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    35 Things To Upgrade Your Bedroom For The New Year

    Freshen up your room with new sheets, new decor, and new vibes.

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    1. A lightweight, flannel throw blanket so you don't have to ruin your perfectly made bed to get toasty under covers. This super soft blanket even has a pom-pom fringe because there's nothing cuter than feeling snug!

    reviewer image of a customer and their dog under the mustard yellow LOMAO Flannel Blanket with Pompom Fringe
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So this was a total impulse buy, but I’m sooo glad I bought it! Literally no dislikes. It’s the greatest thing everrrr. So pretty and comfortable. I’m obsessed. 🥰 I will definitely be purchasing as a gift for family and friends in the future." —Kasandra Emerson

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four sizes and 14 colors).

    2. A cool ocean wave and starry night projector that'll fill your room with beautiful twinkling lights. You can even pair it with Alexa to control with your voice or use its Bluetooth speaker to create the ultimate ambient vibe with lo-fi beats.

    reviewer image of a bedroom whose walls and ceiling are covered in LED ocean wave lights
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "What sets this projector apart from others is the built-in Bluetooth speaker. It’s loud and can be controlled from the projector’s remote. It's also nice to have the ability to set the speed of the waves' motion or disable motion all together. The main colors can be individually enabled/disabled. Same deal with the laser light grid; it can be enabled/disabled." —TheCalvs

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    3. An industrial pipe standing mirror because it's time to say goodbye to that plastic over-the-door mirror you've been using since your dorm room days. This epic and eclectic piece will transform your room into a sleek space.

    the pipe standing mirror in a bedroom
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this mirror. It came exactly like it looks in the pictures and was super easy to assemble. It’s the perfect full size mirror, and the pipe frame adds some personality to the room. " —nihna

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $229.

    4. A shag area rug to add some textured fun to your bedroom! Place it next to your bed for a cozy morning launchpad.

    the gray house of hampton shag rug in a minimalist room
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "It is soooooo soft, and it doesnt shed. Which is a big factor for me. Plus it's machine washable. What more could you ask for? The cat likes it too." —Anonymous

    Get it from Wayfair for $34.99+ (originally $51.99; available in six sizes and nine colors).

    5. An extra-fluffy down alternative comforter from Buffy that's as hypoallergenic and eco-friendly as it is breathable and lightweight. Its smooth and sleek quilt pattern proves that comfort can look good, too.

    the buffy cloud down alternative comforter on a bed
    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "I’ve been wanting one of these for so long, and it was definitely worth the wait. It’s SO fluffy and warm and soft. Absolutely obsessed with it. If you love good bedding, you need this." —Amber

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $64.99+ (available in twin-Cal. king).

    6. A tufted storage bench so guests can have a place to sit *and* you'll have a place to toss all your laundry before they show up.

    reviewer image of the joveco tufted bench at the foot of a customer's bed
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had been looking for an ottoman for some time and this one is a perfect fit. The color is perfect, and I love that the inside is so roomy. And best of all, it serves as extra seats! The cushion on top is very comfortable!" —AmazonCustomer15

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    7. A geometric catch-all tray that you can use to store your jewelry, keys, lucky pennies, and more!

    reviewer image of the umbra geometric tray on a customer's dresser
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The tray cleans up my dressing table instantly. The geometric, brass plated wire adds a modern, luxurious look to any room. There's fabric on the bottom of the tray, so unlike other jewelry trays, my rings won't make a single sound. I use it for some daily rings, my house keys, a pocket knife and my cologne. And wow!" —GPbo

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    8. A memory foam backrest pillow with a neck bolster you can use for added neck comfort or to prop under your knees. No more stacking up pillows as a makeshift support system.

    a model loundes against the grasmere backrest pillow
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "If you need a backrest pillow, look no further. It is so incredibly soft, and the neck bolster is perfect. It's the perfect thickness; it's not too soft but has the firmness to stay upright. I would recommend it to anyone!" —JoanE

    Get it from Wayfair for $56.99 (originally $109.99).

