Anyone who has shopped for babies' and kids' home decor accessories knows that there’s a fine line between cute forever and cute for now. It’s easy to get caught up in the cutesy signs and symbols donning most kids' room decor, and if that’s your ideal aesthetic, you should go for it.
But, there's nothing wrong with opting for something a bit chicer that your little ones won't immediately outgrow—and that’s one reason we love the kids’ room decor from Target. The other reason? There are a ton of hidden gems that would work well in all areas of your home, from the playroom to the living room and beyond.
We pulled together a list of really chic pieces from Target that you would never guess were from their children's decor line.
Cloud Island Paper Rope Decorative Basket
This paper rope basket is small but mighty. It would make a great desktop organizer for pens or notebooks, and look just as cute on a nightstand or side table. The slight scallop edging and oversized pom-poms make it more stylish than childish—and we love it.
Pillowfort Oblong Pom-Pom Pillow
You can never have too many throw pillows, and an oblong-shaped option always finishes a bed off nicely. This one, with its pom-pom edges, is fun without being overly twee, and the colors elevate it enough to work in any room. Coral is especially calling our name with this year’s on-trend color palettes.
Cloud Island Rainbow Wooden Shelf Natural Wood
A well-styled entryway is a hard balance to strike, but this rainbow wooden shelf can do it. It’s a great option for hanging keys, dog leashes, and anything else you might need to grab or drop as you come and go. The rainbow shape is also fun without being too overt, making it just playful enough to greet visitors in your home.
Pillowfort Rattan Tulip Lamp
Rattan is huge these days, and this adorable tulip-shaped lamp would be a dreamy addition to a cottagecore- or forestcore-themed bedroom. But it’s also abstract enough that you’re not limited to any specific aesthetics or rooms. Its warm glow would be just as well suited in a boho farmhouse-style sitting room as it would in a glam, seventies-inspired dining room.
Pillowfort Stackable Wood Storage Bin Natural
This small, stackable wooden storage bin is endlessly versatile, thanks to its simple design and natural wood finish. We can imagine using these for desktop organization, in an entryway, or on our own bookshelves. Another great use? As a recipe card holder in the kitchen.
Pillowfort Braided Border Rug
Area rugs are a must-have in almost every room, and this oval-shaped option with a braided texture and border tassels is great for layering. Because it’s 100% cotton, it also looks easy enough to clean and keep clean, making it a great pick for an entryway, kitchen, or even the bathroom.
Pillowfort Love Wall Hanging
Adding a textured wall hanging to a space can liven up any room, and this bold, geometric LOVE flag is no exception. The colors are just subdued enough that we can imagine this popping perfectly on a living room gallery wall or working well in a fun and funky guest room, powder room, or bathroom.
The Peanutshell Farmhouse Picture Frame
The subdued softness of this sweet picture frame makes it easy to imagine in a nursery, but we love it enough to envision it for all ages. The smaller scale makes it perfect for propping inside a built-in bookshelf or hanging as part of a larger gallery wall.
Cloud Island Natural Woven Round Storage Bin with Coiled Rope Handle
Storage bins are definitely not age-specific, and the design of this round, woven basket is grown-up enough to work for anyone and any room. The coiled rope handle takes it from boring and basic to understated but fun, and we can definitely imagine it holding a few throw blankets in a cozy sitting room.
Cloud Island Wood-Like Table Lamp
This structural lamp definitely qualifies as a more elevated home decor accessory than your standard nursery or children's room lamp. The white shade might be what keeps it feeling slightly more youthful, but at this price point, that’s an easy enough swap. Plus, a bolder lampshade would definitely make it a true statement piece in any room.