Refreshing Home Decor for Spring That Seniors Can IncorporateMay 9, 2023
With spring cleaning often comes the desire to change up one’s scenery. While the idea might be appealing to seniors, changing up their decor may seem overwhelming. This, however, does not have to be the case. There are plenty of options for refreshing home decor for spring that seniors can incorporate into their homes that require minimal effort.
Give your living room a change
Changing your throw pillows and blankets is possibly the easiest thing you can do to transform your living room into spring. Put out colorful throw pillows, or cover your current pillows with slips. Use lighter blankets that not only brighten the room but help chase away the chilly nights.
If you have window coverings in your living room, switch them out for something light and airy. The drapes you used to block out the winter drafts are likely too warm in the spring. Instead, use something that lets in light and fresh air when you have the windows open.
Update your bedding
During the dead of winter, you likely use several thick blankets, duvets, and heavy sheets to stay warm. This time of year, you can change out your sheets to more breathable cotton and softer duvets. Make changes not only with the fabric weight, but the color too. Opt for pastels, creams, or other warm colors that help the space feel inviting.
Bring the outdoors inside
Indoor plants are a great way for seniors to breathe in fresh air even on rainy days that leave them trapped inside. Place them around your home to create some life, and you’ll be surprised how much they refresh a room!
If you’re concerned about the work that comes with indoor plants, consider purchasing cactuses or succulents. These sturdy plants only need to be every so often and can generally just be left alone. Alternatively, keep your house alive with greenery by purchasing flowers. If you take the time to dry bouquets, you could keep them for as long as you’d like.
Create a spring wreath
Wreaths are one part décor, one part craft, making them especially great for seniors. They encourage seniors to engage their creative thinking skills, problem-solving, and even their hand-eye coordination. Follow an online tutorial, or just come up with a design on your own.
To make a wreath, purchase a base, flowers, greenery, and other picks from your local craft store. Adhere them to your wreath base by twisting them in place if you’d like to change it out seasonally, or with wire if you’d like to keep it permanent.
For help at home, consider an at-home caregiver
This spring season, don’t let the activities of daily living get in the way of your fun. Hire the help of an at-home caregiver. These professionals gladly assist with any non-medical care you require, including personal care, meal preparation, medication reminders, and more.
To learn whether or not a caregiver could be right for you, give us a call at 773-274-9262. We would be happy to discuss our care options with you.
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