Headboards can make a big statement piece in your bedroom, but they usually set you back a small fortune.
So, don't be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to headboards: Old doors, windows and other unexpected items can all make fantastic backdrops for your bed.
Another thrifty and effective design tweak is to upcycle a less expensive bed frame or headboard with a new slipcover, for example the Vanvik bed frame or the Albevär and Bådalen headboards from Ikea, creating a designer piece without breaking your budget.
The Vanvik bed frame cover from Bemz is available in three sizes, 140 cm, 160 cm and 180 cm and with or without a bed skirt
Bemz cover for Abelvär headboard in Blue & White Kokeshi topped off with a selection of Bemz Artist Series cushion covers
Bemz cover for Florö bed frame in Dusty Rose Hounds Tooth
Yet, another absolutely key aspect of a bedroom is lighting. Creating different moods in the space makes for a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
There's no denying our love for string lights. They radiate warmth and sparkle day or night, adding a romantic touch. Use them above the bed, decorate the ceiling and mirrors.
Still on lighting, you can create some budget friendly pendants from stuff you just have laying around your home: terracotta pots, cardboard, wire baskets, hanging planters, pretty paper.
Follow the tutorial for this fabulous egg carton light pendant at Addicted to Decorating
Rugs are always a welcome accent in any bedroom, adding softness, warmth and texture. In fact, nothing cosies up a room like a rug. Don't want to fork out for a new one? Then make your own.
This unique DIY rug from Free People will add colour and comfort to any home and making it is relatively straightforward. Just follow the artist's tutorial
Typography authority Jessica Hische played around with this digital doodle and then applied the image to some FLOR tiles with a utility knife. And hey, presto a unique rug for your bedroom
This recycled sweater rug from Home Workshop is pure genius
Another way to give an instant lift to any bedroom is to add a pile of decorative pillows, a bed skirt or curl up into new bedding.
Bemz bedspread. Loose Fit, in Medium Grey Rosendal Pure Washed Linen
Bemz bedspread, Regular fit, in Unbleached Belgian Linen Blend