Target’s new home good lines, like Project 62 and Hearth & Hand by Chip and Joanna Gaines, have left Target fanatics with hundreds of new products to sift through. The retailer is known both for its affordable prices and desirable partnerships with designers like Lilly Pulitzer. However, there are some products that even Target’s greatest supporters would be smart to steer clear of.
We’ve rounded up the worst things you could buy in Target’s home goods section, and we even offer significantly better options, ahead. That way, you can hit the bullseye with each Target home purchase you make.
1. Skip the rugs and go for the towels
Every homeowner wants a cozy place to put their feet. We just wouldn’t suggest getting that rug at Target. Rugs need to withstand all the foot traffic in your home, and while Target’s offerings come at a good price, they’re not necessarily built to last.
Erin Gates, a Boston interior designer, supported this claim and told Today what she’d purchase instead. “I love the Fieldcrest Luxury bath towels and sheeting. It’s a really good product for your buck — durability-wise — and the styling is classic and timeless.” The plush terry towels are 100% cotton and are $10 each.