When it comes to style, Emily Henderson has it in spades. The interior design star has seriously perfected the art of the high/low look, pairing designer pieces and high street finds with ease and finesse—have you seen how she styles a nightstand? But seriously, Henderson has an insane eye for detail—even her Halloween picks are chic—and we all want to know the secret to making low-cost look luxe like she does.
So we tasked her with a challenge. Armed with only $100 per room, Henderson showed us how she would refresh every room in the house using only Target products, and the results were astounding. In fact, we guarantee you’ll want to purchase every single piece. Which, by the way, if you did, would cost you less than $500. Intrigued? Ahead, Henderson lists the Target pieces she’d buy to elevate every room in the house for less than $100.
As the one place in the house where guests frequent most, making a stylish statement is important, but you don’t want to spend a fortune keeping it fresh. Henderson shows you how a few chic and affordable updates can make a huge difference, without breaking the bank.
Target Black/White Tassel Throw Blanket ($25)
“A good throw blanket will go a long way when it comes to styling. I love this one because of the combo of the graphic stripes and the fringed tassels—it’s both playful and sophisticated (which is what I aspire to be). Throw it over a bench on a sofa, or on your reading chair for some instant style,” Henderson says.
There’s one room in the house we can all count on for respite and sanctuary when we need it most: the bedroom—these zen bedrooms are the perfect escape. If your boudoir is in need of an upgrade, then Henderson’s elevated finds will transform it from so-so to whoa for only $90.
As a high-traffic area, the bathroom can tend to outdate the quickest. Décor items appear older faster, thanks to general wear and tear, and the steam from your daily shower moves things along too. With Henderson’s budget selects, you can afford to give it a mini facelift.
Target Marble Soap/Lotion Dispenser White ($11)
“I am new at the ‘decanting’ thing, but I recently put all my soaps in pretty pumps, and I can’t tell you how much happier it makes me every time I use them. Fill these guys up with whatever you need and toss the store-bought plastic packaging the soap came in,” Henderson says.
Keeping the kitchen clean and minimal is key. This is one space you don’t want to look tired or dirty. Aside from a coat of paint every now and then, your kitchen will require a few simple upgrades throughout the year to make sure it always stays stylish and hygienic.
When you’re busy, finding the time to plan dinner parties can be challenging. But these delicious gatherings with our closest friends are what we all live for, right? So to make things simple, take Henderson’s advice, and invest in the key pieces that will make it a night to remember.
Target Chambray Napkin with Fringe ($10)
“There is nothing worse than hosting a party and feeling embarrassed of the paper towels you just gave to your guests to wipe their faces with. Do yourself a favor, and invest in some cloth napkins like these. Your guests will thank you,” Henderson says.
Do you agree with Emily’s picks? What are your favorite pieces from Target? Share them with us!