Build a Better Bedroom: How to Get The Look of These 4 Awesome Rooms at Home

Build a Better Bedroom: How to Get The Look of These 4 Awesome Rooms at Home

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Tess Wilson
Feb 19, 2017

When gazing upon the better bedrooms the internet has to offer, it's easy to get discouraged—even bitter: "Sure, my bedroom could look like that if I had a five-figure pillow budget!" Grumble no longer, because we've taken four of our favorite boudoirs of the moment and figured out how to recreate them at a tiny fraction of the original budget. Your dream bedroom can be yours!

This bold bedroom featured on My Domaine is all about its high-contrast black and white palette, warmed up by wood, jute and brass. Be fearless with graphics—and wall paint—knowing that the natural elements will keep things from feeling too sterile. And a giant ombre faux fur blanket is the opposite of antiseptic!

How to Get the Look:

  1. Nightstand — West Elm, $199
  2. Jute Rug — Similar: World Market, $169.99 for 6' x 9'
  3. Bench — Similar: InMod, $189
  4. Lamp — Similar: Target, $29.99
  5. Throw Pillow — CB2, $49.95
  6. Sconce — Similar: CB2, $89.95
  7. Marble Bookends — Similar: High Street Market, $69.50
  8. Faux Fur Throw — Similar: Bed Bath & Beyond, $37.99
  9. Black-and-White Rug — Similar: Urban Outfitters, $99 for 5' x 7'
  10. Planter — Similar: CB2, $39.95
  11. Ladder — Similar: GreenMade, $200
  12. Frame — Similar: Target, $19.99
  13. Bed — Similar: IKEA, $389
  14. Duvet — Similar: IKEA, $19.99
  15. Chandelier — Schoolhouse Electric (splurge!), $499

A bedroom featured in the Australian catalogue Immi + Indi has many of the hallmarks of enviable Scandinavian style: grays, whites, wood, minimalism, muted colors, and plenty of wool. This cool-yet-cozy hygge from Down Under can be yours with just a few trips to Target, IKEA and H&M, no plane ticket required.

How to Get the Look:

  1. Nightstand — Similar: World Market, $119.99
  2. Mirror — Similar: IKEA, $39.99
  3. Pillow — Similar: Castle & Things, $49
  4. Sheets — Similar: IKEA, $34.99
  5. Duvet — Similar: IKEA, $19.99
  6. Blanket —Similar: LaurenAstonDesigns on Etsy, $231.87 (or learn to knit your own here)
  7. Rug — Similar: Overstock.com, $146.99 for 4' x 6'
  8. Rose Linen Pillowcases — Similar: Urban Outfitters, $59
  9. Lamp — Similar: AllModern, $79.99
  10. Throw Pillow — Similar: H&M, $5.99
  11. Vase — Similar: West Elm, $5.99
  12. Curtains — Similar: IKEA, $9.99
  13. Pillow Shams — Similar: Target, $19.99
  14. Bed — Similar: Urban Outfitters, $529

The white headboard, bedding, lampshades, and ceiling in this bedroom provide a clean, modern base for such international elements as shibori pillows, a batik tapestry, and a kilim rug. The blue hues keep everything unified and counterbalances the warm tones of the jute, mudcloth, wood, and walls.

How to Get the Look:

  1. Lamps — Similar: Overstock.com, $104.99 (Set of 2)
  2. Mirror — Similar: World Market, $79.99
  3. Bench — Similar: IKEA, $129.99
  4. Nightstand — Similar: World Market, $119.99
  5. Jute Rug — Similar: IKEA, $139.99 for 6'7" x 9'10"
  6. Lumbar Shibori Pillow — Similar: Pottery Barn, $39.50
  7. Rug — Similar: Urban Outfitters, $89 for 4' x 6'
  8. Headboard — Similar: World Market, $329.99 for Queen
  9. Shibori Pillow —Similar: Pottery Barn, $45.50
  10. Floral Pillow — Similar: Target, $59.99
  11. Bench Cushion — Similar: Target, $42.49
  12. Tapestry — Similar: Urban Outfitters, $49
  13. Planter — Similar: CB2, $6.95
  14. Striped Throw — Similar: Turkish Towel Store, $18.99
  15. Brown Mudcloth Pillow — TheWatsonShop on Etsy, $50

With a few affordable pieces from Target, World Market and Bed Bath & Beyond, you can recreate the luxe chalet feel of this home featured on Thistlewood Farms—even if your bedroom doesn't boast vaulted wood ceilings. A mixture of whites, taupes and grays allows you to mix patterns with gusto while maintaining an understated elegance.

How to Get the Look:

  1. Mirror — Similar: World Market, $143.99
  2. Bench — Similar: World Market, $279.99
  3. Sheepskin Pillow — Similar: Target, $13.99
  4. Curtains — Similar: Bed Bath & Beyond, $54.99
  5. Printed Pillow — Similar: AllModern, $47.99
  6. Lamp — Similar: Overstock.com, $202.99
  7. Throw Blanket — Similar: Target, $19.99
  8. Headboard — Similar: Target, $469.99 for Full/Queen
  9. Duvet — Similar: West Elm, $199 for Queen
  10. Linen Pillows — Similar: H&M, $12.99
  11. Mustard Throw Pillow — Similar: IKEA, $34.99
  12. Rug — Similar: Rugs USA, $129 for 5' x 8'
  13. White Duvet — Similar: Target, $69.99
  14. Tray — Similar: Crate & Barrel, $39.95
  15. Chandelier — Similar: Lighting Direct, $184.25

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