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    34 Ways To Make Your Bedroom The Best Room In The House

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    1. ~Roll~ a cart organizer into your life and to make your stuff easy to find, or to make your decor really pop!

    the rolling cart organizer in yellow

    I have this cart in pink and it helps me keep all sorts of stuff from piling up everywhere. Be sure to assemble each insert according to the picture for a smooth assembly, as they are each sized (slightly) differently.

    Promising review: "My 10-year-old twins are loving this addition to their bedroom. Keeps all those things organized. Make-up, fingernail polish, hair supplies, jewelry, scarfs, and many other little bits all in one space and not lost all over the house. Happy mom, too. And super cute!" —Kimberlee

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in seven colors).

    2. Surround your bed with the privacy of a bed tent for a super cozy vibe. Whether you're autistic like me or trying to hide from the cat pouncing on you at 3 a.m. (or both!) a bed tent is an excellent way to help you sleep soundly.

    the pink bed tent over a twin bed with an unzipped entrance

    Promising review: "I am a cat lady, I have five cats and I love them a lot, but sometimes it's hard to sleep at night with all of them jumping back and forth on my bed. So I bought this tent to hide from my pets 😆. It works perfectly! Finally, I can sleep peacefully. And no more cats hair on the pillows 👍." —Anchutka

    Additional promising review: "I bought this for my autistic son who absolutely loves this tent." —Kimberly Duncan

    Get it from Amazon for $113.99+ (available in four sizes and five colors). 

    3. Make life-changing alterations and upgrades to your bedroom space with a roll of granite wallpaper. Trust me, you can instantly fancy-up end tables, shelves, vanities, and more — for a fraction of the price a real granite makeover would cost!


    Promising review: "I do not have the money for a new vanity right now. Insert DIY project of covering my ugly pink bathroom vanity in marble contact paper. It looks 100% better and it’s super durable. It’s a little tricky to work with at first and then you get the hang of it. I’m buying more for my half bath! I decided to do my tabletop in my laundry room and it looks great too. Make sure there is nothing on the surface as bumps will show through. Also, one roll is not enough, always buy more than you think you’ll need!" —Natalie Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ available in four sizes).

    4. And while you're at it, check out 23 projects you can make with granite wallpaper. You just might be inspired to make lovely and easy decor creations for your room!

    a small storage tray table with marble adhesive on it
    Anikas DIY Life

    Learn more about clever and gorgeous ways to redecorate using marble adhesive from Anikas DIY Life, an empowering home DIY and wood-working blog aiming to help beginners make pro-level products. 

    5. Install these quick, easy, and durable floating shelves to declutter your space or create a decor area in your room.

    a reviewer's photo of the two shelves hanging above each other holding a sign that says "home" and a wreath

    Promising review: "These shelves are exactly what I needed, and they are perfect. Absolutely zero imperfections or defects, super easy to put up, and even came with the anchors and screws needed, plus an extra screw and anchor for each shelf. I am so glad that I chose these over the others I was looking at. Thank you!!" —Nicki S

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $20.99.

    6. Slap a hypoallergenic bamboo mattress pad on top of your bed so you have a more breathable and cool place to rest.

    The pad on a mattress, staged in a room

    Promising review: "My discomfort while sleeping had gotten to the point where I honestly dreading laying down each night (and this girl normally LOVES her sleep). I finally broke down and did some research about mattress toppers/pads and this one kept popping up as the best reviewed. I had high hopes when I ordered it and I am NOT disappointed! It’s only been two nights, but those two nights have been the best sleep I’ve had in weeks! It’s soft and cushy and seems to hug my body exactly how it needs to in order to provide support. I LOVE this mattress pad and only wish I would’ve purchased it sooner." —Shannon G

    Get it from Amazon for $100.99+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

    7. And stow seasonal items and summer wardrobes in under-the-bed storage containers to keep your room as tidy as possible. No one will even know these are there, except you, of course!

    the clear storage bin peeking out from under a bed

    Promising review: "Used this for storing my sons’ video games, etc. under their bed to keep out of the way. Love the fact that you can see what’s inside without opening but still sturdy enough for everyday handling." —Brooke Ward

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    8. Transform your bedroom closet into an office nook with this step-by-step guide from Homemade By Carmona. If you've been in need of a major WFH space upgrade, this could be the right move for you — and you can store your wardrobe on a freestanding clothing rack!

    a desk, office chair, and shelves in a closet
    Homemade By Carmona

    Get the step-by-step instructions on how to transform a closet into an office nook from Homemade By Carmona, a home decor, craft, and DIY blog. 

