How to Furnish a Functional Bedroom for $1000

Furnishing a small space can sometimes be challenging since it’s usually just the essentials that make the cut, however, also being on a tight budget can make you feel like all you can do is throw a mattress on the ground and call it a day. Let me be the first to assure you – this is definitely not the case! You can style a small bedroom by maximizing every little corner and adding plenty of storage along the way. So when The Bubbly Blonde, McKenna Wesley needed help, we rushed right over! Check out her blog for her story:


Ikea may not be a secret when it comes to affordable design, but luckily, they’ve also mastered small space living. Although we have a few other design secrets and picks perfect for the makeover. This week we are taking on how to furnish a small bedroom under $1000, yes, you read that right – ONLY $1000! Below are our favorite choices that will help your bedroom feel so much bigger than it really is. We start off with a light and bright white queen bedframe with built in storage and a spring mattress both from Ikea. ($279 + $199) Click photos below to shop.

Brimnes Queen Bedframe & Hasvag Spring Mattress ($279 + $199)


Next is another popular pick from Ikea to store all your belongings, and then some. Sadly, the majority of small bedrooms don’t have adequate closet space, especially if you live in a climate with all four seasons, so the PAX wardrobe (which is totally customizable) is the perfect solution.

PAX wardrobe ($324)


Now our side “tables” and bedside lamps are a more unique choice, but bear with us, it’ll make total sense in a minute. Floating shelves were chosen to allow for drawers to open under the bed, as well as create the illusion of more space. When some pieces are lifted off the ground exposing more of the floor, it’ll immediately make the space feel lighter and larger.

Lack Wall Shelf ($8)
Image Via Apartment Therapy


Now for the lamps – these babies aren’t only super stylish and totally in right now, but wall mounting again saves space and draws the eyes up.

Sconce Lighting Set of 2 ($100)


And now finally – bedding! We definitely didn’t cheap out on our choices, because each of these pieces have raving reviews even at such a low price point.

So even if you think your bedroom is too small to be functional and super cozy, shop our links to see how you really can transform your space on one tight budget! Although our picks are all mainly for function (with some serious style and personality), stay tuned for our décor picks, and yes you guessed it, they’ll all be on the affordable side also!