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New home moving interior design ideas

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Ladies and gentlemen, come on! If you're 30 or over, you know the days of living like a student should be long behind you. If you walk into your home and see rubbish, clutter and camp beds, something has gone seriously wrong.

But please don't panic because we're here to help! Interior designers know exactly what every stylish, independent person over 30 needs in their home and so do we, which is great as we can't keep secrets! 

If you need a brush up on what's good for your bedroom, or some hand-holding while upgrading your kitchen, we are here to help. Take a look at our list of 30 things you shouldn't still have in your home and let's get your new home moving!

1. Graduation certificates anywhere except a home office

Nobody cares where you went to university!

2. Plastic garden chairs

Beluga Plastic Chair by 吉野 利幸

A big no-no, whether they're inside or outside. They look cheap and now you make more money to afford better furniture.

3. A messy kitchen

Modern style kitchen by homify Modern

Do you want to live like a teenager? Keep it neat and tidy.

4. An empty patio

Make it look like you care and add some plants and furniture.

5. Bare walls

by Auraprojekt

They look sad, not minimalist. Add some flair with your décor and make your house feel like a home.

6. Mismatched crockery

country  by Sophie Allport, Country Porcelain

It's time to buy a set that matches and isn't broken.

7. A total lack of furniture

What will your guests sit on? It's time to ditch the futon and invest in a sofa.

8. Bargain basement pillows and duvets

Treat yourself, you're a grown up.

9. A bland entrance

Classic style houses by homify Classic

How about a snazzy new front door, some plants and stylish outdoor lighting?

10. A lack of greenery

You've managed to survive this long, so surely you can manage some plants?

11. Dingy walls and cracks

industrial  by Creativespace, Industrial

Unless they're a deliberate style choice for an industrial look, of course!

12. Clutter

scandinavian  by toki, Scandinavian

Why do you need it? Not only does it make the space feel unclean, it also looks smaller.

13. Bad lighting. LED bulbs make any space better, so invest!

Good lighting is key so, if your space is dark, invest in some good quality illumination to show off your home.

14. A cheap plastic kitchen

scandinavian  by toki, Scandinavian

If you're over 30, you deserve real wood and gorgeous countertops.

15. Laminate flooring

scandinavian  by homify, Scandinavian

By now you should be investing in better quality, so consider some real wood flooring.

16. Dead plants

If you really are the grim reaper of greenery, try some low-maintenance options, like cacti.

17. Student furniture

classic  by Better Home, Classic

Futons, floor cushions and all other 'bohemian' furniture needs to be replaced by something more grown up.

18. A messy office

Colonial style study/office by acertus Colonial

You can't work properly in chaos so sort out your organisation and stop making excuses.

19. Too many floral patterns

mediterranean  by fototapete.de, Mediterranean

Hey, princess, remember you're not a teenager any more.

20. Loose wires

scandinavian  by toki, Scandinavian

Not only are they unsightly, they're also dangerous.

21. Mystery stains

Just one stain will make your whole home feel grubby.

22. Exposed light bulbs

Unless they're cool new filament bulbs, they make a room feel unfinished and uncared for.

23. Sliding doors

scandinavian  by homify, Scandinavian

1985 called. It said it wants its doors back.

24. A boring kitchen splashback

Anyone can handle a little tiling so get creative.

25. Disorganised kitchen storage

Classic, yet Contemporary by Rencraft Classic

Nowhere to store your condiments and spices? If you're over 30s, it's time for a spice rack!

26. No TV stand

Prevent neck strain (and looking like a temporary rental home) with a decent stand or wall-mount your TV!

27. Ugly curtains

industrial  by Alice Bizien, Industrial

Get rid of bright fabrics and instead opt for a nice solid color or subtle pattern.

28. Bad quality cookware

We're not saying you have to have Le Crueset, but mismatched pots with burnt bottoms don't cut it any more.

29. A chaotic garage

Great customer testimonial from this happy Garageflex customer in Middlesex by Garageflex Classic

Your 30s is when you should be getting more organised! Aim for something like our example, above.

30. A lack of style

By now you'll know what you like, so express yourself through your home styling.

For home advice, take a look at this Ideabook: 13 things that should NEVER be in a woman's home.

by FingerHaus GmbH - Bauunternehmen in Frankenberg (Eder) Modern

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