Moving out for the first time on your own is a big challenge! You are finally old enough to rent your apartment, have more freedom, and be on your own. The challenge lies in the fact that you may still not be completely mature enough to live on your own yet. You have to work yourself into adulthood, deal with the responsibilities that come with being a grown-up, and develop good habits that benefit you.
If you are struggling with any of these things, it might be best to stay with your parents for a few more years. But if you are ready to live your life on your own, you can do it! You can be on your own and have an amazing life if you are willing to put in the work.
You can finally put down your cereal bowls and stop driving your parents’ car to the grocery store. Those days are over. You are finally out of your parents’ house, finally independent, and finally able to eat cereal in the morning or whichever time of the day you want.
Living with your parents at an age where most of your peers are already moving out can make you feel isolated. Growing on your own and having to learn how to navigate life by yourself is an essential part of life.
Starting a New Chapter
Moving out is an event that is more or less expected of you: getting your driver’s license, getting married, buying your first home, having kids — the list goes on. This can be a confusing time of your life with so many expectations coming at you, but don’t let that overwhelm you. Everyone goes through this phase of their life, alongside all the exciting milestones like your first job, your first place to call your own, your first major relationship, and many more.
There are also plenty of uncomfortable milestones like this, moving out of your parent’s house. Your parents’ house might be the only home you’ve ever known, but before long you will probably realize that it is time to take the next step in your life. Now you won’t have to worry about your mom telling you it’s bedtime, or dad telling you that afternoon is for having fun. You will finally have a place of your own with your own rules. The process of moving out is one of the hardest but most rewarding things you can do for yourself.
Now that you are moving, you might be thinking, “How am I going to start decorating?” or “What will my house decor say about my personality?” The walls of your home are the canvas where your personality is displayed. You can create a whimsical space or one that is filled with color and charm.
The Heart of the Home
They also say that the kitchen is the heart of a home. Kitchens are where the magic happens, and they can be a centerpiece to your home. Planning your kitchen is an exciting time and you can’t go wrong with a little guidance.
There are many kitchen styles and themes to choose from: modern kitchen, country kitchen, kitchen with a traditional feel, and retro and vintage. You may also want to consider the size of your kitchen, do you want a dining room table?
Determine whether you want a large gourmet kitchen or a small space. There are limitless options. If you are still undecided you might want to start hunting for dining room tables online for inspiration.
Understandably, this is your first time decorating on your own and your brain might be going into overdrive into dealing with all the decisions. Decide on how you want to rearrange the kitchen cabinets, the colors you should paint the walls, and even the furniture you’d be having in your living room.
But prioritizing your kitchen will surely help you feel more organized since this is where you will be preparing your meals for the day. You don’t need to finish decorating it all in one go. Sometimes, waiting before buying has its perks. You get to have more time deciding. Moving out also means you need to save more. So splurging will be a big no-no.
Moving out and living on your own will have its ups and downs. Keep your expectations low but do not hesitate to dream big for yourself. Work hard and know that efforts will be rewarded in time. Remember that there is nobody else to please but you. You’re the one that is going to stay in this place 24/7. Your comfort always comes first. So go out there and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Furnish that home and make it your own. Happy shopping and congratulations!