Target Home Decor Hacks We're Dying to Try
When it comes to sourcing inexpensive furniture and accessories for home decor hacks, most of us head straight to IKEA. But we found 13 DIY projects that prove Target ranks right up there for hack-worthy basics. The next time you're shopping for groceries or clothing, be sure to browse the store's home department; you might be inspired to try one of these clever Target hacks.
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Minimalist Leaning Mirror
Inspired by a Scandinavian floor mirror on Pinterest, Erin of Francoise et Moi decided to re-create the stilted style on a budget. She used handrails to form the legs of the leaning design, safely nestling an inexpensive Target door mirror between them. We're not sure which is more eye-catching—the mirror's modern silhouette or its bright coral color!
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Built-In Bookcase Wall
Upgrade your storage situation without calling a contractor by creating the look of built-ins with inexpensive bookcases. As Rita from Crane Concept learned from her Target hack, built-in bookcases not only add drama to a room, but also often make it look larger. She considered all the details, too, from extending the height to painting the back panels to filling in the shelf holes.
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Modern Bentwood Sconce
When you don't have the surface area for a table lamp, why not hang one on the wall? Alison of Deuce Cities Henhouse converted a modern bentwood lamp into a seriously stylish sconce simply by chopping off the base. Her clever Target hack has us wanting to add a jigsaw to our toolbox stat.
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Faux Marble Bar Cart
A bar cart, like this brass and glass version Lauren Elizabeth found at Target, offers such versatile storage. You can decorate it with small home accessories, turn it into a mobile office, or use it to display bottles and glassware as intended. Before setting up her bar cart in the living room, the House of Hire blogger made one tiny tweak to the bottom shelf using marble contact paper.
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Dipped Accent Stool
There are few pieces of furniture as multifunctional as a stool. Karisa of Petite Modern Life needed something less bulky than a bookcase and smaller than a table to fill an empty spot in her entryway, so she relocated an unused Target stool—but not before giving it a mini makeover with metallic copper spray paint.
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Geometric Globe Pendant
A geometric Pottery Barn light fixture was the inspiration for this Target hack. For less than $40, Amy of Atta Girl Say re-created the globe-style pendant by attaching basic lamp parts to a decorative brass figurine from Target. According to her tutorial, the trickiest part was attaching the light socket to the wire figure, but once you figure that out, you're golden—or, well, brass.
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Pretty Painted Bookcase
Target hacks don't have to be difficult. Shonee from Hawthorn and Main turned a basic bookcase into a rustic-modern storage piece by using leftover wood pieces to frame the front. She also created a chic chevron pattern on the back panel using painters tape and spray paint, making the entire piece pop.
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Industrial Piping Light Fixture
Moving is a great excuse to attempt a decorating hack. This caged light once hung like a pendant in her daughter's bedroom, but when Taryn of Design Dining Diapers began decorating her son's new bedroom, she envisioned it as a wall fixture. Spray-painted PVC tubing conceals the plug-in light's wire, but you could also use oil-rubbed bronze or shiny copper piping.
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Monogram Cork Board
With a utility knife, Sarah cut the letter "K" out of cork tiles to create a monogram corkboard perfect for displaying favorite photos and mementos. The crafty blogger left her cork plain, but you could personalize yours with paint to complement your decor.
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Wall Letter Holder
Small spaces often require creative storage solutions, and this vintage bottle opener turned mail organizer is the perfect example of that sort of ingenuity. We're impressed with how M.E. of We Can Make Anything transformed an unexpected Target find into a perfectly sized letter holder with simple tools and paint.
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The best part of DIY home decor is that you can customize it to match your aesthetic. That's what Leah of Simple.Home.Blessing did when crafting a knock-off chainmail lamp for her entryway. She didn't care for the gold overlay of the original, so she covered a Target lamp with chains made from black metal ornament hangers.
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Versailles Parquet-Top Table
In its first reincarnation, this simple student desk from Target became a glam console table complete with a faux marble top and shiny gold legs. When Leslie of Paper Daisy Design wasn't feeling the trendy styling anymore, she flipped it again, this time adding a wooden top with a handcrafted parquet pattern. She also made the legs less ostentatious, covering up the metallic shine with a brushed metal finish.
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Wood and Copper Chandelier
Reimagine Target kitchenware as a statement-making chandelier with this modern home decor project from Mandi of Vintage Revivals. The blogger combined a Threshold wooden utensil holder and bowl with copper pipes and fittings to create a satellite-style pendant.
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