Winter is coming, and while we cannot wait for Christmas – think this cheese advent calendar, Harry Potter re-runs and Prosecco Christmas crackers – we’re less impressed by the drop in temperature. Yes, it means you can dig out your favourite winter coat, but who doesn’t want to remember what a bit of sun feels like?
So you’re planning to shoot off on a last minute winter getaway and you’ll soon forget how cold and miserable the weather is here in the UK. It’s time to forget the office admin, chaotic commute and British chill.
Next stop is the accommodation. If you’re swerving the most Instagrammable Airbnbs in favour of a hotel, you can look forward to fancy shampoos, fluffy bathrobes and a good night’s sleep in a big, comfy bed. You might even make the same hotel demand as Prince Harry.
But have you ever noticed that hotels always use white bedding? And have you ever wondered why?
It turns out there’s actually a pretty good reason for it.
Emma Hooton, in-house interior stylist at Tielle Love Luxury, told Red: ‘Coloured linen not only fades over time, but easily dates and somehow never looks quite as timeless or inviting as fresh white.’
So it’s all about keeping the room looking as neat and tidy as possible whilst also making sure it doesn’t look dated. The sheets are likely to look fresher, too, considering that colours will fade after several washes.
It also helps to create a sense of calm within the room. She continued: ‘White always forms the perfect backdrop to any other hues or textures in the bedroom. Start with a blank, neutral canvas and work up with a statement headboard and fun patterns or colour popping cushions for a bed you want to dive into.’
So now you know.