5 Ways to Make Your New Apartment Feel Like Home

Apr 1, 2021 | Blog

While there are many benefits to down­sizing, it can be hard to transition from living in a house to residing in a retirement community. Here are five tips to help make your new apartment feel like home.

    1. Fill it with memories. Hang a variety of family photos, display souvenirs from your travels and use your own furniture to create a sense of familiarity.
    2. Prioritize comfort. A home should be some­where you can relax and put your feet up, so don’t skimp on comfortable seating, luxu­rious linens and soft blankets. Also, create a space where you can read, paint or do other activities you enjoy.
    3. Personalize the space. Even if your apartment co­mes fully furnished, you can still make it your own with accent pillows, plants, artwork and ot­her decorative pie­ces. Use an essential oil diffuser or plug-in air freshener to imbue your new home with a scent you love.
    4. Join the community. Ra­­ther than stay cooped up all day, participate in some of the activities and outings offered at your re­­si­dence. This will help make your apartment feel like a welcome sanctuary after a lively day.
    5. Continue to host. If you like to entertain, be sure to invite family and friends over to visit. Even if you don’t have a full kitchen, all you need is an electric kettle to serve tea and a well-stocked candy dish to please the grandkids.

Finally, remember to give yourself time to adjust to the space and keep an open mind about this new chapter in your life.