There's No Place Like TargetSep 21, 2021
As a girl born and raised in Tennessee, I grew up going to Target.
Having lived in England for the last 3 years, I appreciate this super store more than ever since it's is a rare occurrence that I get to step foot into an actual Target.
There is no Target in England, and there is also nothing like it. In fact, I've traveled all over the world and I've never experienced any other store where you can buy cute new underwear, an awesome lamp, a new rad jean jacket and your laundry detergent all under one bright and cheery roof.
So safe to say, I'm a fan. I like the whole experience of Target. Did you know Target has a smell? It's distinct and nostalgic for me. I could spend hours in there and every time we come home to the U.S. I always sneak away from my kids and family for a least one glorious date with my former friend - big giant red Target.
I was walking through the Target closest to my parents house this summer in Tennessee, and thought I would pull together a quick blog showing some of the best interiors items currently in stock.
I rarely do blog posts including Target items because, as you may know, their stock turns over frequently. It's a real "there today, gone tomorrow" sorta situation. This is especially true for the hottest on-trend interior goods.
But none-the-less, here are some fun finds, some of which I was able to touch and feel in person at an actual brick-n-motar Tar-jay. All of these items would be great for a short term rental, or of course your very own home.
Let me live vicariously through you and your access to this U.S.-only adult-female-wonderland of a store. Happy shopping!!
Let's start with a little entry way styling. I'm obsessed with that beaded light and especially it's price! Also that gorgeous black rounded end console table by the infamous Studio McGee. I mean. HEART EYES.
Try to layer in different textures in your entry like you see in this board with a jute & black entry rug paired with the chunky seagrass basket.
A coat tree is always appreciated by guests in a rental or hooks on the wall if that makes more sense for your place.
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Don't be afraid to mix woods inside of one room. It's perfectly fine to have more than one type or color of wood, just try to think about how you can achieve balance in the room. (Think about your room in floor plan view and try to balance woods around the room.)
When in doubt choose one wood tone to stick with and pair that with black painted wood.
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Hidden in the middle of this pretty bathroom board is the people's #1 recommendation for towels from Target. I recently did a poll on my Instagram stories about the best towels to use for a short term rental. Casaluna brand towels from Target were one of the top responses!
My best friend who I always stay with in Nashville uses these exclusively and always has them in her guest bathroom. I can attest they are the softest fluffiest towels I think I've ever had the pleasure of using. They wash and dry really well and also stay fluffy & soft over time.
And how awesome are these cute neutral shower curtains!
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No matter what you do in the bedroom of your short term rental, do make sure you have a lamp or two or three. You can't get enough warm glowly light at eye level, and Target has some excellent affordable choices for table lamps.
(To learn how to layer in the right bedding for a rental head to this blog, and to read more about bedroom design head here.)
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For me the trick to layering in decor and making it all work is to have all of the furniture in place, then set aside a day to focus on staging and fluffing.
I buy lots of extra decor items from a store like Target where things are easily returned so that I can play around in person and see what looks right where. Be sure to layer in some cool thrifted or repurposed finds as well to add character and soul to your space. But also. Target. How can we resist all this goodness at these prices?!
The gold and black frames below are EXCELLENT for doing any kind of wall collage or just a smaller stand alone piece. (Check out this blog for more about choosing affordable art for your rental.)
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Do you love Target as much as me? If you've read this far I assume the answer is probably yes.
I want to mention I still say YES to supporting small businesses and local artisans too. I'm working on a blog post to give a big shout out to some amazing small online shops of artists selling interiors goods. If you know of a great one, or you are one, please send your details my way.
Until then, happy decorating and happy hosting!
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