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Home Decor: 10 Items Every 20-Something Should Definitely Invest In

AKA Adulting at Home 101.


New year, new...you? Probably not, but you can definitely up your living status a bit with these must-haves every (trying-to-be) adult should have in their life.

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A Beautiful Vase

Because flowers are inexpensive, but look *way* more enticing in a pretty vase you can use bouquet after bouquet. 

Kate Spade Hampton Street Vase, $75; katespade.com

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A Chic Throw

Throw out that random sports throw you've had since college and place this one on your couch—a much needed upgrade.

UGG Snow Creek Throw, $125; ugg.com

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Matching Wine Glasses

Matching set = you got it together, girl. 

Pier 1 Crackle Smoke Stemless Wine Glass, $5; pier1.com

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Cool Coasters

Save your furniture. Your mom would be proud. 

Jay Import Marble Coasters, $10 for 4; TJMaxx.com

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A Beautiful Coffee Table

You spend a lot of time around it—eating, drinking, using it as a footstool...shouldn't it be something to look at? 

Monarch Specialties Metal Coffee Table, $108; target.com

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A Really Fantastic-Looking (and Smelling) Candle

A chic candle with a delicious scent is everything you need to take any room to the next level. (We like Voluspa, too.) 

Diptyque Candles, $65; diptyqueparis.com

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A Layering Piece—for Your Furniture

Think of your furniture as you do your clothing—more layers make things interesting and adds texture. Place this tray on your coffee table or bookcase for some extra oooh

Kendra Scott Stone Tray, $495; kendrascott.com

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Something That Makes You Happy to Be in Your Kitchen

Whether it's a fun, bright Keurig that makes you excited to wake up every morning, a Le Creuset dish for whipping up your favorite meals, or a pretty wine rack to house your much needed after-work vino, your home should be a place for things that make you smile. *Sips coffee from decorated mug*

Keurig K200 in Oasis, $98; keurig.com

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A Great Rug

One of the biggest mistakes 20-somethings make is not investing in a big enough rug for the room. It's your anchor—make sure you have a great one.

nuLOOM Trellis Ash Shag Area Rug, starting at $100; wayfair.com

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A Piece of Art You're Proud Of

You can snag limited-edition prints off a variety of websites (art.com, artstar.com, saturdaysnyc.com, etc.) or grab something at the thrift store or flea market then send it off to framebridge.com who will handle the custom framing and matting. The internet is your friend, you millennial, you. 

Limited Edition Renato Grass Print, $100; saturdaysnyc.com

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