Why the majority of hotels use white bedding - and why you should too

Can you guess why?

Hotel bedroom with concrete furniture and white bed linen
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What is more inviting than a freshly made bed with white, crisp bedding?

There are several reasons why white bedding is so popular in hotels and in-home bedrooms.

Firstly, it is incredibly versatile. Having a bed covered in white sheets and the best pillows as the centerpiece of your room allows you to be as creative and colorful as you like when it comes to decorating and choosing color designs. It’s a blank canvas you can have fun with!

Joe Molloy, founding director of Tielle Love Luxury, says, "We always recommend classic white sheets rather than coloured as these stay fresh looking and never go out of style. White bedlinen work really well in a bold colour scheme bedroom and to complete the look, add luxurious layers such as a faux fur throw for texture and depth."

But most importantly, it is very soothing and calming. You should feel as relaxed as possible when going to bed and the last thing you want to see before drifting off to sleep is a brightly coloured design that has the potential to give you a headache.

As for hotels, however, there is a main reason white bedding is there number one choice and it comes down to cleanliness.

As reported in Reader’s Digest, there is nowhere for germs and dirt to hide on a white sheet which is exactly why hotels tend to favour white bedding. Their customers can go to sleep at night knowing they are in the comfort of a clean bed.

Additionally, white linen gives off the impression of luxury. Emma Hooton, in-house interior stylist at Tielle Love Luxury from Studio Hooton always advises clients to use white bed linen,"Used by the world’s leading hotels, white sets the standard in luxury and we love a boutique hotel look. Anything from a 300-thread count will give you the same quality feel as a night in a 5-star hotel."

So wherever you’re sleeping, whether it be in a hotel or your own bedroom, you can feel fancy in your white sheets!