    9. A pack of 24 mandala stencils you can use to create unique wall art or to dress up your dresser! These durable, reusable, and washable stencils will help turn your room into a colorful oasis.

    four images of the mandala stencils being used to decorate: a wall, a table, a dresser, and a planter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these stencils!! I'm decorating my room boho style, and these stencils are exactly what I was looking for." —Lorell Rolon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A glass pineapple table lamp for a splash of fruity fun! Perfect for adding some ambient glow to your room.

    the glass pineapple table lamp on a credenza
    Target

    Promising review: "I love this lamp! It fits perfectly on my bedside table and gives off a beautiful golden glow because the inside of the lampshade is lined with a metallic gold material." —AllyJay

    Get it from Target for $45+ (available with or without an energy efficient light bulb).

    11. A luxe hand-poured candle that'll fill your room with the ~blissful~ scents of vanilla, lavender, orange zest, and patchouli. Turn your bedroom into a peaceful haven!

    the bliss candle from avant-garde home
    Avant-garde Home

    Avant-garde Home is a Black and woman-owned business committed to amplifying the uniqueness and comfort of every home!

    Get it from Avant-garde Home for $27.

    12. A compact standing desk if there's not enough space in your room for a big desk but you're also tired of working from your bed. This adjustable and durable standing desk will help you turn your room into a part-time office in the new year.

    the ergobond compact standing desk in the corner of a living space
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I love this desk. It fits two monitors, a laptop, and a charging station with room for a mouse and writing space. And yet, it still takes up minimal space." —Kimberly

    Get it from Wayfair for $313.99 (originally $425).

    13. A contemporary bedside table with two spacious drawers for all your storage needs! And you'll have a place to house your middle-of-the-night glass of water.

    the pink beachcrest home two drawer nightstand next to a bed
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I'm super duper impressed with the way it looks. Simple yet modern. There's plenty of space inside the two drawers. It's sturdy and very easy to assemble." —Jeannie

    Get it from Wayfair for $118.99 (originally $229; available in six colors).

    14. A small dry erase board that's perfect for vision boarding and creating to-do lists so you stay on track throughout the year!

    the u brands dry erase board on a wall
    Target

    Promising review: "Very cute and simple dry erase board with pen. Helps me keep track of chores and bills." —LadyDraco

    Get it from Target for $5.49.

    15. A portable air purifier whose HEPA filter will help rid your home of allergens, dander, odor, and dust, so you can breathe easier. With three speeds and two modes, you can find the perfect setting for your space!

    reviewer image of the kokofit air purifier
    amazon.com

    Promising reviews: "It does not take up a lot of space, and it makes no noise. I put it in the children's' room and watched it work. As a mother, I feel very relieved." —betty

    "I am currently living near a construction zone, and I have a small dog who currently sheds a lot. My allergies were bothering me so badly that I could barely breathe in my own apartment, especially with pollen season. After a week of using this in my bedroom, I can tell you that it's been a huge difference. I've been able to breathe which has made it much easier to sleep." —JRRInBoston

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    16. A gallery wall set complete with seven varied frames so you can customize your bedroom wall with pictures and artwork hung in an eye-catching array.

    the seven piece red barrel studio frame set mounted on a wall
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "They look awesome! The templates included to mount on the wall so you can design your gallery are an excellent bonus. Don’t hesitate if you are on the fence!" —Mary

    Get it from Wayfair for $86.99 (originally $89.99).

    17. A Yoruba-inspired sheet set that pays homage to nature in the coziest way. Made of 100% cotton, this flora-printed set will bring new life into your bedroom!

    the aja sheet set on a bed
    Jungalow

    Promising review: "Beautiful, rich colors that complement my bed linen wonderfully! Superb quality." —Ayana F.

    Get it from Jungalow for $65+ (available in sizes full-king).

    18. A set of two string-of-pearls wall decals to liven up your room without the hassle of keeping real plants alive. Just peel and stick, and you're good to go!

    reviewer image of the roommates string of pearls vine decals on a laundry room wall
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I use peel and stick decals all the time, and this was easily the most stress-free one. It comes with two pieces, and is even easy to peel back off to reposition. Pro tip: for long pieces like these, the fastest way to apply without bubbles and wrinkles is to apply from top to bottom, with a squeegee along the way down." —Jasmine Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $10.96.

