by Harriet Bond
(San Francisco, CA, USA)
I could so get a photographic bedding set for my student daughter! It’s the ideal going away present and souvenir of home – all wrapped up in one! Photographic bedding is perfect for girlie girls who love their friends and will miss them loads when they go away to a bare empty college room for the first time.
Spreading out the quality cover with its myriad cheerful familiar faces will be a vibrant tonic. Transforming the grey room in an instant, it will add rainbow colors, light and smiles In a small room, the bed is such an important impact maker, with its relatively large surface area.
Girls can choose all their fave memories and faces and arrange them to form whichever pattern ways they like. They could even choose apattern together, so they could all have matching ones to take away to college -a thread of continuity and hugs through different collegelocations, maybe even through other countries! None of them need ever be lonesome with cosy laptop messaging on their photographic bedding cover for company!
Of course there are heaps of new friends around the corner too, flashing white teeth and shiny shiny hair, just waiting for a snazzy bed cover to curl up on with coffee and gossip to look forward to. No problem breaking the ice with all those classmate photos to ask about. Some girls already have a similar photo-montage to use as a screeensaver!
It’s a good thing it’s high quality, durable and washable too – as they huddle bright-eyed in their oversize fun Disney slippers and leg-warmers, to plan their room-warming. With the busy pattern of all those happy photos, the odd cocoa drops or pizza crumbs will hardly notice. And after all, the high standards of wash ability and color-fastness mean those ‘popular people’ won’t have to bat an eyelid as they lug their bedding off to the Laundromat.
It’ll launder up bright as new and a drop of their favorite scented fabric conditioner will make sure it freshens the whole room when it goes back on the bed, crisp and smart. – just in time for the next party, or Mom’s first visit!
For a girl on a student budget, some simple decor additions are easy to match with this versatile photographic bedding, for the perfect finishing touch. Perhaps a matching lampshade, a simple study lamp for relaxing low-lighting, fluffy scatter cushions (one for each friend!), fairy lights around the headboard and a shaggy rug to warm chilly nail-polished toes! Any of these could be color-matched to any of the shades in the photographic bedding photos.
Of course there will still be the odd tear of homesickness when onlyhome will do but the cure for that is a slumber party of best friends all with shoulders to cry on, boxes of paper handkerchiefs, hair straighteners to fix, and a few really sad DVDs to weep over. By the time the lonesome heroine takes a long hot soak with her most expensive scented bath goodies and wraps herself under her oh-so-special girls’ bedding, it will all be forgotten. She can call her boyfriend or call home to arrange that first trip back!