When it comes to shopping for cute accessories and stylish home decor, HomeGoods is a must-visit. Its aisles are a treasure trove of well-priced items, and it definitely feels like there’s always something new to discover.
We turned to a few of our favorite interior designers—who also happen to be HomeGoods Style Experts—to find out their personal go-to's when it comes to scouring the shelves of this beloved retailer.
- Beth Diana Smith is the principal and owner of Beth Diana Smith Interior Design.
- Ursula Carmona is an expert decorator, DIYer, and the owner of Home Made by Carmona.
- Jenny Reimold is an HGTV Contributing Designer and style expert for HomeGoods.
Well-Priced Art by Great Artists
HomeGoods is fairly well known for its wall decor, but as designer Beth Diana Smith tells us, it’s not just about the art itself—it’s about the artists, too.
“A room will never feel complete without finishing touches, including art, which is why shoppers should always check out the art section,” Smith explains. “Art adds personality and intrigue to a space and thankfully, it’s easy to save at stores like HomeGoods."
Smit also loves how easy it is to incorporate art from Black artists when shopping at HomeGoods. Along with finding great Black artists and a variety of pieces, she also loves the price point.
“You can often find pieces starting at less than $50, making it easy to explore different mediums and styles for less,” she tells us.
Colleen Karis Designs 24x36 Canvas Plaster Swirls Wall Art In Frame
If you’re looking to source specific decor items as a part of a larger collection, Smith says HomeGoods is great for this, too.
“An unexpected but great spot to check out for decor is also the kitchen department,” Smith says. “I recently have become a teapot collector, but instead of using them, I buy them for décor. HomeGoods has a variety of unique teapots—often made in Europe—which make it easy and affordable to build a collection.”
If teapots aren’t your thing, Smith says there are plenty of other sweet finds in the kitchen section. “The kitchen department has a lot of beautiful ceramic bowls, cake stands, and utensil holders that I like to use as decor, or even as plant holders, throughout my house,” she says.
Rock Paradise 5.5in Amethyst Cluster On Metal Base
Coffee Table Books
One surprising category Smith suggests sourcing from HomeGoods? Coffee table books, which she says are in abundance at HomeGoods. The selection is vast and the price point is great—what's not to love?
“I always check HomeGoods first before checking conventional booksellers, since you can find them for way less," she says. "As an interior designer, I love picking up a new book to not only serve as décor for coffee tables but also serve as inspiration for a new project."
Hardcover Aphrochic Coffee Table Book
If you’re looking to instantly elevate your bookshelves, designer Ursula Carmona says she has one tried and true accessory from HomeGoods that’ll do it: bookends.
“I have had a marble pair of bookends with gold metallic accents that I bought at HomeGoods and keep repurposing across my home in different spaces—from desktops to coffee tables to even the kitchen,” Carmona says. “Bookends can be used in just about any room of the house as a stand-alone decorative piece, much like you would use a statue bust."
Designer Jenny Reimold wholeheartedly agrees. “The coastal, coral bookends that I styled in my daughters' shared bedroom still remain one of my favorite finds,” she says. “Uniquely different than other coral accents, these decorative touches were the perfect treasure for my girls' dresser—and under $50."
Uma Metal Globes On Marble Bookends
Planters of All Shapes, Sizes, and Materials
While you can’t buy live plants at HomeGoods, Smith says there’s still something to be found for plant parents. As plants inside the home continue to become increasingly popular, HomeGoods is always one of her first stops for planters, she says, noting the wide selection of sizes, shapes, and materials like metal, terracotta, and ceramic.
Privilege Metal Planter On Stand
Anyone who’s shopped for great light sources lately knows that even the most simple of table lamps can often come with some sticker shock. Smith says that’s another category she loves to shop from HomeGoods.
“Their lighting selection is quite impressive, and I’m always surprised by the low cost,” she tells us. “They are constantly updating their website and in-store inventory and you can often find table lamp pairs for under $200. Don’t underestimate the power of statement lighting in the home, it really can uplevel the design of the space.”
Estate by Hudson Valley Textured Ceramic Table Lamps
One of the biggest home decor accents is also one of the best to buy from HomeGoods, according to Smith. As it turns out, they're a great spot for rugs.
“Rugs can also be a small change that provides a big impact when redoing a home,” Smith says. “The rug section at HomeGoods is filled with high-quality and super affordable finds, most for under $300. I usually pair along with area rug pads—the price point for a high-quality rug pad there is too good."
Erin Gates Jute And Wool Patterned Edge Area Rug
Unexpected Statement Pieces
One of the best things about strolling through HomeGoods is how anything can pop out and surprise you. In fact, Carmona says her current fave piece is an unexpected HomeGoods find.
“Currently, I’m crushing on a new HomeGoods accent table that has a beautiful brass bell-shaped base and marble top,” she says. “This is one of those stand-and-stare pieces that add so much swagger to the room. I keep moving it around from room to room because it looks so good in every space. There is a pretty high probability that I’ll be buying a couple more, and at such a low price of under $100, you’re able to create your own eye-catching moment in any room.”
Home View Metal Bell Base Accent Table With Marble Top
Luxury-Level Linens and Textiles
According to Reimold, she never skips a visit to the bedding and bath sections at HomeGoods.
“Their bedding section is a go-to of mine as my signature bed styling formula involves layers of linens and plush and textured pillows,” Reimold says. “I always know I can add a full look to my cart for under $250.”
For a similar reason, Reimold also loves their towels. “Another HomeGoods staple that I consistently use across multiple spaces and projects are their bath towels, hand towels, and kitchen towels,” she says.
Tahari Linen Blend Quilt
Outdoor Furniture and Decor
Just in time for the upcoming season, Reimold says people should run to the outdoor section of their local HomeGoods.
“They have a huge selection, from larger acacia wood furniture sets for under $500 and one-of-a-kind finds like wicker poolside day beds, to melamine accessories perfect for entertaining during the spring and summer,” she says. “Plus, the outdoor rug selection is unbeatable. For example, you can find weatherproof, natural jute rugs for under $300 in varying sizes.”