There are a few staple pieces that can instantly transform a bedroom, whether it’s a decorative rug to spruce up a bare floor, some artwork for your wall, or a few throw pillows to, well, throw around. But achieving a colorful, stylish vibe in your bedroom doesn’t necessarily have to mean breaking the bank. Sure, there are plenty of pricey pieces out there that you’d love to splurge on, but there happen to be just as many affordable picks that will do the job just fine, and then some.
Here, we give you a little bit of each – the budget-friendly and the slightly extravagant – to test just how well you can tell the difference between the two, and to prove that statement pieces that are easy on your wallet can be just as easy on the eyes.
A decorative rug works wonders when it comes to not just adding a pop of color or texture to your bedroom, but framing off different areas of the room as well. So if you’ve got the space and want to set up a nice little seating area in your room, for example, a nice rug is perfect to set that space apart from the rest of the bedroom and create an almost isolated feel.
If you’re a fan of late night reading, then you can’t really get by without a table lamp next to your bed. But whether or not you enjoy spending your evening with a page turner, having a chic table lamp on your nightstand is a super simple way to dress up – or light up – a room in no time.
At the risk of further exhausting an already pretty overused cliche, throw pillows come in all shapes and sizes. And colors. Which means that they’re perfect when it comes to adding flair and style to your bed, or to chairs and loveseats that you’ve got around the bedroom. And don’t worry about finding pillows that are too matchy-matchy with the rest of your bedroom decor – one of the coolest ways to use throw pillows is to add a fresh bit of contrast.
Without a nightstand, you wouldn’t really have anywhere to put things like your alarm clock (though that might not be such a bad thing, actually…). But just because its primary purpose is to be functional doesn’t mean that a nightstand can’t also be decorative. Whether you go for a sleek finish or something a little more rustic, your nightstand is a great way to echo the tone of your room.
If you’ve got the space, a bench at the bottom of your bed can make for the perfect addition to your room. Not only does it give you some additional seating, but it can also make for a great statement piece. Plus, depending on your pick, bed benches can add some concealed storage to your bedroom, and who isn’t always looking for more spots to store stuff?