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    31 Affordable Things From Target That’ll Help Update Just About Every Room In Your House

    All the best home essentials for a great price.

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    1. A mid-century modern media console that has ample storage. Use it to organize your CDs or speaker system. Plus, it doubles as a TV stand so it's multifunctional!

    The mid-century modern media console in gray
    Target

    Promising review: "Built extremely well, and look just like the photo! Would purchase again." —LG

    Price: $119.99 (originally $149.99; available in two colors)

    2. A firwood side table for the person that wants to add a subtle modern touch to any room of the house. It can be used as a nightstand, side table, entry table, or even a small laptop stand. Any way you use it you can't go wrong.

    The firwood side tablein wood and steel
    Target

    Promising review: "Very nice and sturdy for the price. Awesome value highly recommend." —Mary Beven

    Price: $32.24 (originally $42.99; available in three sizes)

    3. A set of two counter height bar stools because chairs don't have to be expensive to look expensive. Their faux leather construction gives them a well-kempt look, while still being neutral enough to go well with any home decor.

    The counter height barstools in vintage brown
    Target

    Promising review: "Love these stools. They are super comfortable. Assembly was a breeze. Very sturdy but still stylish." —Simmonsdmb

    Price: $118.39 (originally $147.99)

    4. A cow ottoman so you can bring a little humor and happiness to your living room. It's perfect for kicking your feet up at the end of a long day or even holding a cup of tea or coloring books for the kids.

    The cow ottoman in black and white
    Target

    Promising review: "I’m in LOVE with this! It adds so much character to my house and it was really easy to put together. Really great quality." —Victoriaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Price: $59.19 (originally $73.99; available in two colors)

    5. A storage ottoman that's an easy upgrade for any room in the house. Place it at the foot of the bed as a trunk, in the living room as a coffee table, or in the entryway to store extra shoes and lesser used items.

    The heathered storage ottoman in charcoal gray
    Target

    Promising review: "Excellent storage ottoman. I love that the top flips over to function as a tray. It is able to store a lot of items out of sight which is what we were looking for. It's also functional in that you can use it as a centerpiece to kick your feet up or rest items on top like snacks, etc. I think we will get a lot of use out of this item and it should last for years to come." —AndreaF

    Price: $44.99

    6. An industrial bookcase for the reader who likes to have a nice place to display their favorites. It's classic enough to go in any room and the price is so good you might just want to put it in every room.

    The industrial bookcase made of wood and metal
    Target

    Promising review: "Very nice bookcase. Really easy to assemble. Only issue I had was that one of the boards was a bit damaged but I was able to repair by lightly sanding and staining that edge. Didn’t want to return and wait for new one." —Yesica M

    Price: $193.59 (originally $241.99)

    7. A set of two Novogratz dining chairs because sometimes less is more. Use them to elevate your breakfast nook or even as desk chairs for you and your partner.

    The set of two dining chairs
    Target

    Promising review: "Very happy with these chairs. They are shorter in height that fit exactly where I needed them. Easy assembly and pretty comfortable! Slight chip in two spots but overall for price very satisfied!" —Laurenski

    Price: $129.99

    8. An upholstered bench that's a cushy dream. It can be used for entryway seating, for the foot of the bed, or for a little more room around the breakfast table.

    The upholstered bench in blue
    Target

    Promising review: "Very easy to assemble! Sturdy, sleek, and the perfect finishing touch to my blue-gray themed bedroom." —___

    Price: $109.59 (originally $136.99; available in four colors)

    9. A three-tier shelf for the person who is always looking for more storage. It's great for organizing and displaying plants, books, and other knickknacks.

    The three-tier shelf in wood
    Target

    Promising review: "Looks great! Very sturdy." —Terrance Jackson

    Price: $119.99

    10. A fleece tufted rug because who wants to walk on cold floors in the winter? It has a neutral palate so it leaves room for splashes of color in other areas of the house.

    The fleece tufted rug in cream
    Target

    Promising review: "This rug was a perfect update to my space. I paired it with some faux leather dining chairs which I also got from Target and I am really happy with them both! It feels soft underfoot, the price point was reasonable and it is easy to keep clean. Would definitely recommend!" —BAIIPlus

    Price: $99.99 (available in six colors and five sizes)

    11. A spa bath towel so you can keep every arena of your home looking and feeling shiny and new. There's no greater luxury than a good towel and these are a serious steal for the price.

