Chances are that you’ve seen bedskirts (also called “dust ruffles”) before, but what is a bed skirt? Do you really need a bed skirt, or is this item simply a decorative piece that has no real purpose? If you’re wondering whether or not to purchase a bed skirt, take a look at the many reasons why bedskirts are far more than just pieces of pretty fabric.
Historically, bed skirts were used to hide misshaped bed posts and box springs, but later these bedroom linens took on a whole new purpose. When those people who had bedskirts also had less bedroom bugs, it was discovered that a bed skirt has the ability to deflect dust and dust particles that would otherwise gather underneath a bed.
While this may not seem like a big deal to some people, the fact of the matter is that dust attracts bed bugs and dust mites, and these critters can wind up inside of your mattress if they are not eliminated. A bed skirt may not get rid of every bug, but you’ll certainly have a lot less of them! Even though bed skirts now have a practical purpose, they still come in many decorative shapes, sizes, materials, and colors.
In fact, today’s bed skirts are more luxurious than ever before. Yet, thanks to modern technology, contemporary dust ruffles are still entirely practical. For example, the 300TC Sateen Stripe Tailored Bed Skirt is made from lavish sateen (available in a variety of colors), though it can still be washed inside of a washing machine and dried in a regular dryer.
Contemporary bedskirts also come in a number of different styles ranging from ruffled bed skirts such as the Ploy Cotton Solid Ruffled Bed Skirt to ruffled bed skirts with small eyelet details such as the Eyelet Ruffled Bed Skirt . The main difference between a tailored bedskirt and a bed skirt that has ruffles is the style of the item.
If you want to create a traditional space, then a tailored bedskirt is probably your best bet. If you want to create a space that’s a bit more embellished, a ruffled bed skirt is the way to go. Bed skirts used to be reserved for those who could afford to spend a large amount of money on home decor. However, this is not the case today.
Bed skirts now come in a variety of price points ranging from dust ruffles that are made from expensive fabrics to those that are made from natural cotton. The best part about contemporary bed skirts is that even those bedskirts that are not expensive still look like deluxe items. Thanks to the many available patterns and styles that bed skirts are available in, you can create a stylish room on a limited budget.
You’ll find that we have a number of different dust ruffles ranging from contemporary to classic. You’ll also find many sizes to select from, so that you can protect your bed no matter how big or small your bed may be.
What is the Difference between a Mattress Cover and a Mattress Pad? What are the Advantages of a Zippered Mattress Cover?
The terms “mattress cover” and “mattress pad” are often used interchangeably, but the two items are actually quite different from one another. While a mattress cover’s main purpose is to protect a mattress, a mattress pad can protect a mattress while also providing extra padding. Do you need a mattress pad or a mattress cover? Well, that depends on the type of protection that you are looking for.
Let’s begin with the mattress cover. Many people swear by mattress covers (as do mattress manufacturers); since these items effectively protect mattresses from spills, sweat stains, and some wear and tear. When you want to increase the life of your mattress, a mattress cover is an excellent idea.
Mattress covers come in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials, so that you can choose the right cover for your bed. If incontinence is an issue, then a vinyl mattress cover is a wise choice, since these covers are waterproof. Vinyl covers are ideal for children and for those people who need extra nighttime protection.
If extra protection is not needed, then you may want to select a natural cotton cover like a Unbleached Cotton Mattress Cover with Zipper. Cotton covers are comfortable and durable, yet cotton also breathes well, so you won’t have to worry about overheating.
In either case, a mattress cover that comes with reinforced corner zippers will make adding and removing any cover a lot easier. A zippered cover also ensures that every inch of your mattress is covered, which may be hard to achieve with a cover that only has an elastic band.
Mattress Pads are slightly different than mattress covers, since pads provide, well, padding. In addition to protecting your mattress from those spills and stains, a mattress pad will also make any bed more comfortable. Mattress pads also help keep slippery sheets in place, since they provide extra grip.
There are all kinds of mattress pads on the current market, and these items come in a number of different materials, shapes, and sizes. Mattress pads that are made from natural materials are best, since these pads won’t trap heat as much as synthetic pads will.
The addition of a mattress pad or a mattress cover to a bed used to be reserved for those who could afford an extra bit of luxury. Today, this is no longer the case. Modern mattress pads and mattress covers are not only affordable, they are also seen as a necessity for those who want to prolong the life of a mattress.
