Looking to Personalize Your Retirement Home Suite?

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Looking to Personalize Your Retirement Home Suite? Here Are 3 Suggestions

Moving into a retirement home can be a major change. For most people, it means leaving a home they have lived in for many years and have made their own. The good news, though, is that a retirement home suite can be just as personalized and attractive as a traditional home or apartment. All it takes is a little creativity! If you’re about to make the move to a new retirement suite, be sure to follow these simple but highly effective tips for making it feel more like home.

Brush Up On The Rules Before You Do Anything

First things first. Before you do anything, make sure you are aware of the rules in your new home. Your retirement community likely has specific policies about what is and is not allowed in terms of decoration and personalization. For example, some communities may not allow you to put holes in the wall and may require you to use putty to put up art or other personal touches. If you are well aware of the rules ahead of time, it’s easy to avoid breaking them. Thus, you won’t have to undo your hard work or be met with disappointment.

Add-In Some Art Of Your Own

Once you’re clear on the rules, you’re ready to start decorating your new space! And, what better way to do that than by adding artwork that you’ve made all on your own? It’s harder to think of anything that could have a more personal touch.

You can find your own arts and crafts ideas, gather materials, and get to work. However, you can also check to see if your new retirement home offers art classes or has crafting sessions. If so, this is not only a great way to “claim your space,” but also to meet new people, make some friends, and feel more at home, all around, in your retirement suite.

Rustle Up Some Area Rugs

Another fun and easy way to jazz up a retirement suite space are to include some area rugs. These rugs are available in all styles, types, colors, sizes, and varieties. You can go for expensive designer rugs, or you can check out the local secondhand shops to see what you can find. Ultimately, no matter what type of rug is purchased, and whether it’s hung on the wall or displayed on the floor, this should prove an easy way to make space feel more personal.

Put Up Some Pictures

As a final tip, make sure to fill your new space with lots of pictures of your loved ones. If you don’t have a lot of photos on hand, ask! Chances are that your loved ones will be more than happy to provide you with plenty.

Not only do pictures add style to space, but they are wonderful conversation starters. As visitors ask you about the people in the photos, you’ll have something to talk about, which can lead to finding common ground, building new friendships, and, overall, feeling more comfortable and at home in your new place.

Ultimately, moving anywhere new can be a challenge. But, if you can follow these tips and keep a positive attitude, you should feel comfortable in no time at all. After all, it’s hard not to when you take care to create a suite that suits you.

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Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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