Why Use a King Size Bed Skirt on a Queen







Sometimes we run short of available clean bed skirt that we are compelled to use a king-size one on a queen-size mattress. Can we adjust it to fit a queen-size mattress? With little creativity, we can. That is, without using scissors and needles.

A queen-size mattress measures 60 by 80 inches, while a king-size bed measures 78 by 80 inches. To eliminate excess width, the bed skirt will need to be tucked in between the mattress and box spring. What about the excess skirt? Get the excess together and pin it to the box spring.

While a king-size bed skirt may be adjusted to fit a queen-size mattress, how it looks is another matter to consider. It may not be appealing if it has a tight fit around the box spring particularly if it is in solid color.

This is the trouble one has to face to use a king-size bed skirt on a queen-size mattress. That is the difficulty with the deck type that is one piece with the decking fabric secured underneath the mattress. This is also true to the problem in bed frame and mattress height for the skirt drop.

The saying that for every problem, there is always a solution is true. Today bed skirts come in three separate panels, one panel for each side of the bed. One will find easy to adjust the drop of the skirt without having the mattress removed to put it on. They come with pins thus, allowing one to place the skirt panel between the box spring and mattress. Adjust the height, and then pin it down. This type is easy to remove but not as stable as the other type of construction as it can lose its proper placement.

The older styles ordinarily come in 14″ or 16″ drop which is often too long or too short considering there is no standard height in mattress and bed frame. Actually, a deck bed skirt is not adjustable as it comes in one piece. To remove it, the mattress has to be lifted first which is very cumbersome however, very stable as it will not lose its place.

How to fit the king-size bed skirt to a queen-size mattress is quite awkward and not easy. One will need scissors, thread and sewing machine, that is, if one wants to convert it permanently to fit into a queen-size mattress. There is a need to tug the excess into the center of the box spring creating a fold down the center length until it fits. Then sew along the center fold and then cut the excess fabric from the newly sewn seam. Certainly, the newly repaired bedding will not look as elegant as it should be. Why take the trouble to use king-size bed skirt on a queen-size mattress when one can then use bedspread that reaches the floor?