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Decorating on a Budget: Money Saving Master Bedroom Ideas

There's no time like the present to revamp your master bedroom! Your bedroom should be a place of tranquillity; your own little haven to unwind after a long day. It's important to create a space that brings you comfort and joy so that you can start and end your day on the right note! Often times decorating the master bedroom falls to the bottom of the list for various reasons a tight budget being one of them. If you're one of those people, don’t fret! There are things you can do now that won’t break the bank and will be sure to boost your mood instantly!

Step 1: Declutter and Organize

Decluttering and organizing is the first step in creating a relaxing bedroom. However, do you find this task to be an endless obstacle for you? Are you tired of rummaging through piles of clothes and stuffed drawers? You're one of the millions of people in the world that have this issue, so we want to let you know that there can be an easy solution!

It's a misconception that you need a lot of money to get properly organized. All you need is a plan of attack, some nice organizational tools, and a dash of patience and perseverance. Here are our top tips for decluttering that will transform any chaotic space into a sanctuary!

Wayfair Closet Organizer System

Master Bedroom Plan In 6 Easy Steps


Step 1: Assess Your Clutter 

  • Is your organization stemming from laundry piles, paperwork, or something else? Determine the main problem to know where to begin

Step 2: Remove All Non-essential Bedroom Items

  • Dishes, sports equipment etc. have no place in your bedroom. Make sure every item has a logical resting spot whether it's in the kitchen, garages or closet.

Step 3: Make Your Bed Daily

  • This may seem obvious yet still, many of us don't do it. Think about how you feel when you walk into a hotel and see that freshly made bed. Serene, right? Making your bed daily can completely change your mental state and improve your sleep!

Step 4: Invest in Proper Storage Options

  • Explore under-bed storage bins, drawer organizers, decorative baskets, and laundry hampers. Even spending the extra few dollars to get nice, sturdy hangers for your closet will make such a difference to the overall look of your closet, plus they'll last longer than cheap wire ones.

Step 5: Seasonally Change Out Your Closet Wardrobe

  • This will declutter your master bedroom and will create more room for essentials. Store off-season clothing in storage containers in your closet or under the bed. Keep the clothes you wear every day in a more accessible spot, like a dresser.

Step 6: Create Distinct Spaces

  • Pick an organizational system for your belongings. This can increase functionality, especially if you share a bedroom with a partner. By distinct spaces we mean allow each person to have their own area within the room to put their belongings. This can mean a full dresser, a few drawers, or half the closet

Step 2: Refurbish or Sell What You Can

It’s so much easier to bite the bullet and spend money on things you love when you purge what's no longer needed! We love online buy-and-sell groups for this reason. They allow you to make a profit in order to subsidize your new bedroom design venture, without the guilt of dipping into savings! Google "buy-and-sell groups near me" or use Facebook marketplace to get started!

Is there an item you can’t seem to part with but it’s a bit outdated? Try the refurbishing route. Sometimes all you need is some polish, new trim or a fresh coat of paint to make it shine again. Check out the amazing door transformation above for inspo!

You can find the tutorial for this easy DIY door makeover and more modern bedroom ideas at

More Refurbishing Ideas:

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  • Spruce up a wall using wallpaper, or hand painting a fun wallpaper design

  • Reupholster stained or dated chairs and make them look brand new. Vintage is in!

  • Sand down and paint or upholster an old coffee or dining room table to give it life

  • Line your drawers or storage units with wallpaper to create that pop

Step 3: Plan Out Your Room Design

The next step of your room makeover on a budget is to create a plan! Don’t just purchase random rustic decor items because you like them as individual pieces. Ask yourself, will these pieces work with the aesthetic of my bedroom as a whole? And, if you're unsure what your style is, you can take our Interior Design Style Quiz to find out!

If planning your room layout and design isn't your forte, another budget-friendly option could be getting an online interior designer to help. It might sound strange to read "budget-friendly" and "interior designer" in the same sentence, as most of us know interior design to be a luxury service. However, the structure of online interior design allows for many costs to be cut and can save you a lot of time... and we all know that time is money!

One of the services we offer at White Dahlia Design is the creation of a 3D room design. We'll provide a personalized design for your individual style and room type! The best thing about this 3D online model is that it's affordable and effortless. It allows you to make the most out of your space without spending an excessive amount of time and money when shopping around for bedroom decor. Plus, you have the assistance of an online interior decorator at your fingertips! What’s not to love? Our online interior design packages start at just $149 per room! Ok, so now do you trust us when we say interior design can be budget-friendly?

Change Out Accents

If you've got some creativity in your bones you might be up for the challenge of redecorating your master bedroom on your own. However large the task may seem, know that working within a budget doesn't mean you can’t have your dream master bedroom! All you have to do is make smart, strategic choices with your design! How can you do this? Start by focusing on changing out accents instead of lofty furniture pieces. You can drastically transform the look and feel of a room with a few smaller pieces.

Home Accents from Structure

Easily Swappable Accents:

  • Throw Pillows and Blankets

  • Prints or Paintings

  • Decorative Objects (like bookends, vases, or candle holders)

  • Baskets

  • Accent Rugs

  • Frames

The possibilities are endless. Have a look at our designs for some master bedroom decor ideas!

Splurge on Heavy Use Items 

Selling your unneeded items and changing your accents will allow you the freedom to splurge on items where quality really matters. Are you dying to get a new headboard? No problem you've just saved yourself a pretty penny by selling your old TV stand. It’s good practice to save where you can but invest when you need to. Staple items may cost more initially, but you’ll get more use of them in the long run.


Following a budget is a good thing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it too! We hope our tips give you the kickstart you need to give yourself the master bedroom you deserve. If you loved our ideas and want more, check out our blog full of DIY home decor ideas and inspiration, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get interior designer insights!



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