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9 items to upgrade your bedroom on a budget

You can design a bedroom on a budget of less than $1,000. This elegant setup includes a bed, headboard, bench, bedside table, linens, pillows and more.
9 items to upgrade your bedroom on a budget

Photo, Sian Richards. Prop styling, Jennifer Evans.

Big style, small budget: bedroom for under $1,000

Big style, small budget

Our challenge: To create a gorgeous bedroom that oozes elegance and style for under $1,000. The biggest expense in a bedroom is often the headboard — for ours, we used a patterned rug, but an antique door, a roll of wallpaper or strips of reclaimed wood would work as well. Adding some texture, through a faux-fur throw or knitted accent pillow, is a great way to create a luxe look. Here is proof that beautiful rooms don’t have to break the bank.

Rug, (used as headboard), bed frame, side table, Ikea. Bed linens, throw pillow, shams, HomeSense. Throw, West Elm. Table lamp, pitcher, white vase, Target. Sheepskin, Costco. Bench, vintage.

The total cost: $995.

Photo, Sian Richards. Prop styling, Jennifer Evans.

bedroom-makeover-bedding-chatelaineBig style, small budget (click on pink triangle for more info)

Furniture with flair

Lövbacken Side Table, $69, Ikea.

coffee-table-wood-three-legs-ikeaFurniture with flair (click on pink triangle for retail info)

A cozy cover at a comfortable cost

Faux Fur Throw in Caramel Ombre, $188, Pottery Barn.

faux-fur-throw-blanket-caramel-ombre-pottery-barnA cozy cover at a comfortable cost

A basic wooden bed frame

Invest in stable bed frame over a fancy one. You can always dress it up to suit your personal style.

Malm Bed Frame, from $219, Ikea.

wooden-bed-frame-bedding-ikeaA basic wooden bed frame

An unconventional headboard

To save money on your bed, use a basic bed frame and dress it up by mounting a rug on your wall. At a fraction of the cost, you'll have a headboard that makes a statement.

Varum Rug, $99, Ikea.

area-rug-flooring-mat-checkered-ikeaAn unconventional headboard

One eye-catching cushion

Xbase Pillow, $60, CB2.

xbase-23-pillow-x-black-white-cb2One eye-catching cushion

Affordable faux fur

Tejn Faux Sheepskin, $15, Ikea.

sheepskin-faux-fur-rug-pelt-ikeaAffordable faux fur

The understated accent piece

Porcelain and Copper Dipped Vase, $35, Indigo.

porcelain-copper-dipped-vase-gold-indigoThe understated accent piece

Decor with detail

Torre & Tagus Penta Ceramic Vase, $14, Target.

ceramic-vase-white-torre-tagus-penta-targetDecor with detail

A simple source of light

Threshold™ Teardrop Table Lamp, from $25, Target.

threshold-teardrop-table-lamp-shade-lighting-cream-targetA simple source of light


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