How can you use a bedskirt with an adjustable bed?

We recently purchased a split king adjustable bed- which is essentially two twin adjustable bases and two twin memory foam mattresses. This bed’s “zero gravity” setting has made my sleep so much more restful. I love it!

Using a standard king sized bed headboard, footboard, and rails worked out perfectly; the adjustable bases fit inside exactly. The only problem with the adjustable bases is that we couldn’t use the traditional bedskirt that came with the bedding we purchased. This was a problem, because you could see the legs of the adjustable bases below the bed frame.

Adjustable Bed Bedding

Time to get creative!

We had the bedskirt that came with our bedding; as I mentioned, the problem is, with two separate bases where the head and foot move independently of each other, it was impossible to put the traditional bedskirt on top of the bases as you would normally do. I solved this dilemma but cutting the bedskirt portion away from the part that would normally sit under the mattress.

Adjustable Bed Bedding

I purchased some self-adhesive Velcro strips made specifically to be used on fabric. This is important- buy the style meant for fabric or you risk it not adhering properly. It seemed the best way to attach the bedskirt, was to attach it directly to the bed frame.

Adjustable Bed Bedding

This task would be easier accomplished if it could be done before the bed bases are inside the frame. We installed the frame around the bases, so this wasn’t possible. So, I had to start the bedskirt from underneath the bedframe. I pulled it up through the frame to the length I wanted.

Adjustable Bed Bedding

The frame held the bedskirt in place. We took the Velcro strips and stuck them together before cutting. We measured out and cut the Velcro into three inch strips to space them around the bed frame.

Adjustable Bed Bedding

Attaching the Bedskirt

Here’s how you do it: Start in a corner at the foot board. It is important to start here and then work your way to the headboard to be sure you have the actual corner of the bedskirt in the corner. If you start at the headboard, it’s possible that you could be off and the corner of the skirt not make it to the corner of the frame, if that makes any sense at all. Work your way up to the headboard from there.

Adjustable Bed Bedding

Adhere the Velcro adhesive to the bed frame first by peeling the protective strip and pressing it firmly to the frame. Then remove the other protective strip and press the fabric to the Velcro that’s on the frame. This is why it’s important that the Velcro strips are fitted together before attaching. Continue to work your way all the way around the bed frame. We cut a couple of smaller strips to hold a couple of areas that sort of gaped near the corners.

Adjustable Bed Bedding

Adjustable Bed Bedding

This worked out perfectly! The legs of the adjustable bases are now hidden, the bedding looks beautiful, and it’s secure even when the bases are adjusted!

Adjustable Bed Bedding