Bed skirts are piece of fabric that runs around the perimeter of bed.
The purpose of Bed skirts is to enhance the visual appeal of bed unit, especially units with unattractive metal frames. The style, color, size, and price of the skirts will vary according to the materials used, the manufacturer’s costs, and any additional stitching that enhances the aesthetics of the skirt.
In many cases, Bed skirts are included with sheet sets so the skirt will match the blankets and/or sheets exactly.
When choosing bed skirts, it is important for the purchaser to remember that the skirt will come in different sizes according to the size of the purchaser’s bed. One should be sure to know what size bed he or she owns before purchasing; common sizes include king, queen, full, and twin. Buying skirt designed for twin bed and trying to install it on queen bed is an exercise in frustration.
Some Bed skirts materials are pleated to enhance the aesthetic of the fabric. This means the skirt is sewn in such way that folds occur at regular intervals throughout the perimeter of the fabric. Such design may cost more than bed skirts without pleats, since extra work must be done to create such pleats, and extra material will often be necessary.
Installing skirts around the perimeter of the bed has another advantage: items can be stored beneath the bed without being visible when not in use. The skirt will hide items underneath the bed, and accessing those items when necessary is easy and requires little or no extra effort. Whether the skirt completely conceals the items or not depends on the length of the skirt and the height of the bed.