If you want to dress up your bed but find dust ruffles a bit fussy, consider slipping a fitted sheet over your box spring for a streamlined look. Use a sheet that matches those on the bed, or set off a coverlet or duvet by choosing one in a matching pattern or contrasting hue. | Martha Stewart
One Living Room, Three Ways : Rooms : HGTV-- Cheap wooden boxes from the craft store painted in a consistent and interesting style and then grouped together on a table. This would be great for those little containers I always need in a front room. Things like small sewing, pencils, stationary, and other bits and pieces.
I like how they put the shelf low, like a table...