Calling all lovers of affordably stylish homewares, DIY aficionados, 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 the interior of our home 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 site'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—that'll be shopping for and decorating with similar pieces available from Kmart.com in the U.S. Enjoy these decorating ideas that cost very little but look like a million bucks.
Kmart Room Divider Turned Headboard
Australian home decor maven @styledbydi shows how 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.
Kmart Stickers for Refrigerator Organization
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, @kaylabombardier has a solution for you. Kmart stocks a range of alphabet stickers in different styles.
Kmart Side Table as Plant Stand
The nice thing about simple 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.
Kmart Custom Table Lamp Base
A fillable lamp is one of those classic lighting DIYs that keeps coming back to delight us. Fill yours with shells, beads, Skittles or pretty pebbles, as shown by Sue of @thekmarthome in her dreamy and inspiring feed.
Kmart Clothespin Flower Pots
Michelle of @lookwhat_i_found in Brisbane takes upcycling to a whole new level with her rustic-chic pin pots. Just use a clean tin can then start clipping on clothespins in concentric circles. Add a faux or real plant and you're done.
Kmart Bike Basket to Living Room Storage
The key to a great #kmarthack is taking a product that's used in one part of the home and finding a novel way to repurpose it. This wise Instagrammer realized that a metal bicycle basket could hold candles and cacti in the living room just as easily as your lunch and bike lock and we're all grateful. Try this trick in the bathroom too.
Kmart Serving Bowl Planter
Large bowls can hold all sorts of things. With simple and affordable flower pots being hard to find, this smart ceramist from @lizardandleaf turned a serving bowl into a minimalist planter for succulents.
Kmart Blanket to Fancy Throw
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.
Kmart Clothes Rack to Plant Display
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.
Kmart Drawer Organizers to Wall Vignette
Here's an especially clever hack from @savvy.styling that repurposes bamboo drawer organizer boxes. Just attach them to a wall with Command Strips and you'll soon be admiring your coordinated wall vignette, even if you're renting.
DIY Faux Marble Kmart Wall Clock
Create your own luxe-looking "marble" clock with this DIY by Instagrammer Claire Elise. Just disassemble the clock, apply the marbled Con-Tact paper, then put it back together again and voila!