Interior designer reveals exactly what she buys from Kmart: 'So classic'

The haul included dinnerware, napery and candles, all in classic neutrals.

Have you ever felt the urge to hit up Kmart for some of their Instafamous, budget-friendly, luxe-looks-for-less, only to feel lost in the sheer amount of choices—not to mention deciphering what's hot and what's not when you step foot in the store? Well, help has arrived.

An interior designer has taken to TikTok to reveal what she would buy from the Kmart homewares range in a two part series of videos, and has wowed followers with the simplicity of her choices.

Interior Designer shows what she would buy at Kmart
An Interior Designer has shared her favourite Kmart homewares buys. Photo: TikTok/@salrodzen


The footage from the original clip shows Sydney based Interior Designer Sally Rodzen arriving at the discount retailer, with the accompanying caption inviting followers to "come shopping with an interior designer at Kmart."

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Interior Designer Sally Rodzen guides followers through the store, sharing what she would select from the homewares department. Photo: TikTok/salrodzen

The initial video, along with its viral follow-up TikTok boasting nearly 130k views, proceeds to show Rodzen browsing the store before revealing her chosen items. Her selections include a dinner setting, plates, and platters from Kmart's Abbey range, complemented by napkins, table runners, and candles – all in timeless neutral tones.

Sharing that she loves the 'pottery barn' aesthetic of the Abbey dinner plates and bowls from Kmart, she goes on to say if you're hosting you also don't have to worry about them breaking because they're only $3.50 each.

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Rodzen said she loved the 'pottery barn' vibe of the Abbey dinner plates, bowls and platters from Kmart. Photo: TikTok/Kmart

Pointing out the oval platter from the same range, she highlights its versatility, recommending it for serving a refreshing burrata salad during the warmer months or a helping of roasted potatoes in the cosy winter season. She also says she loves the side plates for desserts or snacks, and mini bowls are "always handy" to have in the house.

"So classic and a great find," one follower commented, with another chiming in "I have that set, love it so much! I love the handmade imperfection type vibe of them."

Continuing her shopping spree, Rozden picked up simple beige napkins for $2.25, saying they were an excellent and inexpensive choice if you're concerned about wine stains. She also chose the same napkins with a contrasting black edge, saying she occasionally repurposes them as placemats.

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Rozden said she loves the versatility of these napkins which can also be used as placemats. Photo: TikTok/@salrozden

To complement her setup, she added a matching table runner for $6.50, which she said she finds a more convenient alternative to a full tablecloth.

Moving on, Rozden said she always loves classic white candles and opted to include a stone-look candle in her haul, noting that while she's not fully sold on the scent, she's drawn to its appealing texture.

When it comes to upcycling thrifted items, Rozden shared her go-to secret. She swears by Kmart's decor and furniture paint with a plaster finish, priced at $10, for giving new life to old treasures.

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