One of my favorites was their number 1 “Art you love”. Art does not have to be expensive; all you have to do is love to look at it and it will work in your home. A drawing from one of your kids, a poster of your favorite vacation spot or a watercolor you found on Etsy, all beautifully framed of course, will personalize your home.
To #5 I would add, a bed frame that lifts your bed up off the floor. Gone are the days of putting your mattress on the floor. A simple metal bed frame is very affordable or go for broke and purchase a platform bed, upholstered or otherwise, for an updated and grown-up look.
To #6, I would add that a collection should be properly displayed in your home to fully enjoy the fact that it is a collection. Group like items together for full impact and appreciation. And keep in mind that we are talking about a “grown up” home so your collection of shot glasses or mardi gras necklaces does not count!
Along with quality “forever” furniture, you will begin to enjoy adding beautiful and meaningful items to your home’s decor.