These Genius Target Hacks Are Surprisingly Chic

We’re no strangers to the transformative power of a carefully planned décor hack, but when we were glancing through our extensive archives, it became clear that one furniture powerhouse reigns supreme. And while it’s no surprise that IKEA dominates the list of clever furniture hacks, there’s another affordable décor brand to rival it: Target. Brimming with home basics and first-apartment buys, the discount realtor is the ultimate go-to for simple shelves, dressers, and coffee tables waiting to be customized.

Not sure where to start? We channeled our creativity and spoke to DIY expert Mandi Gubler, host of Fearless DIY on The Design Network and founder of the blog Vintage Revivals, to find out the best way to update classic and affordable Target décor from simple to stunning. Choose your level of difficulty and select a base Target item to create a statement, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture you'll want to show off for years to come. IKEA, meet your match.