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    28 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.

    Fairy lights dangling in curtains

    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!" —MyMomShopsAtGoodwill

    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.

    White area rug next to a bed

    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 $21.99+ (available in 10 colors)

    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.

    Crystal lamp on a table

    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 $25.69.

    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!!).

    Floating shelves on a wall behind a dining table

    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 $22.99 (available in four styles).

    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.

    Decorative succulents on a table and on top of books

    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 $22.99+ (available in two assortments).

    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.

    Hand holding leaf trinket dish

    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 $11.99.

    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.

    Pink duvet set on bed

    Promising review: "In the process of giving our bedroom a new makeover. Needed new bedding ASAP for our new mattress. I work 12 –13 hours a night in healthcare; I’m exhausted and the last thing I want to do is shop. I took a chance with this duvet cover. Couldn’t beat the price! If I could give the quality and comfort of this Duvet cover and pillowcases 10 stars, I would!! Definitely a great buy at an extremely affordable price. The quality exceeded my expectations. It is so soft, true to size and color, wrinkle-free, and has a well-made zipper at the bottom. There are also ties on the inside to keep your Duvet in place. I absolutely LOVE everything about this cover. Can’t wait to get home in my bed after a long, exhausting work shift on my feet. My furbaby loves it too! Thanks Amazon for simplifying my life! ❤️" –Theresa

    Get a set from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes queen–Cal king and in 17 colors".

    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.

    Sheer white curtains in front of a window

    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 $29.99+ (available in three colors and five 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 $12.99.

    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., Amazon

    For a setup that will fit neatly under the stand, try this USB Charger on Amazon for $33.99+.

    Promising review: "Got this charging station for my boyfriend and he loves it. It saves space and cleans up the wire mess. It charges everything at the same time efficiently and is so easy to set up and use. Looks great! Thinking of getting one for my place now." –Tammy B.

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    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 $18.99+ (also available in diamond shape).

    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).

    Pink corduroy pillows on a couch

    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 $11.49+ (available in 21 colors and in six 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 $14.99.

    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.

    Silver tabletop mirror

    Promising review: "Love this vanity mirror. It looks beautiful on my vanity table. Very well made and sturdy. This is by far the best vanity mirror I have ever had. I highly recommend this item. Great price, does the job, and looks great!' –JT

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    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!

    Moon phase garland hanging from wall above a bed

    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.

    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.

    Yellow pom-pom blanket on a couch

    Promising review: "The mustard yellow color is gorgeous! I love how lightweight it is. I can pull it over me with one hand and still hold onto my TV snack! The poofs on the edges are super cute and the blanket material is soooo incredibly soft. Even though it has kept me so cozy this winter, I can't wait to use it during spring. It is so lightweight that is provides comfort without being too warm or stuffy. I highly recommend it as a gift, or as a personal or couch throw. This has been on my wish light for months but finding it on a friend's couch made me take the plunge and order it for myself. The variety of colors means I can have them in all my rooms." –elizabeth zamora

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 19 colors and four 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.

    Moon light on stand

    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 $19.95.

    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!).

    Pink and gold retro bluetooth speaker

    Promising review: "Oh my! It is sooooo cute. I bought it as a birthday gift for my cousin. She loves it so much! It works well and is nice to be a bedroom decoration." –carmen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89+ (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 $10.99.

    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.

    Silver jewelry stand on a desk

    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!!" —Sarah Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (also available in eight colors and three sizes).

    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: "I got the rose gold for my daughter and every time I see them I just think how pretty they are. We only use this material because she has braids and I have long thick curly hair. I've spent hundreds on silk pillowcases that if you don't wash right once, they are ruined and this material actually, works better. They're easier to wash without worry and the way they somehow reflect different lighting in the room makes them that much more attractive." –Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.37+ (available in 22 colors and four sizes).

    21. An oil diffuser that comes with ten essential oils, seven LED colors, and a timer feature so it can turn itself off after it has lulled you to sleep through the powers of aromatic mood lighting.

    Reviewer photo of the oil diffuser with the essential oils next to a rock salt lamp

    Promising review: "Beautiful diffuser! I’ve never had one before, so wasn’t sure what to expect. So easy to use and the oils that came with it are wonderful. I have it in my bedroom and the different aromas really make the space smell wonderful. I love the one-hour feature. Great to go to sleep to." –Annie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    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.

    Light pink trash can

    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 $19.99 (available in 10 colors and two sizes).

    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.

    Crystal carafe on a wooden table

    Promising review: "At first, I thought it was too small, but I took the decanter and glass to the bedroom to the nightstand and realized that it was perfect. The designer took into account that this is the perfect size for a nightstand. It is not too tall and not too big because a nightstand has way too many items on it already. It is a sturdy weight, not too light to be easily knocked off the nightstand. This decanter holds enough water and is pretty. Well done, I am pleased.with this decanter/glass combo. It arrived on time and in perfect condition." –Donna sherwood

    Get it from Amazon for $49.98.

    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.

    Woman holding the hamper

    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 $27.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    25. A linen 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.

    Person with feet up on a navy blue linen ottoman

    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 $17.99 (also available in four colors).

    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 $16.95+ (available in 16 colors and two sizes).

    27. A Bonsai tree light that looks so fancy, it’ll make your next takeout and Netflix binge from bed feel like you’re enjoying room service at a five-star hotel.

    Promising review: “So pretty and a great centerpiece. I could have one in every room. I love it for a little nightlight and a great mood enhancer. The ‘on’ bottom is super easy; just barely tap it and it comes on. Although the cherry tree style has a push button. My daughter loves hers. Got mom one, too. Makes for a good gift. I love my trees! I got one in every style.” –Lindsay Hawk

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five styles and four sizes). 

    28. A mini-fridge to store your skincare, snacks, drinks, or all of the above. This is a surefire way to make your bedroom that much ~cooler~.

    This is also great for anyone looking to conveniently store breastmilk or baby formula!

    Promising review: “OBSESSED!!!! I like to have ice-cold water throughout the night (especially when sick) and let’s be real, who wants to get out of bed for it in the middle of the night?! I didn’t believe how cold it would really get! Not only that, it’s so quiet that I sometimes check to see if it’s still on! It almost looks like an accessory, that’s how stylish and non-bulky it is! MUST HAVE!!!” –Annie F.

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99 (available in five colors).

    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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