The Top Kmart Buys as Rated by Interior Experts

Lauren Powell
by Lauren Powell

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Kmart—from its surprisingly affordable homewares buys, to the hacks that make your spent pennies look a million bucks, and now we’ve even got our eye on these fashion items that will likely sell out. But enough about us, we want to know what the interior experts—the people with the best taste in town—buy and love from the local retail giant’s ever-evolving homewares department.

From a faux cow-hide rug, to velvet cushions, and brass trays these experts know where it’s at, just like the bank account-approved retailer does. Scroll down to find out what our favourite interior designers have added to their Kmart shopping cart.  

Steve Cordony, Interior and Event Stylist

Dark Marble Container

Kmart Dark Marble Container ($9)

“Marble is one of the biggest trends of the moment and is here to stay. The dark marble container is the perfect versatile styling accessory for the coffee table, kitchen, or bathroom.”

Velvet Cushion

Kmart Velvet Cushion ($12)

“Velvet adds a glam touch to tour sofa or bedding and the smokey charcoal colour is the perfect neutral to build layers upon.”

Mesh Lamp

Kmart Mesh Lamp - Black & Grey ($20)

“I love the retro vibe of the mesh lamp and the texture it gives when the light is both on and off. It is the perfect proportional lamp for a small bedside table or office nook.”

Juliet Love, Interior Stylist

Foldable Seagrass Basket

Kmart Foldable Seagrass Basket ($12)

“This basket is great because it is so versatile. Use it to hold a multitude of things—blankets, magazines, or my favourite use—as a pot for a house plant. Hang a couple of tassels from each handle to give it some added personality. 

Watercolour Print Canvas

Kmart Watercolour Print Canvas ($14)

“Abstract art is super fashionable right now and I love this monochrome one, especially when added to a wall in multiples of 2 or 4 for dramatic impact. You could also lean this up against a wall on a table.”

Faux Cowhide Rug

Kmart Faux Cowhide Rug - Grey ($49)

“I have one of these faux cowhide rugs in my kids' playroom. It adds a really cool edge to the room, and is so affordable that I actually have a spare for when crayon finds its way onto it!”

Sonia Warner & Jacinta Woods, FOUNDERS, Woods and Warner

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Woods and Warner

Concrete Look Clock

"Clean lines with ornamentation kept to a minimal is what we are loving about the Concrete Look Clock. The simplistic raw finish with the addition of the delicate gold hands adds that subtle touch of bling. It's very on trend and is that functional must have for any Scandinavian inspired or contemporary interior."

Outdoor Rug

Kmart Outdoor Rug ($29)

"Outdoor spaces need not to be ignored. This striking outdoor rug fulfils our love of all things black and white! Bring personality to any veranda or patio set up with the well-proportioned round shape and geometric designed rug. When teamed with fine metal or cane furniture and plenty of greenery, this is our sure pick for perfect summer alfresco dining."

Brass Coloured Tray

Kmart Brass Coloured Tray ($7)

"We will be adding some summer sophistication to cocktail hour by serving drinks and small-bites on this stylish brass tray this season. Using subtle metal accents should not just be left for the design savvy, it's timeless yet adds that hint of playfulness to your interior. When your not entertaining, try layering the brass tray with a stack of books and a marble scented candle for that perfect coffee table centre piece."

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