Why Target is the place to shop for your home (really!)

Why Target is the place to shop for your home (really!)

If you haven't shopped at Urban Outfitters since you picked up jorts in middle school, and if you only go to Target for dish detergent, you should think again.

I'm not the first person to introduce you to Urban Outfitters, Target, or World Market. But what you might not know is they sell some truly fantastic furniture and home decor. Plus, you can surprise your friends when you tell them your chic lamp or side table came from good old Target.

Here are my favorite items at each of these three places:

Urban Outfitters

Yes, the same Urban Outfitters that sells weed candles and Budweiser tshirts has really stepped up their home decor department. They've clearly realized that many of their former customers are no longer decorating dorm rooms, and have moved on to more tasteful decor.

The result? Some fantastic industrial-style lighting, graphic rugs, and Scandanavian-style couches and floor cushions. Sarah Sherman Samuel's use of their green safari chairs above has given me a ton of inspiration for my own living room. And luckily all of Urban's gems will run you the cost of a few pair of jorts.

Click the images below for links -- my favorite is the black double wall sconce:

Target

Emily Henderson's living room in Real Simple

Emily Henderson's living room in Real Simple

I have been reading Emily Henderson's design blog for years, and her partnership with Target has only made me love her more. As the Target's "style expert," she mixes beautiful, one-of-a-kind decor in her Los Angeles house with inexpensive items from Target (like the chairs above), demonstrating how you can shop at Target without going anywhere near dorm room vibes.

I have so many personal favorites from Target it was hard to choose. I've bought that $49 round brass mirror for my own house and others several times, and have heard rave reviews of the bar cart. Personally, I have my eye on the pom pom pillow:

 

World Market

Photo featuring World Market Via Hey Doll

Photo featuring World Market Via Hey Doll

World Market, also known as Cost Plus, is probably the least well-known of the bunch, but by no means last. If you like Restoration Hardware's industrial vibe, but don't want to drop thousands of dollars on a faux vintage side table, World Market is for you. 

I love the dark metal industrial sideboard, and I just bought the fiddle leaf fig for a project where I desperately need plants but have no natural light. And if like me, you've admired Ashley Muir Bruhn's beautiful living room with woven chairs from Bali, look no further than World Market's dupes:

Note, this post contains affiliate links, so I may receive a commission if you purchase one of my recommendations. 

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