From Paint to Decor, Here Are 11 Genius Kmart Hacks You Have to Try

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Calling all lovers of affordably stylish homewares, DIY enthusiasts, and Kmart fans—that's everyone, right? While we love Kmart's on-trend collections as much as the next bargain hunter, we don't want our interiors to look like a carbon copy of our next-door neighbor's.

Enter Kmart hacks: the art of thinking outside of the decorating box and using inexpensive goods in a unique way. Our inspiration? Those clever and crafty Instagram users from Australia where #kmarthacks are an obsession, almost as big as Ikea hacks and Target hacks here in the States. 

To save you from having to trawl through the social media platform's endless feeds to find the best hacks for your home, we've done the hard work for you. So move straight along to the fun part: shopping for and decorating with similar pieces available from Kmart in the U.S. Enjoy these decorating ideas that cost very little but look like a million bucks.

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Oriental Furniture Amakan Screen

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Oriental Furniture Oriental Furniture Amakan Screen $299
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Yes, a room divider screen, like this woven number, makes a handy and affordable headboard with height. Look for one that closely matches the width of your bed.

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American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Glitter Alphabet Stickers

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American Crafts American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Glitter Alphabet Stickers $9
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In case you cohabit with someone who can't seem to remember where to find the Brie or mixes up the bin for apples with the one for arugula, we have a solution for you. Kmart stocks a range of alphabet stickers in different styles. Stick these on the shelves in your refrigerator so it's very clear where everything belongs.

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A&B Home Distressed Finish Side Table

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A&B Home A&B Home Distressed Finish Side Table $485
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The nice thing about side tables and stools is that they're pretty much interchangeable. And when you choose one in this timeless combination of wood and white, it goes with any decor from mid-century to rustic. Use it as an end table or get creative and repurpose it as a plant stand.

If you're getting a wood-topped table, consider buying a subtle glass covering so that no water or dirt stains the table.

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Design Craft Clear Glass Fillable Table Lamp

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Design Craft Design Craft Clear Glass Fillable Table Lamp $198
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A fillable lamp is one of those classic lighting DIYs that keeps coming back to delight us. Fill yours with shells, beads, or pretty pebbles.

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WALD 198 Multi Fit Front Basket

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WALD 198 WALD 198 Multi Fit Front Basket $32
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The key to a great Kmart hack is taking a product that's used in one part of the home and finding a novel way to repurpose it. For instance, a metal bicycle basket could hold candles and cacti in the living room just as easily as your lunch and bike lock. Try this trick in the bathroom too.

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Corelle Two-Quart White Winter Frost Serve Bowl

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Corelle Two-Quart White Winter Frost Serve Bowl $28
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Large bowls can hold all sorts of things. With simple and affordable flower pots being hard to find, try turning a serving bowl into a minimalist planter for succulents.

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Ink+Ivy Bree Knit Blanket

Bree Knit Blanket King
Ink+Ivy Bree Knit Blanket King $82
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Here’s a pretty hack that’s very functional too. Take a plain blanket and dress it up with DIY pom-poms. Do you know anyone who couldn’t use more coziness and pom-poms in their life? We didn’t think so.

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The Shop Company Chrome Single Rail Classic Rolling Clothing Rack

 Chrome Single Rail Classic Rolling Clothing Rack
The Shop Company Chrome Single Rail Classic Rolling Clothing Rack $116
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Short on places to hang plants in your home? Bring a lush green statement into any room by using a Kmart clothes rack as a plant holder. Drape hanging plants from the top bars and save the storage area on the bottom for larger pots, or add a board so you can use it as a shelf for smaller plants.

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Lipper International 88005 Bamboo Wood Drawer Organizer Boxes

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Lipper International 88005 Bamboo Wood Drawer Organizer Boxes $23
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Repurpose bamboo drawer organizer boxes by attaching them to a wall with Command Strips and you'll soon be admiring your coordinated wall vignette, even if you're renting.

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Citizen Analog Quartz Gallery Wall Clock

Analog Quartz Gallery Wall Clock
Citizen Analog Quartz Gallery Wall Clock Analog Quartz Gallery Wall Clock $94
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Create your own luxe-looking "marble" clock with a fun DIY project. Just disassemble the clock, apply the marbled Con-Tact paper, then put it back together again, and voila!

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