The Only Target Home Products Worth Buying, Say the Experts

Updated 11/29/16
an entryway and stairway
Emily Henderson Design

Our love for IKEA will never tire, but there's another high-street brand we adore: Target (have you seen Nate Berkus's new fall collection)? We've pretty much bought one of everything at this stage. While the retailer's designer collaborations are next-level—the Oh, Joy! collection is so dreamy—Target has perfected the art of designing quality pieces that are fashion-forward but never trendy. That means you get the latest look for less, without the fear of it looking dated by year-end. 

With so many stylish options, it's almost impossible to sift through all of them. Enter our interior designer friends. Since you loved their favorite IKEA products so much, we decided to tap their insider expertise for their much-loved Target pieces too. Ahead, Emily Henderson, Nate Berkus, Max Humphrey, and more share their top picks. 

Threshold Metal, Wood, and Leather Bar Cart
Threshold Metal, Wood, and Leather Bar Cart $117
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"I love this piece for the holiday season. The leather detail on the handle gives it that special something, and the warm brass is effortlessly on-trend. I also love that the cart is on wheels, perfect for entertaining." — Janice Francois, director of interiors, Abramson Teiger Architects

The Industrial Shop Chunky Knit Braided Wool Rug
The Industrial Shop Chunky Knit Braided Wool Rug $480
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"I like rugs that look like cable-knit sweaters, and this wool-and-jute woven number looks and feels super yummy. The subtle blend of colors in the wool will give you some texture and movement underfoot." — Max Humphrey, Portland-based interior designer

Nate Berkus for Target Rectangular Rattan Wall Mirror
Nate Berkus for Target Rectangular Rattan Wall Mirror $51
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"I love how well-traveled this mirror feels. Use in an entry hall, or a pair of them in a bedroom." — Nate Berkus, celebrity interior designer and founder, Nate Berkus Design

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Threshold Woven Round Rattan Basket
Threshold Woven Round Rattan Basket $44.99
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"Obsessed is not a strong enough a word to describe how I feel about this basket. It's so interesting and unique, and much more fun than your run-of-the-mill basket. I would use it in a living room to store throw blankets, or I'd use two to three of them in a children’s room for toys." — Jessica McClendon, founder, Glamour Nest

Threshold Cream Wren Accent Lamp
Threshold Cream Wren Accent Lamp $29
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"We love the simplicity of this accent lamp, and the cream color works beautifully with any color palette. The shape of the base is very elegant, and while it works well with the shade it pairs with, we love the idea of recovering the shade in an interesting textile for some added pizazz." — Olivia Korenberg and Jenn Pablo, co-founders, TwoFold LA

Nate Berkus for Target Campaign Magazine Rack
Nate Berkus for Target Campaign Magazine Rack $63
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"Nate Berkus has done a gorgeous capsule collection for Target. I love the magazine holder. It's a great accent for any living room, and the wood and faux leather is complementary to a myriad of color schemes." — Tali Roth, residential designer, Homepolish

Threshold Audrey Collection Desk Lamp
Threshold Audrey Collection Desk Lamp $30
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"Throw this on your desk or nightstand to instantly up your cool factor. This lamp is such a steal at the price, and the marble, brass, and white are so subtle that it can lend itself well to any style." — Brady Tolbert, interior designer and editorial director, Emily Henderson 

Target Two-Tone Mid Century Modern Console Table
Target Two-Tone Mid Century Modern Console Table $112
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"This console table has high design lines that would really elevate your entry space. Its slender size makes it an excellent fit for small spaces, and its low profile allows for plenty of room to accessorize on the wall above." — Janice Francois

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Target Windsor Wood Arm Chair
Target Windsor Wood Arm Chair $195
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"This midcentury-inspired chair is super stylish for the price. I'd use this as an accent piece mixed in with some fully upholstered chairs to break things up a bit and add a dose of organic to a living room." — Max Humphrey

Nate Berkus for Target Textured Rug
Nate Berkus for Target Textured Rug $187
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"The amount of times that I have pulled this for shoots or even for my own home while shopping at Target is insane. It is soft and has just enough texture to hide stains and dirt which is perfect for people like me that don’t believe in the no shoes in the house rule." — Brady Tolbert

