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17 Ways To Make Your Bedroom Cozier For Under $15

Small little things that turn a room into ~your~ room. The products in this post were updated in September 2018.

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1. Surround yourself with pictures of friends and other things that make you happy by clipping them on your wall, possibly with this metal string set.

Each string set can hang up to 12 photos.Promising review: "I bought one of these in store a while back and took it home and realized how much I loved them. I ordered another one the next day and they look great. Worth the price since they last a long time and hold up well." —MegDwGet it from Urban Outfitters for $14.
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Each string set can hang up to 12 photos.

Promising review: "I bought one of these in store a while back and took it home and realized how much I loved them. I ordered another one the next day and they look great. Worth the price since they last a long time and hold up well." —MegDw

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

2. Aim for less harsh lighting with the warm glow of these 60-watt Edison lightbulbs.

Promising review: "Edison bulbs are a strange, wonderful creature. My wife wanted these, so I picked them up. We put them in the recessed lighting over the kitchen table. It's a warm, subtle glow that looks really unique. Our home is pretty modern, so these were a nice vintage touch. We have bright LED type light in the other fixtures, so we can put on the Edison lights by themselves at night for a relaxing evening on the couch." —Kevin RGet two from Amazon for $11.88.
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Promising review: "Edison bulbs are a strange, wonderful creature. My wife wanted these, so I picked them up. We put them in the recessed lighting over the kitchen table. It's a warm, subtle glow that looks really unique. Our home is pretty modern, so these were a nice vintage touch. We have bright LED type light in the other fixtures, so we can put on the Edison lights by themselves at night for a relaxing evening on the couch." —Kevin R

Get two from Amazon for $11.88.

3. Wash your sheets often, and don't be afraid to add a little fabric softener.

Promising review: "Without exaggeration, this is the BEST fabric softener I have ever used! I think the real test is how soft your bath towels are after drying! They are SO wonderfully soft! Another thing: It's liquid and lasts a very long time!" —SusieGet it from Amazon for $8.49.
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Promising review: "Without exaggeration, this is the BEST fabric softener I have ever used! I think the real test is how soft your bath towels are after drying! They are SO wonderfully soft! Another thing: It's liquid and lasts a very long time!" —Susie

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

4. Make your home smell more welcoming with the incense scent of your choice.

The package comes with 90 grams in six scents: Nag Champa, Sunrise, Sandalwood, Midnight, Patchouli, and Celestial. Promising review: "The scents I've used so far (Patchouli and Celestial) smell exquisite. I live in a very damp area and this makes my basement apartment smell so much better and covers up the mildew odor that permeates every dwelling here. I've used the Nag Champa for years, but have never tried the other scents. They're good quality, long burning, and the scent is soft, not overwhelming. I was surprised to see how many incense sticks were in the package. These will last me for a long, long time and the price was so low." —Blue DragonflyGet it from Amazon for $7.90.
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The package comes with 90 grams in six scents: Nag Champa, Sunrise, Sandalwood, Midnight, Patchouli, and Celestial.

Promising review: "The scents I've used so far (Patchouli and Celestial) smell exquisite. I live in a very damp area and this makes my basement apartment smell so much better and covers up the mildew odor that permeates every dwelling here. I've used the Nag Champa for years, but have never tried the other scents. They're good quality, long burning, and the scent is soft, not overwhelming. I was surprised to see how many incense sticks were in the package. These will last me for a long, long time and the price was so low." —Blue Dragonfly

Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

5. Light some attractive candles to set the mood.

Promising review: "This candle has an amazing subtle scent. I love to burn candles but many are too strong for my sensitive nose. It's fairly small but I expected that from reading the reviews. Once the candle burns down I will clean it out and repurpose the stylish concrete holder. I'll definitely order again!" —KKGet it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in seven scents).
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Promising review: "This candle has an amazing subtle scent. I love to burn candles but many are too strong for my sensitive nose. It's fairly small but I expected that from reading the reviews. Once the candle burns down I will clean it out and repurpose the stylish concrete holder. I'll definitely order again!" —KK

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in seven scents).

6. Don't forget to make your bed. It makes all the difference.

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We know it's annoying, but there's no better feeling than slipping into a freshly made bed. Plus, it's free!

7. Add some ambience and feel good vibes with the help of Himalayan salt in the form of a lamp.

Promising review: "What beautiful tea light holders! Our family is enjoying the quality of light they provide. We use them every night at dinner with beeswax tea lights. I was pleased that they do not match exactly because it means they're authentic salt." —ChippinggreenGet it on Amazon for $13.99.
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Promising review: "What beautiful tea light holders! Our family is enjoying the quality of light they provide. We use them every night at dinner with beeswax tea lights. I was pleased that they do not match exactly because it means they're authentic salt." —Chippinggreen

Get it on Amazon for $13.99.

