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    Updated on Mar 15, 2020. Posted on Feb 19, 2020

    26 Things For Your Bedroom That Look Expensive, But Aren't

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    1. A set of fairy lights that will add so much whimsy to your windows or the back of your bed that the universe will basically demand you Instagram Story them at least thrice a day.


    It comes with eight different light modes, including a *twinkle* mode, with a controller attached to the lights so you can easily switch between them.

    Promising review: "Love the ease of these lights! I bought two sets for two different bedrooms for my daughters and they ABSOLUTELY love them! They are easy to hang up over the curtains. I love that I don’t have to worry about trying to string together several strands of Christmas lights that are way too long and super heavy over the curtain rod. The LED lights are very lightweight so they don’t put any extra weight on my curtain rods. Also, we love the different light modes that it can do. My girls love the warm glow that it gives to their bedrooms. The first thing my almost teenage daughter said was, 'My room looks like a Pinterest room!' So overall, it was a WIN-WIN! Definitely worth the money!" —stayathomemom

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    2. A fluffy area rug to tie the whole room together, and make your feet feel like you're stepping onto a cloud on Mount Olympus instead of stumbling into yet another Tuesday on Earth.


    Promising review: "Best rug EVER!! No seriously ... it is so soft! Bought this one for our living room. We have a similar rug we purchased at Lowes for three times the price for our bedroom and my husband and I decided that we would buy this one again instead. We are actually ordering two more for the baby's room and our middle daughter's room. So many people have complimented this rug and asked us to send them the link!" —Ashley Bryan

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in 14 colors and various sizes, from 2.6' x 5.3' to 5.3' x 7.6').

    3. A crystal desk lamp with a hidden port in the back for charging your phone, so you can get the ~beeeeeest of both worlds~ by combining your love of glamour and gadgets at a decent price.


    Promising review: "I was looking for a nightlight-type lamp to have on both sides of my bookcase bed headboard and found these. They are so pretty, very decorative, and work great when you need a quick soft light in the night because the turn-on switch is right on the base of the lamp and easy to locate in the dark. The crystals on the lamps make them very sparkly and elegant looking and match my bedside lamps perfectly. A great price too, and were easy to assemble." —DD Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. A set of floating shelves that will add some dimension to the room and give all the knick knacks you had squished on your dresser some breathing room (let your Funko Pops LIVE!!).


    Promising review: "These I have to say are super cute and trendy. I have wanted shelves like this for so long but nothing stood out, then I came across these. They are exactly what I was looking for with colors! They are made very well, for the price. Comes with all the hardware to install and easy as you have to screw on the brackets yourself. I love that you have a few different choice on how to put the bracket." —Janna

    Get a set from Amazon for $32.99.

    5. A set of decorative succulents so you can have all the pride of being a plant parent without the burden of actually, y'know, keeping them alive.


    Promising review: "Looooove these little guys. They look incredibly real, and give some life to the apartment. I have these on my coffee table and a few in the bathrooms. I get compliments on them all the time — just bought more for my sister!" —Lee A.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $21.99.

    6. A leaf-shaped trinket dish you can leave on your bedside table to collect all your glittery odds and ends before you go to sleep, like a well-accessorized wood nymph.


    Promising review: "Very cute! I bought it for a friend for her birthday and she loved it. It's very aesthetically pleasing and nice to the touch, but definitely will break if you drop it, so keep it in a safe area. It's the perfect size to display your special jewelry. It's very nicely made, and is perfect for someone that loves that natural aesthetic." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A dreamy pink duvet cover set that will make your bed the centerpiece of your room — that is, if Elle Woods doesn't barge in and kick you out of it first.


    Promising review: "This duvet cover set is so worth buying. The price is almost too low for the outstanding quality. The microfiber material on the duvet cover and pillow cases are super soft, and detailed with a zipper for the duvet to stay in place, so no more 'runaway' duvet for us 🎉. The pillowcases are perfect for a standard pillow size. Another bonus to this duvet cover and pillowcases set to me is the easy care. I put them in the washer and dryer and they all came out great. So far it’s the best quality duvet cover set for the price I’ve ever purchased. . I’m definitely a fan. I highly recommend this." —Rani Patentreger

    Get a set with one duvet cover and two pillowcases from Amazon for $19.99 (available in Full, Queen, and King).

