Are YOU living in a grown up apartment?

If any of these 5 tell-tale signs look familiar to you, then you might just be the resident of an actual adult home. Take a look and discover for yourself!

1. Hello pillow palace!

Pillow Collection - Are you living in a grown up apartment? | west elm

You’ve got so many pillows, it’s out of control.

2. You’re living off “The Rug Diet.”

Diamond Rug - Grown up apartment | west elm

Your entire pay check went on a new rug and you’re now living off lettuce leaves until it’s paid off. But all those cute #fromwhereIstand Instagrams make it SO worthwhile!

3. You’ve developed a green thumb.

Grown up apartment | west elm

You’ve finally learnt how to keep plants alive + you totally treasure this guide. (Photo via Apartment Therapy)

4. Happy Hour is now at home.

Happy Hour Bar Cart - Grown up apartment | west elm

…And you’re totally okay with that because you’ve got a dedicated space for booze AND matching glasses for different drinks. Fancy! (Photo via A Beautiful Mess)

5. You like working from home.

Workspace - Grown up apartment | west elm

Organized + oh so pretty. You’ve created a workspace that rocks! (Photo via The Everygirl)

When did you realize your apartment had grown-up?

Featured: Parsons desk // Pipe bookcase // Kate Spade Saturday Neon Diamond wool rug // patterned poufs // Mid-Century Bar Cart

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March 2, 2015

My apartment will be an “adult” apartment when I clutter it with mismatched pillows and make an irresponsible financial decision to spend my paycheck on a rug (made worthwhile by the Instagram)? Those sound like “grown-up” decisions to me. Maybe try not insulting your target demographic of mid-twenty something’s, West Elm Blogger.


March 3, 2015

Ouch! That was a gut punch, Jessica. Good for you! 🙂


March 4, 2015

Love this post 🙂

I Really Love This

March 4, 2015

All of these apply to me except for two…still need to get a new rug and I kill every plant! Oh wells…
Here’s to loving your place!

The Kentucky Gent

March 4, 2015

UGH – this makes me realize I need to start living like an adult in my home.

Most importantly, I need to get my home office in order.

Josh – The Kentucky Gent


March 7, 2015

I feel bad for people that take things so literally. This was obviously a tongue-in-cheek post that grabbed inspirational pics from Pinterest. No one actually has 1,200 pillows just stacked in their apartment, or thinks it’s OK to spend 4 paychecks on a rug. I’m mid-20-something and although I think my apartment is “grown up,” I bought everything on sale, from discount retailers, thrift stores, Craigslist, etc over the course of 16 months. There’s a way to have a nice grown-up apartment without making “irresponsible financial decisions.”


March 7, 2015

Horrible article and an insult to those starting out and trying to be responsible adults.

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