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Shop Stylings: A Visit to H&M Home

I mentioned in my weekend links post recently that the Swedish multinational fashion store H&M now sells home goods. I found myself in H&M’s Michigan Avenue (Chicago) store today with ten free minutes before my bus was due to arrive and decided to do a very quick overview of the home section.

The home section of H&M’s Michigan Avenue store takes up a small portion of the store’s total square footage–I would guess less than 15%. There is a bed and bath section, a tiny kid’s section, and a general home decor section. H&M’s furnishings, like its clothes, have a seasonal color theme.  This spring’s line is heavy on blush pink and gold accents, teal green with gold accents, and some yellow, blue, and gray thrown into the mix. H&M home goods are affordable and seem to be on par with what you would find at Ikea or Target.

Photos of the home decor section are below.

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Shown above: Lots of tropical leaf prints for summer and some fun glassware and summer themed tableware and outdoor cushions.

I liked the green glass vases below; prices ranged from $5.99 to $24.99 depending on size:

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H&M has some pretty table cloths and ceramic dishes, pictured below. They have some good-looking wood cutting boards and bowls, too (not visible in the photo).

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If you want to add some gold to your decor they have lots to choose from. I liked the gold bamboo picture frame ($12.99), the gold bamboo round mirror ($34.99), gold bamboo mirrored tray ($34.99), and the gold embossed plant pots ($12.99 to $24.99), all shown in the photo below.

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The offerings include several small gold starburst mirrors ($17.99-$34.99), gold feather plates ($17.99), and bird statues:

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I was taken with the price and variety of square decorative pillow covers that H&M sells. They offer pillow covers in a wide variety of solid and printed fabrics. Pictured here is a small sampling of the fabric and color selection:

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At the bottom of the shelves pictured above, you can see the pillow inserts that are sold separately.  I purchased two pillow covers on sale for $3.99 each. The color ended up not working in my space, but I was impressed with the quality and price. The cotton fabric and modern print was nice, and I liked the zipper closures. The prices seem to range from $3.99 to $12.99. At that price, you could change out your pillows every season!

H&M offers some small cotton throw rugs in fun designs (mostly $24.99 and up):

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Below is a photo from H&M’s bath section where you can see towels and shower curtains.

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The H&M store’s bedding department:

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The kids’ section at H&M’s Michigan Avenue location:

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Overall, I think H&M is definitely worth a look for interesting and inexpensive small decor accent items that are on trend and would be good for styling a bookshelf, dresser,  coffee table, or kitchen. The bedding and bath items looked like something I would consider for a child going to college or for a first apartment.  I didn’t see anything that I liked in the kids’ section (which is quite small), but I imagine that the merchandise changes frequently. I think the decorative square pillow covers are the best deal, and if you add your own down-filled insert (the store ones are poly-filled) the pillow could look much more expensive than it is.

If you don’t have an H&M store near you, you can shop on line at hm.com—the shipping right now is free if you spend $40 or more.

You can view my previous Shop Stylings posts, reporting on visits to Jayson Home, Restoration Hardware and Ralph Lauren stores Chicago, at the following links:

Jayson Home

Restoration Hardware

Ralph Lauren

 

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