions include washing in cool or luke warm water
using less of a mild detergent than necessary for a regular
load and an extra rinse cycle. The extra rinse cycle helps
to eliminate detergent residue from your bed skirt. (Never
use bleach on any luxury linens as it breaks down the
fibers.) Avoid over-drying your luxury linen bed skirt and
hand press for an added crispness if necessary.
Watch our video all about
bedskirts to help you make