    9. Or craft your very own industrial folding table with a step-by-step tutorial. I, for one, have a bedroom without a closet at all, and I know I could use a folding workspace station 👀.

    the DIY industrial folding table with a wooden surface and metal legs
    Homemade By Carmona

    Learn how to craft your very own DIY industrial folding table from Homemade By Carmona!

    10. And download a free weekly planner printable you can pin above your desk to keep track of school assignments, work meetings, and other plans for the week.

    a weekly planner printable with space for each day of the week
    i heart organizing

    Download this free weekly planner printable from i heart organizing, which is a DIY blog offering content on home and bedroom organizing, storage and shopping, and more! They also have free daily and monthly planner printables. 

    11. Cover every window in your bedroom with an excellent set of blackout curtains. They block out sunlight and dampen sound to help you get the peace and quiet you deserve. And they have over 26,000 5-star reviews 👀.

    the blackout curtains in gray over a window

    I have these in my bedroom and they are great for when you need to shut out the noisy world to focus or unwind. They also have some insulating capacity for drafty windows!

    Promising review: "We recently moved into a new home, which is about a mile or two from a major interstate. We didn't really realize how noisy it was until night time when all the trucks are going down it. There is just an open field between us and the highway. I was skeptical when I purchased these curtains that they would actually block very much sound. I know layering up bath towels can block almost all the sound, but its also really ugly. These curtains reduced the interstate noise to just a low hum. I was actually able to get some sleep last night." — John Samwore

    Get it from Amazon for $18.48+ (available in11 sizes and 25 colors).

    12. Then, once your room is nice and dark, turn on a galaxy projector that'll *really* transform your room into an otherworldly place. Reviewers say this helps them slip into a calm state of mind.

    the blue and grey version of the galaxy light over a bed

    Over 37,000 people gave this cosmic projector a 5-star review. 

    Promising review: "Holy moly!!! MAGNIFICENT!!! I have been so happy about a purchase in longer than I can recall. I LOVE ambiance and when I partner this cosmic projector (which is what I think it should be called!), with my sound machine that plays crickets, it takes me to another place of altered consciousness. In this crazy, chaotic, increasingly violent world I find it very important to recall the beauty and wonder in the world, and, as cheesy as this may sound, this little machine reminds me of that. Thank you so much for this magical machine!" —DiscernedCitizen

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in three styles). 

    13. Or rest your eyes and your thoughts on a cute lil' color-changing LED light cloud that'll ~cirrusly~ make your bedroom a magical place to be.

    Storm Cloud LED / Via Etsy, Strom Cloud LEDS

    Strom Cloud LED is a Connecticut-based small business offering multicolor "storm clouds" and DIY LED stormcloud kits.

    Promising review: "This cloud has brought a fun whimsy vibe to my home office where I’m spending so much time these days. When I need to think through a problem or issue looking at the cloud fade from one color to the next is a good way to clear my head and gather my thoughts. I think this would also be a great addition to a child’s room or college dorm. The seller delivered promptly and I’ve had no issues with the cloud since I hung it up." —Jennifer S.

    Get it from Strom Cloud LED on Etsy for $46+ (available in four sizes and four power connectivity options).

    14. Fill your room with rainbow light when the sun filters through by putting a no-glue privacy window film on your windows. And FYI, 33,000 people gave this easy-to-install film a 5-star review.

    a reviewer's photo of the privacy window film with colorful light streaming through a large window

    Promising review: "My kitchen window is on the sidewalk near the community mailboxes. Lots of people walking by. I loathe mini blinds which collect dust and grease. Especially since the stove is next to the window. Curtains are better, but still collect cooking smells and grease particles. I installed this in about 10 minutes. It lets in light, but hides me from nosy people." —Gayle Smith

    Read our full write-up of the window film.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    15. Grab your tools and add a chic bench to the end of your bed by following this step-by-step mid-century bench DIY.

    a photo collage of the wooden bench being made
    Homemade Ginger

    Check out the full tutorial on how to DIY a bench for your bedroom from Homemade Ginger, which is a DIY blog for home decor, crafts, thrifting, and more.

