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This woman styled her entire home using Kmart for just $500

By Ally Parker September 1, 2017
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Meet your new hero.

Helen James is a national treasure.

Like many mums, the 33-year-old is a proud Kmart fan and has proven this by sharing her favourite purchases to the Instagram account, i_heart_kmart. The Melbourne local regularly showcases Kmart bargains and stylish arrangements but today, she has just out-Kmarted herself.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, James revealed how she made her home look luxe for less, styling her whole house for just $500.

“It's just so accessible to everyone to be able to give a space in their home a fresh look without breaking the bank,” Ms James told FEMAIL. “A new cushion, a candle... You can spend as little as $20 but walk away with three or four things that can transform a room.”

The popular Instagrammer has broken down the cost of two key rooms, a child’s bedroom and – pièce de résistance – the master bedroom.

Here’s her breakdown:

Little Girls’ Bedroom:

12 piece decoration pack - $12

Harlequin quilt (small) - $14

Knit blanket throw - $14

Quilted geo cushion - $8

Unicorn ballerina - $9

Storage bookcase - $25

Pink dipped stool - $12

Apple night light - $9 

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Master Bedroom:

Pink quilted euro pillow cases - $7

Pink quilted geo cushion - $8

Navy quilted geo cushion - $8

Ink breakfast velvet button - $8

Faux reindeer cushion - $12

Marlee flannelette reversible quilt - $30

Pink flannelette sheet set - $28

Blush chenille throw - $20

Roberta photo frames - $6-$10 

Soy wax candle - $9

Printed abstract canvas - $14

Tripod table lamp - $20 

Occasional chair - $49

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James also recommends shopping the entire store, not just the homewares section:

“Kmart are really good at making sure their pieces complement each other,” she explains. “You can buy a pot from the garden section, a candle from the homewares section and a journal or notebook from stationery and find that they all work really well together thanks to colours and textures.”

She’s also a big fan on adding a splash of green:

“Greenery also makes everything look good. Whether it be faux or real, adding a plant to a coffee table or book can bring a new lease of life to a room.”

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We don’t know about you, but we don’t need much more of an excuse to get shopping.

Lead Image: Instagram @i_heart_kmart