Now that the difference between a mattress cover and a mattress pad is clear, you can decide which item is best for your bed. In any case, if you want to protect your mattress from everyday wear and tear, purchasing a mattress pad or a mattress cover is a wise idea. While most new mattresses can withstand a lot of abuse, any mattress will last longer with the addition of a mattress pad or mattress cover.
AUDIO LINK BELOW: Just came across an interesting news tidbit: CBS News on Health reports that sleeping on a satin pillow is good for your health!
It turns out that not only is a satin pillow case a pretty addition to your bedding, but it can also have added health benefits.
As the cold weather approaches, it becomes more important to have a good night sleep, which will help your body ward off infections such as the common cold and even the flu. Some of the tips mentioned include using a lot of pillows to lift your head, so the fluid drains properly.
The study, conducted by Valley Hospital, also concluded that using a satin pillow reduces fatigue and stress. Because a satin pillow is more comfortable and smoother, people using them tend to sleep with less interruptions and wake up feeling more refreshed. Additionally, the study related how using a satin pillowcase is better for your hair.
Has your daughter outgrown her room décor? I know it’s fun to decorate your little girl’s room with Disney or cartoon characters, but as your daughter gets closer to her pre-teen or teenage years cartoons and princesses just doesn’t work anymore.
How can you create a décor that suits your daughter and lets her grown into her own space? Follow these trends:
Bright colors in combination – Don’t be a afraid to experiment with colors – greens, blues, purples, oranges, and yellow. Consider painting stripes or alternating walls. Keep the furniture simple – plain white, and add color with sheets and comforters.
Go Parisian – What’s more sophisticated than a Parisian bedroom. Use alternating stripes of white and pink paint on the wall, with lots of pictures of French landmarks. Add frilly pillows and bed skirts with lots of extra throw pillows – of all colors.
Trendy Toile – Toile is an incredibly popular fabric. Toile is a repeating scene of one color against a white background. These fabrics are a little busy, but are great accents when used with plain white sheets or comforters. Add embroidered or eyelet white bed skirts for an elegant look.
It’s time to give your daughter a space that lets her feel a little bit grown up, while still letting her be a kid. These styles make for a great girls bedroom.
I’ve been trying to find a way to change my bedroom look lately. I’ve found some interesting theories about color and how color affects our moods. For instance:
Neutral colors – Neutral colors like soft browns, beiges and greens make a room feel warm and cozy. These colors are often associated with nature. If you love to bring the outdoors into your bedroom, considering painting the walls a soft green and using neutral colors for bedspreads and pillow shams.
Blue/Green – Blue and green are soothing colors which brings a peaceful feeling of a water environment.
Pink – Expect to see pink in a little girl’s room only? Well, pink is a great accent color and offers a great deal of sophistication and glamour.
Lavender/Gold – Lavender and gold are a great combination. Lavender is calming, while the gold feels luxurious and sexy. Think about adding satin sheets and satin bed skirts.
A little color goes a long way to create a peaceful or sophisticated bedroom. Think about your favorite color, and what you’d like to see in your bedroom, then find the perfect sheets and comforters to add that color!
After a long, hard day at work and dealing with the kids, I really want a space that I can call my own. What I really need is a place that offers peace – and even better, a little romance. Here are some steps to turn your room into a luxury boudoir:
- Pick a color/any color – Don’t leave your bedroom walls a plain, vanilla white. Pick your favorite color, then look for a shade or tone of the color that is relaxing and soothing.
- Outfit the room – Can’t afford to replace the furniture? A few changes to your linens can create a new look. Choose satin sheets and a satin bed skirt in a complimentary color to your wall scheme.
- Don’t be afraid to mix things up – pick alternating colors for the sheets and bed skirts, or try a variety of satin pillow cases and shams.
- Add the accents – Add some decorative elements, pictures and candles. Don’t fill your bedroom with lots of family photos – make it a neutral space that is conducive to romance.
- Soften the lighting – Bring in some lamps, add dimmer switches to your lights. Make the lighting work when reading, but soft and relaxing when you need to chill out.
- Don’t forget the music – Add a nice quality mini-stereo to play relaxing music, or consider adding something for white noise. Make the room as free of distractions from the outer world.
- Immerse yourself in a little luxury and comfort. Create your own space with our satin sheets and you just may find that you never want to leave the room.
For less than $100, you can create the perfect romantic bedroom you have always dreamed of.