    8. A set of off-white sheer curtains to add a bit of sophisticated flair to your windows, but still let the sunlight stream in. Honestly, these are so pretty that Maria von Trapp would 11/10 pull them down and make a bunch of fancy matching outfits out of them.


    Promising review: "These curtains were everything I didn't know I needed! I used two panels in my living room on my french patio doors and they provide a little privacy, but allow so much sunshine in the room. So beautiful and make the space look really elegant! I loved them so much that I bought a second set for my dining room windows too :) For the price point....SO WORTH IT! Elegant and airy!" —Celest M.

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three sizes).

    9. A wall decal that will make your bedroom look like it fell out of the pages of a storybook — all of the perks of Rapunzel's castle, sans the eighteen years of knotted hair and casual imprisonment.


    Promising review: "I LOVE how beautiful these are, like hand-painted beads on my little one's closet doors. They look great on a soft sage green background. There's a tiny bit of texture in the paint which you can see through the decal at the right angle, but most often guests assume I painted them myself! The smoother the surface the better, but I would definitely buy these again." —Alexis

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. A bamboo charging station for your bedside table to organize all your devices and let you wake up to a clean, fully-charged slate of them every morning, and make you feel like you have your life together even when it's one match away from being a garbage fire.


    For a setup that will fit neatly under the stand, try this USB Charger on Amazon for $25.99, and these short USB cables on Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "This is a great little bamboo stand that hides all of the cables typical from using a multi-USB charger. I was able to hold both of my phones, watch and still had a few extra spots to charge my iPad and other items. The box was sturdier than I expected and had a nice snap to keep it together. I paired this with an Anker 6 port 60w charger and it fit perfectly! Make sure to pick up some extra short USB cables if you have more devices to charge like I did. I’ve had a few co-workers compliment it after the first day saying how cool it was! Great purchase!" —jmkalfut

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    11. A set of clear hanging vases that will make your space look truly unique, and also allow you to casually reenact scenes from Beauty & The Beast in the comfort of your own home.,

    Promising review: "These are beautiful and simple. The hangers work perfectly in the drywall of my apartment that basically nothing works (it just crumbles with everything else I’ve tried). You get a hook with 4 tiny nails that essentially leave no trace but pinpricks in your wall. These look beautiful! And I will be buying more. They’re so simple and modern. They fit an entire bouquet in each vase or you can do less. Love it!" —Hillary

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $17.99.

    12. A set of corduroy pillow covers to accent your bed or cozy up your favorite reading chair (which, thanks to these, just became your favorite napping chair).


    Promising review: "These pillow covers exceeded my expectations. I needed to cover up some older and worn decorative pillows, so I chose solid corduroy to accent my home colors. The cool thing about these covers is that, along with fitting well, the fabric is super soft! Most decorative pillow covers tend to be scratchy; we ACTUALLY use our pillows for naps, so this is great! The coverings easily slipped over my pillows, and the zipper closing worked with ease. The color was just as shown (blue). I will definitely order these again." —zbergteacher

    Get a set of two covers from Amazon for $12.88 (available in 27 colors and 7 sizes).

    If you're looking for affordable pillow inserts to match the covers, you can buy a set of two 18x18 hypoallergenic pillow inserts on Amazon for $17.99.

    13. A double-sided tabletop vanity mirror that magnifies TEN TIMES on one of its sides, so your eyeliner game will be as strong as your bedroom aesthetic.


    Promising review: "I have looked for several months for a tabletop vanity for my bathroom in chrome. I stumbled across this item and it was exactly what I was looking for. It is the perfect size and the chrome finish looks very high end. I like that it is two-sided. The magnification side is perfect when applying makeup. I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend this vanity mirror to others." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    14. An eye-catching moon phase garland to perfectly frame your bed or your desk no matter what colors tie your room together. Also, I just checked your horoscope and it said there's a 100% chance of you loving these, so. Can't argue with that!


