This Is How a Home Editor Makes a Bedroom Look Expensive With $200 at IKEA

Updated 04/11/19

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At the risk of stating the obvious, IKEA is massive. Considering the Scandinavian retail giant's extensive (borderline overzealous) inventory—there are 12,000 products stocked at any given time—it's necessary to have a plan of attack in place well before you start adding items to your cart. Even if you adamantly love IKEA, narrowing down its overwhelming amount of product can feel near impossible, especially when IKEA's pro stylists make everything look so Instagram-worthy.

So, in an effort to help you tackle one room at a time, this home editor is breaking down the affordable IKEA products that will instantly elevate any bedroom. From a $10 faux plant that looks surprisingly real to a splurge-worthy beech bench that looks way more expensive than its $39 price tag, consider the stylish picks below editor-approved. Keep scrolling to find out exactly how a home editor makes a bedroom look expensive without spending more than $200 at IKEA.

Ypperlig Bench
IKEA Ypperlig Bench $39
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This beech bench is slim enough to fit at the end of a bed and offers an ideal place for a stack of books. With a modern, minimalist silhouette, it looks far more expensive than its $39 price tag.

Gladom Side Table
IKEA Gladom Tray Table $20
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Complete with a removable tray, this versatile piece makes the perfect bedside table. It's available in a range of hues, but the sage shade is at once on-trend and timeless. At $20, it's a steal.

Ofelia Throw
IKEA Ofelia Throw $30
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No bedroom is complete without a neutral, textural throw draped over the foot of the bed. This one is extra soft and cozy—and looks impossibly chic against classic cotton sheets.

Flådis Seagrass Basket
IKEA Flådis Seagrass Basket $13
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For a touch of natural, rustic texture, tuck this handwoven seagrass basket in an awkward nook or corner. Use it to stow extra blankets, throws, and pillows in style.

Gradvis Vase
IKEA Gradvis Vase $13
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No one would guess this speckled stoneware vase is from IKEA. Subtle in hue and sculptural in shape, it doesn't even need blooms to look chic. Place it on a bedside table or on a windowsill.

Storuman Floor lamp
IKEA Storuman Floor lamp $18
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Jump on the paper lantern décor trend with this $18-floor lamp. Light filters through the paper casting a warm glow, making it ideal for creating a soft, cozy atmosphere in the bedroom.

Snöfrid Cushion cover
IKEA Snöfrid Cushion cover $13
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PSA: This soft cotton chenille cushion cover is reversible. One side boasts a classic black-and-white stripe pattern and the other has more of a textured look.

Gurli Cushion Cover
IKEA Gurli Cushion Cover $4
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You can't go wrong with a $4 pillow. The ridiculously affordable price point makes it easy to add a pop of color in a trending hue—like mustard yellow—to your bedroom.

Artificial plant
IKEA Fejka Artificial Potted Plant $10
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Indoor plants have become the hallmark of a well-styled space. If you have a black thumb, opt for faux greenery—this trailing artificial potted plant would look great atop a tall bookcase.

Rens Sheepskin
IKEA Rens Sheepskin $30
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A plush sheepskin rug lends cozy, inviting vibes to any space. Place one on either side of the bed to make waking up infinitely more enjoyable.

Carafe With Stopper
IKEA 365+ Carafe With Stopper $5
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Keep a carafe—and a pair of drinking glasses—within arm's reach on the bedside table. You'll stay hydrated in style with this slim carafe complete with a cork stopper.

TOTAL SPENT: $195

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