Designer Master Bedroom Ideas (Shop The Look) Splurge or Save

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Looking for designer master bedroom ideas that cost way less? Check out this design comparison with a budget room that will save you mucho dinero (a lot of money)!

Have you been admiring the designer master bedroom ideas on Instagram and Pinterest? If you have you probably are thinking… that room has to cost a fortune.

Sorry to say, it does! A typical bedroom designed by an Interior Designer can cost between $20,000 – $35,000 on average.

Of course, it depends on the furniture and how much of the design is custom.

But no worries you can get a similar look to that designer bedroom inspiration and it’ll cost you way less! If you’re wondering how that’s possible check out the comparison designs below.

This post is all about designer master bedroom ideas that cost way less.

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neutral designer master bedroom with upholstered bed

Best Designer Master Bedroom Ideas 2023

The first image is a neutral master bedroom design complete with everything you need to get started. The products from this design are modern contemporary trade vendors.

They’re durable, high-quality statement pieces that’ll stand the test of time. The beauty of working with neutrals is you can add a pop of color if you want to change it up a bit.

The cost of the furniture in the designer bedroom is about $35,000. The only item doubled in the calculation is the nightstand.

The second image consists of lower-priced products that have a similar vibe to the designer bedroom. We were able to complete this look for $30,000 less than the designer space which is insane!

This just goes to show you that you can get a similar look at a drastically lower price point. It’s great for anyone who’s just starting out or has a budget they need to stick to.

Master Bedroom Ideas To Splurge or Save

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the neutral bedroom design. As you can see the look is very similar. The major difference is the cost, materials, fabrics, and design details.

For example, the bed in the high-end design image has channel tufting but the silhouette is very similar. Materials are also different such as cowhide which tends to be expensive.

Gold accents are used in each design for sophistication and a luxurious look. There are also layers of texture that add interest and dimension to the spaces.

neutral designer master bedroom with upholstered bed
High-End Master Bedroom
neutral designer master bedroom with upholstered bed
Budget Friendly Master Bedroom

The designer room was sourced from Perigold and France & Son. They carry many to the trade designer vendors that have showrooms at High Point Market.

Vendors for the $35,000 High Price Room are:

  • D.V. KAP
  • Noir
  • Interlude

The budget room was sourced from a variety of low to mid-price retailers.

Vendors for the $4,919 Budget Price Room are:

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Shop The Look Design Inspiration

Before we discuss the details there are master bedroom essentials every design should have. These include the following:

  • bed
  • nightstands
  • dresser/ chest
  • mirror
  • area rug
  • artwork
  • curtains
  • layers of lighting

Extra items to include in your master bedroom (if you have the space) are a sitting area, accent chair, side table, bench or ottomans, storage, bookcase, and vanity table.

Now let’s discuss the details to shop the look of this design inspiration for your home.

neutral designer master bedroom with upholstered bed

1. Swivel Chair // 2. Martini Side Table // 3. Channel Tufting Bed // 4. Noir Gold Chandelier // 5. Lumbar Fur Pillow // 6. Two Drawer Bedside Table // 7. Hide Dresser // 8. Gold Hanging Mirror // 9. Hide And Acrylic Bench // 10. Channel Tufted Accent Chair // 11. Pedestal Drink Table // 12. Upholstered Bed // 13. Sputnik Brass Semi Flush // 14. Faux Fur Lumbar Pillow // 15. White Nightstand // 16. Light Grey Dresser // 17. Gold Round Mirror // 18. Acrylic Upholstered Bench

Master Bedroom Design Price Comparison

High End

  1. $3675 Swivel Chair
  2. $1588 Side Table
  3. $10,096 Upholstered Bed
  4. $2374 Chandelier
  5. $171 Fur Pillow
  6. $2526 Nighttable x2
  7. $8366 Dresser
  8. $1200 Mirror
  9. $2433 Bench

Total: $34,955

Budget Friendly

  1. $860 Swivel Chair
  2. $99 Side Table
  3. $702 Upholstered Bed
  4. $400 Chandelier
  5. $60 Fur Pillow
  6. $360 Nighttable x2
  7. $1598 Dresser
  8. $290 Mirror
  9. $190 Bench

Total: $4,919

Master Bedroom Chair Ideas

The style of both the designer and budget chair have channel tufting with a gold base. In the designer style, the shape is straight while the budget is curved.

