White linens radiate cleanliness. Dark colors hide stains better, but that may be why guests prefer white. Anyway, solid white sheets and towels are easier to keep clean than prints or darker colors, because you can bleach them.
A petite tray table with a small drawer has just enough space for a colorful lamp, fresh flowers and a small jewelry box. Boxes of any style are great for holding earrings and necklaces taken off just before bed.