6 Genius Target Hacks That Will Make Your Home Look Like a Million Bucks

Updated 06/01/18
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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

When springtime rolls around, we love refreshing our homes with seasonal accents: adding potted plants, swapping heavier textiles for lighter ones, and coming up with creative storage solutions for our ever-accumulating clutter. But just because we're craving a décor upgrade doesn't mean our wallets agree. Enter decorating hacks—the low-cost solutions to all our wildest décor dreams.

We all love a good IKEA hack—the retailer's simple, minimal designs almost beg to be transformed—but the Swedish giant's offerings aren't the only ones that lend themselves to a bit of creative adjustment. If you do a bit of searching, you'll realize Target décor is just as versatile to complement your favorite DIY projects. In fact, we've done the searching for you and found the best hacks to make with Target products that are in-store now. Feeling handy? Follow the instructions of these clever Target décor hacks, or skip the DIY tutorials and decorate as is.

Target Leather Strap Round Mirror

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Leather-strap mirrors are so chic, but their price tag can also run pretty high. Not anymore—simply pick up a round wood mirror from Target, add a leather strap, decorative nails, and a pretty hook to your cart, and follow Deuce Cities Henhouse's instructions to put it all together.

What you'll need:

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Target Round Mirror Wood Barrel Frame $45 $38
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Target Spring Buffalo Check Pillow

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Have you ever spotted a pretty throw and wished it came in pillow format? This is exactly what we thought when seeing this breezy buffalo-check throw at Target. Lucky for us, Happiness Is Homemade explains how to turn it into a pillow step by step.

What you'll need:

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Target Green Melanie Woven Plaid Throw $50 $37
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Target Geometric Hanging Planters

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Exercise your green thumb and your DIY skills all at once with this clever geometric hanging planter hack from Vintage Revivals. The site ships the full DIY kit at once, so all you need to add is a pretty planter from Target.

What you'll need:

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Target Hand Made Modern Ceramic Planter $5
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Target Black Pendant Sconce

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

What do you get when you mix a shelf bracket with a pendant light? An easy, breezy wall sconce that's ready in no time. All you need is to wrap the pendant around the shelf bracket to secure it. Better yet, this hack is endlessly customizable with various pendants and brackets. Poppytalk explains how to get the look.

What you'll need:

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Target Metal Pendant Lamp $64 $51
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Target Storage Box Shelves

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Create pretty wall décor and clever storage all at once by painting simple display boxes and hanging them on the wall like in this pretty DIY from the Livet Hemma blog. Display them in any size, number, and shape to suit your needs. These are great to show off plants, hold spices and cooking oils, or store books and toys.

What you'll need:

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Target Wood Display Boxes $110 $88
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Target Rolling Storage Baskets

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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Particularly useful come springtime, these rolling storage baskets are great for the mudroom to keep outerwear and boots under control. Change them seasonally to hold anything from sports equipment to beach essentials. Just add wheels to these already perforated Target wire bins following Twsst's instructions.

What you'll need:

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Target Industrial Wire Bins $84 $71
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Next up: 16 chic-to-death IKEA hacks you have to try.

This post was originally published on March 30, 2017, and has since been updated.

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