It feels unoriginal to admit this, but I relate to
every Target meme I've ever seen. The store is seriously dangerous for my wallet — I have three stores within 10 minutes of my apartment, and I visit at least once a week to walk the aisles and see what's new. The last time I went to a Target store, I didn't get a cart in the hopes that it'd stop me from buying anything I didn't need. No luck. I just balanced all of my purchases in my hands, which was seriously an impressive feat. Even if you don't love the store as much as I do, Target is filled with home decor items you won't be able to resist buying. Every time I wander into the home section, I leave with something.
Why is it impossible to resist Target's home items? I don't have a scientific answer, but I think I secretly hope that every Target purchase gets my apartment one step closer to looking like an Instagram-ready dream home. Granted, my sink is often filled with dirty dishes and I don't vacuum nearly enough, but buying decorative knick-knacks makes me feel like I have my life together. It may be a tiny bit of an illusion, but it's one that works for me. If you can relate, I've found some home decor items that are seriously irresistible.
1 Bicycle Bookends Book End - Bicycle, $20, Target
I'm surprised that I even bothered to buy a bookshelf, so I definitely don't have bookends in my apartment. These are ridiculously cute and affordable, though.
2 A Candle Lantern House Lantern Large, $33, Target
Burning a candle in a glass lantern is a
look, and you won't be able to convince me differently. If you're looking for a way to impress your houseguests, this is it. 3 Succulent Wall Geometric Hanging Succulent Wall Geometric Hanging, $13, Target
Succulents are fun to buy, but you'll eventually run out of desk space. Solution: this succulent wall hanger. I'm ordering one for my home office ASAP.
4 Desktop Globe Desktop Globe w/ Gold Base, $15, Target
Whether you're filled with wanderlust or content staying home, this globe is an aesthetically pleasing addition to any coffee table.
5 Cylinder Drum Accent Table 7 An Hourglass Decorative Hour Glass, $20, Target
If you want to keep yourself on deadlines in a wonderfully dramatic way, this hourglass is a necessary purchase.
8 A House Vase House Bud Vase, $7, Target
This is perfect for those of us who aren't ambitious enough to buy full bouquets of flowers. Keeping a few buds alive seems like a much more attainable goal.
9 A Minimalist Wall Clock Raised Marker 13" Wall Clock, $19, Target
I'm inclined to glance at my iPhone if I need the time, but if I had a clock this chic, I'd actually put in the effort to read it.
10 An Aluminum Bumblebee Bumblebee Figural, $10, Target
I don't know that I could get away with this aluminum bumblebee, but if you have a colorful home and funky style, this is a must-buy.
11 Faux Fur Throw Faux Fur Throw Blanket, $35, Target
A faux fur throw is the perfect blend of style and comfort. It'll keep you warm while also making your couch look seriously regal.
12 Eucalyptus Wreath Eucalyptus Wreath, $35, Target
Who says wreaths are only for the holidays? This would be perfect for a gallery wall — or you could hang it outside to welcome any visitors.
13 An Industrial Lamp Hudson Industrial Uplight, $41, Target
I'm a total sucker for cool lamps, so this immediately caught my eye. If you're aiming for an industrial vibe, this lamp is the perfect purchase.
14 Faux Leather Storage Bin Faux Leather Storage Bin, $35, Target
Why rely on a junk drawer when you can shove all your unused stuff in a leather storage bin? Bonus: The leather isn't real, so the price tag isn't outrageous.
16 Brass Table Lamp Brass Library Task Lamp, $50, Target
I have to be honest. After a certain point, I give up on decorating smartly and just buy the cheapest thing in-store. This lamp is totally worth the price tag, though.
17 Hexagon Wall Cubbie Hexagon Wall Cubbie, $23, Target
If you're looking for a stylish place to hang your keys, you've come to the right place. This wall cubby lets you store your essentials in a smart way.
18 A Letter Board Black Letter Board with Gray Trim, $13, Target
If you aren't familiar with letter boards, they're all the rage on Instagram. This one is super affordable, which makes it even easier to snap a perfect picture of a too-clever quote.
19 Floral Vase Floral Vase Large, $17, Target
I'm notoriously bad at keeping flowers alive, but if I had a vase to match my bouquet, maybe I'd be more inclined.
20 An Envelope Mail Holder Decorative Gold Envelope, $13, Target
Most of my mail ends up strewn across the kitchen counter, so I'm totally on board with this mail holder. The fact that it hangs on the wall means it won't take up extra space, which is a total bonus.
21 A Throw Blanket For Your Bed Oversized End Of Bed Throw Blanket, $28, Target
If you're always cold at night like I am, a throw blanket can be a major key. This one is reasonably priced and looks cozy — what could be better than functional decor?
22 Deer Throw Pillow Deer in Chair Throw Pillow, $14, Target
I am officially obsessed with this deer and his monocle. This pillow is smartly designed and under $15, which makes it impossible to walk away from.
23 A Super Modern Picture Frame Pressed Glass Photo Frame, $13, Target
Most of my pictures are on my camera roll — I'm seriously bad at printing memorable moments. If you're the same way, buy a minimalist picture frame, and the temptation to use it will stop your procrastination in its tracks.
25 A Standing Floor Mirror Wood Ladder Standing Floor Mirror, $57, Target
This floor mirror is beautifully designed, and you'll be able to take a full-length outfit selfie without any trouble at all. As you wander the aisles of Target, whether online or in real life, I'm sure you'll find even more things to add to your cart — hopefully, this helps you get started.