It’s no secret that people tend to put bedroom decorating on a back burner. It seems like the first area of your home you decorate is always the most public. I think we should all remember that home decorating is about creating a home for you and the ones you love, and making a wonderful refuge with DIY bedroom decor ideas is a must! You can decorate (even on a budget) with a little creativity and elbow grease. Here are The Budget Decorator’s top tips for bedroom ideas on any budget!


Bedroom Ideas

First Things First

• Get rid of all clutter! The bedroom is supposed to be a restful place, and how can any of us rest with a weeks worth of laundry piled on the dresser, or all those things you dump in the bedroom because you need to speed clean, and you know you can close the bedroom door? Spend one afternoon and dive in, or split it up into several afternoons and do one area at a time. Find a place for everything, and put everything in it’s place!

• Good storage for the bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive. If you have good bed frames, under bed storage can include inexpensive plastic tubs, or you can even cut sturdy cardboard boxes down to the proper height so they can slide easily under the bed. Store off-season clothes, craft supplies, even extra linens under the bed. Check out our post on DIY Under Bed Storage you can make!

• Create a theme and color scheme for your bedroom, and let it reflect who you are. You will save a lot of money with your bedroom ideas by having a plan to keep you on track. Name your theme, even if it’s something simple like, “Cool refreshing minimal”. Now whenever you make a purchase or a decision for your bedroom, all you have to do is ask yourself this question…does it fit with my theme? If the answer isn’t clear, don’t’ waste your money!


DIY Bedroom Decor

Master Bedroom Ideas

We suggest if you haven’t started decorating your master bedroom yet, start now! It should be a private, restful space for you to recharge and escape the world. These master bedroom ideas can be done on a budget, have tutorials for DIY bedroom decor, and are super easy to start implementing. So do it!

This DIY board and batten wall transformed this master bedroom into something really special! ‘Angela Rose’ walks you through this project step by step, and even shares the paint color they used. We also love the simple wood art above the bed. So simple, yet has such impact!


Small Bedroom Decorating

If you have a small bedroom, decorating it might seem like an afterthought. We tend to worry so much about storage, we forget to make it pretty too! These small bedroom decor ideas will help you make even the tiniest space a real oasis.

Medina at ‘Grillo Designs’ took a tiny master bedroom in a rental, and turned it into a gorgeous space. They even carved out a tiny office space! Tons of simple bedroom ideas here and a couple cool tutorials as well. We love the way they hung their gallery wall asymmetrically… it looks so much more interesting. They even made the old closet pretty!


Modern Bedrooms

Minimal and modern bedrooms can be so restful, which is probably why they are trending right now. You can DIY bedroom decor for this style, too!

Remodelacasa’ did this gorgeous modern bedroom makeover, and it rocks. They tell you where to buy everything in the room, but the big deal here is that awesome focal point wall. And it’s a DIY project, with a full tutorial at their site! This kind of bedroom idea is what makes a room look custom designed, without spending a lot of money.


Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

If you love rustic, you will love a farmhouse bedroom! Find inspiration and easy projects with this farmhouse bedroom makeover!

Ok. This bed? That ceiling? Go right on over to ‘The DIY Mommy’ and find out all her bedroom ideas! (And, this farmhouse bedroom decor was done on a budget!)


Cheap Bedroom Decor DIY

Finally, if you are really watching your pennies and dimes, you want to check out these cheap bedroom decorating ideas that don’t look cheap!

A Taste of Koko’ shows us how to do this Ikea bedroom makeover, on a budget! This Boho chic DIY bedroom decor is inexpensive, and super dreamy too.

Hopefully you got enough bedroom ideas here to jump on into a DIY project or two! You might also want to take a look at our posts on DIY Bed Frames, Charming but Cheap DIY Bedroom Decorating, and our very own Boho Bedroom Reveal. And for the little ones, also check out DIY Bunk Beds over at OhMeOhMy!

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  1. Angie August 1, 2015 at 3:06 am


  2. Scarlet April 18, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    I love that amazing, unique DIY focal wall. That gives the bedroom a one of a kind feel!

  3. Moshells September 22, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas. I love the farmhouse bedroom!


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