Frisco might not get super chilly, but winter can feel long and dreary while you wait for spring to bloom. Sprucing up your assisted living apartment for spring can help you shake off the winter blues and look forward to warmer months ahead. Try these suggestions to add a cheerful touch to your space.
Set a cheerful, spring tone right away with a spring-themed wreath on your assisted living apartment door. You can find a variety of fitting wreath options, from a floral wreath covered in faux tulips to an Easter-themed wreath with a cross or colorful Easter eggs on it. For a creative twist, grab an old umbrella, turn it upside down while it's closed and tuck some faux flowers in the opening to peek out the top.
Celebrate Easter while adding a fresh look to your assisted living apartment with an Easter display. You might decorate a cross for the holiday or display Easter lilies. Incorporate decorated eggs with the Christian aspect of the holiday by writing words like "risen," "peace" and "blessed" on the eggs, or write a letter on each egg to spell out Jesus. If you have grandchildren who live nearby, invite them over to make Easter crafts and display them in your apartment.
Fresh flowers or potted plants can bring nature indoors and brighten up your assisted living apartment. Pick a new bouquet to place in a vase each week, or choose a low-maintenance potted plant you can enjoy indefinitely. Real plants require some care and can make a bit of a mess. Choosing a faux plant can let you enjoy the beauty of nature without the work.
An easy way to freshen up the look of your sofa or chairs is with new throw pillows. Choose spring colors like pastels for your throw pillows, or you can go with the Easter theme for the pillow decor. If you already have throw pillows on your living room furniture, you can buy new throw pillow covers to put on them. This option makes it easy to change the look of the pillows for each season without buying and storing lots of extra pillows. You can also add a brightly colored or spring-themed throw blanket over the back of your sofa for an extra touch of color.
Floral prints work well in your spring decor, so an easy option to create a spring feeling in your apartment is floral artwork. Add new artwork on your walls or swap out an existing print with bright florals. Unframed canvas prints are lightweight and easy to hang on the wall — you can often use self-adhesive wall hooks to hold them.
If your assisted living apartment includes a dining room table, bring the spring theme to it, starting with a spring tablecloth. Choose a solid pastel color, a floral pattern or an Easter print to set the stage for your dining space. Add cheerful place mats and napkins that complement the tablecloth. You can also create a spring-themed centerpiece for the table with flowers or other spring items. For a simple arrangement, fill a clear glass vase with colorful faux Easter eggs and tuck faux flowers into the vase.
You can bring a little spring into your apartment with all the accents by choosing a bright, spring color palette. Swap out your current decor with brighter colors, or add new accents in cheerful shades. For example, if you have a beige throw rug in your living room or a welcome mat by your front door, replace them with light yellow or blue rugs.
Your spring updates to your apartment don't all have to be visual. Adding a sensory experience with spring scents can boost your mood and get you excited about spring. An easy way to do this is with essential oils. Aromatherapy with essential oils can improve how you feel. Floral and citrus fruit scents work well for springtime. You can get an essential oil diffuser to help spread the fragrance throughout your home. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and place it somewhere in the room to help disperse the scent.
During the winter months, it's cozy to have flannel sheets and heavy blankets on your bed. Maybe you're cuddling up on winter-themed sheets or wintery plaids. Replacing your winter bedding with lighter, cheerier options can help you wake up from your winter hibernation and sleep more comfortably in the spring. You might opt for sheets in pastels or with floral prints to signal the changing seasons. Lighter blankets can also help you sleep better, with just enough warmth for the spring months to stay cozy without feeling overheated.
Sometimes, the best way to prepare your apartment for spring is by doing a deep cleaning and decluttering. Getting rid of decor and clutter that no longer serves you can brighten up your space and make it feel more open. It also makes room for new decorations that fit this season of life. Adding a few drops of essential oils to your cleaning products can help add the spring scent throughout your home as you clean.
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