HomeGoods is already one of our go-to spots for colorful throw pillows to update our sofas and decor to adorn our bookshelves, but there are more treasures to uncover at this cult-favorite home furnishings chain. In fact, the best HomeGoods finds are often the ones we never expected. If you've never shopped the bath supplies or checked out the peel-and-stick wallpaper, you'll want to add these to your HomeGoods wishlist. Here are six surprising finds you should keep a lookout for on your next HomeGoods run.
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"HomeGoods always has the latest high-end and recent release coffee table books for less. As an interior designer, I love picking up a new book to serve as decor in my, or a client's, home!" says Beth Diana Smith, an interior designer and HomeGoods Style Expert. If you're not in the habit of hunting for books at HomeGoods, add it to your shopping list. Not only will you find informative design and travel books, but they have gorgeous photo-filled volumes to serve as coffee table decor and titles that would make excellent presents for design-loving friends in your life, including the popular AD at 100: A Century of Style for the best price we've seen yet (just $50).
"Ahead of spring, HomeGoods is always one of my first stops for planters, as they come in more sizes, shapes, and materials than other big box stores. This year, given 2022's design trends, try looking for metallic or sage green ceramic planters," says Smith. No matter if you're a minimalist searching for neutral-colored planters or a maximalist seeking colorful, patterned pots, you'll probably find your style match. Whatever planters you pick out, make sure they have drainage holes and use trays or saucers to catch the overflow. You'll also find watering cans, plant stands, and garden statues to add to your shopping cart.
HomeGoods probably ins't the first place that comes to mind when you think about peel-and-stick wallpaper, but you can find it if you know where to look. "I recently discovered a gorgeous peel and stick wallpaper that is a modern navy blue take on a traditional scalloped design," says Jenny Reimold, an interior stylist and HomeGoods style expert. Online, you can also find modern geometric designs and faux wood paneling wallpaper for those going for a shiplap look. In store, you never know what patterns you might uncover. Since all of these designs are removable, you can update an accent wall or cloffice on a whim, and then change it whenever you're ready for a refresh.
"I'm also finding unique and decorative items for pets," says Reimold. "Why let Fido sleep on a boring bed when he can camp out in a canvas pet tent with a cushioned pillow?" From a red plaid cushion for your pup to a woven hideaway that lets your cat survey the room from above, there's a bed to match every pet personality and home decor style. While you're perusing the pet supplies, don't miss plaid pinstripe pajamas and peacoat pet jacket. Rover would never forgive you.
If you've always dreamed of a home bathroom that feels more like a spa, schedule your next HomeGoods session. You probably already knew that HomeGoods has you covered in the luxurious bath towels department, but you may not know they also stock body scrubs, lotions, and scented candles. Toss a facial steamer and an essential oil diffuser into your virtual cart and your bathroom just became your favorite room in the house.
When you think about HomeGoods, a splatter-paint guitar and a signed Michael Strahan jersey likely aren't the discounted gems you were anticipating, but their online store stocks both. Check out the "top gifts" section to discover big-ticket items for special occasions. Seriously, no one will ever guess you got it at HomeGoods.
ASBURY PARK – Throughout his childhood in the Essex County towns of Belleville and Bloomfield, John LaBadia was surrounded by family heirlooms and other reminders of his family’s history there.They made such an impression on him that years later, the retired firefighter would end up combining his carpentry skills with his love of cherished items...