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    45 Ways To Decorate Your Home Like A Bonafide Adult

    It's time to make your house a home, y'all.

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    1. If your home has a neutral palette, add a pop of color with a set of luxurious velvet pillow covers. Try getting two sets: One for warmer months and another for the cold ones. I suggest bright colors like yellow, pink, and chartreuse for spring and summer, and darker colors like emerald, purple, and gold for winter and fall.

    A variety of the velvet pillow covers on a sofa

    2. Instead of investing in pricey (and very permanent) carpet, use a medallion area rug that comes in a variety of colors and sizes to fit your decor style. A neutral rug like this can work in many applications, so if you eventually move or switch to a different style of decor, it can still work in your interiors.

    3. And don't forget that your outdoor space is an extension of your home, so use an outdoor area rug to make it feel nice and cozy.

    The outdoor rug in someone's backyard

    4. Add some extra lighting to your kitchen with a set of Alexa and Google Home voice-controlled LED Lights. These light strips are super easy to install and have a color spectrum of over 16 million colors. They can even sync with your music!

    A customer review photo of their cabinets with lighting above and below

    5. The easiest way to make a small room seem big is with mirrors, so make it easy on yourself and get a floor length one that leans against the wall, no hanging required.

    The full-length floor mirror leaning against a wall.

    6. If an area of your home gets awesome natural light but has a less than stellar view, try some pleated fabric shades that will provide you with privacy but still allow the light in.

    A kitchen with the light filtering pleated fabric shades on all the windows

    7. Get all those photos and art out of boxes and onto your wall with a gallery wall kit that includes seven frames, a hanging template, hardware, and even some simple black-and-white prints that you can use as placeholders.

    8. Use an embossed faux-alligator decorative tray on a coffee table, bedroom dresser, or console table to add a touch of glam. It's also a great place to show off your curated collection of gorgeous knickknacks.

    9. Hang a set of gorgeous velvet blackout curtains over windows in bedrooms that get way too much light. While I love the idea of beautiful morning light spilling into a bedroom, sometimes you just want to sleep in (in the darkness).

    10. Give your pocketbook a break from the cost of weekly fresh boutiques with a bundle of faux jasmine flowers. Because these are beige flowers with brown stems, they're neutral enough to compliment any room in your home.

    A bundle of the faux Jasmine flowers in white

    11. Lighting is one of the easiest ways to make a room look better, so consider a faux leather wrapped table lamp that has chic vibes. Its simple shape will look good almost anywhere.

    12. Feed two birds with one scone with a macrame wall mirror. It's practical because it's a mirror, it's art because it'll look so cool hanging on your wall.

    The macrame wall mirror hanging on a wall

    13. And if you're really feeling the bohemian look, hang a macrame tapestry to add some beautiful texture to your space.

    The tapestry hanging above a sofa

    14. Use a microfiber quilt set to give your bed an instant upgrade. You spend so much time sleeping — and let's be frank, lounging — in your bed, so make sure it's a wonderful place for you to be.

    Multiple colors of the quilt set laid around a bed

    15. Add a piece of minimalist art to your wall to give your space some character without making it all about the art.

    The Mod Pods I - Graphic Art Print with the gold frame on a wall

    16. Use a set of storage trays to harmoniously style fresh fruits and vegetables on your kitchen's countertop. You can also use these to group together skincare, makeup, and perfume on your bathroom's countertop.

    The storage trays laid out on a table

    17. Upgrade your reed diffuser situation with a boutique of 10 pink peony reed diffusers made from Sesbania wood. These will look absolutely gorgeous arranged in a vase, and you can add whatever fragrance you want for a customized experience.

    The set of pink peony 2" sola flower reed diffusers

    18. Learn how to layer all your accessories to construct a visually appealing shelf, coffee table, or sofa.

    A bookshelf with notes about color grouping, layering objects, and incorporating artwork

    19. While we're on the topic, invest some time in keeping your bookshelves and coffee tables well-organized and artfully curated.

    A perfectly curated bookshelf

    20. Attaching a roll of peel-and-stick wallpaper to your walls is a renter-friendly way to make a big visual impact without adding anything permanent. Because it's peel-and-stick, simply peel it off when you want to remove it and it'll literally leave no trace behind.

    A bathroom's walls are covered in the Novogratz Constellations Removable Peel and Stick Wallpaper in Frost

    21. If you're into the whole peel-and-stick idea, try a temporary peel-and-stick tile backsplash in your kitchen if you're looking to make a big change but not necessarily of the permanent (or expensive) fashion.

    A customer review photo of the installation process for the peel-and-stick tile backsplash

    22. Use a set of five colorful glass bud vases to show off a few stems of beautiful flowers. These are small enough that you can arrange them on a coffee table or window sill without taking up too much space — perfect for those of us who love fresh flowers but don't have a lot of square footage in our homes.

