Asked on Dec 01, 2013

I need a dust ruffle for my queen Sleep Number bed.

Bethany W.
by Bethany W.
I have a queen-sized Sleep Number bed, which means that regular platform-topped dust ruffles don't work. I want a gathered one, not tailored. Don't have a sewing machine, mainly because I really don't like to sew. So . . . any suggestions? I need help!
  9 answers
  • Shari Shari on Dec 01, 2013
    I have a Sleep Number bed too and you have two options for a bed skirt--elastic or velcro--which you can buy already made. I've attached a photo of the elastic style I found on With the velcro style, you just stick 1/2 of the velco pieces onto the foundation of the bed to line up with the velcro pieces on the bed skirt. I've used both styles. The elastic style is probably the most common but it doesn't always stay in place that great so I've used small pins to help secure it. Search the words, "elastic bed skirt," "detatchable bed skirt," or "velcro bed skirt" at places like, eBay, department store websites, Bed, Bath & Beyond, etc.
  • Bethany W. Bethany W. on Dec 01, 2013
    Thank you sooo much! Maybe I've just been wording it incorrectly. I know Sleep Number beds carry one, but it's the tailored one . . . and even on sale it's $59.99. If it were the gathered kind I wouldn't mind, but . . . Again, thanks for your help!
  • Shari Shari on Dec 01, 2013
    Glad I could help! I didn't realize Sleep Number sold a bed skirt so just for kicks, I wanted to see what theirs was like. The description on the website didn't even say how it is attached to the bed, which I thought was odd. It didn't get very good reviews either. I did notice though that they sell little corkscrew like pins under the "accessories" category and if you get an elastic bed skirt and find it doesn't stay in place well, something like those should work to keep the bed skirt from slipping and sagging. I just used straight pins but if you have small children that probably wouldn't be advisable.
  • Bethany W. Bethany W. on Dec 02, 2013
    I found two bedskirts at Wal-mart (online), so ordered one of each. Together they still were less than the one at Sleep Number . . . plus I like them better. Those little "pins" that they show work very well though . . . mom used to use them on slipcovers on chairs back when I was a kid. Didn't think they made them anymore.
  • Nancy Johnson Nancy Johnson on Jul 07, 2017

    I'm curious as to why a regular style bedskirt would not work In a sleep number bed. Can't you just lift up the mattress part and slide the bedskirt under it? I recently bought a sleep number bed and the installers just put my regular bed skirt back on the bed, but these comments make me wonder how I am to take it off, wash it, and reinstall it.

    • Brenda Brenda on Sep 13, 2017

      If you have the adjustable bed frame of any size that lifts up or the split top in a Sleep Number king bed, you can't put a standard dust ruffle that goes under the mattress on those models.

  • Bethany W. Bethany W. on Jul 07, 2017

    Okay...maybe because I just took it for granted that this couldn't be done. So yeah, guess you can use a regular bedskirt with it. Not that it matters for me now, because I recently bought a new mattress. My Sleep Number was about 9 years old, and I hadn't been happy with it for years. No matter how I set it, I couldn't get both sides even. Since I'm the only one that sleeps in it, I didn't want one side lower, and that's what I was getting. Plus, I have to have a very firm mattress, and even with the topper it had, keeping it firm enough just wasn't very comfortable. Hope you're happier with yours! :-)

  • Nancy Johnson Nancy Johnson on Sep 13, 2017

    Thanmk you, that explains it. We just have a normal queen.