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Why you should never have an all-white bed – according to designer Jake Arnold

Hollywood's hottest designer is breaking color tradition in the bedroom – these are the hues he's using instead

Jake Arnold designed bedding for Parachute
(Image credit: Courtesy of Parachute)

If you're going to take bedroom styling tips from anybody, let it be Jake Arnold. The designer behind John Legend & Chrissy Teigen and Rashida Jones's homes has launched a limited collection of bedding and decor with bedroom label Parachute – and the pieces epitomize his unique design style. 

The British-raised, LA-based personality is known for his ability to marry quintessential British charm with a relaxed SoCal style, and his recent bedroom ideas are no exception. 

To mark his launch with Parachute, Jake sat down with H&G to reveal the one styling mistake that he urges clients to avoid – and it involves a color that is typically a firm favorite when it comes to color ideas in the bedroom. 

Why you should never have an all-white bed – according to Jake Arnold

Jake Arnold designed bedding for Parachute

(Image credit: Courtesy of Parachute)

Jake Arnold revealed the 'all-white bed' is the one styling mistake you should avoid, but what should you do instead?

'The all-white bed, while easy, feels way too sterile for the times,' he says. 'Your bed should feel polished yet comfortable and inviting. Don't be afraid to inject some color, mix tones, and play with proportions and texture.' When looking for bedroom color ideas, Jake suggests bringing darker, richer textures into your space – something that is a theme of his collection.

'It's all about setting a mood – I am obsessed with the palette of this collection. The deep brown tone, the buff pink, and parchment complement furniture so well - whether different woods or upholstery,' he says. 

Jake Arnold designed bedding for Parachute

(Image credit: Courtesy of Parachute)

While all-white bed linens are a safe choice, the designer urges you to bridge into more daring hues – but this can be simpler than it initially seems. Jake reveals that the key to a balanced scheme is in how you pair your current paint ideas with your linen. But there is a combination for every style of bedroom. 

'If your walls are painted in a darker color, anchor the bed in a lighter bedding set and accessorize with the brown boucle throw and printed bolster,' he explains. 

Meanwhile, if your walls are lighter, Jake suggests experimenting with a darker palette on your bed – then bring it all together with the bed skirt. 'You can't really go wrong with the mix and match nature of the line,' he adds. 

Jake Arnold designed bedding for Parachute

(Image credit: Courtesy of Parachute)

Jake hopes that, as people spend more time in their homes, these more daring color combinations will allow your space to feel more like a sanctuary – and this collection is the perfect place to start. The pieces currently retail from $89-$749 exclusively at Parachute.

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. As a News Writer, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.