Bedding Tip: Use a Fitted Sheet Instead of a Bed Skirt

Our bedroom has been in want for quite some time. With the 20% off sale going on at West Elm, I decided to splurge and purchase a new duvet cover. I picked the one I was swooning over last year at this time, but in navy instead of citron.

Then I picked up a single fitted sheet for the box spring as well as a couple of pillow cases to match from K-mart. This is the only place I have found fitted and flat sheets sold separately. I have been on the lookout for what seems like forever. Putting a bed skirt on a sleigh bed doesn’t really work out so well.

The sheets are only 200 thread-count and are thus inexpensive – perfect for dressing the box spring! Plus, they have some fun colors!

I love the finishing touch the fitted sheet gives to our bed and I finally feel like it’s complete!


  1. says

    I do this on our teenage boys’ beds! The look of a bed skirt, even a tailored one, just didn’t seem right, but then you have the unsightly box spring exposed. Extra fitted sheets work perfect.
    I love your navy stripe duvet! Looks great!

  2. Wendi says

    I like the “clean look” of the fitted sheet… but for me…the ruffle keeps out dust. How about sewing a ruffle to the fitted sheet so it stays put. I rather like the combination of both… I may just give it a go!

  3. Leila says

    I love this look but I think I must be missing something – how do you get a twin sheet on a double bed? Or maybe it’s a king bed & you used two?

  4. Sandy says

    Where does it say she used a twin sheet. If you have a king size bed, you buy a single fitted king sheet, queen size, a queen size fitted sheet, etc.

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