    The set of colorful vases up against a window

    23. Get cozy with a floor lamp that can light up any area of any room thanks to its bright light but won't make too much of a visual impact thanks to its minimalist design. The white lampshade will also diffuse the light so it's nice and soft.

    24. Add some greenery to any room with a houseplant of the palm variety. One of the nice things about palms is they don't require direct light, so no worries if you put it in a room with just indirect light — it'll still thrive.

    25. Speaking of keeping things alive, nothing says "I'm an adult" more than keeping a houseplant alive, which this handy guide might help you accomplish.

    26. If you're a person who loves to cook, it's definitely worthwhile to invest in a really nice knife set that provides you with everything you need to get the job done. This set has the six most essential tools you'll need to cook anything from start to finish. The block is also magnetized, so you don't have to worry about your knives sliding around getting all dulled up.

    The knife set is shown on a butcher block

    27. Make sure your bed looks beautiful and inviting with a pretty set of sheets and comfortable pillows. You spend one third of your life in bed, so it's in your best interest to make it as nice as possible for yourself.

    A bed made up with the Mellanni Bed Sheet Set in Madison Purple

    28. So with that said, invest in a comfy mattress that'll give you all the support you need to get a good night's sleep. Trust me, your future self will be ever so grateful.

    A customer review picture of the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress with their two dogs sitting on top of it

    29. And if you're having a hard time figuring out how to style your bed to make it the best it possibly can be, use this handy guide about how to lay out all your pillows. It'll help!

    A guide from Matouk on how to layout all your pillows on your bed

    30. Another big move you should probably make is buying an actual bed frame, aka stop sleeping on a mattress on the floor. Keeping your mattress on a proper frame will help it stay firmer for longer, and it'll give you some storage underneath!

    The Zinus Shalini upholstered platform bed

    31. Heavily used statement pieces are worthy of investing in, so consider a brass and marble coffee table with a timeless design that will look good anywhere in your home.

    The West-Elma marble-topped pedestal coffee table in white marble/antique brass

    32. However, if you already have perfectly good furniture that just needs a little love, learn some handy DIY tricks that'll have your place looking like it belongs to a DIY TikTok star.

    A gorgeously curated livingroom

    33. For example, you can make an old and tired piece of furniture look completely different with a coat of chalked paint. The finish will give it a distressed look that's similar to antique pieces.

    A customer review photo of before and after applying the chalked paint to a dresser

    34. Additionally, you should consider some gray marble vinyl wrap film for covering surfaces like kitchen and bathroom countertops and fireplace surrounds if you're unhappy with the way they currently look but don't want to spend a fortune on brand new stone.

    35. Use a statement chair to tie a room together, especially if your furnishings, rugs, and decor are more on the minimalist or neutral side.

    The shell-shaped accent chair next to the vanity

    36. Add a healthy dose of pizzazz and silliness to your interiors with a statement vase. If you have a long cabinet or dining table that looks a little drab, adding a piece like this will create a focal point you can build around.

    Four vases are shown with flowers in them

    37. Avoid having a very messy and unorganized closet thanks to these tips on closet organization, because it's time to stop stuffing our closets without intention.

    A customer review photo of the Simple Houseware adjustable closet hanging rod in chrome hanging in their closet

    38. Give your home a very deep clean that'll be so worth it once you're done, because spring cleaning is really something you need to do year-round.

    A guide to cleaning your entire home

    39. Swap out old light fixtures for new light fixtures for an easy win. This is especially true if you live in a place that hasn't been updated in literal decades. Because most chandeliers are already wired into the ceiling, swapping it out (with the help of a trusted electrician, of course) will be relatively painless.

    A living room with the VINLUZ Sputnik 12-light chandelier in chrome

    40. And especially focus on your bathroom! Make sure yours has hand towels, hand soap, a bath mat, and that it's always clean.

    The soap dispensers are shown on a window sill

    41. Speaking of bathrooms, make sure everything in yours is organized and within reach with storage specifically for cotton swabs, makeup wipes, and extra toilet paper.

    The InterDesign Bruschia free standing toilet paper holder

    42. And keep your bathroom looking 💯 with a resin-coated fabric shower curtain designed with dangling tassels that give it major boho vibes. Reviewers remark that it wicks away water and dries super fast, so there's really no need for a liner.

    The fabric shower curtain hanging around a bathtub

    43. Take your pile of throws off that one chair in the corner and instead display them beautifully on a five-step decorative ladder.

    The decorative ladder leaned against a wall holding blankets

    44. Create a romantic vibe with a sunset lamp projector to give you an epic sunset any time, any where (well, in your home).

    The sunset light projected on to a living room wall

    45. And finally, install a set of invisible bookshelves to give your walls some major eye candy and show off your collection of incredible reads. These are especially great if you're low on wall space but have a place with plenty of nooks and crannies where a few of these can showcase your books.

    Now your house will feel like home — until, of course, you can finally move into Hogwarts.