Threshold Marble Tray
Threshold Marble Tray $25
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"I love this piece because it looks much fancier than it is. Think Kelly Wearstler at Target prices. I would throw this on a coffee table to house remotes and coasters and style it with bold coffee table books and a cool sculptural element." — Jessica McClendon

Threshold Monroe Mid Century Arm Chair
Threshold Monroe Mid Century Arm Chair $172
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"This girl has all the curves you want in your life. The pink is just soft enough to not go too 'little girl' yet bright enough to not make it boring. Use it as an accent chair, a captain's chair in your dining room, or even grab a pair of them for your living room setup." — Emily Henderson, founder, Emily Henderson Design

The Industrial Shop Striped Felt Area Rug
The Industrial Shop Striped Felt Area Rug $584
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"This area rug is very trend-forward and has the same design sensibility of similar expensive designer styles. It's a great background piece with versatility and would work wonderfully in a living room or bedroom." — Janice Francois

Threshold Marlton End Table
Threshold Marlton End Table $90
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"I'm a sucker for a good side table, and this simple gold and marble option is beyond perfect. It's so simple that it would work in a variety of spaces and design styles. I would use it next to a comfy chair as a convenient place to set a drink." — Jessica McClendon

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Target Chambray Sheet Set
Target Chambray Sheet Set $22
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"I just bought a few sets of these chambray sheets for my guest room. Fabrics you'd typically find on the fashion runway are big in the home décor world right now, and these shirting material sheets are on-trend. They can be dressed up or down depending on what you pair them with bedding accessory–wise and are great for gender-neutral spaces. Add a gingham duvet for a double dose of #menswear." — Max Humphrey

Nate Berkus for Target Striped Tassle Throw Blanket Ivory
Nate Berkus for Target Striped Tassle Throw Blanket Ivory $31
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"We are suckers for anything with tassels, and this striped throw by Nate Berkus is playful without being too juvenile. We can see this throw working beautifully draped over an accent chair to add layer and texture." — Olivia Korenberg and Jenn Pablo

Threshold White Washed Bench With Shelf
Threshold White Washed Bench With Shelf $85
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"I could see using this great-looking bench as a coffee table in a modern apartment. Love the lower shelf as a catch-all for piling up design and art books. The white-washed finish and clean lines can work mixed in with any number of other styles from bohemian to coastal chic." — Max Humphrey

Urban Collection Sandalwood Marble Jar Candle
Urban Collection Sandalwood Marble Jar Candle $15
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"When we're putting the finishing touches on a home we always bring in plenty of accessories to dress the space. We've used this marble candle jar many times. It reads beautifully in any interior and has a decent weight, so it feels super–high end without the high-end price." — Olivia Korenberg and Jenn Pablo

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Threshold Gold and Marble Tray $30
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"You can use it in your bar area, on your coffee table, on an entry to corral items, or even as a serving tray. This guy is good for the price and so versatile. It's a big winner for me." — Emily Henderson

Pillowfort Kids Teepee
Pillowfort Kids Teepee $72
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"I love using this for a nursery/kid's room. We all need a pretty looking place to dump a bunch of books and toys and make it look purposefully messy." — Tali Roth

Threshold Windsor Dining Chair, Set of 2
Threshold Windsor Dining Chair, Set of 2 $135
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"Simple and traditional, yet they don't feel like your grandma's Windsor. And with that price, it is too good not to grab a whole set for your dining area." — Brady Tolbert

Nate Berkus for Target Marble and Gold Console Table
Nate Berkus for Target Marble and Gold Console Table $157
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"This marble console table from my holiday collection is an absolute favorite. We introduced furniture for the first time this season, and I feel like we totally hit the right note. This table is timeless and classic but at such an affordable price. It'll dress up any entryway." — Nate Berkus

Simplehuman Studio Stainless Steel Step Trash Can
Simplehuman Studio Stainless Steel Step Trash Can $130
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"As a designer, I'm used to selecting pillows and furniture and pretty things for my clients, but I also get down and dirty with the more utilitarian home necessities. Simple human has been crushing the trash can game since day one, and you'll have a hard time finding any object in your home as sleek as this stainless steel number." — Max Humphrey

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