Even though I know I am an adult and I have been for a while, sometimes I still don’t feel like an adult. I think we all have a few “musts” to qualify ourselves as all grown-up. Don’t you think? Some are kind of petty and others are only real in my own mind, but I think most could actually be valid! Everything on this list is strictly regarding your home, ranging from decor to special occasion items like dishes and guest bedding. And I am pretty sure most of it, once you can check it off your list, will make you feel like a down right legit grown-up. None of these are very detailed like “have a home office” because that just isn’t applicable for everyone.
Here are seven handpicked items for your home that will make you feel like a real adult.
Feel Like a Grown-up! 1 of 8
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Guest Bedding 2 of 8
Whether you have a full-on guest room in your home or if you just have an air mattress on the living room floor, guest bedding is a must to feel like a legit grownup. We have a special set of sheets that are designated specifically for guests. I feel so adult now.
Get them here starting at $19 from West Elm.
Rugs 3 of 8
My husband thinks I am nuts, but I really do think that a high pile rug can make one feel like a grown-up. They feel a little more luxurious and soft but they aren't always expensive!
Get it here for $99 from Ikea.
Dishes 4 of 8
I'm not saying you need to have your grandmother's good china on-hand, but I think having a decent set of dishes even if it's only used when guests come will instantly make you feel like an adult. They can be mismatched if you can pull that off. I can't, so I stick with all of the same.
Get these here starting at $4.99 from Ikea.
Cake Pan 5 of 8
I'm sorry, but if you don't have a cake pan of any kind in your home, you are not a real grown-up. It can be a bundt pan, cupcake pan, any type you want! You just have to have one. I love this bundt cake pan. Isn't it pretty?
Get it here for $25 on Amazon.
Indoor Plants 6 of 8
For some reason, being able to keep some plants alive indoors seems like a super adult thing to do. Don't you think? I love the way these plants add spunk to this living room. So beautiful.
Image found here on Design Love Fest.
Art 7 of 8
Whether you can spring for a few original pieces or need to frame some gorgeous prints, a little artwork will go a long way to making you feel a little more sophisticated and adult-like. This watercolor piece is so beautiful, isn't it?
Get it here for $85 from Leif.
Chandelier 8 of 8
OK, I admit it. This one, I might be a little nuts for thinking is valid. I just remember babysitting for couples and thinking they had it all put-together. Beautiful home, a couple of kids, and almost always, a chandelier. Call me crazy but it makes me feel legit!
Get it here for $249 from West Elm.
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