A bedskirt, also known as a dust ruffle or valance, can enhance your bedroom's aesthetic while hiding under-bed storage.
If you're wondering about fitting one on a Sleep Number bed, don't worry—it's straightforward.
Sleep Number beds offer unique, adjustable support, which may make adding a bedskirt seem tricky. But, it's simple.
In this guide, we'll show you how to put a bedskirt on a Sleep Number bed.
Follow these easy steps to improve your bedroom's look with a stylish and practical bedskirt.
Installing Bedskirt to Sleep Number Bed
Enhance your Sleep Number bed's aesthetics with a bedskirt. Here's a simple step-by-step guide for easy installation.
1. Measure the Bed
Measure your Sleep Number bed's length, width, and height accurately. These dimensions will be crucial for selecting the proper size bedskirt.
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2. Choose the Bedskirt
Pick a bedskirt that complements your bedroom's design and matches the dimensions of your Sleep Number bed.
Consider factors such as design, length, and material.
Remember that bedskirts with split corners are the best choice for Sleep Number beds with adjustable bases.
3. Prepare the Bed
Before installing the bedskirt, it's essential to prepare your bed properly by deflating the air chambers and removing any obstacles.
Deflate the Air Chambers
Locate the remote control for your Sleep Number bed and press the "Firmness Control" button to access the air chamber settings.
Gradually reduce the firmness until you reach your desired level of softness.
Remove all pillows, blankets, and sheets from your bed. Unzip the mattress cover and gently lift it off the bed.
Set aside any other items that may obstruct your view or access to the bed frame.
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4. Detach the Mattress
Carefully remove the mattress from the base and set it aside. Make sure the air chambers are completely deflated to avoid damage.
5. Install the Bedskirt
Position the bedskirt around the bed base, aligning it properly and securing it neatly.
Starting with the Head of the Bed
Unplug your Sleep Number bed and remove all bedding. Find the bedskirt's split corners and position them at the head of the bed.
Align the middle of the bedskirt with the middle of the headboard, and secure it with a few bedskirt pins or Velcro strips.
Securing the Sides
Pull the bedskirt down each side of the bed, creating a svelte and seamless appearance.
Use bedskirt pins or Velcro to hold the skirt in place. Tuck in any excess fabric around the Sleep Number air chambers.
Finishing at the Foot of the Bed
Repeat the process from the head, aligning split corners with the footboard and securing them tightly.
Once all corners and sides are attached, make any necessary adjustments for a flawless fit.
6. Reassemble the Mattress
Once the bedskirt is appropriately installed, place the mattress back onto the base.
Inflate the air chambers to your preferred Sleep Number setting and make any final adjustments to the bedskirt's position as needed.
7. Adjust and Style the Bedskirt
This step involves fine-tuning the bedskirt's placement and appearance to ensure it hangs properly and complements the aesthetics of your bed and room.
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Lay the Bedskirt along the Sides of Your Bed
Unfold the bedskirt and find the center. Align it with the center of the foot of your bed. Make sure the corners on the foot side are in place.
Secure the Bedskirt as You Move Around the Bed
Work on one side at a time. Carefully lift your mattress and tuck the bedskirt neatly under it. Smooth out any wrinkles or folds in the fabric as you go.
Adjust the Length of the Bedskirt
Once you have tucked the bedskirt under the mattress, check the length. It should hang evenly and barely touch the floor.
If necessary, adjust the fabric accordingly.
Style the Bedskirt with Pleats or Ruffles
Customize the look of your bedskirt by creating evenly spaced pleats or ruffles. Use a measuring tape to ensure they're consistent.
Reinflate Your Sleep Number Bed
When you have the bedskirt in place, reinflate your bed to your preferred setting with your remote.
Caring for Your Bedskirt
To keep your bedskirt looking fresh and clean, follow these simple care tips:
1. Regular Inspection
Regularly inspect your bedskirt for dirt and stains.
Spot clean with a mild detergent and a damp cloth when necessary. This will help to maintain its cleanliness and prolong its life.
2. Deep Cleaning
When it's time for deep cleaning, gently remove the bedskirt from the bed, and place it in the washing machine on a cold, gentle cycle.
Use a mild detergent and avoid using bleach or other harsh chemicals. This will help to keep the fabric in good condition and preserve its color.
After washing, place the bedskirt in the dryer in a low heat setting. Alternatively, you can air dry it by laying it flat on a clean, dry surface.
Ensure it's completely dry before placing it back on your bed to prevent mildew growth.
Ironing may be necessary to remove wrinkles and maintain a crisp appearance.
Use a low heat setting on your iron and press the fabric gently, moving in the same direction as the grain of the fabric.
This will help the bedskirt maintain a polished look.
Rotate your bedskirt periodically, moving it from one side of the bed to the other to ensure even wear.
This will help prolong the life of your bedskirt and keep it looking fresh.
Bedskirt Alternatives for Sleep Number Beds
If you find traditional bedskirts cumbersome with your adjustable Sleep Number bed, consider some alternatives.
These options accommodate the bed's unique functionality while maintaining an appealing look.
1. Bed Wraps
These are modern alternatives to traditional bedskirts that offer a sleek, tailored look.
Bed wraps are essentially fabric strip that stretches around the perimeter of the bed base.
They are easy to install, require no mattress lifting, and stay neatly in place even when adjusting a Sleep Number bed.
They come in various colors and materials to match your room decor.
2. Base Covers
These are designed to cover the entire base of the bed and often come in neutral colors to blend with most decor.
Some Sleep Number beds may come with a matching base cover.
While they don't offer the same decorative flair as a bedskirt or bed wrap, they are a practical option that provides a clean, simple look.
3. Box Spring Covers
These are similar to base covers but are specifically designed to fit over a box spring.
If your Sleep Number bed is set up with a box spring, this could be a good option.
They offer a neat, streamlined look and can be found in many colors and materials.
4. Platform Bed Frames
If you'd prefer to forego a bedskirt or alternative altogether, consider a platform bed frame.
These bed frames have a solid surface or slats for the mattress to rest on, eliminating the need for a box spring or bed base that a bedskirt would typically cover.
With the right frame, you can achieve a modern, minimalistic look without needing additional fabric.
Remember, the best choice depends on your personal preferences, your bed setup, and your bedroom's overall design scheme.
Always measure carefully before purchasing to ensure a good fit.
Congratulations on learning how to put a bedskirt on your Sleep Number bed!
By following the steps mentioned earlier, you've made your bed even more stylish and appealing.
We hope this guide has been helpful and you now feel confident in giving your Sleep Number bed a thoughtful finishing touch.
Enjoy your upgraded sleep, space, and sweet dreams!
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