Have you taken the next step and planned your move to a senior living community? While this is bound to be an exciting new phase of your life, there can be challenges around how to make a senior living space your own. Chances are your new home will be smaller than your current one. Deciding what to bring with you and what to leave behind is only the first step; decorating your new space to make it feel like at home is the next and most important one. Read on to find out some useful tips on making a senior living space your own.
Decorate with Photographs
The one secret to making any space your own? Hang up photographs of your loved ones and the memories you have made together. Holidays you have taken, places you have been, they are all an important part of your life. Deciding on strategic locations to place them will make you feel at home in no time.
Only Bring the Necessary Items
You do not want your new living space to end up being too cluttered and making you feel claustrophobic. To this end, only bring what you need. If you are having trouble deciding what goes and what gets left behind, set aside the items in your “maybe” pile until a few days before the move. If you haven’t thought about them at all during that period, they can stay behind.
Arrange Your Senior Living Space to Be Visitor-Friendly
If you are like most other seniors, you will want your loved ones to visit often. You may even make some friends in your new community and want to have them around for tea or coffee. Setting aside a space where guests can get comfortable and chat is the best way to prepare for this. You may also want to decorate your space with art you find interesting. They can serve as conversation starters and make your new space uniquely yours.
Keep Safety Features in Mind
When picking furniture and deciding on the layout of your new space, always keep safety in mind. For instance, you will want to position a desk near to a power outlet so that cords and wires are not left trailing across the floor as tripping hazards.
Experience Independent Senior Living at Conservatory At Alden Bridge
Are you considering moving to a senior living community in Texas? If so, feel free to browse through at our photo gallery at Conservatory At Alden Bridge and see what we can offer. Some of our amenities include a fitness and wellness center, an arts and crafts studio, landscaped gardens with walking paths, and many more. We even have a professional beauty salon and barbershop onsite for your convenience. If you would like more information or to schedule a tour, please feel free to contact us and a friendly member of staff will be in touch as soon as possible.