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Q&A: Do People Still Use Bedskirts?

Au Lit Q&A


Q: Do people still use bedskirts?

A: A resounding YES!


If your bed rests on a boxspring and metal frame, a bedskirt is a must for hiding the "skeleton" of your beautiful bed. Don't panic though! The frills and ruffles oft associated with bedskirts are a thing of the past. These days, we gravitate toward a more smooth or tailored look, offering clean and modern options without a flounce in sight.

Tailored with Pleats and Closed Corners

Au Lit Bedskirt: Tailored with Pleats and Closed Corners

Our "Tailored with Pleats" style features a pleat down the centre of each 'panel' of the skirt, as well as pleating at the corners. This option echoes a traditional skirt look updated for more modern times.

Tailored with Pleats and Open Corners

Au Lit Bedskirt: Tailored with Pleats and Open Corners

Open-corners are a must if you have a footboard, so the legs of the frame have a space to go through. 

Straight Wrap-Around with No Pleats

Au Lit Bedskirt: Straight Wrap-Around with No Pleats

The most contemporary look, a clean skirt with no pleating mimics the look of a smooth, modern bed frame. 

Now that we've got aesthetics down, let's move into logistics. One of the most important considerations when purchasing a bedskirt is the measurement from the top of your boxspring to the floor - a measurement we call the drop. Ideally, your bedskirt will "kiss" the floor, rather than riding high or pooling on the ground. Knowing the proper drop when ordering your skirt will ensure it presents just right.

Au Lit - Measuring Bed Skirt Drop

For more information on choosing the right bedskirt, check out our Bedskirt 101 page here, or give one of our experts a call at 1-800-363-6080.