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Last night's episode of The Block was a victory for the common people.

Home styling can be confusing.

For me, updating my home extends to buying a 140-litre can of ceiling white and slapping it on everything.

Because otherwise it’s too hard. It’s expensive and intimidating. There is the ultra-important colour scheme to consider. Am I going for a moody or romantic palette? What’s my hue? Have I enough textile layering? Where is my zone? What is my IMPACT piece and FOCAL point and WHERE AM I GOING TO CREATE DRAMA IN THE ROOM?

Australia is currently overrun with homewares places that seem to always sport two random yet stylishly paired names, like Hammer And Thistethwaite or Bond and Tusk. Most of the shops contain only artisan finds, a mix of classic and contemporary items and impossibly high expectations for home styling nuffies like me.

Which is why last night’s The Block victory was so important.

Because the WINNING ROOM, ladies and gentleman ALLEGEDLY CONTAINED KMART HOMEWARES.

The MART.  YOU HAVE OUR HEART. (Via Channel 9)

THAT’S RIGHT. A VICTORY FOR THE COMMON PEOPLE.

Dean and Shay won the $3000, 24-hour bedroom challenge last night, which means they also won the penthouse apartment and OUR HEARTS.

Because there’s nothing we love more than a gorgeous room filled with sneaky bargains.

POOF FOR THE WIN.

But they’re not the only ones that realise the untapped resource that is The Mart.

There are various social media fan accounts devoted to the goldmine of the Kmart homewares section.

But to see them on The Block, in front of TWO MILLION EYES, huzzah.

Sure, you can have your $500 cushions and $900 cushion palaces and hand-stuffed bedspreads with feathers from the wings of miniature albino owls.

That’s all beautiful and if it floats your boat (or gets your Zone going), fine.

But for now, let the rest of us bask in the hope that this provides.

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   #winning

PS. This is not even an ad for Kmart, even though it sounds like. I was just excited when I saw it.

Now let’s go shopping for ceiling white.

Are you loving or hating The Block this year?

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