Your bedroom is your sanctuary, a place where you can escape from the stress of the day and relax and recharge. It’s hard to feel very relaxed, though, when your bedroom is a cluttered mess of mismatched furniture and décor, without any real cohesive theme or style.

Creating a more luxurious, and restful, bedroom doesn’t have to break the bank though. There’s no need to go out and spend thousands of dollars on expensive designer furniture to achieve a more lux look. Taking what you have and making a few tweaks, and maybe adding a few extra touches, can bring your bedroom from drab to fab even when you’re on a strict budget.

1. Declutter

Nothing about clutter says “luxury,” so the first step to creating a more luxurious space is to clean and declutter your bedroom. This means putting away the piles of clothing you’ve been meaning to get to for weeks (and bringing that box of donations to Goodwill finally), getting rid of piles of books, paperwork, and whatever else is laying around. Clear your bedside table and dresser and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. If you need to, pick up some pretty baskets or containers to hold your stuff and keep your room neat and tidy.

2. Give Your Bed an Overhaul

You spend more time in your bed than anywhere else in your room, so shouldn’t it be the most luxurious spot? If your old mattress is sagging and stained, you probably aren’t getting the best sleep, so invest in a new one. Consider an affordable bed-in-a-box, or a durable latex mattress, for a comfy sleep surface that help you sleep better. Quality bedding is also key to a luxurious bed. Look for sheets made from soft Egyptian or Supima cotton for the softest bedding, or splurge on high quality linen sheets that will keep you cool all year round.  You can often find affordable versions at discount home stores or online. A fluffy duvet (with a soft cover) and a rich-looking blanket in velvet, faux fur, or a chunky knit will finish up your bed that’s fit for royalty.

3. Decorate the Walls

White walls aren’t typically associated with luxury, so if you can, paint your room in a sophisticated, relaxing shade, like gray, pale green, or blue.  If they aren’t already there, add crown moldings, which almost instantly add sophistication and an air of luxury to the room. While real moldings are the best option, self-adhesive moldings provide the same look without the hassle, and can be removed if you want to redecorate later. Hang some dramatic art (black and white photographs are always a good choice) and use mirrors to reflect light and add depth to the space. One common designer trick is to hang elegant mirrors above the nightstands. A fancy mirror with an interesting shape or frame provides big impact with minimal effort.

4. Choose One Statement Piece

The whole idea behind a statement piece is to draw attention to it. Therefore, when luxing up your bedroom, you want to choose one statement piece, such as a headboard or a fabulous chair, to serve as a focal point and keep everything else simpler. For instance, if you opt for a statement headboard upholstered in velvet, choose a less luxe-looking chair with clean lines so it doesn’t compete with the statement piece.

5. Add Expensive-Looking Details

The accessories and details you choose for your bedroom can add to the luxurious look – and most don’t need to be expensive. For instance:

Use trays for organization. An inexpensive tray (even one from the discount store spray painted gold or silver) to hold your perfumes or lotions helps the room look more put together.

Add greenery. Plants, whether a lush potted fern or fresh flowers in a pretty vase, can instantly add interest and luxury to your bedroom. Don’t have a green thumb? Faux plants work too (just remember to dust them.)

Upgrade hardware. Adding new knobs or drawer pulls to your dresser or nightstand gives it an instant upgrade. Changing out the doorknobs on your door and closet can also add inexpensive luxury.

Use throw pillows. Look closely at any luxurious bedroom, and you’ll see throw pillows – lots of them – on the bed. Opt for overstuffed pillows in a variety of sizes and shapes, but don’t go overboard. A good rule of thumb is to only cover one-quarter of your bed with pillows.

Change the lighting fixture. Ditch the standard ceiling fixture in favor of a more dramatic light. Just be sure it matches the scale of the room and the rest of your furniture, so it doesn’t look out of place.

Creating a luxurious bedroom doesn’t have to mean spending thousands of dollars or hiring a professional decorator. Looking for soft, cozy fabrics, keeping everything organized, and adding small details can have a big impact on making your room a true sanctuary.