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    20 Inexpensive Products To Help Turn Your Bedroom Into A Zen Den

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    1. A table lamp that'll help expedite your trip to ZZZ town with its warmer-light options.


    Promising review: "This is without a doubt the greatest lamp I have ever purchased in my life. My husband was all like, 'Hmm I hope that works okay.' Then I turned it on and he nearly cried due to his amazement. He then declared that we should fill our house with these and I am completely supportive.

    Here is why this lamp is so boss:

    1: It is extremely versatile; it bends and twists in many different ways.

    2: It is extremely easy to use. Right out of the box, I was able to figure out how to work everything without ever reading the instructions.

    3: It can be super bright or natural (almost dim). Plus, you can change the warmth of the color, from bright white/blue to a relaxing almost sepia tone which is easier on the eyes at night.

    4: it has a USB port, so I can charge my phone from my art desk without needing another outlet.

    Trust me; just buy this lamp. It truly is the bomb dot com." —Aly Chee

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four finishes).

    2. A lavender linen and room spray to spritz on your belongings for some calming aromas.


    Promising review: "Wonderful relaxing fragrance. I have been using this the past few nights to help me fall asleep. I have horrible insomnia, and after spraying this lightly on my pillow and sheet, it soothes me into a calm night. And I find that when I wake up during the night, which is very typical for me, I am easily able to doze back off. Highly recommended." —Diane C. Barton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in seven other scents).

    3. A sound machine, if you're the type of person who prefers to be lulled to sleep by white noise or nature sounds.


    Promising review: "I suffer from insomnia and this has made an incredible difference in the amount of time it takes me to fall asleep (it was about an hour and after a week of use I'm down to about 20 minutes). I also don't wake up as many times during the night. I love how the volume is adjustable and how the machine offers more than just white noise. My favorite sounds are 'rain' and 'summer night.' High quality sound that doesn't sound overly digitized. I've yet to utilize the portability option but I love how that's an added feature! I highly recommend this product even if you're just considering it or if you have doubts. It's changing my sleep schedule for the better!" —Elaine H

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    4. A candle or essential oil inspired by your home city/state for a fragrant kick of nostalgia.


    Get them from Homesick: candles for $29.95 each (available in both city and state options) and the oils for $9.95 each

    5. A "rest candle" with notes of lavender, ming fern, and mint that'll help you unwind and destress after a long day.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Macy's for $36.

    6. Or a set of lightly scented vanilla faux candles, if being responsible for actual fire — especially at bedtime — is the opposite of zen for you.


    Promising review: "I ADORE these candles. Five years ago I ended up living with several cats. At that point, I stopped burning candles (for everyone's safety). I missed the warm glow of candles. A couple of years ago I came across these lovely, wax, flameless candles WITH timer. I have them scattered throughout my house on random bookshelves, in large houseplants, bathroom counter, kitchen counter, etc. and they all pop on just after dusk (via the timer). They take AA batteries. Around the holidays we put one in each window. It's an effortless way to make your home feel a little bit warmer and cozier every single night!" —Aaron

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $39.99.

    7. A heat-regulating pillow so you don't have to put it down, flip it, and reverse it all night to find the cooler side.


    Promising review: "This is all you need for a great night’s sleep. The weather is cooling off and keeps my head warm at night. It’s like sleeping on clouds. I haven't experienced any headaches, neck aches, or shoulder soreness. Going to purchase some additional ones for my husband and children. I look forward to laying my head down each night with this terrific pillow." —Reb304

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection on Macy's for $24.97+ (and get 30% off with code VIP at checkout; available in two sizes).

    8. And a satiny pillowcase you can throw on it, which'll give you decor *and* keep you cool at night and bedhead-free in the morning.


    Promising review: "The satin is heavenly soft. You can really feel the difference against your skin and hair (this was a replacement for another brand — what a difference in quality!). It is zippered, so no worries about your pillow sliding out of the case. It is absolutely beautiful and heavy duty feeling. I will be able to use this case for years, I have no doubt. I feel like it is one of the best buys I've made in quite some time. It washes well and never wrinkles — just delightful!" —Debi S.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 24 colors).

    9. A window-mounted cat bed that can support up to 50 pounds of feline weight, because maybe achieving zen for you means getting your pets out of your bed.

    Promising review: "It's been nine months and Tucker still loves this bed ten times more than anything else I've bought him. He sleeps in it anytime he's not sleeping with me... it's his main 'place' in the house. Several friends have bought it upon my recommendation and their cats love the sunny seat just as much." —Jen B

    Get it from Amazon for $19.71.

    10. An Asian-style paper lantern with chic stained-oak accents to replace your harsh overhead lighting.

    Finnish Design Shop

    Get it from Finnish Design Shop for $271.

    And check out more light fixtures that don't cost a fortune.

