Real Homes Exclusive: Chrishell Stause taps TJ Maxx and Marshalls for a mini home makeover

Chrishell Stause's dreamy LA home receives a gorgeous glow-up without breaking the bank — here's how

Chrishell Stause
Chrishell Stause gave her Los Angeles home a spring refresh for time at home in partnership with T.J.Maxx and Marshalls, March 18, 2021. (Photo by Lindy Lin for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls)
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Got a pen? You're going to need one — and some paper too — because Chrishell Stause is here to teach us all a lesson, and you'll want to take notes. Her first lesson plan? How to give your living area the ultimate glow-up.

The Selling Sunset lead teamed with TJ Maxx and Marshall's — and the verdict? She informed everyone that high quality does not equate to high prices. 

To lighten up her dreamy LA home, she turned to a handful of affordable items, exclusively from TJ Maxx and Marshalls. 

She replaced dark wooden furniture with lighter, airier options, added some cherry, soft pink shades throughout, and tied it all together with a few gold trinkets to make the room dazzle.

Next, she implemented that same perfectly pastel palette into her kitchen, swapping out an outdated table and chairs for a more playful pick. 

With a few minor adjustments, Chrishell revamped the entire space, giving it new life — and if you're looking to do the same? You're in luck. 

Real Homes put her to the ultimate test and the verdict? She passed with flying colors. 

So, whether you're looking to elevate the best armchair or invest in some gorgeous greenery, here are five ways to spring your space in style using budget-friendly buys exclusively from TJ Maxx and Marshalls

1. Find small items that make a big impact

According to Chrishell, "You don’t have to repaint or renovate to make a space feel new – small updates like adding new chairs to my kitchen made such a big difference." Need an example? She happened to give one below. 

Chrishell Stause chairs

(Image credit: Photo by Lindy Lin for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls)

2. Use greenery as a focal point

"Flowers and plants are a great way to add pops of color throughout your home, especially for spring! ! Marshalls and T.J.Maxx carry a wide variety of faux ones at amazing prices – under $25," she explains

Chrishell Stause flowers and plants

(Image credit: Photo by Lindy Lin for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls)

3. Reach for shortcuts that make a stunning statement

When redecorating your home, it's crucial to keep in mind that not every upgrade needs to be over-the-top: you can find "shortcuts" that make a statement too. Need an example? Chrishell advises a handful of throw pillows. 

"Purchasing new throw pillows is another easy home update," and best of all: "T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have so many options at great value in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures," she continues. 

Chrishell Stause pillows

(Image credit: Photo by Lindy Lin for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls)

4. Maximize your space by tapping previously unused areas

To maximize your return on your investment (or home), Chrishell recommends thinking outside the box. For example, she "added a bar cart and mirror to an otherwise-unused corner of [her] home — the corner where I used to have my treadmill." 

The result? With a few minor tweaks, these changes "made my living room look much cleaner, bigger, and brighter!". 

Chrishell Stause bar cart

(Image credit: Photo by Lindy Lin for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls) )

5. Invest in a rug to anchor the aesthetic 

Turning a house a home is hard — and Chrishell realized "after picking out [her] color scheme for [her] living room, [that she] needed a nice, neutral rug to anchor the whole space — bringing it all together." 

To achieve cohesiveness throughout, "the rug [she] chose pairs well with the light, feminine splashes I have throughout the rest of my home and still allows each unique piece to shine!" 

Chrishell Stause rug from Marshalls

(Image credit: Photo by Lindy Lin for T.J.Maxx and Marshalls) )

Still, want more? Score these Chrishell Stause-approved items also available at Marshalls and TJ Maxx below:

Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.