Bedroom Decor Ideas – decorate your bedroom on a budget

I’m by no means an expert when it comes to decorating bedrooms, interior design – or anything for that matter – however a hobby that I find really enjoyable is decorating my room. I’m always on the lookout for cool things that I can add to my room and recently I seem to have found a fair number. You might remember a recent post I did that featured many photos of my room (a bedroom lookbook) and though my room hasn’t changed drastically since then, there are a few things I’ve altered. I thought it would be fun to do a post showing how you can revamp your room a bit, very cheaply.


For this I grabbed an old jam jar and removed its labels. I then tied some ribbon around it to decorate it slightly, filled it with water and then picked some fresh lavender from my garden – and here we have a pretty much free vase of flowers. The lavender lasts roughly a week before I go out and pick some more. This is such a quick and easy way of adding something to your room and very pretty too! I found the wooden ‘E’ for £1 in Tiger – I would highly recommend Tiger for cheap and cheerful bedroom bits. I then of course had to throw in my Urban Decay setting spray as it matched the purple of the lavender, this isn’t necessary though.


If, like me, you love makeup you can use that to your advantage and display some of it as part of your room decor. A great way to do this is using a makeup organiser, the one above was a couple of pounds from Forever 21 and they’re very easy to pick up cheaply. I then just filled it with some of my makeup bits that either look nice or I use often. If you’re not a makeup fan, you could do this with other things such as skin care, perfumes, nail polishes etc.


Shelves always have the ability to add decoration to a room. They can be quite pricey but they don’t have to be if you’re up for a bit of DIY. I picked up two planks of wood quite cheaply from Homebase, coated them in white paint and then attatched them to my wall using brackets – these can be found at low cost too. As for decoration, I already had all of the things displayed on the shelves so this didn’t come at an extra cost. The alarm clock and ELLE candles were from a local super market, the plant from IKEA, the light up ‘E’ from hobbycraft etc. I think this just proves that to find cute things you don’t necessarily have to look anywhere fancy. Often I find that supermarkets offer great homeware at really affordable prices.

IDEA 4 (the flowers reappear)

If you have a desktop, bedside table or spare surface that is looking a little boring, why not add some ‘coffee table books’. These are books that as well as being great to read, look really nice too. I have several scattered around my room, my favourite being these three on my bedside table. Not only can I conveniently grab them if I want to read in bed, they make the surface look a little less boring. I got these books from Urban Outfitters I believe however, you can find books virtually anywhere – boot sales, libraries, bookshops (obviously) or you may even have some already that you haven’t thought to display!

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it may have given you some ideas for some home decor!

Elle x



  1. Jessy
    July 14, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    ouu I really enjoyed these tips! 🙂 I usually just use my makeup as decoration hehe :pthis year I had the chance to decorate my room for uni and it was soo fun!! I added some paintings and pictures throughout my room and also added some flowers :)dorky-and-weird.blogspot.comXoxo Jessy

    • Eleanor Howard
      August 12, 2016 / 5:45 pm

      that sounds amazing! Glad you liked X

  2. ellie cawte
    July 14, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Love these tips, adore you style so much. I'm literally obsessed with home decor at the moment, love all of your little details! xellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

    • Eleanor Howard
      August 12, 2016 / 5:45 pm

      thank you! X

  3. Elle
    July 20, 2016 / 1:43 am

    Elle,I love the way you added such pretty accents in your room. The fresh lavender, and alphabet letter,make up organizer, is all so pretty. But you have good taste to find and arrange these items! You are more expert than you realize! :)xx, Elle

    • Eleanor Howard
      August 12, 2016 / 5:50 pm

      thats so lovely of you, thanks Elle! X

  4. Clare
    July 22, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I've just moved into my own place so this post is super helpful! thanks for sharing :)

    • Eleanor Howard
      August 12, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      I'm glad you enjoyed x

  5. Neha Bhatt Bhagat
    July 23, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Wow…a very insightful postt..thx for sharing hun..xoxo, Neha

    • Eleanor Howard
      August 12, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      thanks for reading Neha x

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