These Are the Only Things Designers Are Buying for Their Homes This January

published Jan 11, 2024
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a living room with a black wall and gray sofa
Credit: Lauren Kolyn

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get your home into tip-top shape for 2024. And what better way to do so than by taking advantage of all the sales going on right now? Historically, January is a month full of reduced prices on categories like linens and all different types of home decor, from wintry finds to electronics and even some warmer-weather offerings. So we asked designers to chime in with the items that they always like to purchase in January.

Below you’ll find their insights on what to scoop up at a discount, along with other recs for items that will make your daily life at home a bit more pleasant this time of year.

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Bedding and Other Linens
was $128.00

Whether or not your new year’s resolution is to catch more ZZZs, you may want to use January as a time to stock up on new linens for your sleep space and beyond. “Replace any stained, soiled, or faded linens, towels, sheets, and bedding,” suggests designer Sallie Lord, the founder of Grey Hunt Interiors. This Brooklinen bundle is a way to do that for your bath in one fell swoop, and it’s currently 15% off regular retail.

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Outdoor Furniture
Serena & Lily
was $998.00

Shopping for outdoor furniture when the temperatures are below 40 may seem counterintuitive, but designer Taylor Fusco stresses that January is an excellent month to snag some major deals on pieces that will serve you well during the warmer months. “Whether it's a dining set, a conversational set, or beautifully trimmed tasseled umbrellas, January is the time to snatch them up,” says the founder of Tay Fusco Design. Right now, this classic, lattice-look outdoor dining chair from Serena & Lily is 50% off, and although it's an investment, it’ll never go out of style.

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Holiday Decor
West Elm
was $60.00

On the note of shopping for the coming months, consider stocking up on holiday decor for next winter. “Most of these items see significant markdowns, which makes it the perfect time to take advantage of the opportunity and store them away for the upcoming year,” says designer Ashley Hunte, the founder of Saint James Atelier. Try this almost-60%-off, pretty confetti glass ball garland, which, thanks to its neutral color, could really work for any celebration you want to decorate for.

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Organizational Products
was $26.63

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many designers are eager to hop on the organizational product bandwagon in January. “It's a great time to reset, declutter, and take inventory inside the house while it's too cold to be outside,” says designer Heather DiSabella, the founder of Heather DiSabella Interior Design. Specific items on her list include closet and drawer organizers, like these clear sorters from Amazon that cost just $18 for 25 pieces.

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Functional Decor

Once you’ve tackled your larger organizational projects, look for ways to keep the top of your dresser or nightstand more neat and tidy, too. “Even pretty catchall trays or boxes work wonders to make your home — and you — feel pulled together and on top of things,” says designer Ashley Fiocco, the founder of Ashley Fiocco Designs. If your counter, desk, or nightstand is looking a little blah, try the Lyla Trinket Dish.

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A New TV
was $1497.99

Maximize your time cooped up indoors by purchasing that new TV that’s been on your list. “Especially with [the] Super Bowl quickly approaching and the deals out there, January is the perfect time to make a TV purchase,” says designer Amy Youngblood, the founder of Amy Youngblood Interiors.

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House Plants
was $27.99

Brighten up gloomy days by investing in some new green friends. “Caring for new plants and watching something grow during the coldest part of the year can be just the thing you need during the long, cold winter months,” says designer Cheryl Luckett, the founder of Dwell by Cheryl. This snake plant should be easy to care for and charming in an empty corner that gets some sun.

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Bookshelf Accessories
Urban Outfitters

Give those built-ins some love this year. “After the holiday decor has come down, everything feels bare — a refresh is always a good idea,” says designer Traci Connell, the founder of Traci Connell Interiors, who is in the market for new statement pieces. This globe literally levels up the 2023 disco ball trend.