As newlyweds with a clean slate &mdash meaning, an empty, unfurnished apartment &mdash we decided to buy a platform wood bed frame before anything else, but then were left with the question of how to cover the box spring. There is more of a need to decorate this functional piece of the bed with the ever-increasing-in-number low-slung modern beds out there... Many of you have suggested using a fitted sheet, so we found an inexpensive taupe-colored fitted sheet at Target that worked like magic once washed and dried (to shrink it up and get rid of the wrinkles). A fitted sheet is the easiest solution, but there are also official box spring covers out there, from places such as West Elm (below), Pottery Barn, and Lands End, among others.
Some of you have also suggested finding a bed skirt and carefully tucking it under the box spring. For us, a fitted sheet works just fine, especially because it continues the color of our schmancy new taupe bath towels into the bedroom. We can also change the color seasonally, if we like, or mix it up with our other fitted sheets. The next project for us is to find a quilt, queen-size (not twin-size!) down comforter and new shams. Are there any other box spring ideas out there? (Image: Lindsey Roberts, West Elm)