When you first leave home, you often share your first home with other people. You might not have complete control over the decorating, but perhaps you make an effort in your bedroom. When you're even more independent and get to live alone or with a roommate or spouse, you have more control.
Some people immediately take to being a grownup in their own home, but it doesn't happen that way for everyone. Some of us realize that our homes are far from adult - especially if you favor your kids in the decorating process. If you think it's time for your living space to have a smart couch, clean rugs, and maybe even framed art on the walls, have a look at how to achieve a more grownup home.
Get Matching Dinnerware
Are your plates and bowls a mismatch of different items you've picked up in the last few years? When you leave home, you start off with just a couple of things for yourself and slowly collect bits and pieces. But if you want an adult home that can host dinner parties, you need to get a set of matching dinnerware. Buy new bowls, plates, glasses and cutlery so you can feed a group of people using matching items. Keep the older ones just in case - you never know when you might have unexpected extra guests or a pile of dishes you've been too lazy to wash for the last week.
Frame Your Art
Put in Some Plants
Get Some Proper Storage
You might feel that you'll never be quite as grownup as you pretend to be, but at least you can put up a front at home.