20 Things You’re Not Buying at Home Depot—But Should
Here are reasons to hit up your nearest Home Depot—and, surprise!—they have nothing to do with a hammer and nails.
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Bolstered by its acquisition of The Company Store in 2018, Home Depot is increasingly expanding its home furnishings and décor options. This Wooden Starburst Accent Mirror is just one example of a chic find you’ll come across in the store. “We have a team of nine interior designers that are constantly following the latest interior design trends and working to offer the latest styles to our customers,” says Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design for The Home Depot. “When you purchase products here, you can feel confident that you are purchasing something that is not only on-trend but also the trusted quality that The Home Depot is known for.” Find out 19 weird things you can really buy at Home Depot.
Vinyl sheet flooring
The home improvement’s product overhaul has also created a buzz within interior design blogger circles. For Holly Lauritzen of Our Faux Farmhouse, one of the most unexpected finds was LifeProof vinyl sheet flooring, which she used in lieu of pricier hardwood. “We installed it in our bedroom and were completely surprised at not only the character and authenticity but how much we truly loved it as well!” she said. While you’re redecorating, be sure to take a peek at the 15 things you should be buying at Walmart but aren’t.
“Home improvement doesn’t stop when you install the new floors in your bedroom or the new cabinets and countertops in your kitchen,” says Kelie Charles, Senior Merchant for The Home Depot. “We can finish your bedroom with a brand-new bed and duvet, a comfy armchair, floor rug, and wall art.” Or try this ottoman on for size, it’s covered in a soothing textured neutral fabric and offers storage.
Cushioned bar stools
After you’ve installed that brand new eat-in island in your kitchen, you’ll naturally want the seating to go along with it. These cushioned bar stools come in both counter and bar stool heights and are a chic bargain with their full back, armless design, and nailhead trim accent.
When it came time for her kitchen facelift project, Rachel Metz of Living to DIY turned to The Home Depot for lighting inspiration. “THD’s home accents are the most ‘Where did you get that?’ items I have in my home,” she says. “From decorative sculptures to top of the line lighting, I love how easy it is to browse, be inspired, and be able to not only execute a renovation but add the finishing touches as well.”
One of the biggest impacts of the Home Depot’s purchase of The Company Store? A massive expansion into textiles—hello, organic percale bedding! Think duvet covers, comforter sets, and accent pillows, from 220-thread count cotton to 400-thread count sateen, with patterns ranging from playful to subdued, in sizes to fit your child’s twin bed to your own king-sized one.
If industrial home décor is your thing, a trip to the nearest Home Depot is a must. Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar loves the Home Decorators Collection for this very reason. “The pairing of black metal with wood creates a series of tactile pieces that would be perfect for decorating a modern farmhouse space—the fact the prices are so reasonable is an added bonus, too!” This Industrial Mansard Adjustable Bar Stool is just one of many pieces in the collection. Don’t miss the 29 things you’re not buying at Target but should be.
“My number one go-to when decorating a space is plants and more plants!” says Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess. “I love The Home Depot because they always have a lot of options.” Whether you prefer indoor plants or hearty outdoor varieties for the front porch, The Home Depot carries locally-grown options zoned for your region. An easy one to start out with this Fiddle-Leaf Fig.
For a room transformation that doesn’t require any paint or elbow grease, try sprucing up your space with an area rug. “I’m used to going to Home Depot for raw materials, paint samples, and tools,” says Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow. “But lately I’ve been so pleasantly surprised to find so many items made of natural materials like bamboo blinds, grasscloth wallpaper and these sisal rugs that are great for indoors and out.” These are the money-saving secrets Home Depot employees want you to know.
There is no getting around the fact that high-quality patio furniture can come at a steep cost. If you’re spending megabucks for it, you want to be sure it’s an investment that is well made and built to last. To that end, and following data released from the Consumer Product Safety Commission detailing the need for more rigorous standards in patio furniture construction and safety, The Home Depot partnered with UL to create a standardized certification process.
The resulting documentation known as UL 4041 evaluates patio furniture products for resistance to corrosion, overall stability, strength, shear and pinch points, endurance, and durability. You can expect patio furniture offerings available from The Home Depot, like this Lounge Chair Set to meet if not exceed these quality standards. Read on for the 15 things you should be buying at Costco, but aren’t.