Some might consider downsizing stressful, but it can also be liberating! When you make the decision to move to a senior living apartment, you’re embracing a life of freedom and choice by releasing yourself from the responsibility of home maintenance to enjoy all of the social benefits of a senior living community, which includes great amenities, dining and activities to explore. Decorating your new home is one of the first steps once you’ve begun the senior living journey. To help you turn your senior apartment at The Overlook into the home of your dreams, we’ve gathered five small-space decorating tips. As an added bonus, high-end finishes come standard at The Overlook, and our 10’ ceilings create a more spacious feel in your home! Rightsize your furniture. It’s important you only bring furniture that’ll comfortably fit in your new space. When downsizing, taking al your furniture with you is one of the biggest mistakes people make. Fortunately, most furniture manufacturers have responded to senior spacing needs by rightsizing their collections for senior apartment homes and smaller floor space. Prioritize your favorite furniture pieces, know your measurements, and keep your new home’s dimensions in mind when shopping for new pieces. 1. Add a little green. Would you like to add a little green to your area but you don’t have the space for planters or pots? On a windowsill, arrange a fiddle-leaf fig or a succulent tray to soak up the sun and provide a splash of brightness. Natural light and regular water are needed for the fiddle-leaf fig, while plants like succulents and lithops need relatively little care. 2.Hang wall art. Decorative pieces of artwork function beautifully as the focal point of a small space, helping rooms to feel larger. They also anchor other items in a room and tie colors together. You can also use signs, paintings, photographs, posters, mirrors and tapestries, or whatever makes you feel most at home. 3. Use corners and nooks. With an oversized plant and a comfy chair, you can create the perfect nook for lounging, reading or daydreaming. There is no need to worry about not being able to display heirlooms, knickknacks or prized possessions. A floating corner shelf is the perfect place to keep these nearby in your new home. In another corner, maybe right next to your favorite reading chair or couch, you can place decorative crates or bins to hold books, games, or arts and crafts. 4. Find a grounding base for each room. Rugs and throws act as grounding elements in a room. A neutral rug in a subdued pattern can tie everything together if items in the room feature different patterns, colors or textures. This is also a fun opportunity to go shopping and pair something new with your old favorites. Come Visit Us at The Overlook. The next chapter in your story could begin right here in the picturesque New England countryside. At The Overlook, a senior living community, we have everything the modern independent senior needs, from spacious floor plans and fitness opportunities to high-quality medical care and a never-ending list of fun things to do. Learn more about our available floor plans today.