31 Affordable Modern Home Items From Target

From fake plants to kitchen essentials, these items will make your home a modern masterpiece without costing you a fortune.

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A faux Monstera plant to add some warmth to your home without having to worry about keeping a real plant alive (trust us, we get it).


Promising review: “Absolutely perfect. Fits nicely in its spot. It adds quite a pretty touch. Great decoration in my house. Would recommend. The leaves and plant itself makes me think I’m in a warmer place. Nice height that I was looking for.” —Nikki2

Price: $25


A fuzzy throw pillow that’ll add a luxe vibe to any room with its unique ruched accents. You’ll love to lounge on this at the end of a long day just as much as you’ll love to look at it.


Promising review: “The pillow is firm and doesn’t lose its shape. The faux fur is good quality.” —Kcbloch

Price: $25


A set of balloon animal sculptures because they’re just the cutest. These metallic puppers will look incredible on your favorite coffee table.


Price: $48 (available in two finishes)


A window-pane table lamp with a simple modern base that’ll be an eye-catching accent piece in your living room. The black and white colorway will easily match all your other new modern home additions.


Promising review: “Perfect size and very modern.” —Sarah

Price: $45+ (available in three colors and with or without a lightbulb)


A ceramic planter with a wooden stand to add brightness and life to your home. The earthy legs and white basin pair perfectly with any plant you put in it.


Promising review: “Love them! It’s hard to find nice simple planters and these are perfect.” —Jessica

Price: $35+ (available in two sizes)


An acacia wine rack so you can proudly display your $10 wine collection in a beautiful, modern way. This gorgeous piece will spice up your counter while adding precious storage space.


Promising review: “I like the modern feel and that it looks expensive!” —Momof8

Price: $36


A classy white throw blanket to keep you cozy at all times. This gorgeous throw adds a touch of chic decor to your sitting areas while still maintaining that modern feel you’re trying to achieve.


Promising review: “A perfect throw! It’s big enough to cuddle, it’s not too thin or too heavy, and the fringe on the ends gives it a playful touch!” —brandi t

Price: $29.99


A four-cube bookshelf so you can keep your home super organized *and* chic. This unit is perfect for displaying decor or you can throw some bins in each cubby to hide some clutter.


Promising review: “I needed a small bookcase for my room to house overflow from my ever-growing book collection. This fits the bill perfectly! It was easy for me to assemble alone and it fits perfectly in the corner of my room. If you’re looking for a small piece of furniture that gets the job done, this is for you!” —hesnyd97765

Price: $27


A wooden C-shaped side table for those who are tired of having to reach forward to grab their drinks off the coffee table. This convenient piece can easily move with you anywhere in the living room for instant drink and remote access.


Promising review: “Fits perfectly around our sofa — holds a drink and a book or snack bowl. It is very sturdy — no assembly required! I’m ready to buy a second one!” —BeeRaz

Price: $97.99+ (available in seven colors)


A stone resin tabletop fire pit if you don’t have the room for a full-fledged fire pit. This super cute outdoor accessory fits perfectly on patio tables and will add a cozy ambiance to any get-together.


Promising review: “Just what I was looking for! Easy to install through the umbrella hole of the patio table. Add a 1-pound propane tank, the provided lava rocks, and light it for perfect ambiance! I also ordered some tempered power glass rocks to replace the lava rocks. They are really reflective and put off extra heat. Thank you Target for a wonderful product at a great price!” —KATDIRD

Price: $79


A handheld vacuum sealer to help you keep food fresher longer. Not only is this lil thing super easy to use, it’ll make you feel like you’re living in the future.


Promising review: “Just used it — wow, small learning curve, but then it really sucks out the air. I have only done salad greens and basil so far but will be trying cheeses later. I’m impressed.” —iowaellen

Price: $24.99


A set of wooden salt and pepper mills for a modern take on a classic, overlooked kitchen item. These monochromatic mills will be a gorgeous addition to your table or countertop while adding freshly ground flavor to all your meals.


Promising review: “Great price, great grinders, no spillage on the counter. They are sturdy and modern which is what I was looking for.” —Salt and pepper grinders

Price: $39.99


A super cute breadbox that’ll make you smile every time you see it. While it has a retro feel, this colorful, modern accessory will pair well with any kitchen decor and add a touch of fun to your cooking station.


Price: $40.19 (originally $50.99)


A single basket air fryer perfect for meals of one or to make a delicious, healthy side for your dinner party. This sleek, contemporary machine will look great on your countertop and take mealtime up a notch.


Promising review: “I love this air fryer. It has made cooking so much easier. I am able to make great meals in no time. The best part is that it is easy to clean. I find that the five-quart is a great size as well because I don’t have to overcrowd the basket and I can cook everything in one batch.” —Marie Bee

Price: $89.99 (originally $119.99)


A black and white canvas print that adds a minimal yet modern touch to any home’s decor. The simple line drawing is the perfect balance of sentiment and style.


Promising review: “This wall art is special. It goes with everything, it’s the perfect size, and it’s easy to put up. I love how you get the option of hanging it or propping it up. It’s so touching and beautiful.” —Anonymous

Price: $10


A modern dining chair so you can sit in comfort and style. The curved back and metal legs make this chair a sleek addition and probably one of the coolest things you’ll own.


Promising review: “We purchased the grey for one son’s apartment and the black for another son’s apartment. They look great and assembled easily and quickly. They also have nice padding built-in. The chair has a look that could fit many styles from traditional to modern.” —Lulu

Price: $115 (available in 12 colors)


A futuristic temperature-controlled smart mug because nothing screams modern like a mug that keeps itself hot while you drink it. No more sips of lukewarm coffee after 20 minutes — this keeps your drink warm for up to an hour and a half.


