Making Our House a Home with Target.
Fall is a special time of year, it’s a season that signifies change and illustrates it through the changing leaves that burn bright red and orange. The crisp air nips our cheeks and we cozy up against a nice warm sweater or scarf. It is hands down, one of my favorite seasons. Especially a great time to spend with my family by visiting our nearest apple orchard or pumpkin patch and prepare for the upcoming holidays.
We are finally living in our forever home, it is perfect for our family and everything we need and more. With life and work, I admit I haven’t added the warm loving touches that a home needs. In fact, a lot of them are packed away in boxes since we’ve decided to change the theme of our home altogether.
Let’s Go to Target!
Target invited us to go shopping and make our house, a home. We set off to Target and decided we would focus on the rooms that we spend most of our time in as a family and that we frequent most. So, our living room is where we munch on snacks and watch TV together, it is also a place where we have guests and enjoy good conversations. A little pop of color would do a world of good! So, we were on the hunt for items that can transform!
Our main bathroom is a place where I soak in our tub, relax and de-stress. Adding a little bit of antique decor would illuminate this space. Our bedroom is a place where we unwind after a long day, read a good book and on weekends and most evenings, where our girls join us in our bed to cuddle and watch Netflix. A little light goes a long way.
Lastly, every day when we come home from school or work, we walk through our main foyer. It can be a bit plain and dreary but, with a little visual added, it makes a huge difference and makes coming home even better.
Small Steps to Making a Home.
Thankfully, Target did not disappoint with their vast decor options that can fit almost any style. It made our journey a whole lot easier, especially with brands like Threshold and Fieldcrest just to name a few.
Above is our entertainment center, though it was lackluster, it did its job. Prior to moving in we had a large and bulky entertainment unit that we got rid of because it was, well, clunky and outdated. We replaced it with a small table for the time being but, never got around to updating it. No one can deny, this area needed work. We scouted the furniture area in Target’s furniture area and we found the perfect piece to satiate our more modern yet rustic and classic taste.
This gorgeous TV stand from Threshold was perfect for our living room. It has sliding doors and plenty of room to place our electronics. Not to mention, there is plenty of room for storage. I also love that it is coffee-grained and perfect color to complement the colors of our home. I added some final touches to perfect our color palette. I love how easy it was to transform this space and it definitely added warmth, we cannot wait to continue to make memories here.
A Little Pop.
As you can see, the front foyer needed a little bit of color. Now when we walk through the door, we are greeted with a gorgeous abstract painting that we found in Target’s decor department. They had so many different types, whether you like abstract, floral or even nautical. They have something for your theme.
I tend to like shabby chic and they have a lot of cute wall decorations in this style. Since we’ve chosen teal to be our accent color, this painting was perfect to add a little life to the foyer. It is a nice focal point leading down to our mud room, later on, I hope to add perhaps another Threshold table below it.
A Little Bit of Classic.
Our main bathroom is one of my go-to places when I want to de-stress after a long day. Our 6-foot soaking tub makes for a perfect getaway without really going anywhere. It is always great to run a warm bath, drop a bath bomb and just unwind. It’s also a place to do normal everyday things and making them pretty, doesn’t hurt.
I had a put a little of work in here already but, Target had some gorgeous soap dispensers and tooth-brush holder from Threshold Bath Cooordinates. You can see them pictured above, I didn’t add soap for demonstrative purposes but, they added a little traditional class and the antique finish is what sold me. When I did add soap though, it lights up like a lamp! Every time I walk into the bathroom I breathe a sigh of content. Ahhh.
The Living Room.
There are still a few pieces that I need to add to our living room but, for the most part. It has been rather plain and I haven’t got around to sprucing it up just yet. I thought a fast, easy and inexpensive fix would be to raid Target’s decorative pillows and see if I could find something to pretty up the room.
I found a gorgeous Jersey Ruffled pillow by Xhilaration in Turquoise. I paired it with some over-sized Seville Toss pillows from Threshold in Turquoise, I then added some brown pillows that I had packed away. Boom, it made it a little more home-y in seconds!
Light Up Our Lives.
Our bedroom often doubles us a theatre or my office, depending on the day. It was in definite need of a visual pick-me-up and lighting. Even though we have a ceiling fan, we still need light that isn’t too harsh. Especially for relaxing or reading a book. It’s great to have them on when we watch a movie together and it doesn’t have to be completely dark.
We chose a clean black and white duo, it’s modern yet classic. I love the design of the lampshades when they turn on too. It completely transforms them. When the light shines through, you can see the baroque design. If you want to get your hands on these Threshold Black Lacquered table lamps, head over to Target!
Ready to WIN?
Well, there’s only 3 Days LEFT to enter to WIN a $250 Target Gift Card! That way you can transform your living spaces or get a new wardrobe, maybe even decorate for the holidays. The possibilities are endless. One thing is for sure, thanks to Target, we love our new home. It feels more warm, cozy and more like US.
There is no doubt that with time, our home will change just like we will too. But, it is always great to have a place to go that will grow with us too. Check out Target Canada for more information about what they offer or you can contact @TargetCanada on Twitter and check out all of their updates, they are awesome! You can even go to and tell them what you are thankful for!
So, what are you #ThankFALL for?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres?
Note: I am part of the Target #ThankFALL influencer program run by The Influential Network. I am compensated for this post but opinions are always my own!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.