    Promising review: "I'm an incoming freshman this fall and I bought this to add some personality to my dorm. It's beyond exceeded my expectations! I placed it directly on top of my dorm bed as shown in the display photos and am so pleased with how it looks. It fits perfectly with the grey/white color scheme I was going for and have received numerous compliments from both my friends and RAs when they've visited. I cannot stress enough how much of an 'aesthetic feel' it adds to my dorm." —jhsgf

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in silver).

    15. A pom-pom throw that will add a little pop of color to your favorite corner of the room, and is soft enough to inspire some accidentally-on-purpose weekend naps.


    Promising review: "This is such a soft blanket and great to snuggle on the couch with. It is beautiful, too! The pom-pom trim adds a great touch that makes this blanket a little unique from so many of the blankets on the market. It looks pretty and is super soft. It is a nice weight, not too heavy, not too light, just right!" —W

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in eight colors and two sizes).

    16. A moon nightlight designed to recreate the crater patterns from the actual moon. It also glows in 16 colors with five different stages of brightness — one small step for humankind, one major leap for your bedroom's decor.

    Promising review: "I thought this would be a quite interesting novelty item, and it did not disappoint. The array of colors that it can produce allows for the ability to make it quite realistic in the portrayal of the colors that you see in the actual moon. You do only get up to 15 hours of battery time from it which isn't too bad if you are not just letting it run constantly. But you can leave it plugged into a usb and it will run continuously. Not sure what the longevity of life is as I have only had it a week. But for what it is I find it to be a very nice addition in a dark atmosphere and expect plenty of comments to be made on it. I would say that I am quite happy and satisfied with the purchase. It is very realistic." —Lyndon

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. A mini retro speaker that can wirelessly connect to your devices, so you can prop it on your nightstand and take calls or play music from it while you lounge in bed. Plus, it can operate on a rechargeable battery, so you can even take it out into the ~wild~ (not that you have any reason to leave, with a bedroom as chic as yours!).


    Promising review: "I’ve always loved vintage looking items or authentic antiques, so I just instantly loved the way it looked. This went on a best deal so saving some I went for it. I'M SO GLAD I PURCHASED THIS! In my opinion, even full price this speaker would’ve been worth it. The craftsmanship is flawless and it’s well-made. I love he vintage look and love its out-looking texture. It’s very beautiful. It looks retro, but it’s also solidly constructed. The sound and build quality is quite remarkable and exceeded my expectations for this price!!! It’s constantly topic of discussion when friends and family come for a visit." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in six colors).

    18. A little LED lightning bolt you can hang above your desk in hopes that inspiration will strike. (We all know it's actually an homage to Harry Potter but sometimes it's fun to play pretend!!)


    Promising review: "Super cute! Love that it can be plugged into the wall or used on a battery pack. Provides a lot of light, almost brighter than a night light when displayed on the wall. Really cool feature to add to a room!!" —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in nine other styles, including a lil' cloud and a rainbow!).

    19. A multilevel jewelry stand that is elegant and understated enough to complement a select few of your baubles, but also sturdy enough to hold the whole collection if you hoard jewelry like it's your job.


    Promising review: "I wanted to get rid of an old jewelery box I had and get something more sophisticated and grown-up. I had a hard time finding something that would be big enough for all my pieces, fit on my dresser, and look good. This does all these!!! My long necklaces fit on the tallest, back hanger and all my bracelets fit on the other two. The few rings and earrings I own display well on the bottom tray. It's a beautiful piece and I'm so happy I bought this!!" —Embo13

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (also available in gold).

    20. A set of satin pillowcases – not only will it look lovely on your bed, but it might actually help your 'do — fabrics like satin create less friction for your hair, which may spare you those first ten minutes you spend every morning trying to find your face out from under the tangles. Win-win-WIN.


    Promising review: "Couldn't afford silk so ordered these. I love them. I've heard that sleeping on cotton is like rubbing your face on steel wool all night since that's how delicate the skin there is. All I know is I shower and style my hair at night and after sleeping on these, my hair looked freshly blown dry the next morning. I'm not exaggerating, hair looked the exact same in morning as it did after I styled it the night before. So, if this material is that nurturing to my hair I can only imagine how my face is loving it. I'm hooked and will be buying more colors." —BinaryCode

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

    21. An oil diffuser that doubles as a humidifier, and will basically trick your brain into thinking you've turned your bedroom into an exclusive spa. Plus, it's equipped with seven different LED colors and a remote, so you can boss it around from all over your room.


