Kmart $12 item transforms woman's bedroom: 'That is so clever'

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If you’re planning a bedroom makeover for spring, this is all the inspiration you need.

A woman has posted about her incredible bedroom makeover using a $12 item from Kmart and it's made a huge impact.

Sharing her fresh bedroom update on Facebook, the woman revealed her hack for revamping a bedroom on a budget in just 45 minutes.

“We recently moved homes and I wasn’t feeling the dull grey anymore,” she said of her old bed on the Kmart Homes Decor and Hacks Australia Facebook page.

Bedroom with grey coloured bedding
Before: The woman's before photo showed an all grey room. Picture: Facebook

“I wanted a new bed frame but didn’t want to spend a bomb + shipping.

“So I reupholstered our old bed frame with the Kmart table cloth (x2). It was incredibly easy and only took 45 minutes.”

The woman shared the incredible before and after photos of her revamped double bed, which she put together using a staple gun and one and a half $12 Beige Linen Look tablecloths from Kmart.


Bedroom with white and beige bedding
After: The woman shared the after photo of her reupholstered bedhead which delighted Kmart fans. Picture: Facebook

Her bedroom refresh delighted hundreds of fellow Kmart fans, who couldn’t believe the improvement.

“Love this. I think every one is getting tired of dull old grey. Well done to you,” one person said.

“Love this page I see a tablecloth and that is where my imagination gets stuck. Now I can see it in a different brilliant way,” added another.

“Wow, that is so clever! Your whole bedding looks Amazing, love it,” commented a third.

“Thank you for that inspiration. I would never have thought of this as an option! Thanks for sharing,” another woman said.

How she did it

Many also asked how she did it, thinking it needed sewing or stitching. But the crafty Kmart fan said it was “really easy”.

“​​I took the bed apart and laid the table cloths down, cut around each piece leaving enough to pull around to the back then used a staple gun to fix it to the back,” the woman explained.

“Just make sure you pull it tight in all directions!”

Bedhead covered in Kmart tablecloth
The woman explained that she used one and a half tablecloths to cover her old bedhead. Pictures: Facebook.

She went on to say that she secured the corners by doing a ‘nurses corner’ fold and flattened it until it was how she wanted it to fit.

After upcycling her bedhead, she also redesigned the bed linen using white and beige linen and cushions from a range of places including some from Kmart and others from her local op shop.

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Others said they were planning a similar revamp using curtains from IKEA.

“Are you kidding me... that's amazing! I'm planning to do something similar with the Ikea curtains that I'm loving the texture of. Great minds!!” Another person said.

The best linen for a spring bedroom revamp

If you’re thinking of giving your bedroom a bit of a new season makeover before spring starts? Here are six neutral options for refreshing your bed linen.

Classico Hotel Quilt Cover Sets - $39 - $79

Looking for something that screams spring? This set is crisp, fresh and clean, and available in a range of colours and sizes.

Classico Hotel Quilt Cover Sets. Photo: Canningvale.
Classico Hotel Quilt Cover Sets. Photo: Canningvale.

Mexica Natural Throw - $71.99

This popular throw from Adairs, features plush, tufted details and over-sized tassels. The extra length on this throw makes it the perfect option to style a lounge or bed.

Mexica Natural Throw. Picture: Adairs
Mexica Natural Throw. Picture: Adairs

Amira Square Cushion - $39.95

These frayed and embellished cushions add a bit of texture to clean-cut linen. They're the perfect addition to create a modern layered look.

Amira Square Cushion. Picture: Pillow Talk
Amira Square Cushion. Picture: Pillow Talk

Darren Palmer Hemp/Cotton Sheet Set In White - $179.97 to $203.97

White or neutral sheets are the perfect multi-seasonal bedding option that will match with any other bed linen you choose. These hemp/cotton sheets are breathable and moisture-wicking.

Darren Palmer Hemp/Cotton Sheet Set in White. Picture: Myer

Morgan & Finch Eadie Bedspread - $199.95 - $299.95

This beautifully bohemian bedspread features a medallion-inspired design in tufted chenille. Made from natural cotton, the ivory bedspread offers a lightweight layer for spring and summer bedding.

Morgan & Finch Eadie Bedspread. Picture: Bed, Bath & Table
Morgan & Finch Eadie Bedspread. Picture: Bed, Bath & Table

Home Republic Vintage Washed Linen White Coverlet - $223.99

This timeless white linen coverlet is the perfect sophisticated addition to your bedroom. The vintage washed linen creates a luxurious softness with a relaxed look.

Home Republic Vintage Washed Linen White Coverlet. Picture: Adairs
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