Curee member Kathrynivy has a great space and has made this simply lovely, felted trivet. It keeps the space feeling bright and cheery without making a big commitment to any specific color choice or permanent fixture to a wall or floor. Over at Flickr she shared the pattern and other assorted details so you can make your own.
Never tried felting? It's super easy, just head to your local craft store and look for a set of felting needles, some wool and go to town! There's just something cathartic about repeatedly stabbing something.