16th January 2021
Happy New Year and all the best for 2021.
The start of a New Year is the perfect time to make some internal changes to your home. As a tenant in a supported living property, you may be wary about how much decorating you can do. In this post, we will talk through some top tips for making your supported living property feel homely, without causing any marks or damage.
1. Try clever storage – whether it’s under-bed drawers or boxes, using hinged foot stools, or swapping out your bedside table for a small bookcase, there are plenty of ways to add fun and functionality to your home while making the best use of your space.
2. Divide up your rooms – one interior design trick is to define different areas of an open-plan home by using rugs. For example, using one underneath a dining table clearly marks it as a mealtime spot.
3. Bring the outside in – using flowers and plant as accessories not only adds colour and interest but can be something of a substitute when restrictions prevent enjoying the outdoors to their fullest. For an unusual idea, why not try a window box inside or use an old jug as a vase?
4. Get comfortable – throws and cushions are not just nice, colourful accessories. They are also practical, giving comfort and warmth – especially at this colder time of year. Try using them in different ways to make your home feel fresh, for instance hanging over a door, using one to cover over storage, or giving your dining table some interest.
5. Let in the light – whether you incorporate some table or standing lamps, or make clever use of mirrors, the right lighting can make all the difference in your independent living property. It can make you feel more positive, add a cosy atmosphere on cold evenings, or even make your space appear larger than it is.
Of course, there are plenty of other small ideas to make your independent living property feel more homely. Using magnets to stick up photos on your fridge or freezer makes your space feel more personal, while incorporating colourful or slogan mugs adds a bright touch. You could even make some small swaps, like changing your shower curtain or using window clings.
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