    The spa bath towel in white
    Target

    Promising review: "Great towels! Bought dark grey, nice color and very fluffy. Bath towel is a good size to use after showering." —countrygirl103

    Price: $13 (available in 15 colors and four sizes)

    12. An extra firm down alternative pillow that is great for those with joint pain. Plus, it's a clean and crisp white that will look good on any bed, couch, or chair.

    The extra firm down alternative pillow in white
    Target

    Promising review: "This pillow allows me to sleep on my side without hurting my jaw (TMJ pain) and supports my neck. It does have to be replaced every few months, but it’s only $10 so what do you expect? I have searched high and low, spent tons of money on expensive pillows trying to find one to allow me to sleep on my side without creating jaw pain. Very happy. I’ve bought three of them now." —Sarah

    Price: $10 (available in two sizes)

    13. A 10-cup water filter pitcher for the household that's constantly refilling glasses. This is an easy way to make the simple task of drinking enough water every day even simpler and look more polished.

    The 10 cup water filter pitcher
    Target

    Promising review: "I knew about LifeStraw only for their original product. When My partner and I were looking for a water filter to keep in our fridge at home, I hated the look of all the other popular brands. When I found the LifeStraw Home pitcher, I bought it without hesitating. We have had it for five months and absolutely love it." —Lexi16

    Price: $31.47 (originally $37.99; available in three colors)

    14. A microplush blanket because there's never a bad time to add a blanket to your home. It's perfect as a throw over your bed, couch, or an accent chair.

    The microplush bed blanket in metallic blue
    Target

    Promising review: "This is so soft and comfortable. Perfect for every day or a special gift!" —Cwight

    Price: $25 (available in 15 colors and three sizes)

    15. A decorative toy storage basket so you can keep your home tidy and look stylish doing it. It's great for human and canine toys!

    The decorative toy storage basket in white
    Target

    Promising review: "I used this to make a housewarming gift basket for a friend. Good quality and super cute!" —Sarah

    Price: $9.99

    16. An Instant Pot that will definitely update your kitchen in a major way. It has different settings for rice, porridge, and anything else you could think of so your kitchen and mealtime will feel brand-new.

    The electric pressure cooker
    Target

    Promising review: "Great value for money paid. The meal was ready quickly and the pressure cooker was easy to clean and operate." —Stef

    Price: $59.99 (originally $119.99)

    17. A double soap pump for the person who doesn't *love* the look of dollar store soap bottles. It's an easy and inexpensive way to make your bathroom or kitchen sink look more polished.

    The double soap pump
    Target

    Promising review: "These are great. One for soap and one for hand lotion. Looks cute on the vanity and the tray is nice for drips. Would buy again for sure!" —Jill

    Price: $19.99

    18. A Novogratz accent chair so you can relax with a book anywhere in your home. It has a simple modern look that works well in any room of the house.

    The wide accent chair in  gray
    Target

    Price: $159.99

    19. A striped bathmat because stripes never go out of style. If you've been staring at a ratty old bathmat for the past few months deciding whether it's time to replace it, consider this your official affirmation.

    The striped bath mat in white and black
    Target

    Promising review: "This is such a cute bathroom rug. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it doesn’t stay 'flat' after people and animals walk over it over and over. But that’s not a big deal for me." —JMershon

    Price: $25

    20. A brushed nickel wastebasket so you can keep your trash out of sight and out of mind. It's a simple way to keep your bathroom or under desk area looking clean and tidy.

    The brushes nickel wastebasket
    Target

    Promising review: "Worth the buy. Perfect for the bathroom." —Targetlover18

    Price: $19.99

    21. An acacia and glass canister that is perfect for storing grains, coins, marbles, or literally anything else you could imagine. Anything looks good in matching jars — you heard it here first!

    The acacia and glass canister
    Target

    Promising review: "Cute container! Lid doesn’t suction shut if you need that. I store mints in it for my Airbnb and it looks great." —Shannon

    Price: $12.99

    22. A triangle stitched jersey pillow for the family who likes a little pop of color. It's perfect on any bed, couch, or chair and comes in three eye-catching colors so you can choose what speaks to you.

