So, you have moved into an assisted living complex, have looked around the room, and have felt that, while nice, it is somehow just not feeling like home yet.
For seniors that have recently moved into an assisted living apartment, creating a unique and personalized space can be a challenge. However, with some creativity and planning, it is possible to transform your space into something unique that reflects your personal style and interests.
So, here are some top tips on ways to transform your assisted living apartment into something unique. Enjoy!
Start with a Plan
Before you start making any changes to your living space, it’s essential to start with a plan. Consider what you want to achieve with your transformation and what items you already have that you can incorporate into your new design.
You will need to consider things like the amount of natural light in your apartment, the size of the space, and any restrictions that may be in place from the assisted living facility. Most of the staff at the facility, especially if it is one of Signature Care Homes, will be more than happy to help you plan your room makeover.
Add Personal Touches
Of course, when it comes to making space one’s own, adding personal touches can help to transform your living space into something unique. You should incorporate items that reflect your personality, such as photographs, artwork, or memorabilia. You can also consider incorporating items that represent your hobbies or interests, such as sports memorabilia or antique collections.
Change the Color Scheme
Changing the color scheme of your apartment can also make a significant difference in transforming your living space. Consider using warm colors such as reds, oranges, and yellows to create a cozy atmosphere. Alternatively, if you prefer a more calming environment, consider using cooler colors such as blues and greens. Or mix and match; it’s your space!
Invest in New Furniture
Investing in new furniture can also help transform your living space. Consider purchasing a new sofa, armchair, or coffee table to create a more comfortable and inviting environment. If you have limited space, consider purchasing multi-functional furniture such as a sofa bed or a storage ottoman.
Use Lighting to Create an Ambiance
As you may know, where you put the lights in your new room will impact how it both looks and feels. You can consider using different types of lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. With side lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps, and even dimmable sconce lamps, you will be sure to find a combination that you like.
Incorporate Plants and Greenery
Adding plants and greenery can also help to transform your living space. Plants not only add a pop of color, but they also help to purify the air and create a relaxing atmosphere. Consider adding plants such as succulents, snake plants, or peace lilies, which are low maintenance and easy to care for. Or, if you like the color of the plants but aren’t so big on maintenance, why not choose fake plants or flowers?