Alloy Gray Natural Linen Side Pleated Bedskirt With Ties

How to Choose the Right Bedskirt for Your Bed

Nothing is better than peacefully drifting off to sleep in a cozy bed—especially one you’ve designed from top to bottom. Don’t stop at the sheets and duvet cover when choosing the linen bedding you’ve been eyeing. Consider adding a touch of timeless elegance to your room with a bedskirt.

Everyone deserves to rest in the linen bedding set of their dreams! Learn more about the amazing benefits of using a bedskirt and find out how to choose the perfect one with our helpful guide. 

What is a Bedskirt?

French Blue Linen Gathered Dust Ruffle

A bedskirt or dust ruffle is an optional layer of bedding placed between a mattress and a box spring, with long sides that reach the floor. While they may not change the way you sleep or add to the plush comfort of a bed, linen bedskirts can easily transform the look of your bedroom. 

What’s the Best Material for Bedskirts?

With so many options out there, shopping for bedding can feel tough! Linen bedskirts remain the favorite choice for a variety of reasons, from their stylish breathability to their hypoallergenic properties. Sustainable, comfortable, and long-lasting, you can’t go wrong with linen. Whether you’re looking to build your own linen bedding set layer by layer or just searching for a high-quality dust ruffle option to complete your guest room, there’s a style for everyone. 

The 3 Benefits of Using a Linen Bedskirt

Elegant, flowing, and oh-so-stylish, what’s not to love about the look of linen bedskirts? With three main benefits, there’s no reason not to use one:  

1. Linen Bedskirts Keep Your Room Clean

Did you know that dust can disrupt your precious sleep? Linen bedskirts work to prevent dust from gathering beneath the bed (hence the name dust ruffles!). The fabric that hangs from your bedframe to the floor keeps the underside of your bed squeaky clean, giving you a safe place to lay your head at night.

2. Linen Bedskirts are Stylish

Linen bedskirts allow you to personalize the look of your room and add unique style. With a variety of designs to choose from, the effortless look of linen bedding never fails to impress. Choose from different colors and silhouettes to make sure your bed reflects your personal tastes.

3. Linen Bedskirts Hide Storage

If you have any underbed bins or don’t love looking at your bedframe, you need a bedskirt. The flowing fabric works to hide what’s underneath your bed, so any storage boxes filled with winter sweaters or unsightly screws can disappear.

3 Steps for Choosing the Perfect Linen Bedskirt 

If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of adding a bedskirt to your linen bedding set, you’re not the only one. Follow these three important steps to find the right one for you: 

Step 1: Consider the Color

Cool Gray Linen Ruffle Hem Bedskirt

When it comes to creating your linen bedding, color is everything. As the star of the show in any bedroom, the hues you choose will draw attention and bring together all of your décor. 

There are two paths you could follow that never fail. Mixing and matching each layer of your linen bedding in different colors creates a visually dynamic and maximalist style. Sticking to the same color French blue linen bedskirt as the rest of your sheets will give you a trendy monochrome look and minimalist style. 

Pro tip: If you’re unsure about your aesthetic or want a dust ruffle that will work if you ever change your linen bedding, stick to a neutral tone that matches anything, such as a white, cream, or cool gray bedskirt.

Step 2: Choose a Style

Once you’ve picked your color palette, you must determine what type of silhouette you’re after. Are you after a style that’s classic and sleek? Do you prefer over-the-top frills and a dramatic elegance? Just like choosing other luxurious linen bedding, picking from different bedskirt styles can help you achieve various looks and transform your bedroom. 

Our 4 Types of Dust Ruffles

Our linen bedskirts come in four different styles, each with their own panache:

  • Corner split—for a timeless and simple style, the split corner design hangs effortlessly without drawing extra attention.
  • Side pleated—for a coquette aesthetic, each pleated corner and split panel features a bow detailing that makes every room feel dressed up.
  • Gathered—for fabulous, oversized style, the fabric of a gathered dust ruffle hangs past the floor, creating a cozy, pooling effect.
  • Ruffle hem—for a charming and luxurious detail, the ruffled edge drapes to the floor to add a romantic texture to your linen bedding.

Step 3: Take the Right Measurements

If your bedskirt doesn’t hang to the floor, what’s the point? To get the right fit, you must understand the measurements. Linen bedskirts are measured flat for widths, lengths, and heights. To order one with the perfect fit, take the size of your box spring and add six inches to the height to get that perfect floor-drop length. 

Common Bedskirt Measurements

Rust Red Linen Bedskirt with Split corner

As you measure your box spring, look at these quick and easy measurements to determine the right size for your bed: 

  • Twin: 38” x 74”
  • Twin XL: 38” x 80”
  • Full: 54” x 75”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 76” x 80”
  • California King: 72” x 84”

How to Put on a Linen Bedskirt

Don’t worry, putting on a bedskirt isn’t as much of a gymnastics routine as a fitted sheet. Make your bed like a pro by removing your mattress, unfolding your bedskirt, and placing it in the center of the box spring. Adjust as needed so that all sides have the same amount of fabric, replace the mattress, and voila!  

How Often Should You Clean a Linen Bedskirt?

While your other linen bedding should be washed as often as once a week, your body never makes direct contact with a bedskirt, so cleaning and caring for it is a different timeline. To keep your bed area clean and luxurious, wash your linen bedskirt every 3-6 months. 

Whether you love a subtle, minimalist style or adore extravagance, a linen bedskirt can complete any bedroom aesthetic. With four styles (and tons of colors!) to choose from and our expert guidance, selecting the dust ruffle of your dreams will be a breeze!

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