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A Guide To Decorating Your Independent Living Apartment

February 21st, 2020

Deciding on a senior living community and moving into your new apartment is exciting. However, it’s also a significant change, and you may be missing your old home and the familiarity that came with it.

From styling to decorating and organization, here are some ideas to make your new apartment feel like ”you” and reflect your personal style.

Display Personal Items

Although you may be downsizing from your old home, make sure to keep the items most important to you. Photo albums, your favorite mug or other pieces of furniture will add comfort and a sense of familiarity to your new space.

Be prepared to add new memories as well. For example, does your community have painting classes? Sign up for an event and create the next piece for your art collection.

Related: Pre-Moving Checklist for Seniors

Take It Slow

Take time to go through your possessions and decide what to keep. Include thoughtfully placed decorations to immediately make your apartment feel more relaxing and inviting.

If you have furniture you want to keep, but also don’t want to bring to your apartment, consider getting a storage unit. You may be downsizing, but that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of possessions you care about as you transition.

Keep Experimenting

As you settle into your new senior apartment, you may want to move furniture or update the space to reflect your evolving style. Take time to experiment with rearranging furniture and decorations to better suit your needs and optimize the space.

Design tip: While utilizing your current pieces is key, this is a new space — so you can have fun with trying new ideas to bring your apartment to life.

Get Community Assistance

When planning your move to a senior living community, be sure to ask about the support and maintenance they offer to help you get organized in your new home. Find out about available maintenance help your community provides to better understand what assistance is available and what (if anything) you may need to do on your own.

StoryPoint offers a wide range of services for its residents. Need help hanging a picture? Want some new paint on the walls? We can take care of that for you. Our maintenance team is available to support these types of requests and more.

Call StoryPoint Your Home

StoryPoint communities offer many options for individuals looking for a new place to call home. To learn more, contact your local StoryPoint community and schedule a tour today.

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