It’s one thing to own a home, it another thing completely to decorate like a homeowner. Especially in the case of new homeowners, there is a gap in adult decor. Mature decorations and such are often not a priority for most people, and this article goes into how to make your home feel more like an adult lives there. Here’s how to make a room look more grown up.

”Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don't have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don't deny anything, I don't advocate anything, I just live with it.” - Bruce Springsteen

Tackling the Bathroom

Learning how to organize is by far the most difficult task
Organization, as always, is key. Source: Hiltownhouse

There are two kinds of people in this world, children, and old children. At the end of the day, who wouldn’t want to huddle in a blanket under a couch pillow fort and watch cartoons?

Unfortunately that carefree attitude can’t fly all the time, such as with your bathroom. This is not just an aesthetic thing, it’s also a sanitary concern. Grown up decorating means having the right toiletries on hand for guests. So be sure to have the following in your home’s restroom:

  • Hand towels
  • Hand soap
  • Bath mat
  • A place to store toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Extra towels

Matching Dining Utensils

SIlverware is something that a lot of homeowners don't think about
No kitchen or dining room table is complete without matching silverware. Source: Amazon

Here’s the dining equivalent of how to make a room look more grown up. Having at least one set of matching plateware makes the home seem much more grown up. Having a full matching set for at least four guests helps, and candles are always a nice touch. Bonus points for setting up the silverware in order. Clockwise it goes like this:

  1. Water glass
  2. Red wine glass
  3. White wine glass
  4. Teacup and saucer
  5. Soup spoon
  6. Teaspoon
  7. Dinner knife
  8. Steak knife
  9. Plates(s)
  10. Dinner fork
  11. Salad fork
  12. Napkins
  13. Bread plate and bread knife
  14. Cake fork
  15. Dessert spoon

Fresh Flowers

The perfect way to decorate the home
Here's what a grown-up living room can look like. Source: WIsma

Show the world that you’re mature enough to keep something alive! Flower planters in the home can provide some fresh scents and vibrant colors. If you’re strapped for time, perhaps a cactus is an easier plant to take care of in your home. In any case, a truly grown up living room could always stand a few flowers. Feel free to pick and choose your own bouquet.


Decor options for adult homes
Look at how nice and tidy everything is. Source: HGTV

Adding wall art to a home really shows how much of an adult you’ve become. It can be sophisticated and classical, or modern and fun. Plus, art provides a great talking piece for friends and family. Putting up paintings and photos is the perfect way to start decorating like an adult.

Want to know how to decorate your home like an adult? Looking for that “mature” look in the interior? Get some tips from our interior designerstoday!

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