Promising review: “I got this for my mom for Christmas and she uses it EVERY DAY. It keeps her coffee hot for a long time, so she doesn’t have to worry about it getting cold if she’s not drinking it fast enough.” —missred

Price: $99.99 (available in two colors)


A 16-piece stoneware dining set so you can switch up that old plate set you’ve had for forever with these earth-toned ones. And no two are exactly the same so your dinnerware can be as unique as you.


Set includes 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 dinner bowls, and 4 soup bowl. 

Promising review: “These feel sturdy and solid. They’re not overly heavy though. The smaller plates are a good everyday size, while the larger plates are more like Thanksgiving buffet size. The larger bowls work for pasta or soup, while the smaller bowls would work for sides or ice cream, etc. So far, I’ve had no issues with microwaving or handwashing them. All the colors have speckles throughout, which are more prominent in the cream and mushroom color dishes. I really enjoy that the set came in a variety of colors. It adds a little fun to mealtime, and gives a nice variety if you’re into amateur food photography like I am.” —Peacherine

Price: $68.99


A cheeky “Wash Your Hands” sign for the bathroom because there’s no better way to state the obvious than in the form of a cute ceramic sign.


Promising review: “I love this so much. It can be hung up or placed against something. It’s heavy enough to lean against the wall and it won’t fall. Adds a rustic, farmhouse charm to the room.” —Less

Price: $14.99


A 15-piece KitchenAid gadget set that your kitchen simply needs. This starter kit has all the essentials any baker or chef needs and will make you feel more settled in your home.


Set includes a slotted turner, basting spoon, scraper spatula, euro peeler, utility whisk, can opener, set of 4 measuring cups, and set 5 measuring spoons.

Promising review: “This set has just about most of the kitchen gadgets you would need especially when moving into your own place and you need to furnish a whole house” —Kacee

Price: $41.99


A utensil holder with a minimalist modern look for your counter. This adds just a bit more style than a classic stainless steel utensil holder but doesn’t go over the top in its design.


Promising review: “Great quality product. Holds all my utensils without feeling cramped. Also, looks amazing in my kitchen!” —Beautiful

Price: $13


A standing spoon rest that will instantly modernize your home. Say goodbye to the flat spoon rests of the past, your spoons sit upright when they aren’t in use.


Promising review: “This is beautiful and holds heavy or large spoons. I appreciate that it only takes up as much space as a standard cup whereas most spoon rests are flat and therefore take up more space since the spoon is laid down. This held my favorite spoon which is the stainless steel spoons that target sells and it was perfect and the price is unbeatable!” —Jruiz

Price: $14.98 (available in three colors)


A Lazy Susan serving tray you can use for decorative purposes when you aren’t entertaining and then pull out for an easy access charcuterie board on movie night.


Promising review: “I love how cute and functional this lazy susan is! Right now mine is used for decor but it would also be great for dinners and holidays!” —Haley B.

Price: $39.99


A vanity organizer with a metal strip so all those clips and bobby pins you keep losing stay in one place. This is the future, people.


Promising review: “Loved this to organize products in the bathroom. Was perfect to hold my daily use items like deodorant, dry shampoo, toothpaste, brush, etc. Gives the counter a more calm vibe too!” —Kim

Price: $25


A gold napkin holder for an elegant yet understated look. This gives you a simple way to display your napkins while maintaining a beautiful, modern style on your counter or table.


A faux fur sheepskin throw blanket that will look so refined on your bed. The geometric shape of this blanket takes it up a notch from classic throw blankets but has that contemporary charm you’ve been going for.


Price: $25 (available in two colors)


A wire storage basket to keep all your essentials tucked away in a super cute fashion. The gold nameplates give these sleek wire baskets that little something extra so they don’t feel like cheap finds.


Promising review: “I have two of these baskets. One to hold coffee for the Keurig and one for my guest room. They are adorable!” —Deb

Price: $8.99+ (available in three sizes)


A shoe rack because modern definitely doesn’t mean unorganized. Place this at your entryway or even by your back door to slip your shoes onto so you don’t track dirt into the house after taking the dog for a walk.


Promising review: “We put this by our front door. It is perfect for us! We left out the middle shelf to accommodate boots (so have a large bottom shelf and small top shelf). Love how it allows dirt from boots to fall through so I can clean up by moving the shelf and vacuuming the area quickly.” —searchingforstardust

Price: $44


A minimalist doormat that simply greets your guests for you. The classic black with gold lettering feels elevated in style but still gives off that contemporary decor look.


Promising review: “This rug has made the entry of my house look so elegant. I love it, it does not get dirty easily. When it comes to cleaning it’s the best. Super easy to clean.” —Emili2kids

Price: $13


A shower curtain with a sleek understated look that still adds a pop of color to your bathroom without overwhelming the whole vibe you were going for.


Promising review: “This shower curtain is super beautiful it’s colors are not too bold and the material is like a quilt pattern and is nice and breathable. It’s not too heavy but still allows light to get in and is not so heavy that it’s hard to hang up from the weight! It’s a nice way to add color to any bathroom!” —Rucker

Price: $25


And a kitchen conversion plaque so you can add contemporary style and *essential* information to your home in the form of a simple wall decoration. This will be so handy when you don’t have to Google these conversions and can simply glance up at your plaque!


Promising review: “This arrived today and I could not be more pleased with the size and workmanship of it. I have some other Magnolia kitchen pieces — the ceramic measuring cups, both tall and smaller ones which already accent my kitchen — and this plaque stands out against the gold-painted wall it hangs on. Plus, it’s going to be a useful measurement for me. I love it for its small size so make sure if you order it that you won’t be disappointed in the size.” —sher

Price: $7.99 

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