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Blog | July 3, 2024

5 Of The Best Ways To Personalize Your Suite In Retirement Living

Personalizing Your Suite
When you move to retirement living, personalizing your suite is a great way to make this space feel like home and fill it with personality. Adding your personal touch to your surroundings is a great way to warm up the space and make you more comfortable. Here are some simple ways to personalize your suite:

Personalize Your Suite with a Piece of Furniture That Brings You Joy

Bringing along a cherished piece of furniture is a great way to bring memories of home with you on your new journey. These pieces act as anchors of familiarity, easing the transition and helping you feel rooted in your new environment. At Trico LivingWell, we work with local companies that specialize in relocation and downsizing to help our residents bring beloved items with them in a stress-free way.

Personalize Your Suite By Hanging Artwork and Photos

Personal photos, artwork, and crafts can transform a plain space into a vibrant collection of stories. These displays are the perfect reminder of the joyful moments in life and great conversation starters when getting to know your neighbours. When choosing artwork to personalize your space, different colour combinations can set the tone for the environment you are looking to achieve.

For a more soothing space, consider soft pastels. If you’re looking to energize the space, consider bolder hues. Be sure to check with the community you are living in on the rules around how you are able to hang things on the walls. During the holidays, you can also personalize your front door with festive décor to bring the cheer to your neighbours.

Personalize Your Suite By Adding a Touch of Nature

What better way to make your space flourish than with some lush greenery! Besides being beautiful, plants have a wealth of health benefits, especially when we live in close quarters with them. Plants are known to absorb pollutants and purify the air, as well as regulate humidity and reduce noise. Not only do they benefit our physical health, but our mental health too.

Studies have shown that having a plant around can improve focus, productivity, and mood while decreasing stress and anxiety. Caring for a plant is also a great addition to routine that brings value to our daily lives. If you’re not keen on maintenance, consider opting for artificial plants to elevate your decor. Or, consider joining others in planting their summer gardens. At Trico LivingWell, we have a gardening club that meets to take care of our flowers every summer on our roof top balcony.

Personalize Your Suite By Playing With Lighting

Layering different types of light helps cater to the different activities we partake in throughout the day. Ambient lighting (such as ceiling lights that are already installed in your suite) is good for overall brightness, while task lighting, such as a desk lamp, is important for when you are focused on reading or hobbies. Accent lighting is a great way to highlight your favourite spots or pieces in a room.

Keep it Safe and Comfortable

Personalizing your suite in a retirement community is not just about decoration, it’s about creating a comfortable, safe, and inviting space that reflects who you are. Many retirement communities have built suites with safety in mind, so that you feel truly at peace in your new home. At Trico LivingWell, all of our suites have been designed with safety features to make them as accessible as possible.

This includes wide doorways, comfort height toilets, and grab bars in our spacious bathrooms. Ensure that your new décor allows for easy mobility. You can do so through small adjustments, such as securing rugs to prevent slips and making sure lighting is adequate for visibility. Keep pathways clear for when you navigate your space.

Interested in learning more about the suite and building features at Trico LivingWell? Visit https://tricolivingwell.com/building-features/