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Kmart Styling and Home Improvement Thursday #HIT

Kmart Styling and Home Improvement Thursday #HIT

We have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks showing you beautiful rooms styled using items found at Kmart, but there are a few tricks that can be used to make the styling look right. Would you like to know my 3 tips? Well read on.

Don’t use too many items from Kmart in the one space

When you group several items from Kmart together, they look just like that, several items from Kmart. You want to use say a vase, and couple it with other items from your home like we did here with the photo frames.


The use of the vase source from Kmart, mixed with antique delft people and photo frames from Pillow Talk, creates a vignette that doesn’t look cheap. A house full of Kmart pieces will look like a Kmart store, when coupled with other items, it should blend seamlessly to create your beautiful home.


The mirror here is from Kmart, used cleverly by @me_and_zebedee as part of a vignette.

Be Creative with the Pieces you Choose

When we started our styling competition, there was no way in which I thought I could make the vase used above in my traditional Queenslander home. Being a little creative with the way in which I used it, meant that it did fit and not look out of place. Think outside the box a little and use Kmart pieces as accents to rooms or styling already nearly complete.


These little cloud hooks as used by @limeandmortar look fantastic used in this desk area.


@peachykeenmumma has given this desk lamp a lift by popping the little succulent plant pot on top. It looks great as a part of the desks overall story.

Hack, Hack, Hack

The easiest way for a Kmart item not to appear like a Kmart item is to hack that piece. There are so many hacks to be found online, so many wonderful ideas that you can take and make your own.


I love, love, love this idea from @allaglow simply take a cheap frame from Kmart, pop in a printable and use a whiteboard marker to count down the days. What a great advent calendar this will make!

On Tuesday Bec The Plumbette and I were super pleased to announce that @mrslozb won our #HITKmartSyle competition after tagging us in not one but four entries via Instagram.


Congratualtions @mrslozb!

Our #HITKmartStyle competition is now over, however Bec and I will be announcing another even more exciting competition in the coming weeks, be sure to check back. Thank you to each and everyone of you who participated in our first ever #HIT competition, it was such a thrill to see your entries come in each day.

Our Home Improvement Thursday link up is continuing to grow each week, with last week being our biggest link up so far.


Nikki from nooks and cranny, shared her awesome Chicken Coop with directions on how to make it with recycled materials.


Charlene from Teacher by Trade, Mother by Nature finished her Organising her home challenge, with amazing results.


And Ashlea from Glamour Coastal Living shared this amazing home in her Friday Feature: Beach House Life.


Welcome to #HIT or Home Improvement Thursdays.
Anyone can join in, no matter the niche of your blog, just as long as your linked post follows the few simple rules.
HIT Rules
1. Linkable posts, must centre around the topics of DIY, Renovations, Home Organisation, Home Improvement, Home Makeovers, Home Styling, or Home Maintenance.
2. You can share 1 post each week. Please make sure they are new to the “Home Improvement Thursday” party.
3. Linking is simple, find the little blue button at the end of the post that says, Add Your Link, and then pop in your URL, and follow the prompts. Your link only needs to be added once and it will automatically show up on both of our blogs… it’s that easy!
4. Grab our #HIT button and pop it on your sidebar. Don’t forget to share it with others.
5. Follow the blogs of your fellow #HIT family, and leave a comment. Please visit and comment on at least three blogs that are near you on the list.
6. Leave a comment on the post below so we can return the favour and comment on your post.
7. Don’t forget to follow The Plumbette and The Builder’s Wife
*Each week Bec and I will feature one of your posts onto our social media pages. By adding your link, you are giving The Builder’s Wife and The Plumbette permission to post one photo from your post with a link back to the full post for future roundups on our blogs and possibly share your image and link on social media.
For any questions please email myself [email protected] or Bec [email protected]
We’d love you to join in. xxx

Nicole xxx

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  1. Ah love all these Kmart beauties, especially the winning rug by @mrslozb, congratulations!

    1. Isn’t just the sweetest little rug!

  2. Loved all the entries in our Comp and I agree, about using one or two pieces from Kmart, to create a unique vignette. X

    1. Thanks for dropping by lovely xx

  3. Thanks for the feature Nicole! I really enjoyed the challenge and loving that my home is a lot more organised. Now on to the next challenge hmmm??
    Love your tips and tricks about KMart syling – I love KMart, but don’t want my house to look like a KMart catalogue. Every room in my has a ‘pop’ of KMart ?
    Have a great week Nicole.

    1. Thanks for joining us Charlene, you have a great week too xx

  4. I love a good Kmart buy especially when you can make it blend seamlessly into your home.

    1. There is something very attractive about a less expensive piece ? xx

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