While it would be wonderful to lounge around in a silk robe and sleep in 1,000-thread-count sheets, I’m not in the market for a particularly luxurious bedroom right now. However, “faking it ’til you make it” when decorating a bedroom is easier and less expensive than you would imagine.

Certain modifications can instantly make your area feel more costly, and you don’t need Egyptian cotton or designer furnishings to do it. Sometimes all it takes is a fantastic candle or one of these other clever and affordable decorating tricks. Below are a few suggestions for upgrading your sleeping quarters with the least amount of effort—and money—as feasible.

Upgrade your computer hardware


Consider hardware for your bedroom as jewels. A new set of knobs or pulls on your nightstands or dresser, for example, can refresh the entire room in the same way that a large pair of earrings or a pair of shoes can. a striking necklace can spruce up a basic outfit. You can add a touch of elegance to your room by replacing regular hardware with something a little more visually exciting—from copper handles to crystal knobs and beyond. For affordable, attractive options, look to Zara Home, World Market, and Amazon.

Keep your pillows quiet


At posh hotels, plump, over-filled pillows are the norm, so replicate the appearance at home. Overstuff your ornamental throw cushions to make them look more expensive. This is accomplished by purchasing inserts that are slightly larger than the pillow covers. Buy 20-inch inserts if you have an 18-inch square pillow, for example. When it’s time to replace your sleeping pillows, go for the thickest and loftiest options available. Also, don’t skimp on the quantity of them. You don’t have to pile sleeping pillows on top of each other, although most hotels provide two pillows per guest.

Bring a tray in

Bring a tray in

Trays quickly elevate a space, especially when loaded with unique items. You can fill it with gorgeous perfume bottles, favourite creams, and jewels if you plan to set it on a vanity. All you need for a little tray on your nightstand is a candle and possibly a carafe-and-water glass combination.

Make a broad generalisation.

Don’t worry if you can’t afford new luxury bedding. Instead, concentrate on your throw blanket. A large bulky knit throw draped across the foot of your bed can detract attention from a worn-out duvet or comforter.

Toss in some texture

some texture

Textural components can provide depth and aesthetic interest to a room. To add some cosiness, use a faux fur throw on a side chair or a sheepskin rug on the floor near the bed. If you want to go for a boho luxe appearance, bring in rattan baskets and seek for a creative woven light fixture. Adorned blankets and pillows can also be embellished with pom poms and tassels. All of this will add to the excitement of your space.

Make your nightstand unique

nightstand unique

Don’t let your nightstand develop into a blatantly visible junk drawer. Empty your drinking glasses on a regular basis, and keep things like hand creams and dogeared paperbacks away from the surface. Make an effort to beautify your nightstand to make your home feel more opulent. Choose a nice lamp, add a plant, and consider hanging something little on the blank wall behind the tabletop.

Enhance your mirror


If you still have your old college mirror, it’s time to upgrade.. Consider an antique-style brass mirror or something curved to open up the space. You can also locate a model with a shelf, which will provide you some additional vertical storage space. Because mirrors are costly, start your search on Craigslist, a flea market, or a garage sale. You might be able to find something wonderful used.On online markets, be as detailed as possible with your search phrases for the greatest results. And remember that if you like a shape but not the finish, all you need is a can of paint to fix it.

False architectural elements

If you rent and can’t make permanent modifications to your space, or if you own and don’t want to embark on a big project, use deceptive paint treatments and ornamental finishes to make your room’s architecture appear much more expensive than it is. Use washi tape to create false wall panelling, or paint a half wall to seem like wainscoting. These types of design approaches are easier and less expensive to implement than you would think.

Invest in new lights

new lights

Forget about the “boob” light fixture found in many builder-grade bedrooms. Replace it with something swankier, such a drum-shaped pendant, sputnik lamp, or small chandelier. Start your search with IKEA, which provides a variety of affordable but fashionable lighting solutions.

Raise the drapes

Raising your curtain rod two to three inches below the ceiling line will make your space appear larger. Your room will appear loftier, and your windows will appear larger, giving the space a more exquisite vibe.

Showcase a unique item

You almost certainly have a few interests, and with those interests comes goods. Use beautiful collections and other unique artefacts, such as an acoustic guitar, as wall decor to make your home feel instantly unique. This decorating manoeuvre had an unforeseen but pleasant secondary effect. You also get items off the floor, making your sleeping area appear less congested.

Create a wall hanging

wall hanging

No money for a luxurious headboard? No worries. All you really need to make the space above your bed look pulled together is a tapestry or vintage material you like. Make sure your sleeping pillows are firm and large enough to allow you to prop yourself up in bed to read.

Cover it with a (fake) sheepskin

If your bed frame or headboard is looking a little tired, do the same thing you would with an old sofa or dining chair: cover it in a fuzzy sheepskin! Layering will not only give visual appeal to your bedroom furniture, but it will also offer comfort. Look for ways to truly shake things up.