I saw this article from Elle Decor a few months ago, 10 Things You Should Have in Your Home by Age 30, and am proud to say it is one list that I do have everything checked off on. So I thought I would share some of the things I have in my own home...plus a few other favorites!
1. ART YOU LOVE
This is definitely something I have paid more attention to over the past few years. I don't think you have to drop thousands to have great art (although it would be fun)...there are so many affordable options out there. Two of my most recent purchases:
Sam Simeon Face by Sally King Benedict
Hermes Scarf (@malloryshawdesign)
2. AN ORGANIZED BOOKSHELF
Number one pet peeve when it comes to bookshelf styling is not enough books....which makes your shelves look like a display in a store! Fill them with books you love. Someones bookshelf can tell a lot about their personality and interests. Check out my round up here of some of my favorite coffee table books (or for bookshelves)
3. MATCHING TOWELS
This should be by the time you're 25...this is no longer college! I'm a huge believer in all white (sheets too)...you can bleach them, they feel cleaner to me...and like you're at a hotel!
|My linen closet makeover|
Similar to what I have: Ralph Lauren Wescott
4. A PLANT
I love the fan fav fiddle leaf fig. I really love them in the taller tree style, yet don't have the space. So I have a small one (less than $15 from ikea!). I'm also a fan of succulents...both are hard to kill!
5. A NICE MATTRESS AND HEADBOARD
Hands down invest in your bed...a bed you love getting into is priceless. I prefer beds to headboards...but either works great...just as long as you have one of the two!
6. A COLLECTION
I have several collections...none too crazy though. I always try to pick up a designer or luxury fashion accessory or something for my home while traveling. It makes me feel better about the splurge that it comes along with a memory as well. For the home I love collecting Hermes boxes...they are great to style with...although building the collection can be a slow process!
|image via pinterest|
7. BATHROOM ACCESSORIES THAT AREN'T PLASTIC
I think the only exception to this rule is for hand soap that has great packaging. My go to is marble or glass...classic and you will not be sick of them quickly.
8. A FAVORITE CANDLE (OR KNOWLEDGE YOURE NOT A SCENT PERSON)
If you know me this is an easy answer...Diptyque Baies...I pretty much can't get enough of it!
9. TWO BEDSIDE TABLES
Mine are just Ikea Besta units that I added oversized satin brass ring pulls to...I love how much storage they give me.
|Atelier side table with drawer|
|Terrace Side Table|
10. A LUXURIOUS THROW
The Hermes Avalon was definitely a splurge and something I wanted for a long time before pulling the plug...I still don't regret it!
And for fun....15 Things You Should Never EVER Have In Your Home After 30 (via House Beautiful)