The homeowner's artwork from college was inexpensively framed and hung in a group of six for impact.
To make a space uniquely yours, don't settle for ready-made items. In this case, Mary Leigh found tall red vases and had them wired to create matching bedside lamps. She then embellished simple white lampshades with black ribbon.
It's easier than it seems to make your own lamp. Just purchase a lamp kit that comes with a vase cap, pipe, socket, wire, harp, and base. Carefully drill a 3/8-inch-wide hole in the bottom or side of the vase. If you have a glass vase and are uncertain about drilling a hole into it, take it to a glass company or lamp shop for help.
The lamps aren't the only creative projects in the room. Artwork, done by Jennie in college, hangs above the bed. The six prints, grouped for impact, were inexpensively framed in black. For a similar look, consider framing photographs from an old calendar, or group several illustrations from one book.