The 8 Best HomeGoods Finds to Shop Right Now, According to a Designer

published Jun 8, 2023
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While it’s hard to resist a HomeGoods shopping trip to wander the aisles and aimlessly look for hidden gems, browsing the website can be just as rewarding. Just like your local brick-and-mortar store, HomeGoods online has tons of can’t-miss furniture and decor pieces at hard-to-beat prices, and they even have a semi-secret online section of high-end products.

With so many great items to choose from, I wondered what pieces interior designers rely on at the home decor superstore. I reached out to Chicago-based designer Jen Talbot to get her input, and she shared her eight favorite HomeGoods picks that are functional for everyday life. The good news? These pieces are all available now. If you’re on the hunt for some new decor, big or small, I suggest you add these to your cart sooner than later.

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“You always need a great classic storage piece, like this Wood Curved Storage Cabinet, to hold all the messy parts of life,” says Talbot. Try this on-trend curved design in your living room or entry. It comes in at less than $300.

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Don’t sleep on HomeGoods’ lighting section — particularly when it comes to ceiling pendants and sconces. “I love using pendant lights instead of table lamps because it keeps the table surface clear and less cluttered,” Talbot says. This big-name designer light isn’t cheap, but you’d pay almost double for it elsewhere.

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“This Ivory Boucle Swivel Chair is classic and modern with clean lines,” says Talbot. “It’s a great go-to that never fails.” Order it now before it’s gone, because at $400, this accent chair won’t last long.

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“I’m big on function and places to store the necessary comforts of life, like this rattan storage basket,” Talbot says of these stylish bins currently on clearance that’ll warm up any room. “Baskets are great for the inevitable pile of blankets.”

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“An art pairing, like the Modern Meeting Forms Wall Art and Ceramic Study Wall Art, can create interest easily for less,” says Talbot. “A grouping of multiples is a great budget-friendly way to fill a space without committing to a large piece of art.”

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According to Talbot, texture never goes out of style. That’s probably because you can go bold or neutral with your tactile touches, so there’s an approach for every aesthetic. “I love to layer textures,” says Talbot. “I also have a soft spot for pom-poms, like the ones on this Nubby Textured Pillow.”

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You can never have too many throws, as they can be styled in so many ways. HomeGoods is a great resource for them, too, as they have a wide range of solids, patterns, and even embellished designs. “I love a great clean, tailored throw blanket, like this Wool Blend Throw, to tuck on the arm of a chair or soften the back of a sofa,” says Talbot.

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“I’m always drawn to profiles and shapes that are sculptural, like this scalloped vase,” says Talbot. “I like to mix in anything that looks like it could have come off a building, an artist’s work table, or a model of a larger piece.”