Today's reader request comes from Kelley: "We are moving out of a queen size bed and purchasing a king. With this comes an entire slew of new purchases including a bed frame/headboard and bedding. I have always had a bed that needed a bedskirt but thinking maybe no skirt is more modern. Not into platform beds but thinking more along the lines of the Colette bed and Crate and Barrel. Can you share photos of cool beds with and with out skirts. need some visuals to make a decision." I am not gonna lie - I generally REALLY dislike bedskirts. IMHO if you want to stay as far away from modern as possible, stick a bedskirt on your bed. A super ruffly one. In a floral pattern. With pastel colours. Put a teddy bear against the 8 pillows and you're all set. (LOL)
For those of you unfamiliar with the Colette bed from C&B, here it is:
It definitively has a comtemporary feel and NOTICE IT IS NOT STYLED WITH A BEDSKIRT. :) With that lovely upholstered frame with the mattress inset a couple inches, I don't think a bedskirt would really work anyhow. I think having everything tucked in as in the photo works really well or if you're kind of lazy like I am I would not fuss with tucking so much at the bottom but have a throw that drapes down and covers that area.
To be fair and at the request of Kelley, I did select a small number of photos that showcase beds with bedskirts that I think look...ok. I also pulled a ton of photos with beds without bedskirts, and most of which are similar in style to this bed (after the jump). Hope this helps your decision-making Kelley! (NOOOOO BEDSKIRT!!!!!!!!)
|Amanda Nisbet||Laurence Pasquier|
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|Marie Claire Italy||Alexandra Rowley|