How To Create a Dream Bedroom on a Budget

published Mar 23, 2016
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If you’re looking to add a little style to your bedroom but you don’t have a ton of cash, look no further than this list of 13 affordable ideas for injecting a little style into your sleeping space.

Above: Hanging a tapestry, quilt or rug above your bed is a great way to add a little bit of style and a little bit of cozy texture to any bedroom. This rod for displaying tapestries is from Urban Outfitters, or if you’re handy you could simply mount a curtain rod to the wall above your bed.

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A wide painted stripe on the wall can help to highlight a series of small frames, as seen on Style Me Pretty.

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Another way to make a gallery wall stand out: paint a mural on the wall behind. Image from My Scandinavian Home.

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Or try painting a colorful highlight around a shelf, as seen on The Jungalow.

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Drape string lights over your nightstand in place of a lamp, like in this example from Alt Om Indretning.

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Art can be expensive — if you can’t afford a single big piece to hang above your bed, try using washi tape to create an arrangement of smaller prints, as seen on Urban Outfitters.

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If you’ve always longed for a canopy bed but don’t have one, try hanging curtains on either side of the bed for a cozy, romantic look. Image from Twig Hutchison.

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A curtain hung behind the bed is another greay way to dress up your sleeping space, with or without a gallery wall concealed behind. Image from Lonny.

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Paint a colorful pattern on your bedroom door, as seen on Design Sponge.

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A simple picture ledge (or narrow shelf_ mounted above the bed provides a great spot for displaying art and smaller items, as seen on Decor Dots. Bonus: use clip lamps in combination with the shelf and save space on your nightstand.

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Troubled by a big blank wall? Cover it with twinkle lights and use clothespins to attach treasured photos, as seen on the Urban Outfitters blog.

Re-edited from a post that originally appeared 3.23.16. — AH