Whether you’re in your golden years or a family member or loved one of yours is, you may be considering what your next steps are. If you’re planning on moving into an assisted living home, you may be worried that you won’t be able to make the space feel like home. However, that doesn’t have to be the case!
With a few simple tips and tricks, you can turn any space into one you’ll be happy to call home – even if it’s small. You should be allowed the chance to enjoy your retirement and for many people this means having a calm and comfortable place to call home, so if you’re curious, here are 3 tips for decorating your assisted living home space.
Make Sure To Find Out What The Rules Are
At some point in your life, you’ve probably lived in a neighborhood that has a homeowner’s association or an apartment building. No matter where you’ve resided, you’re probably aware that most places have rules and regulations you have to follow in order to continue living there without racking up fines or getting on a neighbor’s bad side. Some places don’t allow you to paint the interior walls of a place you’re renting, or perhaps you have to keep your lawn manicured a certain way.
Similarly, most assisted living facilities will have certain rules for the way you’re allowed to decorate your apartment space, so it’s best to familiarize yourself with what these are before you begin to decorate. This will eliminate any stress from the project and help you to come up with a plan for what you want to do.
Pay Attention To Functionality
Any living space can be decorated in a way that looks aesthetically good, but when decorating you also need to make sure the space functions in the way that you need it to. This is even more true for elderly folks who may have special needs because of physical or mental disabilities or impairments.
When setting up your space, pay attention to your own needs or those of your loved one. For example, you’ll want to ensure that you can move around freely and easily without fear of tripping and falling.
Decorating your space in a way that is both pleasing to the eye and totally functional is not only totally possible but it will also be so gratifying for you.
Bring The Familiar Comforts Of Home
When moving into an assisted living home for the first time, something you should definitely be sure to do is bring familiar household items and decorations from your previous home with you. This way it will really feel like your space and your personality will shine through!
Moving into assisted living can be either an exciting or terrifying step for many seniors, but by following these tips and decorating your space, you’ll be able to feel much more at ease.