The Best Things You Can Do To Your Bedroom for Less Than $100

The Best Things You Can Do To Your Bedroom for Less Than $100

Katie Holdefehr
Jun 7, 2017

If you're feeling like your bedroom is a white box where you store your bed, these low-cost, high-style DIYs are here to rescue your room from design deprivation. From a bold accent wall, to wallpapered closet doors, here are nine of the best things you can do to your bedroom for just a Benjamin.

(Image credit: The Desi Wonder Woman )

Paint an Accent Wall: If your bedroom is small enough to repaint it with just one gallon of paint (bask in one of the few perks of an ultra-tiny room), then adding color to the walls is the cheapest and most transformative change you can make. If you have a larger space, follow The Desi Wonder Woman's lead and color-drench a single accent wall. Paired with plants and a graphic rug, the rich green wall looks both organic and bold.

→ Stumped on what color to pick? Browse the bedrooms in our Color Search tool for inspiration.
(Image credit: Homemade by Carmona)

Give Your Headboard the Tufted Treatment: For just $44, Homemade by Carmona turned an old wooden headboard into this tufted masterpiece. If you already have a wooden headboard to use as a base, all you'll need is fabric, a button cover kit, a mattress topper, and basic sewing supplies. This one polished piece will make your whole room look straight out of a catalog.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

Prettify Some Plain Roller Blinds: This project from Design Sponge delivers a lot of bang for your buck; patterned fabric adds a decorative touch, while practical roller blinds block light and offer privacy. Because the blind itself will be covered with fabric, even a cheap blackout roller blind will look stylish—and will lower the total project cost.

(Image credit: Domino)

Wallpaper Your Closet Doors: Get inspired by NYC designer Austyn Zung's magnificent closet featured on Domino, then search for a wallpaper pattern that speaks to your style. Good news for those with cramped closets (finally!): The smaller the closet doors, the less expensive this project will be. Those with just one or two doors can probably accomplish this look with a single roll of paper.

51 Animal-Motif Wallpapers for the Daring Decorator
(Image credit: Naifandtastic)

Repaint an Old Dresser: Refreshing the old furniture you already own is much more affordable than buying new. When updating the wooden dresser above, Naifandtastic didn't stop at a coat of soothing gray, but used painter's tape and small samples of paint to create a one-of-a-kind design.

The Best Finds for Your Bedroom for Under 100 Bucks

Install a Wall Sconce (or Two): There's something about sconces that make a bedroom feel instantly more put-together. Maybe it's the fact that we see them often in fancy hotel rooms, or that many are hard-wired, meaning you actually have to punch a hole in the wall and know something about electricity in order to set them up. Follow IHeartOrganizing's how-to, and install this gorgeous brass option from Onefortythree ($85). If the DIY version sounds intimidating, don't worry, there are plenty of plug-in sconces that won't require an electrician (6 of these options can be yours for less than $100).

How to Make a Swing-Arm Wall Sconce
(Image credit: Design Sponge)

Construct a Floating Shelf: A little extra shelf storage would be welcome anywhere, but placing it above the bed lets your handiwork serve as a focal point in the room. Build your own in any length you like, then follow our instructions to mount it to the wall. Careful: You're definitely going to need a stud finder if you want to sleep easy under this shelf.

How to Install a Long Floating Shelf
(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

DIY Your Own Mirror: We all know that mirrors can help make a space look bigger, and when you decorate it yourself, it also reflects your personal style. A Beautiful Mess gave the angled mirror above a gem effect with contact paper and spray paint. The technique is truly innovative—visit the how-to to see how it's done.

Another Stylish Option: DIY Leaning Framed Floor Mirror
(Image credit: Design Sponge)

Sew a DIY Canopy: Most homemade canopies get expensive because they call for four curtain rods that surround the entire bed. This open version only requires two, and feels a little more sophisticated than the mosquito-net variety. Find out how the one above was made on Design Sponge.

Re-edited from a post originally published 10.25.16.

Apartment Therapy supports our readers with carefully chosen product recommendations to improve life at home. You support us through our independently chosen links, many of which earn us a commission.
moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt