At Autumn View Gardens, we know our homes are an extension of our personalities and lifestyles, and we encourage residents to put their own unique touch on their living spaces.
April is National Decorating Month, and to help residents new and old celebrate and enjoy their surroundings, here are seven fun decor ideas for senior living apartments.
Vinyl letters that can be removed and reused make a fun accent for focal walls. By selecting a neutral color and font, seniors can match any upcoming holidays or seasons and spell out greetings or inspirational words.
Another interesting way to write greetings and notes is to hang a message board. This lets seniors leave reminders for themselves, track menus or showcase photograph collages.
Instead of traditional cork boards that use push pins, which could become a potential hazard if dropped on the floor, seniors can use magnetic dry-erase boards and colorful magnets to post photos and paper lists. If they like to doodle or draw with chalk, they can opt for a chalkboard and create new pictures over time to add variety to their decorations.
One of the easiest ways to bring old-fashioned charm to your Ellisville home is with mason jars. They can be left plain or painted and distressed. They blend naturally into living areas and private bathrooms alike and make a great holder for beads, rocks, colored sand or flowers.
Well-positioned mirrors bring a functional decoration to walls and reflect light sources and open spaces, which makes rooms feel larger and brighter. The variety of sizes, shapes and materials of mirrors also ensures that seniors can enjoy experimenting with singular, large mirrors or a collection of small ones.
Because light sources automatically attract the eye, decorative lamps heavily influence the feel of a room. Both the shade and the base offer an open palate for creativity. Seniors can choose modern or antique styles with mixtures of metal, glass, fabric or paper materials and customize it by attaching things such as beads, pompoms or ribbons.
A soft pillow and blanket can make a favorite lounging chair even more comfortable for seniors who like to read or watch TV, and the choice of fabric is a great way to spice up an area with colors and patterns.
Seniors who want to create personalized additions to their decor but don't have a sewing machine can use simple no-sew designs made out of fleece.
Few things can soften a room as efficiently as a few houseplants and books. These can be in the form of just a single potted plant and a stack of books set on a coffee table or a full bookcase of novels and trinkets paired with plant shelves or hanging plants.
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