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7 Items for Your Home to Make You Feel Like a Grown-up

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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    Click through to see more items to make you feel like a real grown-up!

  • Guest Bedding 2 of 8
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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Read more of my Babble posts right here.

Find my daily ideas for stylish and crafty living at my blog Say Yes to Hoboken.

Other posts of mine you may have missed:

5 Doable Amazing Kid’s Room Pins

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5 Candy-Free Basket Fillers For Boys Under $10

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