    The triangle stitched jersey pillow in citron
    Target

    Promising review: "This is honestly one of my favorite bedding sets I own. So beautiful and bright. You won’t regret it." —Francesca

    Price: $19.99 (available in three colors and four sizes)

    23. A sherpa weighted blanket with a removable cover because if you're like us, you've spilled on one or two blankets in your day. It's an easy way to ensure your blanket stays in good condition and your home stays looking fresh.

    The sherpa weighted blanket with removable cover
    Target

    Promising review: "Love this 12-lb sherpa blanket. Removable washable cover included. Very comfy to sleep and just relax. So happy I purchased this. Great deal at $29 ( I’m 65, 5’9, 150 lbs) for me it’s the perfect weight does not feel overly heavy while sleeping. Nor do I get hot." —Gypsywoman

    Price: $49 (available in three sizes and two colors)

    24. A pattern glass-top accent table so you can keep everything you need (coffee, book, or lamp) right next to you while you're lounging on the couch. It's an easy way to elevate any room.

    Target

    Promising review: "I purchased this item in pink and it’s a really cute, sturdy little table. It’s rather small, so take note of the dimensions." —Tasha

    Price: $80 (available in three colors)

    25. A wood console table that is great for setting your keys, phone, and books. It makes remembering where you put all your important items a whole lot easier.

    The wood console table
    Target

    Promising review: "I love this table, it's a lovely color and it feels really solid. I enjoyed putting it together, it wasn't difficult. It's a good weight so it doesn't feel like it'll topple over with a small bump. I do wish it was a little longer but it does the job and can definitely work as a console table or a small desk. The finish does feel/look a bit plastic-y and it has dark-ish lines all over it (as you can see in Target's pictures) to give it a distressed look but I'm fine with it, it looks great. It looks exactly like in the photos." —TStew808

    Price: $119 (originally $140)

    26. A striped pillowcase set for the person who wants to mix and match their bedding. If you aren't looking to get a whole new set of sheets, but your pillowcases are looking tired, look no further!

    The striped pillowcase set in navy/gray
    Target

    Promising review: "Unbelievably soft and adds to my rustic look! Each wash makes it look more vintage and that’s what I was looking for." —Sam

    Price: $12.99 (available in two colors)

    27. A single pod coffee maker because it makes coffee cleanup a whole lot easier. If you're always on the go, this is a great solution to the never-ending cleanup that is breakfast.

    The single pod coffee maker
    Target

    Promising review: "So slim on the countertop and whisper quiet! I really love this and I'm so glad I upgraded!" —madmartiebeauty

    Price: $79.99 (originally $109.99)

    28. An electric heated oversized throw so you can stay warm and toasty all winter long. It's perfect for getting cozy in bed or on the couch and is nice enough that you won't want to hide it when guest are over.

    The electric heated oversized throw in gray
    Target

    Promising review: "OMG. If I could give this 100 stars I would. I am ALWAYS cold, especially my feet. I snuggle up with this every night. Mainly on medium but sometimes low. It keeps me nice and warm. Would make a great gift for the holidays!" —RDB

    Price: $69.99 (available in nine colors)

    29. An electric kettle that is ideal for coffee, tea, or even just boiling water for pasta. Trust us, you'll always have a use for this item and it will make your home feel brand-new to have a fun new kitchen appliance.

    The electric kettle
    Target

    Promising review: "I love this kettle so much I bought it twice! A guest chipped the spout of my old standby so when I looked for a new one, I chose to buy this one again!! Works perfectly!!" —Miss Blackman

    Price: $29.99 (originally $34.99)

    30. A milk frother for the person who can't get enough of their morning coffee (and is looking to spruce it up a bit). It's perfect for lattes, hot chocolate, and matcha so you can enjoy it no matter your preference.

    The milk frother in peaches & cream
    Target

    Promising review: "Perfect at home coffee! I first lit my milk and syrup in my cup, frothed, then poured my coffee. It looks wonderful and the texture is delicious!" —Erin f

    Price: $16.99 (available in 16 colors)

    31. And a stick lamp because there's nothing better than having a lamp on your bedside or side table so you can read, work, and watch Netflix under the warmth of a lamp's glow.

    The stick lamp in white
    Target

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to my boys room. We got it with a grey shade. I love that it has an outlet on the base so my oldest can plug in his iPhone." —Ary

    Price: $17 (available in nine colors)

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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