Retirement is an exciting chapter of your life, but moving into a new home can be a huge adjustment. Depending on where you go, you’ll have to cope with moving into a smaller home, a new travel route, and finding a new place to get your groceries!
Thankfully, there’s an easy way to get more used to your new surroundings - make your retirement apartment as homely as possible! Decorating your new home is a great way to start your new life in style.
Retirement apartment decorating ideas
- Give yourself time to downsize
- Prevent a buildup of clutter
- Open your curtains
- Go on a shopping trip
- Prioritise safety
- Make it personal
Give yourself time to downsize
Moving into a retirement apartment often means leaving a comparatively bigger family home that you have lived in for your life. Because of this, you need to take stock of your belongings and decide what to leave, what to keep, and what to give away. Try to be as functional as possible, keeping items that bring you joy like personal mementos, family photos, and clothes you can’t live without.
Need help downsizing to a retirement apartment? Our friendly Churchill Retirement will be more than happy to help you through the downsizing process. Check out our downsizing services here.
Prevent a build up of clutter
It should be obvious, but keep your apartment space tidy! As well as removing potential trip hazards, keeping the clutter down will enable you and your guests to move around your home with ease. Remember - too many items can make your apartment crowded, so think about investing in some storage solutions to give yourself more space. A clear and tidy apartment will let you enjoy the peaceful retirement that you deserve!
Open your curtains
There’s nothing like waking up every morning to sunshine creeping through your curtains! Let some natural light into your home, and everything in your room will sparkle with life. Best of all, exposure to natural light is great for your physical and mental health, resulting in a more positive outlook on life!
Go on a shopping trip
You won’t need to buy a whole room of furniture, but buying a few new things can help you give your home a personal touch. You could invest in some mirrors, new photo frames, or a cozy rug that really makes your room stand out. Why not make your room more green with some fresh potted plants and flowers? As well as making your room look more colourful, looking after them could become your own personal project!
With a Churchill Retirement apartment, you can make use of a lift that goes to every floor - saving you the trouble of carrying your shopping up the stairs!
When we grow older, taking extra precautions to keep safe is vital. This means that safe-proofing your retirement apartment should be one of the first things you do! Avoid falls by identifying any tripping hazards before you move in - is there an upturned rug or tangled cords that you need to address?
At Churchill, we know how important it is to feel safe in your home. That is why all of our apartments are outfitted with an intruder alarm, smoke alarm and a 24-hour careline support system. You can rest assured knowing that you can enjoy a safe and secure retirement!
Make it personal
Now for the fun part. You can decorate your retirement apartment with all the items that mean something special to you, including family photos, heirlooms, or a drawing from your grandkids! Put your cherished items in a prominent place, and you’ll get a daily reminder of all the special memories that you’ve had.
Ready to make your apartment your own? At Churchill Retirement Living, every apartment space is designed to make your life easier. If you have any questions about your new home, our customer service team are always on hand to help you through any part of your move!