You’ll definitely want to check out these 10 affordable (and super-stylish) essentials on your next Target run. Just keep in mind these costs may fluctuate slightly, and the prices below are based on a one-time trial run. That said, sales and Cartwheel offers on these products are relatively frequent at Target.

1. Removable wallpaper and decals

Removable wallpaper and wall decals are ideal for renters, because they can liven up bare walls with zero commitment. These self-adhesive designs peel off with ease and can also be applied to bookshelves, cabinets and drawers for extra flair.

Try: Opalhouse™ Cadiz Medallion Peel & Stick Removable Wallpaper in Stucco Beige, $29.99

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Slick Tip: If Target’s your go-to shopping destination, you may just want to apply for a Target REDcard. You’ll save an extra 5 percent on everything storewide while enjoying two-day shipping and free returns.

2. Wall art

Think renters can’t utilize wall art? Think again! Either hang these designs with Command hooks, place them on a mantel or prop them against the wall for a bohemian look and feel. Abstract prints are particularly good for versatility, as they can be positioned vertically or horizontally to suit any space.

Try: Project 62™ Crescent Moon Watercolor Paper Screened Glass Poster Frame, $14.99

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Slick Tip: Target gives customers additional discounts in-store when they use Cartwheel coupons at checkout. Just browse the complete list of current offers via the Target app, add up to 50 of your favorite deals, and then present the in-app barcode at the register to apply all of your loaded savings at once.

3. Decorative storage

Tidy up in style with the help of decorative baskets and bins. These storage essentials help declutter small spaces while keeping your apartment properly organized. Add them to bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and entryways for a clean and polished presentation.

Try: Threshold™ Embroidered Water Hyacinth Basket in Natural/White, $19.99

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Slick Tip: You can redeem each Cartwheel offer up to four times in a single transaction, and you can complete up to six of those transactions per day. In other words, split your purchases accordingly!

4. Accent rugs

Add a pop of color to hallways, bathrooms, and kitchens with tiny but mighty accent rugs. These small styles make big impressions all their own without breaking the bank.

Try: Threshold™ 2’X3′ Diamond Woven Accent Rug Yellow, $18.99

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5. Faux greenery

Plants, trees and flowers go with everything, which makes them the perfect complement for bold decorators and minimalists alike. Place a potted succulent on a desk or side table, or hang a cascading fern in a bare corner for a natural beauty accent.

Try: Threshold™ Small Artificial Hanging Plant Green, $9.99

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Slick Tip: Target regularly offers free gift cards with select purchases, so always be on the lookout for any relevant offers. You can even split up your purchases as needed to earn a gift card on the first transaction that you can then apply to the next.

6. Novelty lights

Novelty pieces like string lights, marquee letters and light boxes can instantly brighten up your apartment while showcasing your personal sense style. Place a salt lamp on your nightstand, or use flameless pillar candles and votives to achieve a subtle glow.

Try: Himalayan Glow Natural Salt Lamp Orange, $10.89

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Slick Tip: Target will match prices with a long list of retailers (including Amazon). The best part about the store’s price-matching policy, though? You can actually use a manufacturer’s coupon on top of your price match. Just keep in mind that this doesn’t apply to Cartwheel deals, gift card offers, registry completion coupons or Target coupons themselves.

7. Decorative mirrors

Mirrors are an excellent way to make cramped apartments feel roomier instantly. Use hinged easels to display your favorite designs on shelves and console tables as you please.

Try: Stonebriar Collection 12.5″ X 12.5″ Metal Lace Wall Mirror, $23.49

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Slick Tip: Get in the habit of scanning items in your cart with the Target app. Doing so reveals if your in-store finds are included in any current Cartwheel promotions.

8. Throw blankets

These comfy-cozy accents keep you warm while enhancing your space with color and texture. Wrap up in fluffy faux fur, or try a reversible throw for extra styling possibilities.

Try: Saro Lifestyle® Sevan Design Throw Blanket in Gray, $28.49

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Slick Tip: Always double-check Target’s red clearance labels to see if you’re getting the best deal possible. The savings is listed on the upper right-hand corner of the sticker, and it can go as high as 90 percent off!

9. Accent pillows

Just like throws, accent pillows lend instant style to sleeping or seating areas. Mix and match different prints for creative combinations, or stick to one eye-catching design that wows.

Try: Project 62™ Tufted Square Throw Pillow Coral, $18.99

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Slick Tip: Bookmark Slickdeals’ Target store page for the latest and greatest coupons right at your fingertips. Many of the items on this list qualified for a 15 percent off promo code .

10. Bedding sets

Luxurious bedding can get expensive fast, but all-in-one collections give you everything you need at a reasonable price.

Try: Room Essentials™ Scallop Print Comforter Set, $31.49

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Slick Tip: Click on the “Wallet” icon in the Target app to find category-based coupons that work alongside your Cartwheel deals.

Thanks to Target’s Home Sale, several of the items above were up to 25 percent off their regular retail prices. And again, sales like these are not uncommon. Promo code HOME knocked an extra 15 percent off select products, as well, while a limited-time Cartwheel discount gave us an extra 20 percent off the already-reduced comforter set.

Price Breakdown:

After all the applicable savings, our cart rang up to $206.03 after tax. That’s a savings of $16.30. And by using a Target REDcard at checkout, you can save an extra 5 percent – which brings the grand total to just $195.73 or $26.60 in savings. You’d be hard pressed to find a better bargain on tasteful apartment decor.

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