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The days of living with your parents and share houses are over and you’re moving into an adult abode. Here are just a few of the things you’ll need to properly make your mark.

Dark grey glazed dinner set, $3 each piece. You’re going to need a matching dinner set for all those grown up dinner parties you’ll be hosting. kmart.com.au

Cheeseporn cheese board $79.95. You should have a range of chopping boards for different food groups, including one for fancy cheese. mrgift.com.au

Tuscan Path Scheurich glazed indoor pot, $12.48. Indoor plants are a modern day essential for every stylish home - make sure yours is ultra hardy and plant it in a sturdy pot. bunnings.com.au

Jura ENA 90 micro coffee machine, $1299. If you’re servicing a mortgage, you probably shouldn’t be investing in an expensive takeaway coffee habit. A coffee machine delivers barista-style quality from your kitchen. eands.com.au

Synchronised Surfers framed print, from $160. Hanging art is a giant step forward from Blu Tack and posters. Take time to find something you really love and it'll decorate your walls forever. karibouartco.com.au

Private Collection’s Hampton queen quilt cover set, $329.95. Crisp white bedding is a classic choice and allows you to add accent colours via your blanket and cushions, replacing them with the changing trends. Available at David Jones.

Bamboo ironing board, $129. If you’re old enough to live in your own place, you’re old enough to iron your shirts - properly, not by draping them over the kitchen bench. hillshome.com.au

The Toast Select Luxe, $169.95. Gone are the days of wanting to pack appliances away after use. Swanky options can actually lift the look of your kitchen. breville.com.au

Retro kettle, $199. A quick and effective way to bring style into the kitchen, and another example of the kind of appliance you want to have on show on your benchtop. smeg.com.au

Stahl bed, from $2950 (double). With a floating platform base and modern lines, a bed such as this adds a touch of elegance to the bedroom. kiraandkira.com.au

Bendo paper clip coat hook, $37.60. Place a hook by the front door and you’ll always have somewhere to hang your scarf and coat. thestore.com.au

Regent towel range, from $39.95 (bath towel). Just like your dinnerware, it’s high time you had a matching set of towels in the bathroom. pillowtalk.com.au

Premium autolift laundry hamper, $60. Make sure your floodrobe days are a thing of the past by storing this in the corner of your bedroom, bathroom, or whatever's convenient. hillshome.com.au

Signature cast iron square grillit, $299. Invest in quality cookware that can turn everything from a medley of vegetables to a steak into a meal. lecreuset.com.au

Vera two-seater sofa, $1095. Another item where you should buy the best you can afford, in a neutral colour that’ll never go out of style. nordikliving.com.au