Bedroom Ticking

My husband and I have needed new bedding for quite a while and the time has come to choose something. We've decided to make red ticking part of the purchase, but are now trying to decide between ticking for the duvet or the sheets. I was leaning toward a solid duvet with ticking sheets until I saw the photo above, and now I'm undecided. Oh dear; I think I'll let him choose.

top photo from Gardener & Marks

second photo from The Painted Hive