29 of The Best Ideas for Decorating a Master Bedroom on a Budget

You don’t need to break the bank when it comes to decorating a master bedroom, or any bedroom for that matter. What makes it harder with master bedrooms is that master bedrooms are typically one of the larger rooms in the house, so naturally, you’d assume you’d need more materials to decorate it properly.

If you’re thinking of decorating a master bedroom on a budget, we’ve compiled many ideas on what to do if you don’t have a lot of cash to spend. Check out the ideas and let us know what you think!

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1. New Paint

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If you can’t go all out with brand spanking new decorations, changing the paint up can be an easier alternative. Your pre-existing décor will look brand new since the canvas, or the walls, will be entirely different. This is a cheaper idea when it comes to changing things up a bit.

2. Extra Elements

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Aside from changing the wall color, for example, this popping green would definitely give a room a facelift, you could always add a few extras here and there. For example, that decorative throw adds more color into the mix without being too distracting.

3. Color Pops

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By adding a variety of interesting colors and textures into the bedroom, you can easily create a space that is full of intrigue without having to spend too much money to do so. The more colorful the room, the more interesting it will be, just make sure to have a general theme otherwise things could get messy.

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4. Hanging Birdcage

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This room has a tiny hanging birdcage inside of it, which may seem like a minor detail, but for someone revamping a space on a budget, that birdhouse could be a major focal piece. With so many cute little attributes within this room, the birdhouse is an especially nice touch.

5. Throws

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These throw blankets can almost act as “layers” for a bedding set since you can incorporate so many colors, patterns and textures. In this bedroom décor, the throws remain that neutral color and tone to coincide with the surroundings, but you could use vibrant colors to make the room pop if you wanted.

6. Nightstand

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You could simply splurge on one new bedroom item if you can’t do a total makeover. Take this nightstand, for example, it’s intriguing to look at and gives the room a fresh, funky vibe. If you choose one piece over several pieces of furniture, that could still make a difference.

7. Rustic Elements

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If you are going toward a more rustic theme or if you are someone who especially enjoys the outdoors and camping, adding elements like this natural wooden are piece would be essential to the theme. You could hand make a lot of these kinds of elements and find the materials right in your backyard.

8. Wall Painting

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You don’t need to go out and buy artwork if you can just do it yourself. If you have some artistic ability, or even know of a friend who does, you could easily have a hand painted mural on the wall instead of buying store bought artwork. It will mean more and look better.

9. Forest Wall

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What’s more romantic than spending a night camping in the woods? You can easily cozy up in comfort with this amazing wall decal in the background which makes you feel like you are sleeping among the trees and under the stars. Wall decals are great and don’t cost much.

10. Sheer White

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These sheer white curtains are a great way to add some airiness into the room and are easy to find. They add a bit of romance into the mix since anything gauzy, sheer and light are typically found in romance inspired bedrooms. This is a great idea that won’t cost too much to execute.

11. Live Plants

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Using live plants in the bedroom is a great way to liven up the space and keep it fresh. Live plants paired with all this sheer white in the photo makes this room feel romantic and fun. You don’t need to buy expensive plants, as plants are relatively cheap when purchased from nurseries.

12. Mood Lighting

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Little LED lights can go a long way when it comes to sprucing up the bedroom. What’s great about these soft, glowing lights is that they are completely romantic, too. This would make the perfect space for spending a night in together and just sitting around and talking.

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13. Wooden Frame

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This wooden frame idea acts as a partitioned canopy above the bed. This is a great idea for anyone what likes that canopy bed feel without having to cover the entire bed. This light and airy material that is used within the canopy also makes the room feel light and airy, too.

14. Flocked Canopy

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Kind of like the wooden frame idea before, this canopy idea uses that wonderfully sheer, white fabric and flocks them at the edges of the bed posts. This is a great idea if you already have a frame and want to add a little extra into it.

15. Canopy Bed

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There is just something truly romantic about a canopy bed. When it comes to creating a romantic canopy bed on a budget, you can easily create one using some interesting fabrics. In this picture, the fabric is gauzy, and almost resembles the type of material you’d find in a seas side loft.