Either accent chair style would look great in a neutral bedroom design. The quality would be better in the designer version but the budget chair has great lines and style.

If you’re wondering about the price difference let me tell you. The designer chair is about $3675 while the budget option is around $860.

The Side Table

Now let’s talk side tables. They’re perfect to add next to the accent chair to create a moment in your master bedroom.

The designer room has a sculptural brass and acrylic martini side table that’s stunning. It’s perfect for adding interest and making a statement.

Adding a drink table like the one featured in the budget room is a great place to save money. It has a marble top that contrasts beautifully against the gold base.

A sitting area is great to relax and curl up with your favorite book and cup of tea. The price difference on these accent tables is just under $1590 compared to under $100!

The Bed

If it’s within your budget splurge on your bed. This is an area where you’ll want to invest in better quality so it lasts for many years to come.

You can change out accent pieces if you get bored but your bed will be with you for the long haul. Both these beds have a similar silhouette and clean lines.

The designer bed features channel tufting that takes it up a notch. An upholstered bed is fabulous for creating a focal point in any style of home.

You’ll be shocked by the price difference between these two modern beds. The high end is just over $10,000 compared to a little over $700.

The Chandelier

Lighting or the “jewelry of the room” is a great place to splurge in your bedroom design. An oversized chandelier will add drama and interest.

Both styles have a similar vibe but the budget option is a quarter of the price. If you’re on a tight budget or just starting out Target has you covered.

The high-end chandelier is an investment of just under $2375 while the Target lighting is about $400.

Luxe Faux Fur Pillows

Another way to add interest to your bedroom interior design is with texture and pattern. These faux fur pillows will soften the look while adding dimension.

The designer lumbar pillow is just over $170 while the budget-friendly is just under $60. A big difference I know!

That said either one is sure to make an impact on your interior design.

The Nightstand

The Interlude designer nightstand is just so sexy! Those lines are to die for! It features two draws, a white faux linen surface, and a champagne metal frame.

If you don’t have it in the budget the West Elm option is a great alternative. It also has two draws with gold pulls and an open shelf area at the bottom. This contract-grade nightstand is built to last.

There’s a huge difference in price between these two styles. The designer nightstand is an investment of just over $5000 (a pair) while the budget is just under $720!

Insane I know but you’re paying for the original silhouette and materials of the high-end version. From a storage perspective and size, they’re very comparable.

The Master Bedroom Dresser

The price of the designer dresser is super high but it’s made of natural hide! That said it’s also a thing of beauty. Just saying!

If you’re vegan and prefer a more sustainable option the Anthropologie veneer dresser has great lines and style too. Both dressers have gold details for an elevated vibe and a touch of glam.

For those with unlimited funds, the designer dresser is just over $8300 while the Anthropologie option is just under $1600. There’s a difference of almost $6800 which is huge!

Just remember that saying you get what you pay for. This is the case when it comes to furniture shopping.

The Mirror

The bedroom mirror is a great place to save money. Yes, the designer mirror is very pretty but the Wayfair mirror would add sophistication to the dresser or nightstands too.

Not every piece needs to be high-end, so definitely mix and match to get the best bang for your buck. If you’re wondering the designer mirror is about $1200 while the Wayfair style is just under $300.

The Bedroom Bench

Love that both the designer and Wayfair benches have acrylic sides. The budget option is very cute and would add interest to your bedroom decor.

If you’re ok with hide material the Interlude designer bench would look fabulous at the end of your bed. It’s just over $2400 while the Wayfair version is just under $190.

designer master bedroom

As you can see there are many alternatives to the designer version of this room.

If you have no budget then purchase the pieces that speak to you. If you need to save go for the budget option. Either design would look beautiful and give you a great night’s sleep.

When You Know Better You Do Better

How do you make a master bedroom special?

The best way to make your master bedroom special is by planning out your space. You want to always start by measuring and doing a floor plan.
This will help you know exactly what will fit. The next step in the design process is to pull three images for the overall vibe you’re after.
Once you know how you want your bedroom design to look and feel you can start sourcing furniture and decor. Establish what your budget will be before you order your furniture.
As you can see pieces will add up but if you look at the design as a whole it’ll be easy to decide where to splurge and save.

Hope this gives you some bedroom design inspiration to get started today. Happy Designing!

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Last Updated on April 29, 2024 by Nicole DelaCruz

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