Love this idea! I put my fresh herbs from the store in jars with water, like I do with fresh cut flowers. They last for over a week. Hanging Fresh Herbs in Mason Jars - Create easy access to fresh herbs while adding color to your kitchen!
I like the idea of having a simple shelf above the head of my bed. This would work with the idea of the box lights instead of a headboard - they could hang down from the shelf! And that shelf could hold all of my most treasured books!