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Bear with me on this one – I promise that there is method in my madness today!. White bedding is one of those things that a lot of people shy away from – thinking because it’s white it isn’t suitable for most homes due to maintenance etc… – but I am here to fly the flag for white bedding, and explain why it can work perfectly for every home – every time!

The joys of using white bed linen

I was one of those people a few years ago who bought any other colour bedding bar white, but I now use nothing else in my home – for quite a few good reasons – and that’s what I wanted to share with you today – something that you may well have walked straight past in the shop that actually could help with getting a little more organised around the house.

This post goes through all the reasons I love white bedding (and why I think you should to!), and gives you a few inspirational ideas of how well white bedding works in any and every home.

In every type of bedroom – every style, every age – white is the way to go – every time!

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Reasons why white bedding works

If you haven’t as yet used white bedding in your home, here are all the reasons that I love it – to hopefully give you food for thought…

  • All bedding can match – saving you time. If all beds have white bedding – then it is really easy to change the bedding as you can simply pull out x pillow cases, x sheets and x duvet covers and you’re done – no more looking for matching sets!
  • It is easy to clean (practicality has to be there!) – you can wash at really high temperatures unlike most coloured bedding.
  • It is cheap – yes, you can pay a lot for Egyptian cotton sheets – but overall you can get good quality white bedding for a really cost effective price compared to a lot of coloured varieties (and it’s easier to find white as oppose to trying to match a pattern or colour to your room).
  • It makes a room feel less cluttered, and calmer (the bed is usually the biggest single item in a room – so bedding is a very predominant feature of the space and can make a room feel busy and cluttered if highly patterned.
  • It can brighten up a dark room –¬†whether it is dark through lack of natural light, or dark due to the decor, white bedding can transform how bright a bedroom feels¬†(the bed is, after all, the largest part of most rooms).
  • It’s classic – it will go with everything – and you can add colour easily with throws and cushions if required.
  • In childrens rooms it can be quite a calm counter to the bright toys /paint and accessories, and if they share then its easy to make each bed look unique but still have something to tie them together.
  • It looks quite hotel-like which can make people think of luxury and opulence, and promotes a calmness so you can properly relax in your bedroom.

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Are you sold on the idea yet? – if you need some inspiration to see how well white bedding works in examples – then your wish is my command….

Here are some gorgeous room schemes that show that white bedding is so versatile for every bedroom and for every type of style – which is your favourite?

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I must admit that I would rarely if ever go back to using anything other than white bedding in a bedroom now – the top selling point is that it makes laundry day so much easier, both washing and putting things away (If I can save time sorting things out then I will!).

How white bedding is always the way to go when picking bedding for your home - and all the amazing reasons why!I also love to change the look of my bed in line with the seasons – as I like a warm throw in the winter, and different colours of cushions (deep colours for winter and lighter for the summer). Each bed in my house is still unique and looks very different because of how they are dressed, and how the room decor is – so there should be no worries of feeling bland in any way. The white simply makes a stunning backdrop to the colours used in them instead of fighting for attention.

What do you think about using white bedding on all beds? I’d love to know so please leave a comment below – thanks in advance!

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  1. Brianna Sep 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    I grew up with all white linens (and a white cardigan sweater in winter, and white sandals in summer) so i really embraced color when i grew up. However now my hubby & i are both leaning back to all white, but the issue with that for us is the different sizes. He needs twinXL, i use full size and we have another twinRegular. Trying to sort and separate & find all those sheets in the closet would be a royal nightmare in my opinion. Since we haven’t fully transitioned to all white yet, it is easy to keep them all organized.

    • Chrissy @ Organise My House Oct 3, 2016 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Brianna – totally agree that you have to be really organised to go all white. What I would suggest is to colour code the labels on your sheets so that you can easily see what goes with what (colour code the same colour as the room if possible to make it even easier!). What I do is have different textured white linens for each room so it’s really easy to see what goes where. Hope these ideas help x

      • Brianna Oct 6, 2016 at 2:35 am #

        Thank you Chrissy, now do you have any good ideas for removing dried blood stains from white cotton sheets? My 88 yr old DH is on blood thinners and has paper thin skin that he manages to scratch & bleeds at night. Sometimes his sheets are downright polka dotted with blood stains and by the time i find them they are already dry and impossible to wash out.

        • Chrissy @ Organise My House Oct 24, 2016 at 10:53 am #

          Hi Brianna – thats a great question! I haven’t got a method that I have used, but I did a quick search for you online and this tutorial stood out as a good one to try - – I haven’t tried it, but let me know how you go x

          • Melissa May 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

            Use hotel bar soap and warm water (body temperature). It will only work before you wash and dry, drying sets the stain. You just moisten the stain, rub the soap into it, lather and scrub the fabric together until the blood comes out. It is easy and quick. Any hotel bar soap works.

          • Chrissy Halton May 17, 2017 at 10:32 am #

            Great tip – thanks Melissa x

  2. Chrissy @ Organise My House Mar 29, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    email question from reader –

    “I agree! I have just started to use white & it does have that clean inviting hotel room look. I agree you can use any color with it. Is there any particular type or thread count you recommend?”

    Answer –

    Hi! – I used to say that a high thread count was vital with white bedding, so that it looked as luxurious as possible (and was also less see-through!), but you can get some fantastic quality bedding from supermarkets and high street stores alike now. Go for something that you feel comfortable with price-wise, and that you like the feel of. My tip would also be to buy a pillow case on its own first and see how it feels to sleep on, and how it washes and irons – then you will know the sort of quality you are getting. Hope this helps!

  3. Chrissy @ Organise My House Mar 23, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    I think everything comes back into fashion eventually Chris! – I agree that white can look very hospital like if you don’t have a very warm coloured room, so I would always look to add in throws and cushions to make it more cosy. You do what you prefer – always x

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