16. Canopy Panel

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Just because you like the canopy look it doesn’t mean to have to adhere to the full canopy setup. In this photo, a canopy panel is used to administer that gauzy, sheer fabric into the room without having to surround the entire bed. This is less fabric, therefore, less money.

17. Wall Art

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When it comes to artwork, you don’t need to go out and spend thousands of dollars on one single piece. In this modern bedroom, a funkier, larger piece of art is hanging at the back wall. You can find all kinds of screen printing services online or locally that can customize your own piece of art.

18. Eclectic Bedroom

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This eclectic bedroom features plenty of accenting elements that make this entire room feel interesting and intriguing. All the pieces, the throw rug, the wall art and the bed accessories, don’t necessarily need to cost too much and it’d be fun to go thrifting for similar items in a thrift store.

19. Duvet Cover

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If you want to add some new, interesting elements without having to redo everything, you can easily incorporate a duvet cover into the mix. This way, the room can remain intact but you could accessorize around the new duvet cover that could come in any color, size or texture.

20. Gold Wall Decal

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Another example of a wall decal, this decal is shimmering trees in gold. This is a great way to add some interesting elements into a bedroom if you’re working on a very tight budget. Wall decals may seem hard to install, but really, it’s just like working with wallpaper.

21. New Flooring

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When going into a room and trying to decide what to revamp, don’t forget to look down. Sometimes incorporating a new floor could be the key when it comes to revamping an old bedroom look. You can add carpet, wooden floors or event interesting tiles into a room to make it look amazing.

22. Decorative Corner

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If you pick out a corner to make interesting, then you don’t really have to focus on the entire bedroom. In this photo, those great string lights are draped on the side of the curtains right above the interesting side table. This could be the focal point of the bedroom and will look great.

23. Funky Wall Art

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This room basically has a collage on one side. This would be a perfect design idea for anyone who is interesting in handmade art or for anyone who appreciates that more Bohemian apartment look. This is completely personalized and will no doubt draw plenty of attention.

24. Wooden Crate Shelf

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This wooden crate has revamped itself as a brand new bathroom shelf set. This adorable idea won’t cost much at all and you can easily paint the wood any color to adhere with your bathroom’s decorations. Add some gold or silver setting spray to make the shelf sparkle and look whimsical.

25. Art Pieces

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When refurbishing a room, don’t be afraid to work with funkier, larger art pieces. You can find interesting pieces like the ones in the picture in almost any store that sells home furnishings. Keep it clean and simple, but don’t be afraid to experiment.

26. Christmas Lights

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Instead of packing away last year’s holiday lights, why not reuse them and put them into the bedroom? This is a great way of adding light to a bedroom that will add some intrigue into the mix. There’s’ just something about string lights that are so magical and whimsical.

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27. Hanging Tapestry

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If you don’t want to have to worry about using paint, decals or wallpaper, hanging an interesting scarf or tapestry against a wall could work nicely, too. In this photo, that ornate tapestry hangs elegantly and draws some interesting elements into the bedroom.

28. Textures

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If you have a particularly small bedroom and can’t add to many interesting elements, try experimenting with textures. In this bedroom, the sleek gray walls are happily accented by that interesting furry rug at the side of the bed. This is a funky, but fun bedroom.

29. Bed Shelf

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Instead of incorporating a shelf on the side of the room, why not incorporate one at the foot of the bed? In this interesting design idea, the foot of the bed becomes a platform for a shelf with plenty of decorative elements that make the room much more interesting.

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So what idea did you like best? Still confused on what to do or bogged down by liking too many elements? That’s ok. You can always mix and match and incorporate the designs you liked the best into the bedroom. It’s best to find out what theme to go with first, that way you don’t add too many conflicting colors or elements into the mix.

Have any ideas on redecorating master bedrooms on a budget or have you had experience in doing it yourself? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share your comments and insight with us so we can all have a beautifully decorated bedroom on a budget!