    19. A foldable laptop desk with a drawer you can store your WFH essentials in. Perfect for anyone who doesn't have space for a desk, this ergonomically designed laptop desk even has a bookshelf that'll keep your book upright for you!

    reviewer image of the foldable laptop desk
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have been using this desk for a couple of weeks now and I love it! Thanks to COVID, I'm working from home full time now and needed something I could use that was easily transportable. Some days I work in bed; others I'll move to the couch or to the dining room. Options, am I right!?

    The desk sits up high so my computer is at eye level and I'm not working all hunched over like before. It's also the perfect width. I can fit my laptop, coffee/snacks, mouse, and phone on here with plenty of space. The drawer is also super handy for small things. The clearance under the desk is great. I can easily move my legs around and still have plenty of space for my little lapdogs who like to invade my space while I'm working." —Jacque Chavez

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99.

    20. A hanging closet organizer that'll make the most of your limited closet space! With five sturdy shelves and six side pockets, clutter doesn't stand a chance.

    reviewer image of three closet organizers in a closet
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great product. It only took a minute to assemble and hang. I am currently using it for jeans, slacks, shorts and sweaters. Despite having several garments in the cubbies, I haven't experienced any sag or compromised structural integrity. The six mesh pockets on the sides are great for small items like gloves, beanies, sunglasses, scarves, etc. Perfect for organizing the closet. I am very pleased with the price and quality." —kmsaky

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in eight colors).

    21. A set of two adjustable memory foam pillows because the ultimate upgrade for any bedroom is enjoying better sleep in it.

    two enerplex home adjustable pillows
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It is so comfy! I love how easy it is to adjust vs a solid memory foam pillow. I love it so much that I already ordered three more so that way our new bed has a full set of pillows. And the fact that it's completely machine washable is a huge plus!" —Sally

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in sizes queen and king and sold individually).

    22. A plush velvet curtain – it's a must-have for anyone looking to add some drama to their room. A perfect pop of color and texture!

    two avalon blue heritage plush velvet curtains hanging from a window
    Kohl's

    Promising review: "These heavyweight, soft, plush curtains changed the entire look of the room from nice to elegant. We are very pleased with the construction, weight, material, and look of these and hope they last for years to come!" —mlsars

    Get it from Kohl's for $67.19+ (available in three sizes and 19 colors).

    23. An air purifying spider plant that's not only easy to care for but is also pet-friendly, so you don't have to worry about your kitty snacking at its leaves! This will add a great pop of lively color to your bedroom.

    the lil' bit spider plant in a glossy gray ceramic pot
    Lively Root

    Promising review: "My Lil' Bit Spider Plant arrived in excellent condition. Nobody I know can pack and ship a plant like Lively Root! I’ve had this little guy for almost four weeks now, and it’s doing great! " —Ben A.

    Get it from Lively Root for $34+ (available in three different planters).

    24. A modern shelf floor lamp you can use as a bedside table or prop next to your reading chair to house your To Be Read book stack.

    the black Bart Floor Lamp with Shelves in the corner of a living space
    Wayfair

    Promising reviews: "It was easy to put together and looks very sleek and modern. I love the functional shelves." —Anonymous

    "Love this lamp! It makes for a great reading nook next to your favorite chair." —Amanda

    Get it from Wayfair for $125.99 (originally $159.99; available in two finishes).

    25. A woven storage basket perfect for organizing your bedding and adding a neutral touch of decor to your bedroom.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this basket! It's very large, holds a lot, and looks great in the bedroom with extra blankets." —Nikki

    Get it from Amazon for $21.89 (available in three colors).

    26. An aromatherapy candle scented with jasmine and ylang-ylang because your bedroom should be able to double as a spa retreat when you need it to.

    the jasmine and ylang yland scented candle from la jolie muse on display
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really enjoy the rich scent of this candle, and its rose gold container looks great in any room. The relaxing scent of ylang ylang and jasmine wafts through the house and makes it smell great!" —Renee Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $18.28 (also available in Moroccan amber/patchouli and pine birchwood).

