transformation month

5 Stylish, Teeny-Tiny Ways to Transform Your Bedroom, Starting at $15

published Sep 22, 2022
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Credit: Sylvie Li

From sleeping sanctuary to home office to DIY workout studio to movie theater, your bedroom — no matter the size — does it all and then some (even more so after the past few years). It’s a safe place to recharge, unwind, and even eat some late-night pizza on the floor, if that’s your thing, too. Above all, because you’re occupying so much time within those same four walls, it should feel like a place you want to wake up and hang out in.

The good news is that if you’re in a bit of a bedroom design rut, you don’t need a full furniture swap or a floor-to-ceiling paint project to give this space a quick (major emphasis on the quick) makeover. In fact, the smaller the decor update, often the better, since that gives you more leeway to play around with different styling and layout ideas in the future. And for some instant shopping inspo, I rounded up a few of my favorite budget-friendly, design-savvy bedroom decor finds — all under $50. Think luxe-looking pillows, nightstand-enhancing accents, and a small space-friendly mirror.

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West Elm
was $39.00

One of my favorite ways to re-style my own room? New pillows, especially bolster or lumbar styles that can casually lay across your entire bed. Count on this cheery piece to be your newest (and cuddliest) year-round bedroom focal point, with its warm coloring and striped texture.

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Urban Outfitters

Believe it or not, you can find a well-designed table lamp for $50 or less, as proven by this mini, uniquely-shaped Urban Outfitters fixture. Even at just over 8 inches tall, it packs a retro bedside punch, whether on or off. For color enthusiasts, this also comes in green, lavender, or gold.

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The more mirrors, the merrier — no matter their size — especially in a small bedroom. Propped up against a dresser or added to a gallery wall, this 23.5 by 20 inch accent can add more depth to your room, creating the illusion that your sleep spaces is slightly bigger. The mirror's also equal parts classic and contemporary, thanks to the timeless brass finish paired with a more modern arched frame. Read: It's a keeper decorating staple for years to come.

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Pretty, practical, and perfectly spacious, this lidded trinket dish makes an ethereal addition to any dresser, nightstand, or desk. The soft pink interior can organize everything from jewelry to hair ties, but the blue, borderline clam-inspired silhouette is the real standout. It basically feels like a coveted vintage find overall, minus the in-store digging.

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For hotel-quality pillows that look and feel the part, say hello to H&M’s super-soft queen-sized percale pillowcase. A high-contrast embroidered border lends an elegant, luxe look to any bed at just $30 a pair (NBD!). The simple black-on-white style can complement your existing bedding or pillows, too, no matter the color or print. Yep, no need for a sheet swap here, but there is a matching duvet cover set if you’re interested in the full aesthetic.

This piece is part of Transformation Month, where we’re showing off amazing home makeovers, brilliant tiny tweaks, inspiring before & afters, and so much more. Head on over here to see it all!