8. Enjoy the soft glow from this ambient dragon night light.

Get it from Amazon for $15.
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Get it from Amazon for $15.

9. Hold this precious, little, stuffed hedgehog in your hands while sitting on your bed, and feel at peace with the world.

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Promising review: "I bought this for my grandchildren. He is really soft and cuddly, unlike the real ones. I showed it to them on Facetime and they are looking forward to playing with him." —Linz

Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

10. Bring the cozy aesthetic of the Southwest to your home with a cactus marquee light.

Promising review: "This is the most adorable thing. It's a great accent that's the right size to fit in just about anywhere." —jovieGet it from Amazon for $8.99.
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Promising review: "This is the most adorable thing. It's a great accent that's the right size to fit in just about anywhere." —jovie

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

11. Sleep like you have blackout curtains even if you can't afford them with a luxuriously soft eye mask.

Promising review: "I like to sleep in complete darkness, and these do the trick. The adjustable strap doesn't dig into my head, the fabric is soft, and it's light enough that I don't get hot at night." —VGet it from Amazon for $8.89.
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Promising review: "I like to sleep in complete darkness, and these do the trick. The adjustable strap doesn't dig into my head, the fabric is soft, and it's light enough that I don't get hot at night." —V

Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

12. Hang up a string of tiny globe lights to make your room feel like a charming bistro.

Promising review: "I got this string of lights for my craft room. I wanted something cheery to give it some fun type of lighting apart from the art lamps I have. These lights are perfect. They're small, but not too small, bright, but not too bright—and they're so cute! They're great at night if I'm watching a movie; they give off ambient light so the room isn't pitch black but not so bright they distract. A great purchase!" —Caroline TurnerGet it from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "I got this string of lights for my craft room. I wanted something cheery to give it some fun type of lighting apart from the art lamps I have. These lights are perfect. They're small, but not too small, bright, but not too bright—and they're so cute! They're great at night if I'm watching a movie; they give off ambient light so the room isn't pitch black but not so bright they distract. A great purchase!" —Caroline Turner

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

13. Get all the support you need for the day from one of these encouraging animal pillows.

Buy the entire set to have a whole animal cheer squad.Get it from PBTeen for $14.99 (available in four animals).
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Buy the entire set to have a whole animal cheer squad.

Get it from PBTeen for $14.99 (available in four animals).

14. Add some ambient light with this adorable soft and squishy nightlight that changes into six different colors.

Promising review: "This kitten is so cute!! It's very soft and fun to boop. The white light is also soft, great as a bed lamp." —Kailang Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three designs).
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Promising review: "This kitten is so cute!! It's very soft and fun to boop. The white light is also soft, great as a bed lamp." —Kailang

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three designs).

15. Put a black cat hook over your door because I'm pawsitive you have things to hang up and what better way to do that!

Promising review: "These are so cute! They are useful and decorative!" —Jennifer Get it from Amazon for $12.99.
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Promising review: "These are so cute! They are useful and decorative!" —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

16. Light a wax oil candle that will last longer than your average candle, meaning more time in bed, which is clearly the goal here.

This set comes with three scents: vanilla, lavender, & peppermint eucalyptus. Also because these are soy candles, made from soy beans, they won't release harmful toxins. They also last longer than petroleum, beeswax, or paraffin candles because soy wax melts slower!Promising Review: "I will never buy another normal candle again. These last so much longer and have an amazing aroma. There's also none of that icky smoke when you blow the candle out. I happily recommend these."—K. WilliamsonGet the pack of three from Amazon for $27.95 (available in twelve sets).
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This set comes with three scents: vanilla, lavender, & peppermint eucalyptus. Also because these are soy candles, made from soy beans, they won't release harmful toxins. They also last longer than petroleum, beeswax, or paraffin candles because soy wax melts slower!

Promising Review: "I will never buy another normal candle again. These last so much longer and have an amazing aroma. There's also none of that icky smoke when you blow the candle out. I happily recommend these."—K. Williamson

Get the pack of three from Amazon for $27.95 (available in twelve sets).

17. Relax on a shredded foam back pillow perfect for anyone who likes to sit up in bed to read or binge watch the entire two seasons of Queer Eye.

Promising review: "This pillow is super comfy. It provides plenty of support while remaining pliable, so whenever I need to adjust it conforms to my new position. It also returns to its original shape quickly!" —DJGet it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).
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Promising review: "This pillow is super comfy. It provides plenty of support while remaining pliable, so whenever I need to adjust it conforms to my new position. It also returns to its original shape quickly!" —DJ

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

Good luck getting out of bed now.

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