8 Unexpectedly Chic Things to Buy at The Home Depot, According to Designers

published Aug 15, 2023
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Blue painted ceiling in living room with Kelly green sofa, black and white striped coffee table and two white arm chairs across from each other.
Credit: Erin Derby

You already know that The Home Depot is an incredible resource for all things home improvement. But even if you’re not in the middle of tackling a DIY project or house repair, it’s worth giving the retailer a closer look. That’s because it’s actually chock-full of stylish furnishings and decorative accents, and the online offerings are even better than what’s in store.

Below, four interior designers share their favorite affordable picks, whether you’re in the market for a timeless bedroom decor upgrade, large planters, a way to fancy up your ceilings and windows, or something else entirely.

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“This wood finish cane bed by Home Decorators Collection is everything! It’s neutral and timeless — and it’s quite hard to find cane at this price point. I love that it comes in three color options. I can see this bed with luxurious white bedding.” —Designer Caroline Harvey, founder of Simply CH Lifestyle and Interiors in Richmond, Virginia

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“I love these lantern lights for an entryway because they can go traditional or modern. A lot of entries have a very basic flush-mount light, which can make a home look basic and builder-grade. This light will take it in a far more elegant, customized [direction], and you can easily add a sleek console to complete the look.” —Designer Maren Baker, founder of Maren Baker Design in Boise, Idaho

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“This floor lamp is so unique and fun! The rattan shade is a great way to add texture to a room, and I can see it fitting perfectly in a reading nook in a beach house. Rainy day reads? Yes, please!” —Designer Liz Tew, founder of Liz Tew Interiors in Greenville, South Carolina

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“When I’m doing a party or a room is in need of that extra layer, I use The Home Depot planters and outdoor plants indoors. I get these large terracotta pots and put large, outdoor plants like hydrangeas or hibiscus in them.” — Designer Elizabeth Drake, founder of Elizabeth Drake in Chicago, Illinois

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“I love how realistic this faux fiddle leaf fig is. I like to add a plant — real or fake — in each room I decorate to give the space a natural element.” —Caroline Harvey

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“Many of my clients want the best of both worlds: a fan to use during the warmer months but with a more modern, updated look. My answer is always a three-blade white ceiling fan. Want even more of a statement? Paint the ceiling a fun color so the fan really pops!” —Liz Tew

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“I like these super-affordable cordless bamboo shades. I’ve done woven shades in my last four houses. They are attractive and functional and tend to complement any style of decor.” —Caroline Harvey

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“For the person who is afraid to commit to traditional wallpaper, peel-and-stick paper is a great option. I can see this [faux grasscloth design] used in the back of a built-in, glass cabinetry, and much more. Another benefit of vinyl or peel-and-stick papers is that they are also super kid-friendly. No need to worry about fingerprints. Simply wipe away!” —Liz Tew