Bedskirts, yay or nay?

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If you DON'T use bedskirts, how do you cover the boxspring so it isn't ruining your 'look'?

If you do use them how the hell do you keep them in place? I have tried those corkscrew pins but I end up with straightened pins falling on the floor. (My guests must be tough on the furnishings!)

I know part of the problem is having both the mattress & boxspring covered in plastic protectors. That makes them both slippery.

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In other bed skirt news... I bought 2 bed skirts a couple of years ago to update a look in one of the rooms. One bed skirt was fine, the other had a fade mark from where it has probably been stored in a window display.

Just got around to dyeing it today. Chose brown, it came out pinkish. Fade mark still completely visible.

Thinking I might try layering the old ruffled bed skirt on top of this straight dyed one.

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Velcro installed. Made both beds nary a slip or pull. Bed skirts stayed put!

It took 2 pkgs of 12 squares but I think this will work. Until I wash them again.

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Looks like velcro might be my next option. Thanks!

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I Velcro all my skirts to the mattress. Then can ripe them off when needed. A little bit of glue gun works great. Only way to get the darn stuff to stick to mattress. or try sticking to bed frame.

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I have pretty box spring covers. I made them myself

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I recently purchased a custom made bed skirt online with a 10" drop.  My old ones had a 14" drop and were always wonky and dragging on the floor.  I was always fighting them. The shorter one seems to hang better and I have not had any problem with looks.  I also have the zippered encasements and have not had a problem with slippage.  I am sure if you ordered a custom made  skirt you could get it in the color you wanted.

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I've been hemming all the tailored bedskirts. Then they stretch. Then I hem them again, wash them and they're too short. It's a real pain.

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scrambled_eggs wrote:

I recently purchased a custom made bed skirt online with a 10" drop.  My old ones had a 14" drop and were always wonky and dragging on the floor.  I was always fighting them. The shorter one seems to hang better and I have not had any problem with looks.  I also have the zippered encasements and have not had a problem with slippage.  I am sure if you ordered a custom made  skirt you could get it in the color you wanted.

Do you have a source?

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I went to bedderb edding.com from Wisconsin  but what I ordered was sent from    www. swanlakeco llection.com   in Arizona.   

 

They do custom sizes and they are Made in USA but from imported fabrics.

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Has anyone ever found a bed skirt that was NOT white on top? It would be nice if they made them where the top of the bed skirt didn't show or at least have the skirt fabric overlap by a few more inches. 

If you tack them, then they don't have enough fall.

 

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I have one that has the overlap. The base is white but the overlap is about 2" all the way around. Love that one. But it doesn't match anything anymore.

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I have used fitted bed sheets as makeshift box spring covers - in fabric to match the room scheme.  I still have bedskirts in some places, though - depending on the bed.

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I have box spring covers on mine. I use bed skirts and have never had a problem with them moving around...only when we flip the mattresses and then we put back in place. They have a full cover on them that fits over the box spring.

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I have both.  When I don't use a bed skirt I cover the exposed box spring in material that matches, or coordinates with the bedding and curtains for an updated, tailored look. Paired with a simple bed cover the look is simple and clean.  This works well on the mahogany pencil-post bed.  When I use a bed skirt I velcro it to the box spring to keep it in place.  Use the type that has a sticky back for the box spring and the bed skirt or sew the velcro onto the skirt.  Works like a charm. 

 

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When I don't have a bed frame I have skirts. I use furniture tacks to keep them in place, they are longer. Those round things... don't work and the break between the metal and the plastic.

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for me I have 2 rooms out of 11 with skirts - the rest I have gradually bought bases in coloured fabric ie http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/King-Size-John-Lewis-divan-base-bed-headboard-...

much easier on housekeeping!

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