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I’ve been wanting to do a post on my favorite home items for a while.
I get asked a lot about home brands and my recommendations, especially budget-friendly options.
And while I LOVE just about everything in my home, there are a few items that really stick out as winners.
I decided to round up my favorite home items at the moment.
These are the things I keep buying, again and again. The same things I recommend over and over.
My Favorite Velvet Drapes
These velvet drapes check all the boxes for me.
They are a fantastic, drapey velvet material and come in many different lengths and colors.
They also offer a variety of colors; for my guest bedroom/office I chose these slate blue and couldn’t be happier.
The best part? They are incredibly inexpensive! I’m talking IKEA prices here guys. I’ll definitely be getting more for the house.
My Favorite Target Accent Lamps
I love this lamp so much I bought two! And I wouldn’t hesitate to get more.
I’m loving these small accent lamps lately. When you have a space that needs a bit of ambiance, like our bar cabinet here or entrytable, (even a small desk), these lamps fit the bill.
They are sturdy, cute, and cast the prettiest glow. They also work with LED bulbs. And they are really cheap!
My Favorite Rugs
I can’t stop buying these Ruggable Rugs.
I bought my first one over 5 years ago for our house in Seattle and have been hooked ever since.
In our new house, we have a nice sized foyer. Instead of choosing a small doormat by the front door, I wanted to put a larger rug down to define the space a little better.
I tell ya, as soon as I set down this new rug, the whole space came alive.
You guys all know my love for washable rugs, and since people are coming in and out of the front door frequently, it’s the perfect choice for a washable rug like this.
And by washable, I mean, throw in your washing machine washable.
This is the rug we chose. It’s gorgeous. It’s just the right amount of colors. And it’s washable! Oh, did I already mention that?
Here’s a true story.
We haven’t been in this house that long. And the day after I got this rug, my dog Sasha barfed on it.
In TWO places.
It’s hard to be mad at this face though.
But it’s ok. Because this rug is washable (sorry). And after I washed it up, I stuck it back down in our foyer. It’s as good as new.
Here are a few of my favorite washable rug picks for you! Click on any photo for more information.
I also have this pretty runner in the kitchen.
I just added this one to our bathroom and it completely changed the look of the room. It looks much more put together. We have done nothing in our builder bathroom, and I mean nothing, aside from throwing down this rug.
It’s amazing the difference. Plus, it’s a Ruggable, so it can get wet, be washed, be vacuumed, and the pattern hides dirt.
And I have another one on the way – for our eat-in kitchen area. 🙂
My Favorite Bed Blanket
I wanted a throw at the end of our bed for color and texture. It needed to be the right color, and more importantly, I needed it long so it draped nicely over the sides.
I was considering making a chunky knit blanket, but the cost of all the yarn was throwing me.
I’ve had my eye on Casaluna’s chunky knit bed blanket since I saw it on Emily Henderson but it kept selling out.
Casaluna is a new-ish bedding and bath brand at Target. They are a little more upscale and luxurious than their other brands, and a little pricier too (but still within budget-friendly Target prices).
One day, I happened to find one in the size and color I wanted at Target. It was the last one left!
But it had a pull in the knitting. 🙁
It wasn’t super obvious to the eye, but enough that people probably put it back. I knew I could fix the pull myself and I was even able to score a 10% discount on it for the “defect”.
This blanket is so soft and cozy, it’s washable (delicate cycle), and it’s GIGANTIC. I got the King but could have easily got away with the Queen for our King-sized bed.
It’s also very heavy. I joke that it’s a poor man’s weighted blanket because you can definitely feel some weight and pressure when you have it on you.
It’s really gorgeous and I can see why the reviews are so good. I’m anxious to try out these waffle weave towels next.