Creative Home Decorating Ideas
I think that when it comes to decorating, sometimes you have to look past the obvious and imagine the possibilities. And every once in awhile I’ll see a piece and think “Wow, that could be used so many different ways.”
This happened yesterday when I saw this White Wood Potting Bench from World Market. I was struck with inspiration as soon as I laid eyes on it. It’s a really nice piece, made from tropical hardwoods. There is an extra fold-out shelf, and the slats of the main work space lift off to reveal additional storage.
So, what would I use it for? Well, a couple of different things came to mind. First, I think it would be a really great addition to a laundry room. You could put bins or totes on the bottom shelf for collecting dirty laundry or for sorting the clean (give each person their own color which makes it easier for them to put away their stuff). On the top shelf, you can store all your detergents, fabric softeners, etc. And in the hidden storage, you can store socks that have lost their mate, odds and ends that you find in the bottom of the washer/dryer, laundry pens, etc.
The second idea I had for it would be to place it in a mudroom. Set a drip-tray on the floor under the bottom shelf, and then you can set dirty, wet, or snow-covered boots and shoes on there to dry. Place a couple of plastic trays in the hidden storage area and let the kiddos toss in their wet mittens; hang a piece of cord across the back under the top shelf, and then you can pull the wet mittens out and hang them to dry. Bulky seasonal items (like umbrellas, pool toys, etc.) can be placed on the top shelf as needed.
The best part? It’s 75% off ($34.99), which always makes me happy. I like it when my visions come with a small investment just in case. If you shop through Ebates, use promo code TENOFF2713 for an extra 10% off (plus you’ll earn 4% cash back).