Choosing bed linen is one of most important choices when it comes to decorating a bedroom. I personally will base a room around the chosen bed linen. The only exception being artwork - like my guest room.
Bed linen can change the mood and the look of the bedroom even with minimal changes to the rest of the room. You need to consider what feel you want for the bedroom. Whites and soft tones will give the room a clean calm feeling. Where bright colours add some fun and life to the room.
Here is an example of my bedroom. When we first moved in we had a white and light grey chevron patterned quilt cover with touch of chartreuse cushions. I then fell in love with a bright set from Adairs and I had to have it so I completely change it all. The only other changes I made to the room was print you can see in the ensuite. Everything else stayed the same yet the room felt a lot more happier to me. I have since added some items to my bedside also
In my guest room the artwork came first. I needed bed linen to suit the artwork however I didn't want to spend a fortune as the guest room is not used much. In my rush to have the guest room ready to use I grabbed a bold black/white stripe set from Freedom in clearance. A couple of months ago Adairs had a really good sale for Linen Lovers and I spotted a quilt cover with the mint and coral in it. It was reduced from $189 to $65... it was a sign. I love the softer look it has in the room and how it adds so much more colour as I don't want to add too much to this room. I like both these looks.