    27. A set of luxe sateen sheets featuring a 480-thread count that'll upgrade your sleeping experience *and* a luminous finish that'll upgrade your bedroom's aesthetic.

    a model stretches from under brooklinen bedding
    Brooklinen

    Promising review: "Each night sleeping in these luxe sheets gets progressively more comfortable. I’m literally excited to go to sleep because these sheets are so soft. Highly recommend!" —Nicholas L.

    Get it from Brooklinen for $100+ (available in sizes twin-Cal king and five colors and patterns).

    28. A set of two hanging shelves that'll not only a classic, rustic flair to your room, but will also give you more storage options. Just tap a nail or hook into the wall, and these shelves will be up in no time!

    two hang anywhere shelves hanging from a wall with plants on them
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "These shelves are easy to hang and have a rustic charm that is endearing. I love simple and clever organization solutions; these shelves fit the bill! " —Yoga Mary

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.

    29. A hand-tufted mattress from Avocado Green that's 100% organic! Designed to be durable, supportive, and breathable, this comfy mattress will make sleeping the best part of your day (if it isn't already)!

    a model and a dog sit on top of the organic mattress
    Avocado Green

    Promising review: "We loved the mattress after the first night. The best way to describe the sleep experience is that it feels like you're floating. It is not too hard or soft, and there is no sinking into it. The temperature of the bed has stayed cool, unlike our past pillow top mattresses. The mattress is worth the investment and deserves a five star rating." —Lisa S.

    Get it from Avocado Green for $899+ (available in twin-Cal king).

    30. A large knot pillow to make your bed even cozier and cushier than it already is!

    six large know pillows in a pyramid shape
    Juju And Jake

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this pillow! It’s like a sculptural piece of artwork for your bed! Excellent quality." —Rachel Olson

    Get it from Juju And Jake on Etsy for $34.95 (available in 22 colors).

    31. A modern metal platform bed that'll help make your bedroom feel more sleek and grown-up. It's also high enough that you can use the space below for storage. Win-win!

    the winston porter kiester platform bed in a decorated bedroom
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I LOVE my new bed. It is fabulous! The bed was fairly easy to put together, and it fits all my storage stuff underneath it." —Paige

    Get it from Wayfair for $144.99+ (available in sizes twin-queen).

    32. A sleek, wooden Bluetooth record player that'll not only add a retro vibe to your bedroom, but also put a fun ~spin~ on your vinyl-listening sessions.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a large collection of rare and unavailable vinyl records that would cost me a large fortune to buy again in different media. As soon as I saw this mobile player, I was excited that it had Bluetooth and USB. I spent the last few weeks copying all my records to my computer and now they are safe forever. WOW! Not only it was so easy, but the dubbing quality is amazing. On top of all that I can still just listen to my vinyl records on this player anywhere and the sound production is fantastic. One of the best purchases I've made." —sammy halaby

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    33. A charming memory foam accent chair so you'll have some place to cozy up with a book and a hot cup of tea. Doesn't that sound lovely?

    the royal blue reece accent chair
    Bob's Discount Furniture

    Promising review: "The color and fabric on these chairs are amazing! They look great and are very comfortable!" —Shauna F.

    Get it from Bob's Discount Furniture for $199.

    34. A hanging macrame photo display with twinkling lights so your warm memories can glow just as warmly in your room.

    reviewer image of the Hanging macrame Photo Display on their wall with pictures clipped to it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a really well-made macrame wall decor. I wasn’t sure if it would be sturdy, but it is. And it looks great hung on my wall. I especially like that this particular display has lights as well." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $28.96+ (available in two colors).

    35. A decorative starburst mirror to dress up your wall so elegantly, it might just think it's going to a ball!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am in love with this mirror! It looks so pretty in my bedroom. Just the right shade of gold. It’s not very heavy, so mounting it to the wall was a breeze." —Shay Dawkins

    Get it from Amazon for $42.82.

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