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    47 Things To Upgrade Your Bedroom Situation That Don't Cost Much Money

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    1. A rainbow prism suncatcher you can easily hang indoors or out to refract sunlight and make a bunch of teensy little rainbows all over the place, like your bedroom is your own little magical realm.

    2. A pom-pom throw bright enough to add a pop of color to your favorite corner of the room and soft enough to inspire some accidentally-on-purpose weekend naps.

    3. A ridiculously popular set of breathable, cooling bed sheets that have amassed over 142,000 5-star reviews (and come in so many colors you could build a rainbow).

    White bed sheets on a bed with matching pillows

    4. Plus a set of bed bands to lock your fitted sheets neatly into place once and for all, so you can finally get the peaceful, untangled sleep you deserve every night.

    5. An incredibly sleek, TikTok-famous rotating digital alarm clock — it may look small and trendy, but it comes complete with two USB ports, plus an input port, PLUS a mirrored screen, so it'll also save plenty of space on your nightstand.

    the alarm clock on a reviewer's nightstand

    6. 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.

    Reviewer's full length living room windows covered with white embroidered sheer curtains that let the light in

    7. A teensy cereal-and-milk-themed candle with an entirely customizable scent so Adult You and Kid You can have a moment of solidarity whenever you light it up on Saturday mornings for breakfast in bed ☀️🥣❤️.

    A small milk jar-shaped glass candle with wax rainbow "cereal" pieces on the top to look like Fruit Loops

    8. A bunch of teensy macaron boxes for a delightful upgrade to every corner of your bedroom, whether it's storing pills or trinkets or just staring at them looking all fancy and French on your bedside table.

    Tiny macaron boxes holding pills and jewelry

    9. An eye-catching moon phase garland that'll catch the sunlight streaming in through your window and make the room look like ~magic~.

    A gold garland strung above a bed with moons in waxing and waning phases strung along it

    10. Plus a set of pastel glow-in-the-dark stars to add some intergalactic whimsy to your space (also not a bad idea for gently lighting up the bathroom at night!).

    11. A The Office door sign any fan of the show deserves to hang outside their bedroom-but-also-home office for authenticity's sake (after all, you miss 100% of the signs you don't hang).

    12. A lush double-sided shaggy faux-fur duvet set to really make a statement — the statement being, of course, "I am never leaving my bedroom again, and as this duvet has emotionally replaced all the humans in my heart."

    the off white faux fur duvet set on a bed

    13. A pretty pastel mug warmer that'll keep your tea and coffee warm on the bedside table for you while you're taking your sweeeeeet sweet time to emerge from your covers on the weekend.

    A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug onf coffee on it

    14. A set of gorgeous Taylor Swift–themed printables to hang above your record player or the Designated Folklore Listening Corner of your room.

    15. A vintage-inspired storage ottoman for some ~sneaky storage~ to help de-clutter your bedroom (and make for a perfect way to kick up your feet at your desk).

    16. A modern mirror display to help open up the space a bit more and let you flex some creativity deciding how you want to arrange it.

    17. A foolproof glass bedside tumbler you will be especially grateful for when you wake up parched as SpongeBob on land in the middle of the night. I personally swear by this water bottle for drinking at night, because the straw gives you easy, uncomplicated access when you don't want to overthink things so hard you fully wake yourself up, and the firm lid makes you soooo much less likely to spill all over yourself.

    Glass water bottle with measurements on the side and a bamboo lid with a straw plus white protective sleeve on the bottom

    18. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use on an old desk to magic it into a sleeker, brand-new version that'll make you proud to take flatlays on.

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk

    19. A woven seagrass basket you can put a lil' potted plant in and stage anywhere in your room (this is my emotional support succulent, ma'am).

    20. A plush memory foam mattress topper to quickly transform any old spring mattress into an oasis — this helps distribute your weight on your mattress more evenly to reduce pressure on your joints, so you're less likely to toss and turn.

    21. A floating hidden bookshelf that'll more than earn its keep — not only is it a fun way to show off and organize your favorite books, but it has an undeniably cool effect that looks like it took a *lot* more effort and money than it actually does.

    22. 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.

    23. A record/magazine/Cool Stuff holder that'll not only help you organize your books and records, but will give you the opportunity to make your favorite things part of the decor.

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

    pink corduroy pillow covers on two pillows

    25. A hard stock "Shades Of Legs" print to add some minimalist sophistication to your bookshelf or workspace.

    A minimalist drawing of legs layered over each other in different skin tones
    Lovely Earthlings/Etsy

    Lovely Earthlings is a Kentucky-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2011 that specializes in art prints, tote bags, and greeting cards.

