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42 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Bedroom Accessories

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We’ve previously hunted out cheap but expensive-looking accessories for your bathroom, kitchen, and living room, and now we turn our attention to the bedroom. Maybe you’re a renter adding a personal touch (which won’t affect your deposit), or perhaps your space warrants a little sprucing after its year-long shift as a home office. Either way, we’ve hunted down the best accessories for the job. We cross-referenced our previously reported stories on bedroom décor and snooped around for tasteful pieces (that don’t cost a small fortune). Whether you’re looking for a handwoven throw for your bed or a plush velvet chair for your dressing table, we’re confident you’ll find something you want to add to your shopping cart. While most of these accessories are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.

A bold blue bedspread that will zhuzh up the drabbest of Sainsbury’s bed linen.

Let’s finish off that bed with some textured cushion covers — we’re into corduroy.

You could purchase a couple of these and use them as bedside tables in an industrial-style bedroom.

A pleasingly herbal candle, with 45 hours of burn time. If you’d prefer a less botanical scent, they’ve also got a grapefruit version.

An all-important bedroom accessory: something to get you up on a Monday morning. We like this simple Braun version.

Or, how about this B:ON clock, with a flip-style display and a pleasing bip, bip, bip alarm?

These solid oak shelves can hold up to 22kg — meaning they’d be more than suitable for plants or books.

This British-made, pure wool rug would look lovely thrown over the back of a chair.

VASAGLE Ladder Shelf

You could also get a ladder shelf with shelves — perfect for trinkets, candles, or plants.

Speaking of plants: a dramatic-looking option (like this peace lily) would look nice in a corner.

We feel very fondly towards this sleep balm, complete with a chilled-out badger.


A luxe way to display your skin care.

Keep the botanical theme going with this understated macrame plant hanger.

We like the copper detail on this geometric mirror.

Salt lamps omit a warm, calming glow, plus they look pretty.

A teal-coloured record player to kick-start your new vinyl obsession.

These hooks are low-hassle, and you can hang coats, towels, and bags on them.

A grow-your-own terrarium disguised as a science-lab flask.

A lustrous addition to a nightstand.

And some cute pots for desk-friendly cactuses.

A simple carafe-and-glass set for your bedside.

Vasagle Computer Desk

An actually nice desk you can get without paying Wayfair prices.

A tasselled throw that would look fab on the chair, the bed, or as a blanket in said reading nook (it also matches the rug).

Buy this walnut side table from Amazon’s own brand, tell your friends it’s from Clerkenwell’s mid-century hub, Forest.

This definitely wouldn’t look out of place in an exposed-brick studio somewhere in Whitechapel — but it’d jazz up any old bedroom.

These contrasting vases could hold a bunch of flowers, stems, or even look nice by themselves on a bookcase.

Some pampas grass would look striking in one of those vases.

We like the space-age chrome finish on this lava lamp.

With leaves that have (literally) evolved to fit within tight spaces, we can imagine this little plant perched neatly at the end of a bookshelf.

A treat for bare feet (that can also double as a luxurious seat cushion).

Additional reporting by Hannah Holway and Ailbhe Malone.

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42 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Bedroom Accessories