Fold your best-looking pillowcases, sheets and blankets, then tie them with ribbons to create “packages” you can display on shelves.
For an instant canopy, hang a sheet from a wall-mounted basket filled with pretty flowers.
When selecting bedroom accessories, think storage. Mini-suitcases, ottomans that double as item containers and covered boxes will free up drawer space AND add décor appeal.
Use a wall-mounted curtain rod to create a unique picture display. Suspend family photos from ribbons of different lengths.
To give a plain shade new style, cut flowers from wrapping paper or napkins and decoupage onto the shade.
Bed trays are both useful and make great décor focal points. Set one beside your bed to hold your glasses, a water pitcher or flowers. The beautiful décor point that you’ve just created can also function as a lap desk/snack tray.
To add fragrance to your closet, slide a mini-lavender wreath onto a hanger. Tip: Refresh fragrance every 30-60 days with a few drops of essential oil.
Make a simple and super-stylish canopy in a flash in by just hanging a sheer curtain or two from a ceiling-mounted rod above the head of the bed.
Slipcover any dining chair with a pair of pretty pillow shams to instantly create a comfy chair. Pull one over the back and lay the other horizontally on the seat.
A pair of mini-rosemary trees will give your bedroom a touch of natural beauty. Try other low-light plants, like ferns and azaleas.
A mini-upholstered stool at the foot of the bed, adds a “decorated” feel to a small bedroom where’s there no room for a bench or chair.
To dress up your chair quickly, fold a flat sheet to the width of the chair seat. Drape it from front to back, and cinch with a length of ribbon for a new look.
Make beautiful baskets that match your bed linens-fast. Try lining a few baskets of various sizes with pillowcases or cut-up sheets and filling them with small decorative items.
For a new accent on a pillow (no sewing required!), take a standard-size pillowcase and wrap it around, pin or tie it to a small throw pillow. Trim the “new” pillow with ribbon, silky cord or faux flowers.
For some of the best designs in bedding and bed-related products, check out www.thecompanystore.com. They offer more than 4,000 items (!), ranging from basic pillows to stylish coverlets. And for a line of sheet sets, quilts and more made with 100% cotton. Go to www.pbsltd.com for a retailer near you.
Local resource-Try Kohl’s at 383 Boardman Poland Rd. and Home Depot at 7001 Southern Blvd.