'They're a Classic for a Reason' — How to Find the Best White Bedding Sets When There's so Much Choice

We look at how to differentiate between white bedding sets, and choose our favorites for a modern, yet classic style in a bedroom

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White, it's light, and bright and instantly opens up your interior. It also happens to be the most popular shade for bedding. From interior designers to hoteliers and DIY home experts, white bedding creates a crisp and clean foundation for your bed and works with a variety of styles and schemes.

While at first glance, it might seem like all white bedding is the same, this couldn't be further from the truth. Ivory, pearl, or alabaster, your shade of white bedding can greatly impact the tone of your interior. Warmer whites feel more cozy and relaxed, whilst cooler tones can feel more contemporary. Design is another facet to consider, white works well with pattern and texture and offers you a bedding design that feels engaging but not overwhelming.

To help you get closer to your perfect white, we've compiled the best bedding sets into this exclusive list. After searching and scouring the best home decor sites, these are the whites that we can't live without. If you're seeking more bedding inspiration, look to our best bedding feature to help you get started. It features a curated list of the Livingetc team's top picks and a useful bedding guide.

1. White Patterned Bedding Sets

2. White Minimal Bedding Sets

3. White Linen Bedding Sets

4. White Cotton Bedding Sets

Why should you buy white duvet covers & bedding sets?

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White is a fan favorite when it comes to bedding. It reflects light beautifully around your bedroom and often, lets your bedding fabric of choice be the star of the show. By choosing white bedding, you also can easily refresh your bedding with colorful bolster cushions, throws or shams. White's strength when it comes to bedding lies in its ability to transcend trends.

'White is classic and will never date or go out of style, it compliments every color and can look so lovely and crisp when new,' says Australian interior designer, Caitlin Parker of Parker Studio. One of the most difficult parts about buying your white bedding is ensuring all your whites work together. The benefit of buying a white bedding set is that everything you need is included, saving you time and stress. Ensure your whites stay pristine and perfect by reading the care instructions thoroughly. Opting for a white duvet cover can be ideal for those pressed for time as they can easily be washed in the machine and will dry faster than a comforter. 

Writer and design expert Faaizah Shah is the founder of The Interiors Consultancy. She has worked with designers such as Staffan Tollgard and design houses such as Sanderson to help them understand and communicate their narratives. She is known for crafting engaging stories and imaginative content, and understanding great decor from her years alongside some of the best creatives in the industry. She is also a contributor to Livingetc.