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45 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Bedroom Décor Accents

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The bedroom is arguably your most sanctified spot in the house, so you’ll want to invest in making it as comfortable and pleasing to the eye as possible. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune in order to do so. To help you get your bedroom just so, we’ve rounded up plenty of affordable — but still expensive-looking — décor items, from sleek lamps to cuddly throws. While all of the stuff is available at Amazon, we’ve found some of it elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. And if you’re looking to zhuzh other spaces, check out our roundups of the best décor for your kitchen, bathroom, and your entire apartment.

This minimalist gentle wake-up light, which, according to sleep experts, helps “ease the users into wakefulness instead of jolting them awake with an alarm,” is both a bedside light and sound machine.

With a colorful amber set like this, your bedside hydration station can be both functional and stylish.

This plate is hand-carved from 100-percent-natural Acacia, and while it can be used to serve food, we think it will look more eye-catching atop your vanity.

If hung above your bed, these picture shelves will act as the perfect perch for wall art.

You can rotate this set of six posters in and out of the above shelves to always keep your space looking fresh.

Pillows aren’t just reserved for your bed. In fact, floor cushions like this one, which features crisp geometric lines and is available in 26 inches and 30 inches, will add functional seating to a subdued bedroom.

When placed at the foot of your bed, this bench can hold your shoes or décor like an odds-and-ends tray or stack of books.

Instead of a traditional nightstand, try this set of nesting tables to add dimension to the room.

Use these trendy cane baskets to organize smaller items like socks or ties.

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It’s not the cheapest mirror, but it’s a solid dupe for Anthropologie’s $500 Gleaming Primrose Mirror. Atop your dresser, it’s the perfect antique, gilded touch.

If you prefer a leaning full-length mirror, this one is both incredibly chic and incredibly cheap.

Transform your boob light with this paper lantern and a soft, low-light bulb.

Alytimes Mirror Disco Ball

You’ve seen it all over TikTok and Instagram; now it’s time to try it yourself. Hang this disco ball near a sunny window so it can catch the light and reflect its beauty all around the room.

These plug-in sconces require no electrical wiring, making this a pain-free way to get sophisticated lighting on either side of your bed.

A simple area rug like this will warm up the space but not compete with the rest of your décor. This means you can swap out the small stuff without having to change a major piece of décor every time you want a new look.

This desk can double as a small vanity or WFH spot.

A floor plant, like this bird of paradise, on a cute stand is perfect for any empty corner in your bedroom.

If you already have a few plants but want to spice things up, this pedestal set, made from three pieces of beechwood that fit together seamlessly, will show off arrangements of all shapes and sizes.

If there’s no floor space, a hanging planter is a great way to add greenery into the room.

This charming vessel for storing matches will look a lot nicer than an old matchbox when placed next to the candle above.

If you’re bored with the Matisse print everyone has hanging in their bedroom, how about a set of Picasso (inspired) lamps?

That nighttime cup of tea deserves a proper coaster (and so does your nightstand). These silicone ones can be thrown in the dishwasher and won’t stick to the bottom of a sweaty glass.


In our roundup of the best gifts for bookworms, these metal bookends that offer an industrial feel were recommended by Lisa Zaslow, a New York–based professional organizer and founder of Gotham Organizers.

A plush throw blanket artfully draped over a chair just screams luxury.

For something a little more classic, this Pendleton plaid throw offers the supreme softness of wool but in an easy-to-launder version.

If your pup is allowed on your furniture, this shag throw — which is our favorite machine-washable faux-fur pet-friendly blanket — will look casually cool and protect the foot of your bed.

This vintage-y rug is the type of thing that can instantly pull a room together.

Here’s one handsome tray for all your handsome little things.

We’ve written about the life-changing magic of this $52 wall ladder. It’s basically like having an extra closet.

If the top of your dresser is empty, this large, circular catchall will add dimension — and some pizzazz.

Set up a trio of ceramic vases in matte colors that are ideal for fresh-cut flowers and dried blooms alike.

For your brand-new vase (or one you already own), this bunch of dried Lagurus grass requires zero maintenance and lasts longer than your favorite mortal bouquet.

Or, if you’re into propagating your cuttings, this trio of glass vases — combined with the included wooden stand — would make for a nice growing station on any elevated surface.

Drape your mattress with an under-$50 400-thread-count duvet cover that looks more like bedding that’d go for several-hundred dollars at Bloomingdale’s.

This minimal, slightly industrial-looking floor lamp comes in four finishes (gold, brushed steel, matte white, and black) and looks like it costs much more than it does.

For the acrylic fan with a substantial book collection, these are sturdy, subtle, and will go with anything.

Few things are more soothing than sinking your feet into a plush faux-fur rug the minute you get out of bed.

If you’re looking for something to gussy up a bedside table, might we suggest this extremely amazing lip-shaped ashtray.


This concrete-and-copper jewelry stand will prevent your necklaces from becoming a tangled mess.

Although this is more expensive than most items on this list, we think this translucent side table (and stool) that’s also a display case would be a great place to keep your favorite New York back issues.

Brighten up that forgotten corner of your bedroom with this tiered stand that’s perfect for plants, knickknacks, and small lamps (or all three).

It’s hard to get excited about a trash can, but we really dig this black one from Umbra.

A pillar candle can add a touch of color to your room, like this sculptural moss one originally created by turning beeswax on a lathe.

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45 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Bedroom Décor Accents