5 Target Finds That Look Better in Person

Grey and I stopped into Target yesterday morning to pick something up, and as per usual, I wanted to check out the home decor section.  At first glance, I was really disappointed with what was out on display (wondering if they’re transitioning Threshold seasons?), but we walked the aisles and found some nice things.  Or, I should say, Grey found some nice things — because I had tunnel vision and was basically walking around saying how ugly everything was under my breath.  I rounded up five things that caught our attention — and these five things look way better in person than they do in these pictures.  Much higher quality, an emphasis on materials, and just better in general.

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Love these nailhead trim chairs.  The fabric looks durable, and the legs are sort of an espresso with a woodgrain detail — not jet black like they look in this picture.  The nailheads were generally straight (something difficult to find in more bargain-level furniture), and they are only about $85 each!  That’s a pretty big steal for upholstered dining chairs of any variety.

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 We both liked this, as we have been sort of keeping our eyes open for a leaning bookshelf for a lot of years.  I will say that this is slightly more contemporary than what I would purchase for myself, and the wood pieces on the sides were a cherry stain — not my favorite. But this is a nice piece of furniture, heavy-duty, and would look great in a pair.  Under $200.

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LOVE this, and bonus that it is on casters.  The fabric is super luxurious and textured, the color is a perfect neutral without looking too browny-beige, and there is a little bit of piping detail around the sides.  The top opens for extra storage and stays open on its own.  This was beautiful and under $150 — crazy!

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Gorgeous wood floor lamp with a Restoration Hardware feel.  This looks like a heavy piece of furniture without the price point.  The finish is washed and rustic and its a perfect addition to so many different home styles — French country and traditional being the more obvious choices, but this could also work in a more urban loft aesthetic or a bohemian vibe.

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This.  I wish I could have purchased this, and had I had the extra $$ I would have seeing as it is essentially the color palette I want for our future home.  It’s a large piece of art, framed behind glass, with a gorgeous gray weathered frame that I love almost as much as the print itself.  The colors are watery so the landscape is not so landscape-y, but more dreamy and ethereal.  LOVE this.  Sad to leave it behind.

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