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The Hidden Section at Target to Shop for All Your Home Decor

published Oct 7, 2019
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It goes without saying that there is some really amazing home decor at Target, especially now that it’s fall. Sure, you may shop for furniture and decor pieces from the main home area or one of their collections like Opalhouse or Hearth & Hand, but there’s another section you might not have thought to shop in—at least not since your university days.

If you aren’t already hip to the On to College section (aka Dorm Essentials) at Target, then now’s the time to smarten up. Brimming with affordable, small space-savvy house wares, it’s an awesome one-stop shop for all things home decor, even (especially!) if you don’t actually live in a dorm room.

Don’t believe us? We rounded up nine cheap but chic room essentials from their dorm section to prove our point. From sleek portable storage towers to luxe-looking faux fur rugs, here’s what we found.

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Velvet & Satin Bed Rest Pillow in Blush

Looking for an inexpensive way to elevate your bedroom? This shapely plush pink pillow is every bit as comfortable as it is attractive, and only looks expensive.

Buy: Velvet & Satin Bed Rest Pillow in Blush, $18

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Metal Shower Tower in Black

Working with little to no bathroom storage or worse, a communal shower? This slender rolling storage tower boasts a removable shower caddy (you can carry down the hall with you) and can squeeze into just about any sliver of bathroom space.

Buy: Metal Shower Tower in Black, $25

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Round Bath Rug

A good-looking bathmat can upgrade the entire ambience of a bathroom. This vintage-inspired cotton bathmat features tufted detailing and a cute lace trim to boot.

Buy: Round Bath Rug, $15

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Faux Fur Pelt

Nothing makes a room look more sophisticated than a bit of chic faux fur. This soft faux fur pelt rug brings a touch of texture to any size of space and will only set you back 20 bucks.

Buy: Faux Fur Pelt, $19.99

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Plastic Bathroom Wastebasket in Pink

If you thought there was no such thing as a stylish trash can then think again. This clean-lined blush pink wastebasket is small enough to fit under a sink and only costs $10.

Buy: Plastic Bathroom Wastebasket in Pink, $10

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Fringed Throw Blanket

The only thing better than a comfy throw blanket is one that’s covered in fringe. This lightweight woven throw blanket features fringed stripes and makes a stylish statement on a bed or sofa. 

Buy: Fringed Throw Blanket, $30

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Small Metal Column Lamp Base Black

Searching for some stylish bedside lighting that will fit on your tiny nightstand? This metal column lamp is slim enough for even the smallest of bedside surfaces and comes with an energy efficient LED light bulb.

Buy: Small Metal Column Lamp Base Black, $29.99

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Creeping Floral Shower Curtain

Never underestimate the impact of an eye-catching shower curtain. This colorful shower curtain boasts a flashy floral design that will liven up any size of bathroom.

Buy: Creeping Floral Shower Curtain, $15

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LED Fairy Light with Colored Wire

A little ambient lighting can go a long way in a small space. These adorable LED string lights come in six different colorways and create a warm glow for a bookshelf or windowsill for just six bucks.

Buy: LED Fairy Light with Colored Wire, $5.99