When we lived in DC, I hardly ever went to Target because it invariably involved fighting traffic across town, or driving to NoVA (#thingsIdontmiss). Now that a trip isn’t such a trial, I’ve discovered the cult of Tar-Jay.
This isn’t a sponsored post, but I popped over to our local store to pick up some office supplies last week, and can now say I totally get how it’s impossible to get in and out of there for under $100 (all.of.the.things…that I probably don’t need 😉 )
Since many of us will be hosting guests this holiday season and rushing to prepare our homes quickly and inexpensively, I thought I’d share some chic but cheap pieces I spotted in-store, as well as a few simple tips to prepare your home for hosting.
Topiary | Plaid Pillow | Tolix Style Chair | Monogram Hand Towels | Marble Side Table | Marble/Wood Cheese Board |Seagrass Basket
CORRAL THE CLUTTER:
Before doing anything, you’ve got to corral the clutter. Tackle that stack of junk mail, attack the laundry pile, and do a sweep of the floor for any hidden toy land mines. No time to actually deal with those things? I hear ya, and I’m going to let you in on a secret: baskets. They offer instant organization! Use this size for toys, laundry, extra blankets, and this size for mail, magazines, etc.
ADD DECORATIVE DETAILS:
Now that you’ve got the mess out of sight, it’s time to layer in the decorative details. A pair of topiaries on the mantle, fresh pillows on the sofa (love these in navy or orange), monogrammed guest towels in the powder bath, and fresh flowers on the table are easy enough additions to feel festive without the stress of a whole holiday overhaul. Bonus points if you pick up my favorite candle.
HAVE SPOTS TO SIT & SIP:
The biggest change between how your home functions on the day-to-day, to when you’re hosting guests, is often related to seating. Having enough places to sit and spots to set a drink is key. These Tolix style chairs ($75/set of two, whaaat!) come in a ton of colors and are great to have on hand when you suddenly need to seat 10 instead of your usual 4. I’m also loving these marble topped accent tables which can easily be moved around as needed. I’d use them as cocktail tables in the living room, or bedside tables for a small guest room in a pinch.
P.S Most of these pieces are 10% off online with code TURKEYDAY.