    16. Cozy up in bed with an adorable dino throw blanket. This hand-woven gem will have you *Tyranno-snoring* in no time!

    a person holding up the dino throw blanket with fringe ends
    Frankie Print Co / Via Etsy

    Frankie Print Co is a small business offering cute woven blankets, wall art printables, and pillows. 

    Promising review: "It is perfect! I love it. The blanket and I cuddle on the couch every night!" —Elle Barbieri

    Get it from Frankie Print Co on Etsy for $99+ (available in two sizes). 

    17. Improve the air quality in your bedroom big time with an ozone-free Levoit air filter. This little baby has a three-stage filtration system and the ability to circulate air over four times per hour.

    Black and white cat sitting next to white air purifier

    The purifier filters allergens, mold, pet dander, dust, smoke, and cooking odors, and covers up to 129 square feet, and it has 26,000 5-star reviews!

    Promising review: "I live in a condo. My neighbors smoke. I would sometimes notice a cigarette scent in my home. It was fleeting and not very strong. I found it offensive. Then I got this air filter. I run it in my bedroom for about half of each day. I turn it off when I am not home. It has completely solved the odor from my neighbor's cigarettes. I never notice a cigarette scent in my condo anymore. It worked great for my situation. I only installed one filter in my bedroom. But it has improved the air in the entire condo. I turn the fan down to one- or two-speed when I sleep. I keep it very close to my bed. The fan is soft and produces a nice white noise effect. Although that may not be the intended feature, I enjoy it." —SlySalimander

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors). 

    18. Organize your makeup to take your collection from chaos and messy to calm and tidy in no time. Not to mention it'll free up more room on your vanity!

    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan's makeup organizer on a bathroom countertop neatly holding various makeup products
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It's a great space saver. I don't have much room in my bedroom for a makeup vanity but this worked amazing in my bathroom and saved a lot of space. I had all my makeup in a makeup box and it was just a hassle to have to get to it every morning for work. Now I have all my makeup at my reach and it look beautiful as well!" —Erica

    Be sure to check out our review of the Ikee Design makeup organizer.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 17 colors/styles).

    19. Swap out your white-light halogen, fluorescent, or LED light bulbs for bulbs that give off a warmer-tone light, because no one wants to feel like they are staring into the desert sun at midday when they step into their own bedroom.

    an Edison bulb

    Idk about y'all but I'm super sensitive to bright lights and this is a topic I am passionate about! Read more about how to choose the right lightbulbs for your bedroom from But basically, whiter bulbs emit light similar to daylight, which tells your body to stay awake, so warmer-colored bulbs can be better for the bedroom. And while you don't have to buy fancy Edison bulbs, they will add a cozy vibe to your room!

    20. Stuff pesky cables into a handy wire organizer to tidy up the WFH station or the TV area of your bedroom. I'm in need of a satisfying solution like this for my projector and phone charger cables in my bedroom 👀.


    Promising review: "This product is a life changer! Perfect size for tv, cable, WiFi, Xbox, and sound tower wires. See my photos! So happy!" —Bernice

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95 (available in four colors).

    21. Or better yet, do it yourself by storing wires in a wire basket under your desk. The full from In My Own Style tutorial is below!

    In My Own Style

    Get the full tutorial on how to hide wires in a basket from In My Own Style, which is a helpful blog offering DIY and craft tutorials, room and furniture makeovers, and organizing and decorating tips.

    22. Subscribe to a monthly box of goodies to ensure your room is always filled with everything you need to wind down. Authentic Books is an awesome option for readers looking for a truly immersive experience. They send you wellness products that engage all five of your senses in theme with that month's book! Peace, quiet, and reading time anyone?

    Books, herbal tea, chocolate bars, a candle, and dried flowers on a table top

    What you get: You'll get hardcover new releases, a themed candle, themed cocktail or tea, themed self-care and beauty products, and a custom book music playlist to create the perfect immersive realm for your next read.