    Promising review: "These prints are gorgeous and such a good deal for high quality. I can’t wait to frame them! They are also perfect for gifting and would be a beautiful touch to any home. I got three prints and already want more." —Alison

    Get it from Lovely Earthlings on Etsy for $25.31+ (available in two sizes; frame not included).

    26. 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 strewn across a dark bedroom window

    27. 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.

    Small trinket dish shaped like a leaf

    28. 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 from room to room and keep your playlists movin' and groovin'.

    Small pink retro speaker

    29. 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.

    two toned beige and brown soft laundry hamper with handles

    30. 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 18 years of knotted hair and casual imprisonment.

    green wall decal mimicking vines descending down a wall

    31. A set of trendy clear tiered organizing cubes to organize all your favorite things in a much more chic, spacious way than a full-on shelf would — not to mention a heck of a lot cheaper than a full-on shelf, too.

    Reviewer image of clear box-shaped storage shelving tiered with two boxes, then three, then four

    32. A set of minimalist hooks for a uniform, orderly way to show off your favorite accessories and precious plant babies, aka the lights of your life.

    33. A four-piece sock and underwear organizer to spare you the indignity of rooting around your dresser drawers every morning looking for that one! specific! bra!! that is *definitely* in there somewhere. (The comfy one, to be clear.)

    reviewer photo showing underwear and sock organizer in their dresser drawer

    34. An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your bedroom door so you no longer have to fall asleep to sound of your roommate Skyping from the living room (or vice versa).

    35. An over-the-door hanging purse organizer that will not only hold all your bags, but will ROTATE 360 degrees around, so you can put on a lil' fashion show for them every day. The 83 tote bags on my closet floor are shaking.

    the hanger holding around 15 purses from the back of a closet door

    36. A set of clear drawer organizers that will finally force you to reckon with the abyss of your dresser and nightstand "junk drawers" once and for all. Start with the makeup one, move onto the technology one, and then — if you dare — tackle the one with all the hair ties, too.

    Small clear organizers in different square shapes with accessories and makeup in them

    37. A catty-corner shelf for some of your baubles and plants, because honestly, your nightstand and your desk are tired of pulling all the organization weight for all the other furniture in your room.

    A small white corner shelving unit with three shelves holding plants and frames

    38. A blank acrylic dry erase board you can install by the side of your bed as an easy way to keep track of your schedule for the week, or writing motivational messages to yourself like "Please make sure all the Goldfish crackers end up in your mouth and not all over your bed."

    Square transparent whiteboard with four gold knobs installed on a wall

    39. A set of stackable trays in pretty pastels and geometric designs that are as versatile as they are cute — you can use them to display jewelry *or* rest snacks on while you're munching in bed.

    Geometric trays in pink, yellow, green, and white

    40. A set of velvet closet hangers designed to cling ever so slightly to your clothes, both so the clothes stay put more firmly on the hanger, and so they flatten a bit to reduce the bulk of some of your clothing (hello, all 10,000 of my oversized flannels) takes up.

    41. Plus an S-shaped hanger specifically designed for pants, scarves, and towels if you want to drastically free up those crammed dresser drawers by giving their contents a new home.

    A curved S-shaped hanger holding five pairs of pants on different tiers

    42. 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.

    four small decorative succulents in dome-shaped transparent glass

    43. A bedside caddy that pretty much makes your bulky nightstand look like a CLOWN for taking up a bunch of much-needed floor space. This will do the trick by holding all your essentials like electronics, pills, and glasses so they're always at the tips of your fingers.

    A gray fabric caddy tucked under a mattress with pockets holding a phone, remotes, glasses, and a laptop

    44. A floral tapestry to help tie the room together and make it that much cozier, especially now that there isn't just a giant blank space behind your bed.

    Pink and white floral medallion tapestry hanging above a bed with a pink comforter

    45. An elegant glass reed diffuser to radiate instant calm in your space, both from the lush scents you can choose from and the diffuser's chic design.

    A glass reed diffuser with a gold accent at the rim on a desk

    46. An eye-catching hanging shelf to bring some order to the plants you keep collecting like Pokémon cards in the '90s. (Bulbasaur vibes ONLY.)

    A hanging shelf filled with a tiny plant and gold sculptures on a wall

    47. A leaning ladder for a chic way to store blankets, purses, and accessories (and also flex that you do, in fact, have *excellent* taste in drape-able things). A lot of reviewers also used this to replace The Chair, or that one spot in your room where you leave your "I'm going to wear this again, but wash it soon" clothes.

    A white leaning ladder against a wall with scarves, pants, and a purse hanging from it

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