Decorating your senior living apartment is an opportunity to create an inviting and comfortable space that welcomes you each time you walk through the door. Even if you are having to downsize quite a bit from your previous residence, remember that a feeling of home isn’t measured by square feet, it’s how you feel. At St. Mark Village, we have some suggestions for making your new apartment a familiar haven for you.
Home Sweet Home: 5 Tips for Decorating Your Senior Living Apartment
Bring your favorites.
It might be a favorite throw pillow, a quilt, grandfather clock or an original painting that means the world to you. Bring it with you when you are decorating your senior living apartment for a special touch of home. And don’t forget photos when decorating your senior living apartment. Think about collecting some of your favorites and making a collage or two that you can hang on the wall or display in a special bookcase or cabinet. That way, you’ll see the faces of those you love every day.
Gift yourself something you’ve always wanted.
A new reading chair. A cozy sofa. Maybe some beautiful wine glasses or a handmade vase you spotted at an artist’s market. Decorating your senior living apartment is your opportunity to make a fresh start, to live lighter, to finally let go of some things that have long since lost their appeal. This is your new home, so you can make it whatever you choose to be. Always wanted a purple lamp? Consider it a housewarming gift for yourself!
Add a natural touch.
Houseplants not only add some softness and beauty to your space, they’re good for you. Studies show that houseplants can help purify the air in your home, boost your mood, lower blood pressure and anxiety, and give you a sense of accomplishment when you tend to them. Flowers also welcome you home, adding a special beauty. If there’s a scent you particularly enjoy, such as lavender or lemon, add some sachets to your bedroom or have a scented candle in your bathroom. The right aroma can trigger wonderful memories of home and happy experiences.
Recreate a favorite spot.
Think about the special places in your home that have always brought you happiness. Maybe a certain corner where you could read or listen to the radio. A comfortable nook that was perfect for sewing. A special spot where your pet could stretch out in front of the patio door while you watched television. As you are decorating your senior living apartment, think about how you can replicate that spot or something very similar. Familiar routines can soothe and offer a sense of control.
Invite others over.
Nothing makes a space feel like home quicker than sharing good times with others. Invite some of your new neighbors, call up a few friends, or welcome your family over for a get-together. You can enjoy a relaxing time in your new apartment and also take them on a tour of all that is yours to enjoy in the community. And in most senior living communities, the culinary staff is happy to help provide some tasty bites and treats for your group so you can just enjoy the occasion without doing the work.
Decorating Your Senior Living Apartment Can Be Fun—and Energizing!
With a variety of floor plans from which to choose, you are sure to find an apartment that matches your lifestyle. At St. Mark Village, the residences feature layouts that present a wide variety of choices. From studios to 2-bedroom apartments, the floor plans are spacious and offer distinctive styles filled with a host of quality amenities. A perfect place to welcome each new day!
Bring your own flair and taste to an array of apartment options at St. Mark Village. Contact us or call 727-464-1750 today to connect with our friendly and knowledgeable counselors and learn why so many are proud to call St. Mark Village home.