The best part is that there's no annoying squeaking when you move around during the night, nor when you are doing certain activities on the bed. Courtesy of West Elm. The first one comes in a 14", 18" or 21" drop. Any will do, but some decorators prefer a quilted cotton to soften the hard edges of the box. It did take some time and effort, but I am pleased with the outcome.
I figured up that I could get 3, inch strips out of the width of the fabric and then I just sewed those together to make one long strip of fabric.
Next comes the really time consuming part. After all the sewing was done, my husband helped me disassemble our bed and staple the fabric around the box spring.
We flipped the box spring over and stapled the fabric the the bottom first, then flipped the box spring back the right way and stretched the fabric over the top side to staple again, the same way we did the bottom. Gabby was a big help. Overall, I think I achieved what I was going for. I think it gives our bed and bedroom a nice clean look.
Like I mentioned before though, we could have put much more effort into the project had we wanted to, but I am very pleased with the end result. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. March 20, September 19, After two weeks, our kitty has not bothered it so hopefully that will continue to be the case!
In other words, flouncy dust ruffles strangle the natural flow of oxygen and make it seem like a warty granny is hiding under the bed. Curled up in his seraglio-inspired space, I took in the visual splendor—the towering four-poster mirrored bed with striped silk taffeta upholstery, the wall-to-wall caramel cashmere underfoot, the yards of couture curtains across simple French windows and the endless originality—which all added up to a tailored, comfortable, no-grandmother-in-sight inner sanctum.
Fishing for free decorating, I submitted to my old friend, "How can I get a little piece of the Miles magic? Plum colored linen fabric becomes a bespoke box- spring slipcover. I brought inexpensive fabric to my dry cleaner and had her copy an Eileen Fisher cover from Garnet Hill. Voila, my formerly sad DIY floating wooden platform bed is now a happy camper.
And then, with the precision of a brain surgeon, he said, "An exposed box spring is like a fly in the soup Cover your box spring with a decadent fabric I sat up and took note. By God, I realized, the filthy, pointless dust ruffle of '80s Shabby Chicdom is dead. Long live the tailored box-spring cover! Since I'm deferring costly deco upgrades until flusher times, high- end fabric and upholstery will have to wait.
Luckily, there are decent ready-made ones: Modern and traditional four-posters lend themselves to a tailored approach. Low-slung modern beds and platforms love the no-dust-ruffle look. One exception is the metal Harvard frame—common in dorm rooms and bach pads—which requires a bed skirt for obvious reasons.
Any will do, but some decorators prefer a quilted cotton to soften the hard edges of the box. Others favor high-end stuff since you only need about 2 yards for a queen bed. The line of least resistance: Match the bedding to the box spring. Super chic and a no-brainer.
Bed skirts are no longer a must-have, but most people like to hide the unattractive bed frame or just have a nice flow to the finished bedroom appearance. Below you will find a list of the newest alternatives to bed skirts, that will give a new and refreshed look to the master suite your space was craving. Q: I recently bought a 13" mattress and a box (without springs because the salesman said I don't need springs) that is only 5" high.I like this height and don't want to put the whole ensemble on a frame. But I do want to cover the box. A bedskirt with a 5" drop doesn't seem to exist. Those dirty, floor-scraping dust ruffles at the bottom of the bed are increasingly a thing of the past. How to cover up your box spring in a neater, more attractive way.
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