When it comes to your homewares, it pays to think outside the box.
Just because society tells you a bed sheet should go on the bed, it doesn’t mean that is its only use.
Here’s a list of everyday items that can be used in new and different ways.
Before rushing out to buy an expensive tablecloth, head to the linen closet and see if there’s a nice white sheet you can work with instead. Sheets can also be reworked into napkins.
On the other hand, many tablecloths make great curtains.
Do you have a fancy t-towel that is a little too nice to be used washing dishes? Put it in a frame and you’ve got yourself a new wall hanging.
Bed heads can be expensive. Instead, hang a nice rug on the wall to create a new look for your bed.
Mugs, glasses, carafes, whatever you’ve got in your cupboard can double as a vase for a simple flower arrangement.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.