The five best items to shop at HomeGoods

August 15, 2016

OK, can I just tell you how excited I am for fall? I am SO sad to see this summer end because we had such a great one -- but I will not miss the heat. Our temps are supposed to be in the 70's and low 80's for the next two weeks (and rainy, I love it!) and I couldn't be happier. I know many of you haven't started school just yet but once it does here I'm READY for apples and crisp air and big sweaters. 

Even though I miss our boy during the day I do love getting back on a schedule and having some "me" time again. One of my favorite things to do that I rarely get to do all summer is walk through HomeGoods or TJ Maxx. I can do it in the summer but don't often because there's usually a precious nine-year-old begging to know when we can leave. :) 

So at some point during the first couple weeks of school I'll take my first "fall" trip to HG and it's like I'm discovering a whole new wondrous place. (They'll start bringing in fall decor now too, if they haven't already.) 

To celebrate my return to shopping I thought I'd share my five favorite items I shop for at the HG. Their stores are packed with goodies but these are my favorite basics that are always affordably priced. This is not a sponsored post, I just love this place -- every time you go there will be something different. I LOVE this when decorating my home because it feels like I'm finding something a little more unique than what you'd find in most stores. 

First up -- if you haven't been the HomeGoods lamp section you need. to. get. there. The selection is crazy good. And the prices are usually great, especially considering the lamp shade is included: 
lamps at HomeGoods

As you can see they have everything from modern to traditional to coastal to industrial. I have not found a better selection of lamps anywhere. I also love that they have most of them plugged in with light bulbs so you can see how the shades look lit up.

Some of my very favorite lamps are from HomeGoods. I get asked about these green beauties most of all:
foyer table with mirror and lamps

I found them years ago and their traditional shape and color have continued to work in our family room all this time. 

Another HG favorite of mine are their frames. Again, the selection is extensive and I always find something unique: 
frame selection at Homegoods

You've got wood, pretty, funky and just plain cute. I love that they have frames that are more sophisticated and some that are more fun for kids spaces. 

I love to mix and match the color and wood frames together: 
Built in half wall bookcase

(Um, that lamp and storage box are from there as well.) 

They also have a great selection of larger wall frames that are perfect for gallery walls:
Wall frames at Homegoods

I'll usually grab one of the basic white frames (like the upper left) for the house just because I know they'll work anywhere. 

The frames and lamps are great at HomeGoods but I consider the jackpot to be the pillow section. It is the BOMB. Again, I've never found a selection like this anywhere else. You could spend a good 20 minutes just checking out the pillows: 
Pillows at HomeGoods

I love to make my own pillows but their options rival the fabric store options I have. 

They usually have every color in the rainbow, from large to small: 
Pillow selection at HomeGoods

Most of their pillows come with feather inserts which is a huge bonus. A feather insert alone costs nearly as much as some of the pillows. (Unless you get them at IKEA!)

I've found some of my favorite throw pillows in our home there -- I get asked about these blue beauties in our living room a lot:
affordable slipcovered sofa

Ohhh, how I love the pillows! But the baskets are a close second. I'm a little basket obsessed, for real. I have a problem. I want to buy one every single time I walk in. I use them for all kinds of stuff: 
basket selection at HomeGoods

They have every shape and size you can imagine. Sometimes in different colors too. They also carry some super cute canvas bins and containers too: 
Canvas storage from HomeGoods

Those are great for toys, stuffed animals, laundry or throw blankets -- anything you want easy access to and may want to more around. 

I also put nearly all of our bigger plants in baskets and use them for all of the above throughout the house:
using baskets around the house

I seriously can't get enough of them. I love the warmth that baskets bring to a space. 

Last but not least, one more of my favorite HomeGoods finds -- the cutting boards: 
The best finds at Homegoods

If you are a fan of the farmhouse look you need to check these out. They have sizes and shapes that rival any (much more expensive) vintage boards: 
cutting boards from Homegoods

I have them all over our kitchen -- most I use, like the one next to the sink for chopping: 
River White granite with dark sink

But some I use for decoration (although I've used them plenty): 
Vent and wood hood over oven

They carry some truly beautiful wood boards -- some are really thick and more heavy duty too. I think adding wood in your kitchen brings in some warmth as well. 

There you go! Those are my five of most favorite items at HomeGoods. Remember TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods are all owned by the same company (and HomeSense in Canada) so each store will have decent selection of each of these -- but all will have a different products. 

Do you love these items too? Are there any favorites I missed that you love there? 

Check out my other shopping posts, like my favorite lamps from Target

Floor lamps from Target

And my five IKEA favorites as well!: 

Best Ikea finds under $10

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  1. Well like you briefly mentioned, all the seasonal stuff! When they put fall stuff out...!!! And Christmas??!! I can't even. I take like, 2 hours to walk through there at those times. Also rugs, outdoor decor, and throws. Everything is so affordable there! If I need a throw or bath mat or even area rug, I always check there first. Their prices are bound to be close to the best! I wish I could come shopping with you!

  2. I've never bought lamps from HG before but I've been browsing their selection because I'm going to need several soon. Like you said, best selection! And I also like that the shade is included because that's what has been getting me at other stores!

  3. I recently bought a house and have fallen in love with Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I've found some great things in all three (my favorite were some lamps I got for my bedroom), but am on a spending fast for a few months.

  4. Candles are a top category for me to get at HG (and I work there)! We are just now putting out fall decor (no Christmas yet thankfully), and I'm obsessing over all the fall scented candles. You can find some great Yankee Candle scents that they don't sell I their stores. You pretty much covered all of my favorite things to shop for!

  5. Great post! My daughter just moved into her first apartment; and Home Goods has been our lifesaver on more than one occasion! Their decorative home accessories are amazing!

  6. Love this post, and I couldn't agree more about these items! Home Goods and its sister stores are some of my favorites. My recent finds were a kitchen storage unit with a marble top, and a bar table with stools for a great price at TJ Maxx. And the pillows are the BEST!

  7. Our HG is an hour away. But We have a Marshalles near by. I have to agree that their pillows are the best. I just bought two beautiful navy pillows with the down inserts. They are so well made and heavy. I got them both for 26.00. I also love their baskets. I bought a big one the day I bought the pillows. Still trying to figure out what to do with it. HG and Marshalls for the win!!

  8. I'm hooked on Lanterns!! I'm constantly on the lookout for lanterns to change out colorwise for every season or holiday.
    Another thing I'm currently hooked on is blue & white decorative items, temple jars, vases, lamp bases, you name it. Can't get enough of it.

  9. I'm at Homegoods every weekend lol. I'd love to get there on Thursdays since they put everything out on Wednesday night at ours and get the good stuff, but boo for work getting in the way.

  10. I love the sheets! They have gorgeous sheets for very reasonable prices

  11. I LOVE HG! I'm lucky to have one right down the street. Or maybe not lucky if you ask my husband! LOL
    I also love your fig tree. Is it real? I bought one at Home Depot a couple weeks ago, and the leaves fell off the whole thing in a few days! I'm so bummed!!!

  12. Love the look of your open space! The use of art in it will be GREAT! Have you ever thought about the vinyl decals incorporated with the decor? I have several of the decals throughout my house and love the flexibility of them for changes when the mood strikes me. Just a thought! Loving the way things are shaping up for your space!

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  14. Hope this doesn't sound silly but here goes. I see people talking about the Home Goods store. Can you online at their site?

  15. Hope this doesn't sound silly but here goes. I see people talking about the HomeGoods store. Can you shop online at their site?


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