- I’m an interior designer who shops at HomeGoods. Here’s what I buy there and what I usually skip.
- I don’t buy office supplies, kitschy tin garden decorations, or artificial plants and flowers.
- HomeGoods’ selection of accent chairs, rugs, and large mirrors is impressive.
As an interior designer and TV art director with tight deadlines, HomeGoods is my go-to for finding items to quickly put together a room.
When shopping at HomeGoods, it’s important to ensure that your design choices reflect your unique personality and that you’re carefully selected for luxurious, well-crafted items. It’s also important to be careful to avoid filling up your cart with lackluster products.
Here are 5 things I shop for at HomeGoods and 5 things I usually avoid.
Mirrors make a room seem larger and add depth and light to an area. Whether you prefer sleek, modern designs or ornate, vintage-inspired frames, HomeGoods has a variety of options to suit a variety of design styles.
From abstract paintings to photographic prints, HomeGoods’ art section is filled with eye-catching pieces that can become the focal point of any room.
Artwork like this can add personality, color, and artistic flair to your space. If you can’t find a piece of art that speaks to you, buy a large canvas at HomeGoods and paint something simple and abstract on it to suit your needs.
Whether you’re looking for a unique piece to complement your existing furniture or want to add a pop of color or texture to your room, HomeGoods offers a variety of accent chairs in a variety of styles, fabrics, and finishes.
With a discerning eye and patience, you can find the perfect comfortable and stylish chair.
HomeGoods always has stylish 8′ x 10′ rugs in stock and ready to use. In terms of style, chains often have a diverse assortment to suit different design tastes.
Rugs anchor a room, define different areas, and add warmth and texture to a space. With a little exploration, you can find a rug that fits your style and bring your entire design concept together.
Coffee table books act as interior accents and provide you and your guests with an enjoyable reading experience.
Whether you’re interested in art, fashion, photography or travel, HomeGoods has a wide selection of beautifully curated books that will spark conversation and add a touch of sophistication to your living space.
HomeGoods’ ornaments section is filled with gold-plated bookends and vases painted in shiny yellow gold.
It’s as if King Midas himself had broken into the store and declared: “Everything must be gold!” However, I think too much metallic monotony will lack the regal appeal.
Instead, look for items that offer the look and feel of natural, authentic brass, and use them sparingly. It’s all about balance.
Because this chain store tends to have a large inventory of pillows, it is difficult to guarantee that all items meet my high quality standards.
While you might find a hidden gem in terms of design and craftsmanship, there’s also a good chance you’ll come across a poor, unappealing pillow.
Prioritizing quality and aesthetics is essential to enhancing your space, so take a good look at your pillows before you take them home.
Surprisingly, there are very few items in HomeGoods’ office decor section that match the sophisticated design.
It can be a treacherous land of oversized llama-shaped paperclips and desk organizers that look like mini Ferris wheels. Your workspace needs a chic and elegant approach, not a circus sideshow.
Keep your desk mostly tidy and save the quirky stuff for well-deserved coffee breaks.
Like many stores that sell decorative items, Home Goods stores are filled with artificial flowers and plants that make Mother Nature cry.
But remember that no amount of plastic can recreate the beauty and vitality of real flowers.
Free your living space from the tyranny of cheap artificial flowers and look to the real thing for an authentic touch of natural beauty. Alternatively, you can choose more affordable and low-maintenance dried flowers and branches.
I would avoid the outdoor section of Home Goods as they are often full of flamingos and garden gnomes. I would forgo these kitschy items and look for pots that resemble natural stone or concrete for an organic, high-end look.
Take your outdoor space to new heights by creating an outdoor oasis that reflects your style with thoughtfully selected furniture.