Type Of Bedding For Sleigh Beds
Sleigh beds are a comfortable and decorative bed design for a master, guest or child’s bedroom. When dressing sleigh beds, specific bedding types and placements make the most of its curvy shape. Because the rails are decorative don’t dress your sleigh bed with a floor-length bedspread. Opt instead for a comforter, quilt, coverlet or duvet cover. Choose one that hangs no more than 2 inches below the rails on each side, and avoid styles edged with ruffles or jumbo welt; they compete with the rails. For a cleaner look, tuck the foot and sides of the cover behind the footboard and rails when you make the bed. If you use a bed skirt with your sleigh bed, install it so it hangs behind and beneath the footboard and side rails. If the top of your box spring is hidden by the rails, you can use a bed skirt with split corners and an attached deck that rests on the box spring.
If your box spring sits higher than the top of the rails, opt for a three-piece bed skirt with one piece each for the foot and both sides of the bed. Attach it to the backside of the footboard and rails with hook-and-loop tape. If you prefer a sleeker look, skip the bed skirt and hide a visible box spring with a decorative cover constructed like a fitted sheet. Unless you’re using a low-profile box spring, avoid 26- to 28-inch-square Euro shams when dressing your sleigh beds.