3 Bedroom Essentials

Other than the whips, chains, and whipped cream of course.

1. Bed Risers. Strapped for storage space? Get yourself some bed risers! I got mine from Linens & Things. They raise the bed up 6” making enough room for storage bins under the bed. An extra-long bed skirt (I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond) hides the evidence.

2. Duvet Clips. If you have a duvet cover, you need duvet clips. These lovely little things clip inside to the corners of your bedding set, securing your comforter to your duvet cover. The result? No more unevenness and shifting of your comforter in your duvet. I found mine at Bed Bath & Beyond, but most stores carry them. Stay tuned for my upcoming post on How to Stuff a Duvet Cover for more detailed information on how these little darlings work.

3. Bed Skirt Pins. Until I found these spirally wonders at Linens & Things, bed skirts were my #2 nemesis (after open shelving). They keep your bed skirts perfectly in place! No more shifting around or trying to tug back in place when you’re flipping the mattress. Brilliant!

Just poke it into the top of your bed skirt, through to the mattress. Keep twisting until the pin is flush with your mattress. Repeat going all the way around the perimeter of your mattress. And there you have it—a pinned down bed skirt guaranteed to stay in place!

I also found another benefit to these swirly beauties—keeping a too long bed skirt up off the floor! The bed skirts in the Circle Room were too long for the beds. I would tuck them up between the mattresses to keep them off the floor, but that would never last. Before long they’d be puddled back on the floor, kicking my OCD into overdrive. My solution? Fold the bed skirt on to itself just enough to get it off the floor, and secure it with a bed skirt pin. WooHoo!! Oh happy day!

Pic 1: The disastrous puddled bed skirt hell. Pic 2: Nice, neat, and up off the floor. Love!

Got some bedroom essentials of your own to add? I’d love to hear about them!

Related Posts:
How to Stuff a Duvet Cover
Our “I Don’t Get It” Guest Room
The Circle Room
Organized Linen Closet


  1. 1

    I am in desperate need of the duvet stuffing session…hurry, hurry!! The duvet has been on the bed naked for the last two years, while my beautiful crate and barrel duvet cover spends each night in the corner alone.

  2. 2

    Whew, I’m so glad you mentioned the whips, chains and whipped cream first, or else I’d have to ask you to print a correction. Lol, good tips – I’ve never heard of Duvet clips, I’ll have to stop at the BBB before heading to Forever21 for the clutch that Freckles has sent me in search of.

    And to your comment – Mr. B is open to this relationship for the wear and tear and gas it will save on our cars. He’s willing to look the other way. Plus, since it could be 3 – 4 years away, I don’t think he’s too worried. Yet.

  3. 3

    sab–look for the post tomorrow! I hope to finish it up tonight! :)

    Emily–whew! That’s good news about Mr. B, lol! But bad news about the 3-4 year wait. Boo.

  4. 4

    I’ve never seen any of those products here in England! Don’t those duvet clips feel hard and annoying in your soft duvet when you come across them?

  5. 5

    so i guess i am not in the “bedroom know-how” cause i haven’t heard of 2 outta your 3 things…whipped cream on the other hand…now when will they finally invent an accessory to keep that cold bedside?!?!?


  6. 6

    I think we get the risers here, but I’ve not seen the others here. Of course I’m at the stage where I would just love to have a bedroom and work from there, but if I had to say anything, it would be handy bedside drawer to stash chocolates for late night snacks.

  7. 7

    OMG..Duvet pins?? NO way..I curse my duvet at least everyday and have actually just taken it off the bed b/c we fight so much. I am ordering these today

  8. 8

    Where did you find the bed skirt for the circle room?

  9. 9

    whips, chains, and whipped cream…….check.

    All the other stuff…..nope. Off to BB&B in search of them!

  10. 10

    Question about the bed risers: Do you have them on your master bed? We looked at them at BBB and they have a 300 pound weight limit? We’re not big people by any means, but we do weigh about that combined.


  11. 11

    Well it sounds like we’ve got some kinky ladies around here, lol!

    Jen–the duvet clips are covered in a soft foam (and are pretty small) so I don’t feel them at all.

    Blondie–I belive the bedskirt for the circle room either came from Bed Bath & Beyond or Target.

    Dawn–no, we don’t have the risers in our master bedroom–just the main guest room. And I didn’t realize there was a weight limit! I didn’t notice that when I bought them. I know we’ve had over 300lbs in that bed with no problems. HTH!

  12. 12

    Hello, new to blogging and dont know if this is where I post this question but….
    I love your orginization posts and would love to see pics of your bathroom and how you have organized your hair care products and such. I am in desprate need of help when it comes to that area. Thank you and I enjoy reading your blog.

  13. 13

    Do you have a link to the extra long bed skirt at BBB? Thanks!

  14. 14

    Hi Annie, I tried looking for a link but unfortunately it looks like they’re not available online (or they no longer carry them). Sorry I wasn’t more helpful!

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    Linda White says:

    My mama used to use those screw in pins on slip covers on chairs or sofa to keep them on.

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