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.
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:
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).
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.
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:
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):
The H&M store’s bedding department:
The kids’ section at H&M’s Michigan Avenue location:
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: