weed prevention for two years: newspaper will prevent any grass/weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after ~ 18 months. By that time, any grass/weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.
DIY Decorating Ideas: If your budget doesn't allow for expensive custom wooden window cornices, make your own. It's actually quite easy to do. You'll save money and still get the look you want. Wooden Window Cornice Tutorial - DIY and Crafts
Take an old bookshelf, put wainscoating on the back, and add a piece of molding.paint it the color you prefer and you have a new, updated bookshelf. kids' rooms love the wall monogram and the picture on the side wall too!
Instead of a headboard, place bookshelves to frame the bed. Add lights for late night reading. This would be great for a guest bedroom. Leave the shelves at the end of the bed empty for the guests to unpack their clothes. or kids room