and now I've adding some bright pillows to the bed set:
I googled an image of a seahorse, traced it out on to Heat'n'Bond, and ironed it onto some purply fabric. I made the pillow top with light blue swirly fabric, and the back is a beige sparkly sand-like color.
I also stitched on top and around the seahorse with matching color thread:
I have a few more ideas sitting in my brain, but we'll see what comes of it...