One of the most exciting aspects of moving to an Independent Living community is transforming your senior apartment in Houston, TX, into a place to call your own. Do it right and it will be the most satisfying part of the moving-in process. Take the opportunity to start anew and focus on what you should deem as the next most important and meaningful step in your life – enjoying your golden years.
Keep in mind that senior apartments are specially designed for economical use of space. Thus when you first move in, you need to take into consideration what you want to bring with you. While your possessions have to fit into the apartment, it does not mean that they need to be small or uninteresting. Most designers think that decorating for small places is an opportunity to strike a balance between personal style and practicality. If you’re thinking about how to transform your new living space, these decorating tips can help you start looking at your apartment in a new light.
Plan ahead before moving into your apartment. Do you want to use what you already have or would you like to start over with new furniture? How about combining the old and the new? After you have decided on the best senior apartment floor plan for your needs, you should take measurements of your new rooms and determine what décor and furniture you want to take with you. A tip would be to prioritize furniture with rounded corners as these pieces can soften the look of a room and give out a relaxing and cozy vibe.
Furniture That Double as Storage Space
If you’re buying new furniture, look for those that can double as storage space to make the most of them. Look through your local furniture shops for interesting pieces such as benches and ottomans. You can also challenge yourself to use your existing furniture in innovative ways.
Use a Splash of Color
When decorating, a common rule of thumb is to choose one or two main colors that complement your existing furniture pieces. Afterward, choose a bold color as an accent for the rooms. However, do consider where these pops of color would be as too many colors in a room will make a space appear smaller and cause distractions.
Reflect Your Unique Self
Newer and more modern apartments usually have an open-concept layout. As such, you can plan for smaller spaces within a large room and allocate a specific function for each of them, be it to cater to your own interests or for functionality. You can turn a corner of the room into a cozy nook for reading, set up a crafting area where you can work on your hobbies or add pots and plants near the windows to beautify your home.
Keep Yourself Safe
Remember to always prioritize your safety. Tie down any dangling cords using cord management tools and secure your rugs to the floor with gripper mats. To improve bathroom safety, add non-slip strips in your shower or bathtub and install grab bars near your tub and toilet.
At our Independent Living community, our Expressions Concierge and Impressions Housekeeping & Maintenance team members will do our utmost to make sure that your moving-in experience is smooth and hassle-free. Visit us to find out more!