I'm joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Please visit her and see all the table tops that are
far more beautiful and creative than
what you will see in my post today!
Just to remind you of the "before" hospital room look...ugh.
I decided to go with the "dorm" look. I was able to get very bright bedspreads and they had the extra length needed to not slip off hospital beds. What you can't see is that my in-laws had their own chairs from home (a recliner and a rocker) brought in and put on either side of the large window. That alone made them very happy, even if it took up more of the minimal space available.
The bedspreads were from Bed, Bath and Beyond. They are reversable. I used the stripe side on his bed and the flowered side on hers.
Small baskets in bright colors from Target to hold greeting cards and my father-in-laws chocolate candy. I added a package of bright napkins to the candy basket.
For each night table I bought round plastic placemats in matching colors to the bedspreads. I wanted something to distract from the institutional look and yet it had to be able to be wiped off by the cleaning staff. My in-laws were really pleased by the time we left. My father-in-law seems okay with being there. He has his television, his candy and he can order off the menu anything he wants to eat. My mother-in-law is struggling. We took them out to eat and she really enjoyed the fresh air. She got very tired and said she knows that they need to be there, but it is so hard to be in a place that is like that when you know your home is just down the road. They are in much better shape than the other people we are seeing there, which makes it even more difficult for them. They both say that the staff is treating them great and they feel very secure. That is really more important I guess than the color of paint on the walls.