Interior designers swear by these Costco hacks – Best Life

It seems everyone has a favorite Costco hack, from eyeglasses to engagement rings. And if you’ve done any home renovations recently, you might know the wholesale consumer club as a place to buy expensive kitchen appliances. But don’t rule out Costco for chic interior design items. Design professionals have long found great home decor items in parts of the store where you might not think to look. Keep reading to hear interior designers talk about their favorite Costco sky-high shelf hacks and ideas.

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When everything in your home, from baseboards to towels to storage bins, is tied together, your space looks expensive and professionally designed. But buying multiple matching items can add up.

Joe Fergusoncarpenter and interior designer with Skirting R Us, likes Costco because the wholesaler stocks many items in bundles or pairs. “That means from sheets to plates, from duvets to towels, you get most of them in a uniform style,” he says. “For kitchens, our must-haves are storage boxes, drawer organizers and linens. Candles are wonderful to have in bundles and can easily be used to decorate,” he adds.

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Interior layout with good lighting

Although the lamps themselves may seem insignificant, lighting has a huge impact on the look of a room. “Choosing the right lighting can be a win for your home’s design and function. There are a variety of lighting styles available at Costco,” says Interior designer Floor360 Autumn Stankovsky. She loves it Cabo Arc floor lamp to complement a mid-century modern style, and she notes that its three swing arms are perfect for filling an open space. For a table top, she says the Stylecraft Carrena table lamp brings “a touch of shine to your space”.

Chris Alexisinterior designer and founder of Selection of cabinetsis a fan of the two-pack Oliver metal table lamp. “You can incorporate these lamps on your coffee table or a dresser; they enhance any place by adding a rustic and glamorous element,” he explains. Almost all Costco lamps and fixtures are under $200, and many ring up under $100.

Metal storage cart in the kitchen

Finding a place for everything creates a home that’s as good to look at as it is to live in. Stankovsky says decluttering is especially important in the kitchen and loves the carts Costco sells for this room. “A metal cart with a bamboo top could fit into an industrial or farmhouse kitchen, a white trolley with wooden top corresponds to a coastal style, and a stainless steel trolley works in a minimalist style kitchen. When wheels are added, you can store it on its side and take it out when needed,” she shares.

Interior decorator Stephane Bucur agrees that kitchen carts are a particularly good Costco buy, noting that they’re “the same quality products you can find at places like the Container Store but at a much better price.” He also says that Costco generally has a better stock of carts than other stores.

As for the bedroom, “Some of their dressers or storage options are both gorgeous and economical,” according to Grace Baenaa interior decorator in Kaiyo. “The Set of 2 Rivina bedside tables is a standout product – it looks good, is well made, and offers tons of storage.”

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Outdoor wood-fired pizza oven
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Outdoor furniture, as well as accessories and appliances like fire pits and grills, probably cost more than you think. But that’s where Costco comes in. “The area where they really do best with these products is patios. You can get everything from patio furniture to outdoor pizza ovens to full-size gazebos at Costco,” says Todd Saunders, FlooringStores CEO.

Lacy Garciaan interior designer who runs the TikTok account CostcoHomeAndDesign, shared a video of how she furnished an entire outdoor space with brand finds in-store and online. She used an outdoor sunshade, “smart” orb lights, colorful pillows and a stack of striped resort towels to transform a Florida garden into a breezy oasis.

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Room full of plants

Plants and flowers are other elements that add a perfect look to the beautiful spaces we see in magazines. “Costco is a great place to go anytime you need beautiful flowers and plants at a great price,” Bucur says. And their fake plants have a huge following. TikTok account CostcoHotFinds featured their artificial banana tree, and the video has been viewed over 128,000 times. He even inspired a full article on apartment therapy.

luxury bed set

Attractive, high-quality bedding often comes at a luxury price tag, but the pros know that Costco has some great deals in that department. interior stylist Kiva Brent shared a YouTube video with her favorite decorating finds at Costcowhich includes pillows “with the right amount of fluff” and Calvin Klein linens.

Mattresses are another item that can be pricey, but Costco offers the famous bed brand in a Casper box, and Brent says it’s almost always cheaper than other stores. They also sell other brands of boxed mattresses like Leesa, as well as their own brand Kirkland and others like Sealy and Tempur-Pedic. And unlike ordering them online or heading to a showroom, they’re right in the aisle for you to put in your shopping cart, notes Brent.

fancy stainless steel kitchen
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Fancy trash cans and chef-grade sinks might not be entirely necessary, but they make life easier and make our kitchens look amazing. One of Brent’s other favorite purchases is the Kohler Steel Trash Can (for a hack within a hack, Costco’s famous trash bags fit the box perfectly). The popular Kohler Cater Sinkwith bespoke accessories like a cutting board and basin supports, can be found for a fraction of the regular appliance store price.

Kitchen Wood Flooring

While we might not associate Costco with a home item like flooring, it’s a fabulous find for anyone looking for an affordable yet attractive flooring solution. “Hardwood is ideal for some, but most of us are looking for a floor that’s low maintenance, low hassle, and inexpensive. And that’s Costco Laminate Hardwood, Engineered Hardwood, and Hardwood. vinyl!” said Karisa Grimstadinterior designer at small modern life.

Grimstad explains that Costco flooring comes with an excellent return policy and goes on sale very often. She also notes that if you make a large purchase like this and have the Gold Star or Business subscriptions, you’ll get some money back.

Betty K. Park