    11. An infusion pitcher for your bedside table so you can stay hydrated through the night.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection on Macy's for $13.99.

    12. A set of light and airy linen curtains to let the sun shine in.


    Promising review: "These panels are beautiful and of good quality. I love the color and it makes the bedroom where they are now hanging have a beautiful glow to them. I highly recommend these curtains if you are using lavender or lilac colors. You will be pleased with these curtains." —hopechest

    Get a pair of these textured sheer curtains from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four lengths and seven colors and patterns).

    13. A pack of indoor/outdoor decorative lights that'll provide a surprisingly tasteful warm-white glow in your space, when the harsh lighting — made worse by being in tight quarters — simply won't do.

    Promising review: "I LOVE the way these make my room look!! The lighting is very soothing, and I often fall asleep under them. I highly recommend these to anyone." —Epharri

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (for 33 ft).

    14. A weighted blanket that reviewers with stress and anxiety claim has helped them to finally get a good night's rest.


    Promising review: "Comfort, style, and quality: These are all things you expect and deserve when purchasing a blanket. While it will give you this, there are other benefits as well that you can’t get with a normal blanket. The weight is very relaxing and stress relieving. You’ll be able to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and rest more efficiently. For all these reasons and many more, the YnM weighted blanket outweighs the qualities of any other." —Collin Safly

    Get it from Amazon for $43.84+ (available in 12 sizes/weights and in six colors).

    15. Or, a faux-fur throw blanket to round out your bed accents. (It doesn't get much cozier than this, folks!)


    Promising review: "I started off calling this the Jon Snow blanket because it reminded me of the fluffy cape he wears, but now my family and I refer to this amazing blanket simply as Jon Snow. My house knows no blanket except for the king of the blankets named Stark. Also be forewarned, if you have any direwolves they will immediately take over Jon Snow and he will no longer belong to you. I'm considering ordering a second one just for myself now. Jon Snow is beautiful and soft on both sides and great to cuddle with. He is also machine washable and dryable and comes out looking just like new so long as you wash him in cold water and tumble dry him on low heat. He is from the North after all." —Samantha A.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in 18 colors and three sizes).

    16. A sturdy bedside shelf (or "BedShelfie") that clamps onto your siding for easy access to all your most-used accessories.


    Promising review: "This clamp on bed shelf is wonderfully designed. Quite handsome looking, working with any sort of bed that has a flat surface to grab on to. It has clamps at the bottom, out of sight, rubber tipped so that they grip but don't mar, and they screw into position to clamp as tightly as you can. I use mine for holding my alarm clock, remote and a notepad for those middle of the night bright ideas, but it seems sturdy enough to hold much heavier things. It has a small lip useful for keeping things from rolling off, especially if you use it on an upper bunk or loft bed. It's real wood, nicely grained. I plan to use it forever." —DogMom

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in light green/blue, natural wood, natural wood/grey, and light rose).

    17. A multi-knit throw pillow to add some luxurious texture to your bed.


    Get it from Macy's for $39.97 (available in beige and blue; get 30% off with code VIP at checkout).

    18. A "sleep pod" if you want to be swaddled like a baby — this thing stretches perfectly around your body to help reduce stress and, in turn, give you a better night's sleep.

    Hatch Sleep

    Promising review: "For a lifelong sufferer of miserable Restless Leg Syndrome, this is nothing short of a miracle! I was skeptical that the pod could help me, since nothing else has ever helped me, but I think since the pod contains my thrashing movements, I’m not waking myself up over and over at night. My dreams are typically very vivid and I usually don’t feel like I had a chance to turn my mind off and disconnect. I think I am getting more REM sleep with the pod because I haven’t remembered my dreams these past four nights. Also, I run hot so it’s a pleasant surprise that the pod truly is breathable and not sweaty." —Jennifer C

    Get it from Hatch Sleep for $99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A half-moon wedge pillow made of memory foam to support your back and side while you doze off.


    Promising review: "I have had both of my hips replaced and have to sleep on my back. I've tried several pillows to place behind my knees for back support and comfort, and this half moon bolster is the absolute BEST! It is just the right height and density and is very comfortable. I'm sleeping so much better!" —Sandra M.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    20. A deep-pocket mattress topper that'll give you an additional layer of heavenly support while protecting your mattress.


    Promising review: "This is the best mattress pad that I have ever had. It is soft and fluffy and is like sleeping in a cloud. Fits my mattress perfectly and doesn't move around." —dma

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in twin-king).

    21. And a stylish macrame hammock swing that'll be your new favorite spot to curl up in with a good book.

    Promising review: "Bought one of these...and then bought two more. I have these hanging in my living room, and they are perfect. You can hang them from a single hook or from two separate hooks. The quality is fantastic and the price was great. I'm pretty sure this is the same quality as the swings that cost almost double the price. Go for it. You won't regret it. These are great." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $58.99.

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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