A skirt can cover just the legs, or an entire piece of furniture, either to conceal any flaws or define a whole look. This foyer table looks so elegant with its tailored pleated skirt and nail heads. I wonder what the frame under it looks like.
A skirt of layers and layers of ruffle were added to the front of a desk. Not only does it add whimsical playfulness to this office, but it covers the desk legs creates hidden storage space for office supplies.
Skirts do not need to go all the way to the ground. There's barely any skirt on this sofa, but that little bit of gathered ruffle on this white cotton slipcover gives it a relaxed, feminine vibe and allows a bit of leg to show through. The effect goes well with the room's vintage-chic feel.
Create more interest in your skirt on a slip cover by using a different fabric the skirt itself. Go with a ruffled or tailored, pleated look depending on the style of the room. The designer of this room went for a crisper tailored take on a slip cover.
This large area has been segmented into two seating areas: the bench by the window, and the off-centered seating by the fireplace. The skirt around the table and chairs gives more weight to pieces acting as a room divider.
Here is another example of how skirted pieces create separate conversation nooks in a large room with a high ceiling. The skirting adds that needed weight to ground the areas.
Skirts can make spaces cozy and inviting. The sofa in this room has an inviting, casual feel through its use of color, overstuffed pillows and a pleated skirt. A skirted ottoman adds a high-end feel with tailored pleats. The covered legs can provide a hiding spot for magazines and toys.
Mixing skirted pieces with exposed legs, even in this contemporary setting, creates a lovely and interesting look.
Skirted ottomans are a great place to hide extra bedding in a bedroom.
Ruffled skirts look adorable in kids' spaces. Use a lightweight fabric so it gathers easily.
Skirted pieces using cottons or linens that are ruffled or a bit worn create a chic cottage feel.
In a bedroom, a tailored skirt keeps the feel of the space more contemporary. Don't be afraid to show off your skirt with some detail: a band of a second fabric, buttons, bows, or fringe, depending on the look you want.
Skirts with buttons look great in a girl's bedroom or nursery.
I adore the idea of using a bit of a ruffled skirt to the front of this exposed side table. It adds a soft touch — and of course hidden storage area!
Give dining chairs character and elegance with a skirt. The pleats on these chairs give you that something special and still leave the legs exposed.
Give chairs at the heads of the table a skirt giving them more weight and importance.
If you are covering a chair in a fabric that uses a large pattern repeat, think about adding a pleated skirt to the floor to show off more of the pattern.