Last month, we wrote about HomeSense, HomeGoods' forthcoming spin-off store that's already a home décor staple overseas. But as Apartment Therapy reports, the fateful opening day has finally arrived; the small town of Framingham, Massachusetts, has been blessed with the first HomeSense store in the United States. The home décor publication went behind the scenes at the brand-new location, offering a sneak peek of what U.S. shoppers can expect at the new chain. While it's similar in concept to the homeware store we all know and love, it's reportedly HomeGoods "on steroids," they write.
Click through the photo gallery below for an impromptu tour of your new go-to destination for budget-friendly décor…
Customers are greeted with a "curated corner" of themed décor that will change every six weeks.
To the right of the entrance, you'll find the enormous lighting section. You can reportedly lower the fixtures hanging from the ceiling and buy them on the spot (without shipping or delivery).
Next to the lighting section, you'll find a massive furniture display (which definitely sets the store apart from HomeGoods). Pieces range from midcentury modern to more traditional.
More of the modern furniture offerings are showcased here.
Massive shelving units are dedicated to coffee table books, décor accents, and other knickknacks.
In the back, you'll find a massive rug section big enough to be its own store.
The Décor Studio is chock-full of colorful throw pillows and blankets, poufs, and vases, with bedding close by.
Art, mirrors, objects, and frames come in all shapes and sizes. The store features more large-scale options and pieces from local artists than HomeGoods.