Moving into and settling in a retirement community can be stressful. After all, you are changing your living environment, and you will need to adjust. If you want to know how to create a smoother transition process to independent living in Kennedale, TX, read on!
Establish Your Preferred Style of Décor
If you are moving from a much smaller space, be sure not to hoard things and clutter your new space. You will also need to bring some decorative items such as art paintings to enrich the look of your new apartment. It will be good to pick a theme or design, so that your apartment will look cohesive and inviting. Carefully choose the combination of décor, colors and paintings that complement each other.
Photographs and Memories
A home symbolizes the relationships between you and your family and friends. If you are moving into a new apartment for seniors, you may feel sad being distant from your family. You can bring along a framed photo of your family and hang it on the wall for your reference. Besides, do not worry about feeling lonely, because you will forge new friendships with our caring team members and other residents at the retirement community.
Create Décor during Art Class
One of the popular amenities at our retirement community is the art and crafts class. Participate in our art class not just to make new friends, but you can exercise your creativity and create art pieces that you never knew you could. You can unleash your new talents. You can then decorate your new apartment with your new art works. This can make you feel more at home because the artworks will represent your new life and associate these new works with memories that you have made with your new friends.
Installing furniture is one way to decorate your apartment. Depending on the floor plan that you have chosen for your apartment, and the square footage, your furniture should match the dimensions of your apartment, and its orientation. A furniture that is a good fit should neither make your apartment look cluttered nor make it look empty.
Safety as Décor
When decorating your new apartment, do not forget to incorporate safety decisions. Be sure to orientate your furniture such that it does not obstruct the walkway. This is crucial because you should minimize the risks of falling. Fall prevention is extremely important for any living space or activity space in a retirement home. In particular, you should place rubber mats in the bathroom as the bathroom is slippery, which increases the risks of falling.
Lighting is crucial because as seniors, your eyes may be less sensitive to light. If your home is visible and accessible, there is less chance of falling as well. It is recommended that the walls are painted in bright colors, to contrast the dark drapes and furniture.
If you are looking for a retirement community, be sure to consider Morada Lake Arlington. Morada Lake Arlington provides diverse floor plans for you to choose from, arts and crafts among other activities to help you create new décor materials. Contact us today to find out more.