Your life will be changed by moving into a senior living apartment. There are many changes that you will have to get used to and enjoy. Your living space will also change, but this doesn’t mean it has to look like “Old folks’ home” with only boring, ugly furniture in it!
The decor of a senior living community is extremely important. The first thing most people see and the last thing most people remember is how the community looks. You need to find out what is available regarding resident apartments and floor plans and home decorating ideas for your temporary or permanent residence.
This is precisely why we’ve put together this guide to help you think about and analyze the space around you and effectively turn that into your next home. Let’s jump right in!
When thinking about how to decorate your assisted living apartment, avoid over-decorating. This can give a very busy look that might take away from what you enjoy most about living there. Try using accent pieces instead of an all-over decorative theme. For example, using pillows and vases that match your personal style will add a lot more to your space than if you used every pillow and vase in your home. Not only is it more visually appealing, but it will also be easier to clean, maintain and change if needed!
Incorporate Sentimental Items
As you age, you have a lot of things that are precious to you. Perhaps it’s your beloved photo collection or even mementos from years gone by. Before you go about decorating your living space, take time to look through all of these items and consider what pieces will make sense in your apartment. Asking family members or loved ones for their input can be helpful as well.
Surround Yourself with Smiles
The top rule for decorating your living apartment is to follow your own instincts. You know better than anyone else what you like and what makes you happy, so trust yourself! Turn off your brain and look around you before you even think about choosing paint colors or window treatments. What do you see that inspires you? Maybe it’s a room in your house that holds special memories; perhaps it’s a work of art at a local gallery, or maybe it’s just something as simple as flowers blooming outside. Whatever it is, take note of things that make you smile.
Enhance the Space with a Mirror
Not all assisted living apartment homes have a lot of light, but that doesn’t mean they are lacking in style or comfort. Adding a mirror to your senior living apartment can make a dramatic statement in any room. Mirrors work great because you can use them to reflect both natural and artificial light, making it appear brighter than it is and giving off an airy appearance. Mirrors are also ideal for smaller spaces where standing directly in front of an actual window is impossible.
Ensure You Have Easy Access to All Essentials
Remember that a living apartment is about making it as easy as possible for you to live comfortably in your own home. The more accessible items are and easy to use, the better your experience will be. Everything you need to access daily must be available within arm’s reach—including your kitchen appliances and bedroom essentials such as bedside tables, lamps, and closets.