Change can be difficult to some people. Deviating from the status quo can be even more overwhelming as we get older and more set in our own ways. However, it is usually the elderly who are forced to make the most significant lifestyle changes in their golden years. If you are looking to transform your senior living apartment to feel more like home, here are some tips you can incorporate to personalize senior living for a personal touch.
Discover Your Style
Consider the following questions to help you prioritize your needs:
- How much space do you have?
- Will you be bringing your things from home?
- Are there any favorite colors that will cheer you up?
- What is your design or style goal?
- What type of wall art are you looking at? Your personal paintings? Pictures of friends and family?
- Are you looking to blend your favorite trips into your apartment? Majestic skyscrapers, scenic beaches?
Having the answers to these questions can help you make decisions easier. If you have always loved the beach, you can buy several décor pieces that remind you of the sand, the sun, and the sea. To keep your family and friends near, you can hang a few pictures of your loved ones on your wall. If movies have always been your thing, you can get some posters of your favorite movie stars to style your apartment.
Decorate Your Entryway
Your entryway is somewhere you will always be almost every single day. Before you leave your home and as soon as you step foot in your home, the entryway is where you will be. Decorate your entryway in a way that will make you feel at ease. Get a console table and place some fancy decorative pieces there. You can also hang a beautiful wall art above the table.
Hang Wall Art
If you are a painter, you can always showcase your stunning masterpieces on your wall. Art does not just make your home appear classier, but it can also uplift your moods and brighten the atmosphere. Depending on your taste in art, you can choose from portraits, flora, fauna, and others.
Create a Welcoming Space
Senior living does not need to be dull and boring. You can still feel right at home if you know how to create a welcoming space. Find throw pillows for your couch for extra coziness, add scented candles on your tables, find a nice rug for the floor. These little elements can all combine to create a welcoming space not just for you but for your guests as well.
Design Your Outdoor Space
If you have a patio or balcony, decorate it to your liking. Create a unique outdoor space where you can rest and relax, and clear your mind. You can get a patio table and add some plants that will beautify the surroundings.
Personalize Your Dining Space
Table settings are important to help liven the atmosphere. Add fancy glasses to your dining table accompanied by premium napkins. Even if you have your meals on your own, you will get an instant boost of moods with a personalized dining space.