Our Interior Design Expert Names Must-Have Items Worth Grabbing From HomeGoods

There are so many options when it comes to home décor that it can be difficult to figure out what is worth the price when shopping. Whether you're scrolling through pages of throw blankets online or browsing store aisles for the best table lamp, there is a lot that goes into finding the best pieces to elevate your home. HomeGoods is one of the most popular home décor stores that shoppers turn to when hunting down deals. If you're lost on which of the retailer's items to snag, fear not because Beth Diana Smith, CEO and Principal Designer at Beth Diana Smith Interior Design, revealed the must-have items to pick up from HomeGoods during an exclusive interview with House Digest.

Smith shared that "coffee table books, table lamps, décor and accessories, throw blankets, art, end tables, chairs, and area rugs" are the items worth purchasing from HomeGoods. Although you cannot shop at HomeGoods online, the retailer has a wide variety of the pieces recommended by Smith at its physical stores. The store has 918 locations across the United States at the time of this writing, so there is likely a HomeGoods with these must-have items near you.

Why should you snag these must-have pieces?

The items on Smith's must-have list are some of the most sought-after home décor pieces, but why is it a good decision to pick these up at HomeGoods over other stores? The Principal Designer revealed the answer during her exclusive interview with House Digest. "I recommend these items because of brand, style, and cost," she shared. "For example, you cannot beat HomeGoods' coffee table book prices and I spot some of my favorite home brands in the décor, furniture, and area rug departments."

The best coffee table books can be pricey, so it's worth it to take advantage of any deals or discounts you can find. Some of the more widely recommended coffee table books can cost upwards of $200. HomeGoods offers lower prices on the same books sold by its competitors. With this in mind, why wouldn't you choose HomeGoods as your primary coffee table book source? As Smith mentioned, the store also sells popular furniture and rug brands that are found at competitors. However, HomeGoods often has the best prices.

Things to keep in mind when shopping at HomeGoods

There are a few things to keep in mind if you do decide to search your local HomeGoods for these pieces. You should take steps to ensure you are purchasing an item that hasn't undergone wear and tear. These pieces have been sitting on store shelves or out in the aisles for customers to look through, so there is always the possibility that damage has occurred. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to ensure you don't bring damaged pieces home.

Smith shared expert insight on how to avoid those damaged items so that every HomeGoods shopping trip is a success. "Just like I would do for any store, I check the condition for chips and scratches," she said while speaking exclusively to House Digest. You should also look into the brand you're purchasing. The design expert shared that she searches for her favorite brands because she knows they are high quality. That way, she gets the most out of her money.

With these shopping tips and a list of must-have pieces, you should have everything you need for a great HomeGoods trip. "Shopping at HomeGoods is also about the thrill of the hunt, take your time to enjoy the experience and to make sure you're not missing out on anything amazing," Smith shared in a final message.