3 Tips For Decorating A Senior Living Apartment


If you have a loved one that will soon be moving into a senior living apartment, one of your main goals should be to help them get excited about their move and feel comfortable in their new home. Luckily, both of these objectives can be achieved by helping your loved one decorate their new apartment in a way that they’ll find welcoming and enjoyable.

To help you get to this point, here are three tips for decorating a senior living apartment. 

Let Them Pick The Details

Because this is the place where your elderly loved one will be living, not where you will be living, you should support them as they make decisions about the details of the decor of their place. 

While the senior living facility might have some rules that need to be followed as far as what you can and can’t do with the decoration of the space, if there’s something that your elderly loved one wants that falls within the rule, you should seek to make this happen for them. Even if it’s something that might seem a little off-the-wall to you, letting them pick the details of their new home will help them to be more excited about moving in and feel more comfortable once they get there. 

Downsize While Keeping Things Cozy

For many people, moving into a new place can be less scary if they’re able to take all of their treasured belongings with them. But if your elderly loved one is going to be moving from a larger home into a small senior living apartment, this might require quite a bit of downsizing.

As you seek to downsize with them, try to keep things that they want that will also make their new home feel cozy to them. While it’s good to keep things that are going to be functional, it’s also good for their mental health to have things they love and that remind them of happy times in their life. 

Make Sure There’s Adequate Lighting

One thing that you’ll want to make sure is incorporated in the decor of your elderly loved one’s senior living apartment is adequate lighting. Without this, your loved one could have a hard time seeing in their space and could even put themselves in potential danger of getting hurt. 

If you don’t feel like the senior living apartment has enough lighting overhead, make sure you bring in lamps and other lights as part of your decor so that lighting never has to be something that your elderly loved one needs to worry about. 

If you have an elderly loved one that you’re trying to help decorate their new senior living apartment, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you in doing this.

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