White bedding is like a little black dress- you can dress it up a million different ways with various accessories. These beds all start with white sheets and a plain white coverlet or duvet cover - their character all comes from the "add ons." They're anything but dull, and I think any one of them would look fabulous in a red bedroom...
|Photo: House Beautiful, July '08 Design: Andrew Halliday & David Greer|
A faux fur throw and lush velvet bolsters in deep charcoal make up a sumptuous, sophisticated bed.
|Photo: House Beautiful, July '09 Design: Jonathan Berger|
LOVE THIS HEADBOARD. But even without such a statement piece, a vintage suzani used as a bed scarf or coverlet is enough pattern to carry an entire room.
|Photo: Lonny Magazine, Aug/Sept '10 Design: Vincente Wolf|
Your white sheets don't have to be plain - A nice border detail gives them a crisp, tidy look. In a red room, I like tan, navy, or charcoal borders. Bloomingdales Chelsea Sheets with a little red polka-dot border are fun too!
|Photo: House Beautiful, Nov '08 Design: Peter Dunham|
Bring in more red! Katie Ridder makes some fabulous prints like this paisley - you can mix them up to make accent pillows, a coverlet, and window treatments.
|Photo: Lonny Magazine, July '10 Design: Lee Kleinheker|
I love this photo because is shows just how gorgeous plain white bedding can be with a glam headboard. If you're going for simple, go for height - you'll get a lot of drama if you make the headboard as tall as you are.
Hope this inspires you to dress up your bed!