How to choose the right twin xl bed skirt

The twin xl bed skirt is one of our most desired linen products we make every day. It’s also the topic that people most frequently asked questions about. A bed skirt is such an important section in creating the perfectly styled bed.

The name “dust ruffle” can be easily making you think of the old flunky thing you put under the mattress. Nowadays, the skirt not only serve the purpose of cover the not so appealing great look of your box spring and bed frame, but it also helps to create a clean, modern, tailored look or addition to your shabby chic bedroom.

What bed skirt style do I need?

If you want a clean fresh look, you can choose either a bedskirt with tailored pleats or box style without pleats. 

The classic tailored pleated twin xl bed skirt has a pleat on the center of each side of the skirt. With box style, it’s smooth on the front and sides of the skirt, making it actually look like a part of the bed frame himself.

If you choose a light color such as white, linen or another pale pastel for the clean look (tailored or boxed bed skirt), be sure that the bed skirt is lined so that light doesn’t show through from under the bed.

If you need the bed skirt to have a loving flair or add a nice shabby chic look to your bedroom, you can choose gathered ruffle bed skirt. Even gathered ruffles come in various styles.

The traditionally gathered ruffle is an excessive look for a romantic, classic bedroom. The ruffles flow and make the bed look chance, but very put together.

The ruffle hem at the bottom of the twin xl bed skirt adds a graceful note to the classic bed skirt. This elegance is more farmhouse chic, with the linen creating a nice addition to a white bed set, or as an accent to wooden floors and furniture.

Sweet country ruffles feature mini ruffles on top of the regular ruffle hem. This classic look is perfect for bedrooms that have the shabby chic look, as it adds a little something different to the look of the room.

Here it shows the twin xl bed skirt with collected ruffles on an accented mermaid long ruffle hem. This style looks like it is straight out of an old country western film, with the look really completing the shabby chic appearance of the room.

Bed skirt corners

Another important thing to decide is if you need your bed skirt corners split or continuous. If your mattress is just sitting on the metal frame, it’s recommended to get continuous corners so it provides a more seamless look.

Bed skirt size

When it comes to selecting the right twin xl bed skirt, size is the first and most important thing. You can select the bed skirt in the size of bed you have. Standard bed sizes are California King, King, Queen, Full, Twin, Twin XL. But few of us might have a non-standard size bed. Mattresses, box springs, and foundations can vary slightly in sizes. It's imperative to get the right size of bed skirt so that it will hang properly on your bed.


A bed skirt is a great place to use an interesting pattern, stripe, plaid, or solid. It can either complement or contrast with new colors in the bedroom.

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