    Promising review: "It took me less then five minutes to get it unpacked and set up and running. I owned a similar unit before. It did not take long for the smell of essential oils to fill the air. So Wonderful! It is a bonus that this one has a remote to turn it off and on, change output levels, turn the light on or off, and to set a time of when to turn the machine off. Fantastic! If I get three years out of this machine I will be thrilled. I am very satisfied with my purchase." —Lorraine J.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in two other sizes).

    22. A cute lil' trash can sure to blend right into the decor, plus it comes equipped with an inside bucket with a hidden handle, so you can get rid of all those tissues you used low-key crying over Great British Bake-Off reruns with ease.


    Promising review: "Exactly the shade of pink that it appears online and is sooo cute. This little trash can matches the decor in my room. Perfect tiny size for a small space." —Pieisforme

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    23. A crystal carafe that will give your bedside table so much elegance that you'll feel like you fell into an episode of Downton Abbey every time you wake up in the middle of the night and need to quench your thirst.


    Promising review: "I bought one and love it so much, got another one. It's meticulously made, gorgeously crafted solid crystal, and has serious heft. It's not huge and unwieldy, but has enough capacity for not only nighttime carafe use, but also for daytime, e.g. I make iced tea and use it at my home office. I love the convenience of the glass/cover, which I use not as a drinking glass but for for dust particles not to get into my water and drinks. For the price, this cannot be beat. The quality of this is remarkable and if you're on the fence about this, get it — you won't be sorry :-)" —Diva

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    24. A laundry hamper so understated that it can basically hide all your gross gym clothes in plain sight. If your laundering needs are covered, you can also use it as a storage option for clean sheets and pillows.


    Promising review: "This basket has been wonderful so far. I had a few blankets taking up space in my closet and so I purchased this in hopes of making some space for other things. It's definitely doing its job. It's currently holding two queen-sized fleece blankets, a queen-sized weighted blanket, and two pillows. Super spacious! It did come folded up but if you follow the instructions that come with the basket, it will easily get some shape and hold onto it without it flopping over." —CCLP

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    25. A faux-leather ottoman with ~secret storage space~, so you can de-clutter more corners of your room and kick your feet up on this baby to reward yourself when you're done.


    Promising review: "This thing is surprisingly sturdy; we love it. I was concerned that maybe it would look cheap, or not be sturdy enough, or not be able to hold up to my four kids ages 6 and under, but it's been great! It looks nice, fits a ton inside of it, and we can sit on top of it with no problem, which was important to me, since my kids climb over everything. The padding on the top is comfortable to prop up your feet, but also sturdy enough that I can place a drink on it if I need to without fear it'll topple over (unless my kids are near!) I have absolutely no complaints. I highly recommend it." —C.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in Beige, Black, and Brown).

    26. A snuggly pet bed for cats and small dogs that not only is built with high walls to give your furry friend more comfort and a feeling of security, but also comes in so many pretty colors that it'll be impossible not to find the perfect one to match your space.


    It's also water- and dirt-resistant, and can be vacuum-cleaned or thrown in the wash to clean!

    Promising review: "I've had this cat bed for two years now. I have three others as well, but this is a favorite. It is big enough to fit my 18 lb cat very comfortably, and high enough on the sides that he can prop his head on it like a pillow when he wants to. He is tall and long, not fat. One side of the bed is higher than the other, so it gives the cat options as to how to orient himself. It is a soft faux-lambs wool plush material on the inside and out except the bottom of the outside, which is polyester satin. I've washed it many times and only air-dried it, and it still looks nearly like new. I have had others whose stuffing bunched to one side when washed and became unusable. This one maintains its shape. Very nice cat bed." —J.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $31.10 (available in 14 colors and Jumbo size).

    TFW your bedroom is so beautiful you may never deign to leave it again.


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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