After the installation of a new window and the acquisition of a new bed, something had to be done to at least do a little decorating. I'm not ready to spend any money in this room. The new bed was a sleep/orthopedic purchase, the head and foot board a small splurge. My challenge was to reach a drape solution but not spend any money.
My night table was the main reason I had chosen a black metal headboard. The two pieces tie together so I didn't have to get a new piece. Black is the color that unites. On the bed, the comforter and skirt are predominately orange. I picked the green scrap of fabric to add a little bit of pattern but also a contrast.
I am not claiming any sort of style accomplishment here. My bedside table at this point is functional -- it is a place to hold everything I need during the night... reading glasses I can quickly grab to see the face of the clock, Nivea cream for chapped lips and dried elbows, a glass of water for pills and night time thirstiness. Maybe I'll take a can of spray paint to the Nivea tin and paint it black.
It's not glamorous or truly "decorated," but the stuff on the window keeps out the light without looking to ugly. I can live with that!