The Best Target Home Decor Items I’ve Purchased

By Jess
9 Aug 2022

I went on a bit of a decorating spree recently in both the Rhode Island and Vermont house. I haven’t done a ton of decorating in the Vermont house because we are planning to do some bigger renovations and I wasn’t sure what we were doing with the space. I’ve been waiting until I had a good handle on what we needed. We also brought a lot of our home decor from RI to Vermont so I needed to fill in some gaps for both houses.

There’s a new Target nearby in New Hampshire so I stopped in last week to grab some things before my friends came to stay and I ended up leaving with a very full cart. There was so much good stuff! Target home decor has a lot of really great options right now. And so much of it is very reasonably priced and affordable. I’ve had pretty great luck with Target home decor over the years and find the quality to be pretty consistently good. They also have fast free shipping and curbside pickup at their stores which is so convenient if you need something quickly.

Having recently given both spaces a home decor refresh I wanted to share my favorite Target home decor items from throw pillows to lamps and bathroom rugs to bar stools. If you’re looking for decorating ideas or thinking about doing some home decor updates read on for more.

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The Best Target Home Decor Items


Montreal Wren Table Lamp

Part of Target’s Project 62 Collection, these table lamps make a great addition to our bedroom in Vermont. It’s an off white ceramic table lamp with a classic fabric shade. Note the pictures online make the base look fairly stark white but they’re more of a beige-white. I also really like that the lamp has a the three-way switch so you can adjust the level of light output (nice for night when you’re reading and don’t want too much light).

Textured Ceramic Accent Lamp

I got this table lamp last week at the Target store and I love it as an accent lamp in our living room. I have it on a side table next to our couch and it’s the perfect size. The shade is also really nice looking in natural cotton beige hue. It looks like a much more expensive lamp than it is.

ceramic table lamp

I really like these table lamps because they’re a great size for a side table or smaller nightstand. I have one in our living room on a small side table next to our sofa. It’s not a big space so this is ideal because it gives off plenty of light without taking over the whole table.


hathaway rug denim blue

This rug is one of my favorite recent Target finds. I bought it for our bathroom in RI and it couldn’t be more perfect. The colors are gorgeous. And it has a vintage look but its super low pile making it easy to clean and ideal for a bathroom or kitchen.

vintage persian medallion kitchen rug

I found this rug on my Target run in New Hampshire and it’s great for our Vermont kitchen. I ended up getting it in two sizes. A larger one for the sink/oven area and a smaller one for the sliding door in the kitchen area. The best thing about this rug is the skid and slip resistant backing so you don’t need a rug pad. It’s also machine washable making it easy to clean.

printed accent rug

This rug from the Opalhouse Collection is similar to the one above I got for Vermont with the skid resistant backing, making it ideal for the kitchen. I got the runner size for our RI kitchen and the smaller size for the sliding door in the kitchen area (our houses have similar layouts). It’s also low pile and machine washable and the vintage design is really pretty. This one has great colors with light pinks, blues and greens.


Harwich High Back Windsor Barstool

I get questions about these barstools all the time (they also come in counter height). Overall they’ve worked out great for our kitchen in Rhode Island. There was one that came apart a little bit so Craig had to nail it back together on the seat back, but otherwise we’ve had these for years and they’ve been great. I love the look and that they’re sturdy but also not too heavy.

linden windsor wood counter height barstool

I finally purchased these barstools for our Vermont kitchen after waiting months to decide if I wanted to get more of the style I already have in there. Needless to say, the ones I initially bought from another company are so expensive and not practical (the woven seat fabric gets dirty and impossible to clean with a toddler). I really like the look of these and the size is perfect for our lower counter height in Vermont. They get delivered this week so I will report back on the quality! I also got these gripper chair cushions to put on the seats.

Cindy Console

I bought this console table in the brown a few years ago to use as an entryway table in the RI house. It’s a simple, well made design with a vintage look and decent storage with three drawers. Honestly we don’t use it a ton other than for keys and sunglasses, but it looks great and it has held up well.

windsor bench

It took me so long to find a smaller windsor bench that would fit in our tiny kitchen space in Vermont. This one is sold out right now but they bring things back in stock fairly often. I always sign up for notifications if there’s something I want that’s not in stock.

harwich high back windsor dining chair

I like these windsor chairs so much I got them for both houses. You just can’t beat it for the price and quality. They’re sturdy and comfortable and come in several different colors. Since I got the Linden barstools for Vermont I might end up swapping the harwich chairs for these Linden chairs in the Vermont kitchen but I need to compare the measurements.

Throw Pillows

Woven Washed windowpane throw pillow

Sometimes I find what I like and I stick to it. I got these pillows in yellow for Vermont and ended up getting them in blue for our couch in RI. They have a great washed look to them and the best part is you can remove the covers and wash them. The fabric is really soft and has held up well after washing and drying (I did a very low heat dry until they were slightly damp and then air dried).

woven striped throw pillow

A great little lumbar throw pillow that is perfect for a smaller piece of furniture or chair. I got it for the bench in our dining room for our sofa in Vermont and it looks great with the yellow pillows above.

Teddy Sherpa Throw Pillow

I haven’t actually decided where I’m going to put these sherpa pillows but I love the look so much I know I’ll find a place for them either on a bed or in my living room up in Vermont. It comes in a square and lumbar size and it’s removable too.

Bath Mats and Towels

floral bath mat

I hope no one saw me in the aisle at Target when I found these bath mats because I was way too excited. They are JUST like a bath mat I got from Anthro years ago that I love but has seen better days. I haven’t been able to find anything similar until now. I bought the yellow and grey color for bathrooms in Vermont and Rhode Island. They are super soft under your feet and have just the right amount of thickness. I am so picky about bath mats and these are seriously so great I couldn’t be happier I found them.

sun squad beach towel

I got these beach towels at the beginning of the summer and I’ve been so impressed. They’re not super thick (but not too thin) which makes them easy to wash and easy to dry out in the sun. They are great for the beach or the pool and I use them to dry off the dogs after rinsing them off. They come in a ton of prints.

Mirrors and Wall Art

Round Wall Mirror

I bought this wall mirror years ago when we were re-doing the smaller bathroom in our RI house. The quality is quite impressive for the price, especially compared to a similar one I have from another store that was much more expensive. It comes in a few different colors and makes a great addition to any living space whether you use it in an entryway, bathroom or bedroom.

wall art

All of the wall art I have from Target is older and sold out, but I did want to mention it because Target has lots of good options if you’re in need of affordable art. They have a lot of nice pieces that are also ideal for rental properties. I have a few different canvas prints and Studio McGee has some nice wall decor options for Target.

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