personalized retirement living spaces

A Guide to Customizing Your Living Space in an Active Retirement Community

As retirement approaches, many seniors look forward to the prospect of living in an active retirement community—a place where they can enjoy their newfound freedom while engaging in various activities and socializing with like-minded individuals. One of the most exciting aspects of transitioning to such a community is the opportunity to customize your living space to suit your individual preferences and lifestyle. 

Here are some helpful tips and tricks for personalized retirement living spaces to make your home your own.

Make It Your Unique Personality

Take the time to consider what makes you feel most at home. Your living space should be a reflection of your unique personality and style! Start by selecting colors, furniture, and decor that resonate with you. Whether you prefer a cozy cottage aesthetic, a minimalist modern vibe, or something in between, choose elements that make you feel at home.

Evoke Memories with Cherished Possessions

Memories lift our spirits and bring on a sense of joy, comfort, and relaxation, just what we need to live our best retirement lifestyle. Display items that bring you joy and evoke fond memories, whether it’s a collection of travel souvenirs, vintage heirlooms, or handmade crafts. Family photos, precious mementos, and meaningful artwork will also transform any space. Surround yourself with things that create a sense of belonging! 

Maximize Comfort

Prioritize comfort when furnishing your living space by investing in décor items that feel warm and inviting – think ergonomic chairs, plush seating options, soft rugs, and beautiful throw pillows.

Additionally, consider the importance of lighting. Adding floor lamps and table lamps that offer soft hues creates a cozy atmosphere. 

Bring the Outdoors In

Nature and organic elements bring life to any space. Incorporate some greenery into your space. Potted plants, herbs, or flowers add natural beauty (with an added bonus of improving indoor air quality, which is particularly essential for senior citizens!)

At OceanView, our property is surrounded by nature and beautifully landscaped with plenty of seating and walking areas, so you can enjoy the outdoors any time of year. 

Optimize Functionality

Make sure your living space is designed to meet your specific needs and preferences. Storage is essential, particularly in smaller spaces when optimizing living space for seniors. Choose furniture that offers storage solutions, such as ottomans with hidden compartments or coffee tables with built-in shelves, and utilize spaces for multiple purposes. This will help keep your space tidy while maintaining the personalized feel.

Seek Professional Assistance

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to start, don’t hesitate to seek assistance – many retirement communities, like OceanView, can help you bring your vision to life! Work closely with them to develop a personalized plan that reflects your tastes, needs, and budget.

OceanView at Falmouth

At OceanView at Falmouth, we understand the importance of providing a place that feels like home. Our vibrant community offers an extensive range of customizable living options, ranging from beautiful apartments to cottages with spacious backyards. Our community is highly customizable, allowing you to explore your passions and interests while living in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

If you’re considering a move to an active retirement community, we encourage you to contact us at OceanView and discover the welcoming, relaxing, and supportive community we offer.