This is the real reason why hotels always use white bedding


You’ve found a getaway deal in the British Airways sale and you’re heading off for some sun so that it feels like it’s actually summer. Hurrah! It’s time to forget the office admin, chaotic commute and disappointing British weather.

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, toldĀ 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.

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