The bedroom should definitely be a relaxing space — a respite from the daily hustle and bustle of our lives — and we can't think of a style that's more laid-back than bohemian. However, you've probably noticed that sometimes boho pieces, although gorgeous, are a tad bit expensive. But there's good news: You don't need to give up on your dream of a boho boudoir. We've searched high and low to bring you bohemian bedroom ideas on a budget to inspire a carefree refresh that won't break the bank.
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1. Repurpose items you have on hand.
If you're a bohemian decor enthusiast, we're guessing you already have several items that will work in your makeover just like this space designed by Kitty Cotten. In addition to purchasing a few pieces from IKEA, she upgraded her sister's bedroom with accents they already had, like a world map, a headboard made with leftover wood, bed sheets, and picture frames.
Get the look: IKEA Ranarp Wall Sconce, $19.99
2. Go vintage-inspired instead of vintage.
Sometimes, you can get vintage pieces for a steal (A set of terra cotta planters for $1? Score!). But when it comes to big-ticket items like lighting and furniture, an authentic vintage piece can come with a high price tag. Take a page out of Abigail Green's handbook and buy items that look like the real-deal but won't cost nearly as much, like the globe-shaped ceiling light in this boho-chic sanctuary.
Get the look: Permo Vintage Ceiling Light, $54.99
3. When in doubt, paint.
If your sleeping quarters need a creative jolt that's kind to your wallet, consider painting an accent wall. As you gather bohemian bedroom ideas on a budget, you'll find that paint is an easy and cost-effective way to update a space. For instance, Katherine of My Eclectic Grace refreshed her space with a stenciled wall that we totally love.
4. Cruise thrift shops.
Thrift stores and bohemian decor go hand-in-hand, which is helpful when you're keeping a bottom line in mind. Gently used pieces can be surprisingly stylish and instantly freshen up a boho bedroom, as proven by this space designed by Tricia of Simplicity in the South. She discovered a midcentury modern dresser and straw hats at a local flea market that add unmistakable character and charm.
5. Use your DIY magic wand.
Oftentimes, the DIY version of something is less expensive than the real thing. So, when it comes to budget-friendly bohemian bedroom ideas, it's best get your hands dirty. DIY masterpieces come to life in this bedroom by Lucy of Craftberry Bush. The mural, wall shelves, hanging planter, plant stand, and mirror are all handmade.
Get the look: Wrought Studio Shaver 18" Desk Lamp, $99.99
6. Layer budget-friendly pieces.
The trick to achieving a flawless bohemian bedroom is layering — lots and lots of layering. We're talking tapestries, throw pillows, bed linens, rugs, and even a canopy to make things look relaxed and dreamy. And bonus: You don't need to drain your bank account to purchase these items. Sarah Grace of Sarah Grace at Home purchased her textiles from Amazon and Target, and the result is a picture-perfect space where we'd gladly take a nap.
Get the look: SheetKart Mandala Tapestry Wall Hanging, $22
7. Add a few plants.
It's amazing the difference a few verdant plants can make. But don't take our word for it — just look at this bright sanctuary belonging to Susannah Ayscue. She has over 60 houseplants in her abode, including the handful that live in her bohemian bedroom. Good looks aside, a few leafy greens will help promote sleep, too. Win-win!
Get the look: IKEA Ivar Shelf Unit, $69