Moving into a senior living home can feel like a huge life change but there are ways that you can make your living space feel more comfortable and just like home.
There are tons of different ways that you can turn any space into a home. Luckily for you, they don't even take a lot of extra effort and can be done in a matter of minutes.
Making your senior living space feel like home is essential because you will want to be comfortable and welcomed into your new space.
Keep reading for our guide on simple ways that you can make your senior living space feel like home.
Display Your Favorite Family Photos
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make your senior living space feel just like home is to display your favorite family photos anywhere and everywhere. If you already have some printed out and framed, then just place them around your new space where ever you see fit. You may want to get with a family member to find an old photo album that you can get pictures from.
On the other hand, if you don't have them on hand, then it is easy to get some printed up. Talk with a family member so they can help you pick our your favorite family photos that have been taken over the years.
Since most photos are now taken digitally your family members will have tons of photos saved on their phones that they can take to a local store to get printed for a low price. You can also buy a few inexpensive frames and hang photos all around your new senior living home.
Another great spot for pictures is on the refrigerator! Get some awesome magnetics and hang your favorite photos all over your refrigerator or any other surface that is magnetic in your new home.
Comfortable Sitting Area
A room in your new senior living home that you will probably be utilizing a lot is your sitting area. This is a place where you can watch television, read a book, visit with friends or family, or even do another hobby so you're going to want to make sure that this is a comfortable area.
There are tons of ways that you can make your sitting area comfortable and the first is by having a good place to sit. If you have furniture that you like from your old home, then that's a great way to make this area feel more like home.
On the other hand, you could always purchase some new furniture that you find welcoming, comfortable, and homey.
Make sure that you have an end table or coffee table as well as shelves if you need them. You may also want a television or radio in this room depending on what your interests are.
Another great way to make your sitting area more comfortable and feel like home is by having comfortable blankets and pillows that you and guests can use. Throw pillows are a great way to add a decorative touch to your sitting room as well.
Decorate Your Bathroom
Another great way to turn your senior living space into a home is by decorating your bathroom with fun bright colors. Your bathroom is somewhere that you will go several times a day so it is nice to have it bright and fun.
You could choose colors like yellow, blue, pink, or even green. The options are endless and the choice is up to you when it comes to decorating your bathroom.
When picking things for your bathroom you should also make sure that you have products that make you feel like home. Using certain products in the bathroom can definitely turn your senior living space into somewhere that you feel more comfortable.
Make sure to check out all of your senior living options as there are plenty of great places that seniors can feel independent and well taken care of.
Keep Your Favorite Items
Buying new items for a new place to live can be fun but it also might not feel like your home. This is why you should mix some of your favorite items with some new items when it comes to decorating your senior living space.
If you have a favorite rug that is still in great condition, then you may consider bringing that with you to help decorate your new space.
You also may want to bring along your favorite quilt if it brings you good memories and makes you feel like home.
When moving to your senior living space you should think about all of the things that make your house a home and try to bring some with you to help decorate your new space. This way you can bring some of your memories with you to help you feel comfortable in your new home.
Have Enough Storage
Sometimes when it comes to senior living spaces you may feel a little cramped. A good way to make your space feel bigger and like you have more room is to create more organization and have enough storage space.
You can purchase bins for storage that are flat and can slide right under your bed. This is a great way to access some of your belongings but neatly put them out of sight when you don't need them.
Another thing you should do is make sure that you have organized your closet space. Utilizing your closet and putting things in their rightful spots is a great way to make your senior living space feel like home.
Feel Like Home Quick and Easy
When it comes to making your senior living space feel like home there are tons of quick and easy things that you can do. Make sure that you have a lot of elements that give you good memories and remind you of home sprinkled throughout your senior living space.
If you're looking for more creative ways to decorate your space, then make sure to bookmark our page as we're always posting new and innovative ideas.