You might be thinking that moving into your independent living apartment is the most exciting part of starting a new chapter in your life. While it’s true that having your place to call home is exciting, it can also be intimidating. This can be especially true if you’re moving into an independent living apartment (ILA) and want to make it feel like home. If this sounds like you, this post will help get you started making your ILA feel more like home with some simple tips on personalizing your space!
The best way to personalize your apartment is by adding your artwork and photographs. This will help make the space feel more like home, and it will also give you something to look at when you’re feeling down. If you don’t have any photos of friends or family members yet, this is a good time to take some! You can use them as frames on the walls or stick them on the fridge with magnets and add a little bit of color before they fade away over time.
You might also want to add plants around your living area; they add life and energy to any space while making it feel warmer! There are many different kinds of plants, too; try looking online or at your local stores before deciding which ones best suit your preferences.
One of the most important aspects of making an apartment in an apartment community feel like home is choosing furniture that will be comfortable, functional, and reflect your style. Here are some considerations to make when choosing furniture:
- Comfort—Is the chair you’re sitting on comfortable? Do you have a couch that’s just right for curling up on? Is the bed at just the right height? You’ll want to invest in items that provide comfort and serve other functions (like seating or sleeping).
- Functionality—What do you need this item for? Will it be used frequently or rarely? Is it something you can use during company visits or only by yourself? Answering these questions will help direct your decisions when choosing which pieces of furniture to purchase. For example, if you’re single but often entertain, having a large dining table for guests may not be necessary. A sofa bed or futon could be beneficial since they can accommodate extra guests easily when needed.
- Style—How does this piece fit into my overall design scheme (or how might I alter my existing design scheme to accommodate this new piece)? Think about color schemes, textures, patterns, and where each type of furniture belongs in your space so that everything works together seamlessly!
Maybe you’re a minimalist, or you just don’t have much storage space. In either case, having a bathroom that is well-organized and free of clutter is key. You don’t want to look for your toothbrush or nail clippers when there are many more important things to do!
To keep your bathroom organized and easy to maintain, start by choosing accessories that can fit multiple functions in one (or two) items. For example, instead of purchasing an assortment of different shower caddies and organizers of different shapes and sizes, choose one versatile option that will serve as an additional shelf for toiletries while also providing additional storage space on the side. Similarly, using a slatted basket instead of just piling all your towels into another basket will allow them to air out properly instead of developing mildewy smells over time.
You’ve worked hard to live independently and enjoy your own space. Make sure you take the time to personalize it so that it feels like home!