Bedding for a air bed transforms the home office or the corner of their living room to a guest room. Buy bedding to devote to your own air bed with maintenance; not all mattresses are the exact same thickness. Deep-pocket fitted sheets will fit most pillow-top or tufted-top air mattresses snugly, so long as the mattress is correctly inflated. Fitted sheets remain on the mattress better than flat sheets. Customize your bedding or create it from scratch, so the sleepover children or your own mom-in-law feel right at home.
Fake Fitted Sheets
If you do not need the frustration of turning plain fabric panels or flat sheets into fitted sheets by gathering the edges using flexible, do it the inelegant but easy way. Set the flat sheet on the bed, tucking it in at every corner. Lightly mark a place over the tucked sheet two to three inches from the corner, about an inch in from the edge of the mattress underneath, on each side of every corner. Measure from mark to mark while the sheet remains on the bed to find out the period of the elastic pieces. Subtract one inch from the dimension to make a mild stretch in the elastic which will hold the sheet in place. Remove the sheet from the mattress and stitch a piece of elastic securely to every corner at the marks.
Hide the Frame
Air beds have grown up, from the simple bed-in-a-bag inflatable mattress you can stash at the back of the hall cupboard, to inflatable mattresses which come with their very own foldable frames. Make your visitors feel at home using a ruffled bed skirt to cover the spare metal frame below the mattress. Whip up a duvet cover with matching pillow shams and collect coordinating fabric to your deep ruffle that rings the bed, hiding the legs. A ruffled skirt is a lot easier to organize than a pleated one since it can be wiggled askew slightly and still seem to sit perfectly in position.
Hide the Base
If your air bed includes an attached inflatable base to boost the mattress off the ground to the height of a normal bed, cover the base simply to give your guest room, or living room, a much more polished feel. A fitted sheet which complements or fits the remainder of the bedding will be all you need. Flip up the bed and match the sheet over the base so the accumulated sides cling across the faces of the base and the main sheet is on the bottom, beneath the mattress. Once you lay down the mattress and put the mattress cover and fitted sheet onto it, then you are going to see a gathered decorative fabric cover over the base. The elastic will keep the upside-down sheet securely on the base.
Hunt for matching or mix-and-match bedding sets to gather easy-store bedding for your own air mattress. Buy an additional standard pillowcase for sheets and pillow storage just, a king-size case for lighting comforter or duvet cover plus sheets storage. Make two slits, an inch apart, in the hem of their spare pillowcase and bind across the border of each slit with overstitched thread or a piece of hem tape to maintain the fabric from unraveling. Feed grosgrain ribbon or delicate cord — three times as long as the narrow width of the pillowcase — to one slice, round the circumference of the end of the pillowcase within the hem, and outside the other slit. Knot the ends off so they won’t pull within the slits. Fold and store the bedding at the matching or coordinated pillowcase, pull on the ribbon like a drawstring to close the top, and tie it in a bow.