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Decorating Tips for Your Assisted Living Apartment

Every assisted living apartment starts out as a blank canvas. With so much blank space to fill, you might not know where to start when it comes to decorating. Use these assisted living decorating ideas as guidance and inspiration as you start planning how you wish to decorate your apartment.

Colors That Add Positivity to Your New Home

Just by changing the colors of the walls you can instantly transform the mood of your apartment. However, certain colors often convey certain feelings, moods and emotions.

The following are some examples of what moods and emotions can be portrayed or conveyed just by choosing to decorate your new home with these colors:

Warm Red

Increases energy and conveys a powerful feel.


The color orange is energizing and can increase happiness, enhance productivity and bring joy.


Is a calming, yet happy color. It instantly brightens up a room no matter what shade of yellow you choose to use.


Is defined as calming and has stress-relieving properties.


There are different shades of blu, but especially the lighter shades can be soothing and relaxing.

Bright Purple

With bright purple, you can add a bold splash of color while conveying a sense of sophistication. Lighter shades of purple are relaxing.


Choosing browns such as beige or pale brown, have a comfortable cozy feel that is warm yet elegant.


Light grey is versatile and can go with almost anything. Darker gray has an edgier, stylish touch.


The color white brightens a room and can make small spaces seem larger.


Should only be used as an accent color for other colors, can add depth and clarity to your space.

Use the Corners of Your Apartment

With a little creative thinking you can transform the empty corners of your senior apartment into beautiful spaces. Plant baskets, mobiles and other décor can be hung in the corners.

Floating shelves are another popular option for apartment corners. Floating shelves give you a space to display favorite personal knickknacks and mementos.

Brighten the Room with Flowers and Other Plants

Whether you’re selecting a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or studio, your assisted living apartment provides plenty of room to continue your passion for gardening. Small potted plants or even container gardening allows you to still pursue your passion without needing a lot of space.

If you aren’t familiar with plants but still want to use them as part of your décor, you can start with succulents. These plants are low maintenance and don’t require a lot of direct sunlight. This is perfect for areas where your plants might not be able to get enough sunlight throughout the day.

Worried about keeping the small plants alive? You can always consider artificial plants. There are many artificial flowers and plants that look real. Adding a few of these around the apartment allows you to brighten any room without having to worry about plant maintenance.

Use Natural Light to Your Advantage

Natural light can make a room feel larger and more spacious. Take advantage of any windows in your apartment to let in natural light. Try to avoid using dark curtains or blinds as those can block out natural light.

If you are worried about getting too much natural light, you can customize your curtains so they can be tied back. This way you can leave the curtains open when you want to brighten the room, but you have the option to block out the natural light.

Other Assisted Living Decorating Tips to Consider

Other decorating tips and tricks that can prove helpful in decorating your assisted living apartment include:

  • Hang large paintings or signs on the walls
  • Place mirrors around so they reflect natural light
  • Decorate the bedroom with decorative throws, pillows and headboards
  • Place tables in corners or near furniture. Avoid placing tables in the middle of the room as this could be a safety hazard.
  • Be mindful of cords or rugs which can also be a hazard.
  • Use scented room fresheners or infusers to enhance the mood and feel of your space.
  • Lavender scents have a relaxing and calming effect, while citrus scents naturally energize a room.
  • Add battery-operated candles to give a cozy, homey feel to the apartment

Fredericksburg Assisted Living Community

At The Villages of Windcrest, we want you to feel like you are at home. We encourage everyone to have fun personalizing their new living space. Start planning how you will use these assisted living decorating ideas for your new home by visiting our photo and video gallery and floor plans of our senior apartments.

You can get an idea of the layout, look and feel of your new home and come up with ideas on how you want to personalize it. We offer a variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments at our Fredericksburg assisted living community.