Even though many senior citizens may initially reject the idea of moving to an assisted living home, after a while, they usually find that it’s a wonderful new start. Since older citizens have spent most of their lives accumulating all sorts of things that fill their house, it’s nice to have a small space to work with. It’s exciting starting over and getting to decorate with a clean slate.
If your loved one is currently moving into their new assisted living space, here are some of the best tips for helping them decorate it.
Choose The Right Bedding
If there was ever a time in your life when you should spoil yourself with fabulous bedding, it’s in your retirement years. Give your loved one the gift of a great night’s sleep by suggesting high-quality bedding. That means choosing a gorgeous comforter, and high-quality pillows—all in beautiful patterns and colors.
Make Use Of Plants
Plants are a great way to breathe life into a living space. Not only do they add a splash of color to a room, but they even improve the air that you breathe. Buy a few plants as a housewarming gift for your loved one, and help them find the best placement for them in their rooms.
Ideally, they’ll have plenty of light for plants to live in. If not, however, make sure that you choose plants that are adaptable for their environment.
Hang Plenty of Photos
Your older loved ones may not be able to get out as much as they once did to see their beloved family members. It helps to decorate the walls full of photos of memories of good times. Not only does it make them feel more comfortable in their new living space, but it can also be a great way to help refresh their memory.
As we get older, we may have trouble recalling specific times in our life, and photos help make memories feel fresh.
Choose Happy Artwork
There’s no use decorating with depressing or dark art themes. Why not decorate with happy and lively paintings instead? Choose artwork that is vibrant, colorful and promotes a good mood. You may even want to consider hanging art made by grandchildren.
Even though it may seem like a good idea to add fuzzy rugs to your loved ones living space, it may actually be a safety hazard. It’s not uncommon for older people to trip and fall over rug corners. You’re better off eliminating the risk entirely and leaving rugs out of the equation. Instead, give them a brand new pair of fuzzy slippers as a housewarming gift!