The Surprising Place to Find Ridiculously Chic Decor for Small Spaces

The Surprising Place to Find Ridiculously Chic Decor for Small Spaces

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When it comes to decorating your home in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, small spaces can be among the hardest to nail. Not only do you have to make use of every square inch, but oftentimes the pieces you choose need to do double (or even triple!) duty in your home (think: a coffee table that boasts hidden storage or stylish natural fiber baskets that disguise the tech accessories beneath your television).

No one understands the need for functionality better than The Home Depot. While it may not be the first place you think of to shop for chic decor picks, the iconic retailer boasts many of your favorite brands and stylish design accents at a price that is affordable and attainable. From high-quality rugs and sneaky storage solutions to faux plants that will fool even the proudest green thumb, The Home Depot has an ample selection of decor picks for homes big and small. Check out some of our favorite selects for small spaces below:

7 Things at Home Depot Every New Homeowner Needs

7 Things at Home Depot Every New Homeowner Needs

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It can be a bit of a shock to go from calling your landlord to fix something to realizing you’re responsible for doing it yourself. Luckily, a lot of the supplies any new homeowner needs for home maintenance are readily available at stores like Home Depot.

I asked Meredith Kiep, a senior sales associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential, and Kate Ziegler, a Realtor with Arborview Realty in Boston and with Coldwell Banker Lifestyles in New London, New Hampshire, to tell me the items they advise new homeowners to buy as they move into their new digs. Here are their suggestions.

An Assortment of Hanging Hardware

“I like a kit with a variety of hooks and hanging implements, not just nails and drywall anchors,” Ziegler says. “Hook hanging wires are perfect for hanging art on old plaster walls with minimal damage, but any purpose-made hanging hardware will help you choose the right hook for the wall type and will minimize damage and dropped mirrors in the long run.”  

Megan Johnson


Megan Johnson is a reporter in Boston. She got her start at the Boston Herald, where commenters would leave sweet messages like “Megan Johnson is just awful.” Now, she’s a contributor to publications like People Magazine, Trulia and Architectural Digest.