Whether you’re 18 and leaving home for the first time; moving into a flat share; or 40-something, newly single and living alone, there comes a time in every person’s life when they finally feel all grown up and in a position to take control of their own space. So apartmenttherapy.com’s Blog How to make a home look grown up really resonated with us. What’s more, it got us thinking about what it really means to create a space that meets your adult needs.
The article explains: Reaching the point in your life when you can control your space – whether that’s a whole house or even just a bedroom – is a milestone worth celebrating… If you want your space to feel elevated, turn it into exactly what you like. Don’t be afraid to break the rules…whatever speaks to you….A grown-up apartment is one that reflects the person that lives there and is unique to their taste and sensibility.
Here’s a snapshot of our favourite tips for adult-ifying your space:
- Sleep in style – no old, tousled sheets
- Don’t play it safe with your colour palette
- Adding serious storage creates serious people
- Dress your windows
- Take some responsibility – enjoy and nurture your space with indoor plants and trees
- Choose a style or mix of styles and stick to it
- Express yourself
- Think about form and function
Futon Company says: Lots to think about in this blog! Focusing on form and function is a top tip that really speaks to us. It means making sure that every piece of furniture in your home has a purpose. This is especially true if you live in a small space – in some cases furniture needs to have more than one use, for example a dining table might also be your work desk – and so on. The other tip that jumps out to us is choosing a style or mix of styles and sticking to it. Essentially this means being true to yourself and buying things that spark joy or make you smile – after all, life’s too short to live in a space where you’re surrounded things you don’t love!