Independent living for seniors is all about being comfortable at home. When you spend the majority of your time at your home, the convenience of having a stair lift or other mobility device is worth the investment. But you also have to think about aesthetics. It’s easy to get bored with your home decor, especially if it’s outdated or the color scheme doesn’t match the current season. Part of successful independent living is being active, and changing up your decor periodically is a safe and fun way to do it. Here are some ideas to make your house decor ready for the summer season.

Choose A Theme And Color Scheme

Some people want to have an overarching theme throughout their home or in individual rooms, while others prefer to simply have an aesthetically pleasing color scheme. Visualizing color schemes can be challenging when you have all of your current colors present, so consider moving out any furniture or items that can be moved easily. Everything from accent walls to throw rugs, lighting and accent pillows should be considered in your color scheme and theme. Think about what types of indoor plants may look great as well and you can plan your theme around them.

Introduce Bright And Colorful Elements To Every Room

A common summer theme for house decor is bright and colorful with subtle accents. Light green or blue with gold accents can brighten up any room. You can use different shades of these colors to add more depth and style as well. Everything from vases to lampshades, curtains and throw pillows make an impact on the overall environment, so be sure to focus on every detail to achieve the look you desire. Find some tropical plants that can survive indoors with limited sun exposure and you’ll make your home feel like a relaxing oasis for independent living.

Incorporate Natural Light Wherever Possible

Every design theme should consider the amount of natural light you have. Look at how light enters every room throughout the day and place certain pieces of decor accordingly. For example, you may not want a mirror on a wall that gets evening sunlight since the reflection can be distracting. Use natural sunlight to your advantage to highlight various features throughout your home. You may even consider having a skylight installed if a room doesn’t have windows or is naturally darker.

Next Day Access can help make your home decorating adventures safer and more convenient. As you are coming back from stores with your new decor, we can install a threshold ramp in your entryways for extra safety. And moving plants, picture frames or other items up the stairs can be much easier when you ride a stair lift rather than walk up the stairs. Senior independent living is all about enjoying your living space safely and we are here to help. Before you start your summer decorating, contact us to see how we can help make your space easier to navigate.