10 Things from Target's Dorm Collection We Wouldn't Mind Having in Our Own Homes

Pick up a few new things for your home from a surprising source -- Target's back-to-college section!

Stylish Rugs

These handwoven cotton rugs will do wonders for boring dorm floors, and the same magic applies to your home! Lay one down in front of your kitchen sink or at your back door. The fun pattern is sure to distract from dull linoleum or uninteresting tile. Room Essentials Accent Rugs, $9.99-$19.99 each (in stores only)

Braided Pouf

Kick your feet up on this casual two-tone ottoman. Besides the obvious placement in front of a chair, a pair would look equally chic flanking a fireplace or tucked beneath an entryway table. Threshold Round Pouf, $59.99 (in stores only)

Patterned Throws

The chevron pattern on these cozy throw blankets makes them an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your living room or bedroom decor. Because they're machine-washable, the blankets are also ideal for tossing in the trunk of your car for impromptu picnics. Room Essentials Printed Plush Blankets, $19.99 each

Storage Baskets

Broken, dusty wicker is a drag. When it comes to storage, durability is a must have! These baskets wipe down with ease, making them a smart choice for a nursery, laundry room, or bathroom. Decorative Baskets, $8.99-$12.99 each 

Multipurpose Clips

It's the little things that make us smile, like sealing up snacks with a colorful clip. Swap out your mishmash of clothespins and twist ties with these sturdy clips. Choose from a cheerful orange or cool blue palette. 4 Pack Bag Clips, $3.99 (in stores only) 

Bulletin Boards

Start next school year on an organized note. A family message center -- featuring one of these charming cork boards -- is a handy place to post schedules, reminders, and permission slips. Corkboard with Arrow, $14.99 (in stores only) 

Bed Sheets

Comfortable? Affordable? Cute? Check, check, and check! It's never a bad idea to stock up on extra sheet sets for when guests come to visit or you're behind on laundry, and these sets meet all our requirements. Room Essentials Easy Care Sheet Sets, $15.99-$38.99

Everyday Dinnerware

If you've been meaning to replace your disposable plates and cups with reusable versions, this is a good collection to get started. Choose from tall and short tumblers or a plate and bowl set. Both come in a nifty mint hue we love. Assorted Room Essentials Dinnerware, $11.99 

Modern Chair

Its streamlined shape and neutral gray tone make this hardwood-frame chair a super versatile choice for any room. Make a neglected corner useful again by pairing it with a petite side table. Threshold Slipper Chair with Buttons, $179.99 (in stores only) 

Sculptural Accent Table

Get a luxe look on a budget with this geometric table. The rustic top contrasts stylishly with its gold-tone, intersecting-diamond base. Although it's detailed, the airy base takes up little visual space, making it a smart choice for small rooms. Threshold Metal Hexagon Table with Wood Top, $89.99 


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