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7 Decor Items Under $200 to Instantly Elevate Your Bedroom

Here at Bed Threads, we love providing you with all the tips, hacks and expert advice you need to create your very own sleep sanctuary. From budget-friendly and landlord-approved ways to update your rental bedroom to sharing how to use your personality to style your snooze room, we’ve covered it all over on our Journal.

But why are we so obsessed? As one Harvard University School of Medicine study pointed out, poor quality of sleep can lead to a 15 per cent decrease in life expectancy, giving you a very good reason to reconsider your bedroom’s setup.

However, creating the perfect environment for optimal sleep doesn’t need to break the bank. Here are seven decor items under $200 that will instantly elevate your bedroom – no renovation needed.

7 Under-$200 Decor Items to Instantly Elevate Your Bedroom

1. A colourful throw

A throw draped over the bed doubles as an extra layer of warmth and an accessory that can instantly brighten up any room.

Our Throw in Sage is the perfect colour to feed warmth and energy into your bedroom to create a cosy yet fresh homely environment. Or, our classic Charcoal Throw is perfect for any minimalists out there.

Buy it here or shop our Throw collection here.

2. An impactful artwork

It’s important you find an artwork you truly, truly love. In the wise words of Marie Kondo, “does this spark joy?” Once you’ve found a piece that sparks joy every time you look at it, find the perfect spot for it – whether that’s above your bed, or in your line of sight from the moment you nod off and to the moment you wake up.

But beautiful art doesn’t have to be expensive. Just take Amber Kingi’s Bed Threads collection as an example. Inspired by extraordinary moments in ordinary days, all prints in the Australian artist’s exclusive collection will only set you back $80. We especially love her ‘Neve’ print for the bedroom - the soft, washed-green backdrop is soothing and calming (and also matches perfectly with our Bed Threads Sage sheets).

Buy it here or shop our Art and Prints collection here.

3. A statement book

We all know reading before bed can do wonders for helping you get quality snooze. But regardless of whether you’re an avid reader or not, having books in your bedroom can also double as a great design idea.

A statement book placed on a floating shelf or on your bedside table can instantly elevate your bedroom. Just take the Assouline's Mykonos Muse by Lizy Manola as a prime example. This book collates some of the best pictures of the Mykonos’ signature white and blue architecture – not to mention plenty of shots of the island’s cuisine, including octopus and greek salad galore – to create a 300-page tome that will have you dreaming about the ultimate island holiday.

Buy it here or shop our Art Book collection here.

4. Extra Pillows

Having two standard pillows on your bed is great, but adding an extra pair can instantly make your bedroom look comfier and more plush. Plus, it can help balance the length and width of the bed.

Add volume to your bed by adding two Euro pillows (or one if you have a singe bed) behind or under your standard ones, and cover them with our European linen cases. You'll be surprised at how such a simple decor addition can magically elevate your space.

Shop our full range of European pillowcases here.

5. An updated duvet

When was the last time you changed your duvet cover? Probably not recently. An easy way to give your bedroom an update is simply by changing the colour of your duvet, according to the seasons or your mood. Our Mineral Duvet Cover is perfect for those cooler months, while you can't look past our fresh and vibrant Peach Duvet Cover for the warmer months. For the minimalists, change between Charcoal, Fog, Pinstripe and classic White - the possibilities are really endless.

Shop our full range of Duvet Covers here.

6. A chic candle

A candle doesn't just look pretty – an intoxicating scent can completely change the ambience of your bedroom. And is there anything more comforting and relaxing than the scent of fresh linen? Crisp, breezy and a little nostalgic, our own Bed Threads candle in Fresh Linen omits a layered bouquet of freesia, musk and nutmeg - the perfect concoction to prep you for bedtime.

Buy it here or shop our Candle collection here.

7. A unique vase

A bright vase on your bedside table creates a beautiful focal point in any bedroom. Our Dinosaur Designs Large River Stone Vase in Honeycomb is the perfect addition for your bedside or dressing table, or even your floating shelf. Use it to display standout flowers or greenery, or have it as a standalone statement piece. Its yellow hue is bright enough to draw attention while remaining oh-so-chic. Plus, yellow has been proven to be one of the best colours to promote sleep and soothe the nervous system.

Buy it here or shop our Ceramics and Vases collection here.

Want more inspo? Here's how to choose the perfect linen colours for your bedroom.

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