    Promising review: "Wonderful, beautiful book box! So thoughtful and well-curated to fit around your book selection. I really enjoyed opening my book box, and it was obvious there was much time and thought put into it. The products are all high quality and smell/taste amazing! I’m in love with the candle!!! Such an amazing box for me time when I need it most. Thank you for enhancing the reading experience to all senses and for all the time and thought put into making these amazing boxes. Looking forward to the next one!" —Nicole S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $38/month.

    23. Light up your desk with a vintage-style pastel lamp, because your bedroom deserves as much practical and adorable decor as it can possibly handle.

    six pastel colored lamps on a white desk
    ceoul / Via Etsy

    ceoul is a Seoul-based Etsy shop offering cute home goods and decor items such as flower floor cushions, vases, and wall kits. They also offer sweaters, rings, and other cute accessories! 

    Get it from ceoul on Etsy for $32.98 (available in seven colors). 

    24. Light a clean-burning lemongrass candle to relax and unwind in your room. This candle is made from a blend of coconut and soy wax with no phthalate fragrances, and it boasts 50 hours of burn time.

    the lemongrass candle on with a drawing of a figure holding a glass of wine and sitting cross-legged
    12th glow

    12th Glow was founded by friends Dana Maddox and Dominyque Davis as a wellness hub for Black women and their allies. From local workshops to beautiful candles, 12th Glow aims to make self-care a soothing, affordable experience.

    Get it from 12th glow for $16.

    25. Or, learn how to make your own beeswax candles if you prefer an unscented vibe, plus you'll have the "I did it myself" bragging rights!

    Little House Living

    Check out the full tutorial on homemade beeswax candles from Little House Living, a DIY, food, and frugal living blog!

    26. Stop your habit of leaving dirty clothes all over your room with an extra hamper you can hang on the wall or door. That's more floor space for you, and it has a handy zipper on the bottom to get those clothes right into the washer on laundry day.


    Promising review: "What a great idea to have a hamper that can hang! My daughter's room has limited space and I felt like I was always tripping over a laundry basket. This hanging hamper is awesome because it has a zipper at the bottom to release all the clothes, instead of having to pick all the clothes out from the top. Attractive green color, too!" —Ellie G.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in seven colors).

    27. Make sure you have the right pillow on your bed, depending on the way you like to sleep, because side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and back sleepers all need different kinds of support!

    a person sleeping while cradling a pillow
    Getty Images

    According to The National Sleep Foundation:

    Back sleepers need a thinner pillow that cradles their necks.

    Stomach sleepers need ultra-thin pillows — or even no pillows at all.

    Side sleepers need a thicker pillow with a gusset.

    28. Comfort yourself with a weighted blanket when you're feeling stressed or ready to call it a night. Reviewers who struggle to slip into a deep sleep due to anxiety, stress, or night terrors swear by it. The comfort of the weight helps all types of people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer!

    the weighted blanket in blue

    Promising review: "I was a doubter, but I was also desperate to get a decent night’s sleep. (I deal with severe chronic pain and insomnia). The first thing I did was insert the heavy blanket inside a cover. It was way easier than I expected. I was delighted with the material, the bamboo is silky and feels cool. But the big surprise was when I crawled into bed a good three hours before I usually manage to fall asleep. The next morning I realized I had gone to sleep within minutes — and slept straight through to morning. The first full night’s sleep — with NO sleep medication — in 15 years." —Violet

    Read our full review of this weighted blanket.

    Get it from Amazon for $44.90+ (available in 29 colors and sizes Twin–King and kid's size; choose from 5–30 pounds of added weight).

    29. Wake up gradually every morning by setting a sunrise alarm clock. It's an amazing little device that mimics the calming light of sunrise to wake you up slowly — ideal for those of us who are dedicated to the art of waking up gently!

    reviewer photo showing sunrise alarm clock "lit up"

    Reviewers say this clock also helps them feel less groggy in the morning!

