When you decorate your home, start with your bedroom. Why? Because it’s your most personal space, and the one you spend your downtime in. Make it important! When you’re looking for ways to decorate your bedroom easily and cheaply, you might feel at a loss of where to start. It’s easy to do though, and here are six quick bedroom decorating ideas that won’t break your budget!



Bedroom Decorating Ideas


Bedroom Furniture Arranging

Move the Furniture – Yes, something as simple as rearranging the room can make a huge difference in how it feels. This is one of the easiest ways I know of to make a room feel new… and it doesn’t cost a dime.

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Try putting your bed in a corner instead of against a wall too, this gives the room a more homey, intimate, and elegant touch.

Bedroom decorating ideas


Paint Your Bedroom Walls

2. Change the Walls – The most common way to change your walls of course, is to simply paint them. And it doesn’t really matter if you paint them a new color, or simply put a fresh coat on – both will make major differences in how the room feels. You don’t have to actually paint the walls to make them different though. You could instead put up an attractive wallpaper border, or stencil some designs on as a border instead. Borders can be placed at the very top of the walls, or around the middle area instead, to create a more old fashioned, rich and elegant look. The fabric on the 2 stools came from Kravit. More info here.

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Update Your Bedding

3. Change the Bed – Buy a new comforter, duvet, or bedspread. Better yet: Buy an entire new set complete with sheets and pillow shams. If you’re not able to buy an entire set, then get just one or two items. The bed covering and pillow shams make the largest difference, so I’d suggest starting with those.

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Bedroom Wall Decor

4. Hang Prints on the Wall – The idea here is to put framed prints on your wall. These can be photographs, artwork, or even posters. They don’t have to be expensive, and in fact you may already own photos or prints that just need new frames or mats.

Some people like to create wall hanging arrangements of family photos in their bedroom, but I personally dislike that idea. The bedroom is a private place, and having the feeling that family members are watching you there can be disconcerting and uncomfortable. Editors Note: While this is the authors view, and perfectly valid, we at TBD don’t agree! Put up those photos!


Best Bedroom Decorating Idea – Use Fresh Flowers

5. Put out vases of fresh or silk flowers/floral greenery – This is extremely easy to do and you don’t have to be a design wizard to create floral arrangements. Just find a pretty vase, glass or jar – if you don’t have one on hand they’re extremely cheap to buy. Then buy a handful of pretty silk or plastic flowers and greenery. There’s no mystery to buying these either, simply choose greenery that you like, and flowers that compliment the colors in your room.

The colors don’t have to match exactly either. If you find beautiful silk white flowers for instance, and your room is primarily decorated in blue, then add a sprig of small blue flowers to the white ones and they’ll enhance the room perfectly.

Bedside lamp


Bedroom Lighting Ideas

6. Put in a new lamp – Bedside lamps are particularly cozy, and they’re useful as well. Small bedside lamps or even nightlights can be quite inexpensive when you shop around for them. You could also put new wall sconces about your bed, dresser, or on either side of a wall mirror for additional elegance. Article by Kathy Burns-Millyard

We hope you loved these cheap bedroom decorating ideas! We think you will want to check out our posts on DIY Bed frames, and DIY Bed Canopy Projects!

Image Credits: BHG, West Elm


  1. Lauren December 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Does anyone know what paint color is in the picture of the bedroom with the blue/gray walls and gray/yellow bedding?! I love it and want my bedroom to be that color.

    1. Kristina January 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Hello, you asked for the color of paint that is used on on the bedroom walls with the bedding thats gray & yellow. I loved that color also but didn’t know the name of it. So I printed that photo out & brought it into “Home Depo” where they was able to mix some paints togeather to get that exzact color in the photo. I painted my bedroom with it & it looks GRATE & right on to the color in that photo.

      1. stephanie May 7, 2015 at 6:21 pm

        What was the name of the color from Home Depot?

        1. Kathy Woodard July 9, 2015 at 4:04 pm

          Sorry, we don’t know the wall colors!

          1. stacie h August 5, 2015 at 12:30 am

            Does anyone know where I can find the black and yellow stools

          2. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:06 am

            I’m sorry, it’s not our project so we have no idea… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

          3. Joyce March 13, 2016 at 7:45 pm

            Where did the stools at the end of the bed come from

          4. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:00 am

            I’m sorry, it’s not our project so we have no idea… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

    2. Nafisha July 25, 2015 at 8:07 am

      I have it in my dining room. It’s called slate grey. I think Glidden paint at home depot.

  2. wangu April 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Some great tips here.. Especially re arranging furniture.. It makes a word of difference and in the process new ideas come in :)

    Great post


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