Charming But Cheap Bedroom Decorating Ideas • The Budget Decorator (2023)

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 some charming but cheap bedroom decorating ideas and DIY bedroom decor that won’t break your budget! You don’t have to get complicated either… simple bedroom ideas and cheap room decor that you can take and use in your own space!

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Simple Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Homemade Bedroom Furniture

You don’t have to run out to Restoration Hardware and spend thousands of dollars to update your bedroom with new furniture. First of all, make sure you have checked out our posts on DIY Bed Frames and DIY Storage Beds in case you want to take on building a new, custom bed! Next, try these DIY bedroom furniture projects…

If you have an outdated upholstered bed frame, do you know that you can reupholster it? And, that you can do it in an afternoon? Your bed is the heart of your bedroom decor, and it’s the first thing you should tackle when decorating this space. Try this tutorial from ‘A Beautiful Mess‘ and have that cheap bed looking boutique chic by tomorrow!

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Want a traditional four poster canopy bed? Then build this one from ‘Crafted By The Hunts‘! You really can make this awesome and amazing DIY bed, and it will be the star of the room. And if you want a cheap bedroom decorating idea that looks expensive, but doesn’t require power tools, then check out our post on DIY Bed Canopies.

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Add personality to your bedroom decor by making creative DIY furniture. We saw this suitcase nightstand at ‘HGTV‘, and immediately had to find you a tutorial on how to make it. You can find instructions for an exact dupe of this one at ‘The Weathered Door‘.

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Fast DIY Bedroom Decor – Paint Your Bedroom 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. Photo by ‘BHG‘.


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If you want to make a fast impression in any bedroom decor, then paint. Did we say that already? ;0 This room was done by ‘HGTV‘ viewer CvilleJanice. This simple bedroom idea is simple and sweet, and it’s because of that awesome blue on the walls! Ok, her DIY headboards (she used paint to update those as well!) and pretty quilts are also major players. But can you see how easy it is to makeover a bedroom, just with paint?

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Another option is to build this gorgeous board & batten accent wall with this tutorial from ‘Simply Beautiful By Angela‘. They break this whole bedroom wall idea down into simple steps with lots of how to photos. This accent wall looks like it belongs in a high end custom home, yet it was a DIY!

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DIY Ideas for Your Bed

Now that you have the basis for your bedroom decor formed around your furniture, next is one of the most important steps. Update the Bed! Buy a new comforter, duvet, or bedspread. Better yet: Buy an entire new set complete with high thread count sheets and pillow shams. After all, you sleep here! Isn’t is worth the investment? If you’re not able to buy an entire set, then start with one or two items. And don’t forget a soft and fluffy throw and pretty pillows! Oh, and a stunning headboard. Not in the budget? No problem, once again, DIY to the rescue! You can decorate your bedroom on the cheap, without it looking cheap!

Add tons of personality to your bed by making this DIY yarn fringe pillow from ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. We love how Boho style has blended with todays fresh looks to add color and texture. This is great example of a DIY bedroom idea that will make your space stand out!

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Or, hand paint pillows for your bed with this step by step tutorial from ‘Shannon Claire Interiors‘.

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Add one of those amazing textured throw blankets to your bed at a fraction of the cost of buying one with our tutorial post, DIY Chunky Knit Throws!

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Try this woven headboard DIY from ‘Etsy Journal‘ for a one of kind look for your bed. Some yarn and a couple of hours!

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Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas

Don’t forget to hang wall art in the bedroom. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and in fact you may already own photos or prints that just need new frames or mats. And, if you want some out of the box bedroom wall decor ideas, we’ve got that too!

We are huge fans of inspirational decor, and especially so for the bedroom. You can download the files for this awesome large wall art at ‘Etsy‘ for only $5, then have it printed at Costco or your local printers. Done!

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Use your grade school crafting skills (seriously, this is that easy!) and make this DIY yarn wall hanging from ‘Sarah Sherman Samuel‘. She uses an inexpensive woven rug as a base, and show you how to add interest with yarn and a hook! Easy and fast!

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Can you tell yarn art is trending? Try this easy weave wall hanging tutorial from ‘A Beautiful Mess‘!

(Video) THREE BEDROOM DESIGN | beautiful and yet affordable

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Our Best Bedroom Decorating Idea – Use Fresh Flowers & Plants

Put out vases of fresh flowers or pots of green plants. Nothing makes bedroom decor feel more fresh and updated than this easy idea!

Build this DIY ladder plant stand from ‘The Merry Thought‘ to create a perfect spot to keep all your fav houseplants in the bedroom! And when something is this pretty, you want to show it off!

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And of course, the fastest way to make you want to spend time in your bedroom is to add fresh flowers. Love this simple and incredibly romantic bedroom decorating idea from ‘Monika Hibbs‘.

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Simple Bedroom Lighting Ideas

The last step to DIY bedroom decor is lighting. Our first tip is not to use overhead lighting in your bedroom. It is harsh, unflattering light that is the farthest thing from relaxing. Install sconce lights, use reading lights on the nightstand, light pretty scented candles, and please, oh please try this DIY fairy light canopy idea from ‘Mr Kate‘! Go check out their tutorial and tips!

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DIY Bedroom Decor – Get Inspired

Finally, we had to include these amazing bedrooms to inspire you. We bet you can spot all the bedroom decorating ideas we’ve talked about in these stunning rooms!

From ‘Apartment Therapy‘, this gorgeous bedroom has it all… texture, color, plants… Can we just have this one, please?

(Video) DIY Bedroom Makeover ($250 Budget)

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From ‘Simple Cozy Charm‘, this vintage style room oozes charm and is full of easy DIY cheap room decor ideas.

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Ok, we saved the best for last. This master bedroom reveal from ‘Studio DIY‘ is freakin’ awesome. I mean, seriously. Awesome. Stunning bed you want to climb in and spend all day Sunday in? Check. Gorgeous wall art you could DIY or thrift? Check. Oh, and they included “before” photos of this room, and yes, it started out the same boring bedroom we all have. So no excuses!

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We hope you loved these charming but cheap bedroom decorating ideas! These ideas are all simple, yet really easy DIY bedroom decor! Want more cheap home decor? We think you will want to check out our posts on Glam GoldDIYProjects and How to Paint Wall Murals for Kids Rooms!

Note : This post has been freshened with updated projects.

Image Credits: Etsy Journal, A Beautiful Mess, Crafted By The Hunts, HGTV, BHG, HGTV, Simply Beautiful By Angela, A Beautiful Mess, Shannon Claire, Etsy, Sarah Sherman Samuel, A Beautiful Mess, The Merry Thought, Monika Hibbs, Mr Kate, Apartment Therapy, Simple Cozy Charm

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