    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon. And I shop here A LOT!! I'm not usually a morning person but the available sounds to wake up to are so peaceful and always put a smile on my face right when I wake up. I love the sunrise light. You can choose the brightness as well as color of light you prefer to wake up to. And I’ve noticed that the light actually slowly turns on several minutes before the alarm even goes off. My favorite part about this clock is actually the simplest part of it all. I had used my iPhone alarm clock for years and it was starting to either put me in a really bad mood when the alarm went off or it wasn’t waking me up anymore at all LOL. So I decided to purchase an alarm clock and I’m super happy I came across this one! This is 100% worth the purchase and I highly recommend this alarm clock to anyone. Especially if you aren’t a morning person like myself. Trust me, it helps. :)" —SLR

    Get it from Amazon for $45.98 (available in two styles).

    30. Create a cozy little nook for yourself with hammock chair and a cute throw pillow cover so you can read or watch a movie from somewhere that isn't your bed!

    Reviewer pic of the circular macrame hammock chair hanging from the ceiling in the corner of the room.

    The hammock comes with the macrame chair and a heavy-duty hanging hardware kit so all you have to do is drill a hole in the ceiling, insert the iron hooks, and hang. It can support up to 330 lbs.

    Promising review: "What a cool fun hanging chair to have in my living room. It was easy to install and completely safe for an adult to sit in. My dog likes joining me on my lap also. Highly recommended." —BO B.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    31. Enjoy essential oil aroma wafting through your room by adding a galaxy-style diffuser to your nightstand. The mesmerizing LED lights will help make your bedroom a relaxing place to be.

    Orb-shaped diffuser with blue and green galaxy-style LED lights

    Just be sure to be mindful of which essential oils are safe to use around pets if you have those little babes at home!

    Promising review: This diffuser is awesome!! My son is emphatic that it's the coolest diffuser he's ever seen and he wants one in every room 😂 🐦 I've been using it in a bedroom and it effectively fills the whole room with aroma. The cover is actually glass, which I was really impressed by. The base and interior are a hard plastic. The buttons are conveniently located at the front and the cord was surprisingly long, which is nice when outlet space is at a premium. But the most impressive thing about this diffuser is how cool it is in the dark. My kids exclaimed that it's like watching fireworks! We are all really enjoying it. I also love that Aroma Outfitters is a family business located here in the states. They stand behind this diffuser with a two-year warranty, which I've never seen before, so you really can't go wrong. Tonight as our family was sitting around watching the diffuser my husband said it's the best diffuser we've ever had! We're all big fans!! —The Gales

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    32. Add a pop of color to your walls with an adorable neon cat light I may or may not be in love with. Those little whiskers just scream "welcome to the vibe cave."

    a purple neon light in the shape of a cat
    4everlight / Via Etsy

    4everlight is a Hong Kong-based Etsy shop specializing in all kinds of neon signs.

    Promising review: "This light is very good quality. It's bright and has even-colored light throughout, and a solid base/mounting mechanism. It's basically the size of a letter-sized sheet of paper." —Craig

    Get it from 4everlight on Etsy for $29.99+ (available in nine colors, can also choose two colors). 

    33. Give your bedroom a big dose of squish with this adorable seal pillow. You — and I cannot stress this enough — will *not* be able to put down. I have this bby and it is so comfy I often use it as a pillow!

    a reviewer's photo of the seal pillow on their bed

    Not to mention it has over 4,000 5-star reviews. 

    Promising review: "Very chonk. Was small at first but after being out of the box for a day he's nice and thicc like God intended." —Notadogwithablogg

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-L).

    34. And workout from the comfort of your own room with a freestanding pull-up bar and dip station. If you've used one of these before, you already know it'll give core, chest, bicep, and many more muscles a stellar workout!

    It's a good thing I *don't* have the space for this in my bedroom, otherwise I would truly never leave it.

    Promising review: "The main reason I bought this was for doing pull ups without a wall mount and it is very adequate for that. What I did not anticipate was how useful it would also be as a stretching aid. I deal with chronic neck and shoulder pain and this device is helping me manage that better than I have been able to for the last 10+ years. Never mind the pull ups, just grabbing the bar with one or both arms and lightly hanging/stretching —it is a godsend. The grips that accommodate the knee raises help with this as well. Again, doing the knee raises is good, too! But the stretching aspects this device can help with — perhaps it's a niche interest but I'm leaving this review for those in that market as well. A++ solid recommend." —A.Voss

    Get it from Amazon for $185.99.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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