We're willing to bet you spend the most time in your bedroom out of any other space in your home. However, it can be hard to decorate a master bedroom that hits every note — a calm, organized retreat that helps you sleep without sacrificing your personal style and aesthetic. Follow these simple tips to nail a master bedroom makeover without spending a ton of time or money.
A repurposed barn door adds texture and interest to this rustic bedroom retreat. Use reclaimed wood as your starting point to create a one-of-a-kind piece, adding lights for reading. How farmhouse chic!
A vibrant palm leaf acts as a piece of artwork in this beachy bohemian room.
A vintage map makes a great (and inexpensive!) focal point for this simple bedroom. Shop local thrift stores and markets to find one-of-a-kind pieces.
Forget hiring an artist for the job — you can now pick from dozens of styles of large-scale peel-and-stick landscapes and patterns.
Layering matching rugs on top of wall-to-wall carpeting defines each bed's space while adding another layer of color and pattern to the room, explains designer Bria Hammel.
Give your existing dresser or bedside table a mini makeover with new knobs. (Some fancy pulls might inspire you to put things away faster too.)
Bedrooms should be a place to relax, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Designer Dan Mazzarini wasn't shy about incorporating a bold, orange-red backdrop.
A throw pillow is a low-commitment and low-investment way to see how you like the latest styles and materials (like velvet!) rocking the home decor world. To save a few dollars, keep the same inserts and buy pillow covers to swap whenever you want.
In this bedroom designed by Emily Henderson, a daybed is the perfect solution for seating and a place for Mom and Dad to nap. Try one in your own master for a luxurious update.
Finally tackle your habit of leaving clothes on that chair with a gorgeous hamper you'll want to leave out in the open. This version includes a lid so dirty clothes are out of sight, out of mind.
A floral painting, pillow, or even a vase filled with a few blooms instantly freshens any space.
There's nothing better than falling asleep on clean, fresh sheets. Upgrade your set with Brooklinen's luxe core sheets. They got high marks in our testing for tear-and pill-resistance and minimal shrinkage.
Try this trick from designer Mel Bean to fill up space when you can't afford big pieces of art: Hang multiple, uniform-sized picture frames, with simple artwork, side-by-side above your bed.
Keep a basket handy to wrangle throws, spare pillow, or books and magazines. An organized bedroom is a happy bedroom!
You don't need slippers when there's a super-soft carpet underfoot. Keep extra throw blankets in a woven basket by the bed for even more cozy texture.
If you've got a case of lackluster flooring, bring on the paint. Bright blue planks paired with white walls flip the usual decor combo in this bedroom.
Add some more green to your space with mod planters. Our easy-to-grow favorites to set inside: pothos, aloe, and ZZ plant.
Give the items on your bedside table the Marie Kondo treatment and pare down to the essentials, like a lamp, ring dish, basket for bedtime reading, and a sentimental piece, whether it's a favorite snapshot or passed-down trinket.
Extending paint from the walls up onto the eaves and overhead makes this top-floor room extra cozy. The blue hue and yellow bedding prove opposites attract too.
To add personality to a neutral bedroom, bring in texture, advises interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel. "You can layer in decor pieces in a variety of fabrics and materials form the floor up to the walls to give any space dimension," she says. "I love working in materials like wood, leather, wool, and sheepskin."
Change your view (at least inside) by swapping in new curtains. Make sure your new panels are long enough to just hit the floor or sill, and pick ones at least twice as wide as the width of the window.
Make over a basic bed frame with this cheap trick from Paper & Stitch. Use painter's tape and a level to mark a rectangle on the wall, apply two coats of paint, then peel tape away. Sweet dreams!
Dark corners, be gone. Mirrors are the tried-and-true way for bouncing more light around a windowless bedroom.
Here's a tip on laying it out perfectly: Start by gathering the art on the floor to find the perfect arrangement, says HGTV's Nicole Curtis. Then snap a photo with your smartphone. Trace each frame onto a piece of paper and cut it out, using a level and painter's tape to test the cutouts on the wall before you hang.
What better way to wake up to natural light than right next to a window? If you've got big ones, take full advantage by positioning your bed directly underneath and you'll become a morning person in no time.
It's your space, so go all in with a richly upholstered headboard, wooly sheepskin rug, and cozy accents that make it feel like a true retreat.
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A bright green carpet underfoot makes all the difference in this cozy attic bedroom.
With a floating shelf as a bedside table, you can save crucial space in a small bedroom.
Metal hanging frames make it easy to swap in new photos, mementos, and artwork when you're ready for a change of pace.
Don't forget about reading lights! This pair of sconces illuminates a rustic, light-filled bedroom once the sun goes down.