I'm a Home-Decor Writer — Here Are All the Target Buys I'm Eying For My New Apartment
When I'm not online shopping — For work! I swear! — I'm writing all about interior design. After almost a decade spent covering everything from the latest trends to space-efficient furniture, it's safe to say I know a thing or two about making an apartment feel equal parts cozy and stylish. So when my fiancé and I moved into a new apartment last week, I wasted no time making our new home feel . . . well, like home. In fact, I've been stuffing my Target e-cart with furniture, decor, and game-changing appliances.
But that isn't a major shocker, right? I mean, the retailer is known for selling good-looking home essentials for less. And if you're looking to buy home decor without accidentally spending your monthly rent on a sofa, it's the ultimate destination. So the million-dollar question: what's worth adding to your cart? To help inspire your next redecorating project, I'm sharing all of the items I'm currently eying at Target right now. With any luck, the picks ahead will inspire you to give your space some extra love.
WFH Desk: Threshold Designed With Studio McGee Portola Hills Caned Desk
Our new apartment is double the size of our old space, so my fiancé and I can have our own home offices. (I know, I'm still pinching myself.) As soon as we moved in, I added this Threshold Designed With Studio McGee Portola Hills Caned Desk ($300) to my cart. Not only is this desk insanely chic, but there's also plenty of storage space for my notebooks, pens, and books.
Cute Flower Pot: Opalhouse Designed With Jungalow Striped Terracotta Vase
In a perfect world, my new office would be decked out with fresh flowers. (Read: I'm a sucker for a bodega bouquet.) And in my opinion, it doesn't get cuter than this Opalhouse Designed With Jungalow Striped Terracotta Vase ($20).
Sweet Dreams Sofa: Novogratz Regal Futon Mid Century Sofa Bed
Oh, and did I mention my new office is also the guest room? To make the most of this room, I'm thinking about adding this Novogratz Regal Futon Mid Century Sofa Bed ($520). That way, our friends and family have somewhere to stay, but I don't need to contort myself to move past a massive mattress.
Stylish Seating: Threshold Harwich Wood Arm Dining Chair
The kitchen has a large, empty corner, so what better way to fill up some negative space than with a breakfast nook? I haven't found the perfect bistro table quite yet, but I'm loving the Shaker-style look of the Threshold Harwich Wood Arm Dining Chairs ($120). (I could totally picture my fiancé and me sitting in these seats as we enjoy our morning cup of coffee.)
Pretty Dinnerware: Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Stoneware Exposed Rim Dinnerware
We love to throw dinner parties for our friends, and we're counting down the days until the first one in our new space. So why not christen the apartment with some fresh dinnerware? Decked out in a dreamy, emerald hue, the Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Stoneware Exposed Rim Dinnerware ($4) is nothing short of dinner-party goals.
A Beautiful Bench: Saracina Home Open Top Storage Bench With Shoe Shelf
Our new apartment has an awkward alcove that's basically begging for a bench. This Saracina Home Open Top Storage Bench With Shoe Shelf ($250) has a shelf underneath, so our friends will have somewhere to place their shoes when they come to visit.
A Useful Coffee Table: Project 62 Hillside Coffee Table
My fiancé and I never had a coffee table in our old apartment. But now that we're working with more square footage, our space looks empty without one. This Project 62 Hillside Coffee Table ($100) is decked out with two shelves, so we have ample room for our remotes and a big bowl of popcorn.
A Chic Light: Project 62 Valencia Floor Lamp
My new apartment is filled with charming, old-school touches — French doors, ornate windows, and lots of dark wood — so I wanted to update the space with small, modern touches. This Project 62 Valencia Floor Lamp ($90) will be the perfect addition to the reading nook in our living room.
Stylish Storage: Elegant Home Fashions Dawson Over the Toilet Storage Etagere
This new pad has a split bathroom, so I wanted to find a stealth way to store feminine products and spare rolls of toilet paper. This Elegant Home Fashions Dawson Over the Toilet Storage Etagere ($175) strikes a happy medium between form and function.
Fun Artwork: Project 62 Framed Art
Don't let the sound of this apartment fool you; it's remarkably close to the beach. (In fact, my fiancé lovingly calls our new digs "The Beach House.") I'd love to pay homage to our sandy spot and hang this set of Project 62 Framed Art ($50) in the hallway.
A Rad Runner Rug: Safavieh Spacedye Design Runner
Speaking of our hallway, it's remarkably long. I've searched high and low for a rug that's large enough to fit our hallway, and I've finally settled on this Safavieh Spacedye Design Runner ($97). Not only did I already buy this runner, but it should also be arriving any minute now. (If you'll excuse me, I'll be impatiently waiting at my door for the foreseeable future.)