Bedrooms on a Budget: Our 10 Favorites From Rate My Space

Ready to make over your bedroom, but don't want to spend a lot of money? Check out photos of these stunning (and savvy!) retreats sent in from our DIY fans.

Traditional Cottage

Create a budget-friendly bedroom by learning to do it yourself. Rate My Space contributor kblalock and her husband designed a sophisticated headboard from an old door and built their own cornice boards to highlight the windows.

Contemporary Boutique

After spending most of her budget on her living room, Rate My Space contributor evansjm1 had a little bit left over to create a boutique-inspired bedroom. By hitting up websites like and the sales sections of favorite home decor sites, she found deals like the Nicole Miller bedding for only $99.

Classic Black and White

Rate My Space contributor amartin35 was inspired by wallpaper she saw in a model home. Her savvy solution: create a stencil out of cardboard and handpaint the design to create a focal wall in her bedroom.

Eclectic Streamlined

Smart shopping is all you need to achieve a chic, yet cheap bedroom. Rate My Space contributor trickygurl found a bed for only $200 and purchased a nightstand at Goodwill for $6 then updated it with spray paint and new hardware.

Timeless Zen

With some low-cost shopping and simple DIY projects, Rate My Space contributor tiffer40 transformed her bedroom for only $500. Her husband helped her build the lighted headboard, they stained their existing furniture and updated the space with smart buys from favorite design stores.

French Inspiration

Inspired by prints from the children's books Madeline, Rate My Space contributor MrsLime designed a gorgeous French-inspired bedroom around them. A combination of hand-me-downs and savvy purchases create a stunning yet simple space for her guests.

Modern Minimalism

Artwork can be expensive, so grab a paintbrush and create your own. Rate My Space contributor lilpolarbear made over her bedroom for under $2,000 with smart buys and by painting her own artwork.

Brown and Blue

Achieve a design trend, like everyone's favorite brown and blue combination, without spending a fortune. Rate My Space contributor Tammy181 infused her bedroom with the color palette by purchasing accessories from T.J. Maxx and craft stores, like Hobby Lobby.

Luxurious Neutral

Start with a neutral background to create a luxe look for less. Rate My Space contributor marmalade uses a warm beige on the walls and cream and white bedding to set the mood for her relaxing bedroom. She adds interest and pops of color with pillows in metallic fabrics.

Airy Elegance

Save money by getting crafty. Rate My Space contributor Herkamerk pulled out her sewing machine and turned curtains into a coverlet, pillow cases, pillow shams and even a dog bed.

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