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It’s no secret that this little corner of the internet is a big fan of the ‘white is alright’ school of interior design. And, as our John Lewis guest blogger explains, pops of colour, pattern and texture become ever more striking when built upon a bright blank canvas. Let us introduce you to the ‘new white’ bedding trends for autumn/winter:
Adding depth and warmth to bright whites, charcoal is the perfect shade to bring your bedding into the autumn/winter season. There’s no need to invest in new bedding – just add accessories such as cushions, pillows and throws in rich greys, choosing pieces in tactile materials such as fleece and satin to add a luxurious air to your bedroom.
As well as with accessories, texture can also be added to white bedding through the duvet cover itself. Pleated designs and origami-style tucks bring interest to classic white bedding through areas of light and shade. What’s more, there’s no need for ironing!
Colour pop sheets
Another way to make your mark on your bedroom interior, while keeping your pure white bedding, is to pair with bright colour pop sheets. Inject some Mid-Century style to complement statement accessories, such as a bold and bright Marimekko Fat Boy, by playing with glimpses of colour. Pull back a corner of your duvet to uncover bright red, yellow or blue. Or match colours to vintage-inspired floral print accessories with coral or duck egg sheets.
If you want to bring a little bit of the outside in, but full-on florals aren’t really your thing, add subtle nature-inspired motifs through this season’s delicately embroidered covers. Look for gold and silver details, or alternatively choose understated sketch designs – such as those depicting leaves or feathers – or small and scattered floral details.
Stripes and checks
Finally, if you’re a fan both of bright white minimalism and bold pattern for the bedroom, these needn’t be mutually exclusive. Go for thin stripes in primary colours or black to help inform the themes of your room. Geometric designs work well with equally bold pieces, so choose colour block accessories and furniture with sleek and simple lines.