In the world of interior design, it can be easy to start taking things just a little too seriously. Some of the most beautiful interiors get it right by incorporating playful or nostalgic pieces alongside more timeless design elements. In the spirit of letting loose, we've chosen some of our favorite pieces from Target's children's line Pillowfort that you'll want to decorate with yourself.
1. Triangle Wire Wall Shelf, $30
It's hard to believe this geometric shelf come from Target's children's line—it's perfect for showcasing your favorite knick knacks or as a perch for plants. We can even imagine this triangular shelf in the kitchen housing teas, coffee, or spices. Who says daily essentials can't look like art?
2. Decorative Basket, $8
While this beachy woven basket is advertised as a storage solution for cluttered kids' rooms, we think it would look just as good playing grown up. Pile it high with cozy blankets in your living room or use it to corral extra bath towels—the possibilities are endless.
3. Moon Phase Shower Curtain, $17
This moon phase shower curtain recalls instructional earth science posters and astrological cycles. Nothing like feeling connected to the universe while taking a shower.
4. Bookcase Table, $50
Though meant to store children's books and toys, this piece is easily reimagined as a coffee table or plant stand. Secure a piece of glass or plexiglass on top with hinges to make a DIY shadow box coffee table, showcasing an ever-evolving cast of coffee table books and ephemera. Or place house plants or herbs in each cubby to create an indoor garden.
5. Starry Globe Nightlight, $17
Lately I've been really into using these globe-style nightlights in lieu of table lamps in the bedroom because they cast such a nice glow. And if that nightlight casts mini stars all over the walls…well, that's just a magical bonus. This feels like an updated version of those glow and the dark adhesive stars that were all the rage in the '90s, and we love it.
6. Orange Boom Box Pillow, $6
Pillowfort, perhaps unsurprisingly given the line's name, has an excellent collection of whimsical throw pillows that are fun at any age. After all, it seems pretty silly to take something like throw pillows too seriously. Pillows are just stuffed animals grown up, right? We're particularly fond of this nostalgic boom box version.
7. Zebra Bath Mat, $15
Not your average zebra skin decor, this bath mat will make a fun addition to any bathroom no matter your age.
8. White Star Decorative Coin Bank, $13
There's nothing more adult than building your savings. This bank in the style of a star-shaped mylar balloon is almost reminiscent of Jeff Koons' balloon animal sculpture, and makes for a very stylish and playful twist on the classic piggy bank.
9. Plastic Divided Plates, $0.59
These might not be something you whip out to greet company, but the virtues of these divided plates are real. They do so much more than just keep foods separate—they're great for portion control or al fresco dining as well. Because they're lightweight and durable, they're a great eco friendly option for picnics or days at the beach. In these sophisticated hues they look quite grown up.
10. Unicorn Table Lamp, $30
By now most of us know that unicorns aren't real, but the spirit of wonder that they provoke is worth preserving. While pineapple lamps are a dime a dozen, this brass unicorn lamp stands out in a good way…no one will ever guess it's from Target's children's section.
11. Mint House Cubby, $30
If you're cursed with a small entryway, you know that long entryway benches and console tables just aren't an option. This wall-mounted shelving unit in the shape of a house is the perfect space saving option for storing grab-and-go essentials like keys, wallets, or sunglasses.
12. Color Your Own Tent, $80
These play tents double as incredibly cute hang out spot for pets. They're a great way to hide away that dingy dog bed that's permanently covered in hair. You can color this one to match your decor or skip it—the bold black and white print looks great as is.