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Preparing for Spring: Tips for Sprucing up Your Senior Living Apartment

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Preparing for Spring: Tips for Sprucing up Your Senior Living Apartment

Preparing for spring can be done through more than just a deep cleaning. As snow melts and gardens begin to bloom, take a look around your Broadmoor Court apartment and see if a few of these ideas to spruce up your surroundings capture your interest and excite you for the coming season.

Boost Indoor Color with Flowers

Whether you opt for a single bud or a generous bouquet, flower vases are a tried-and-true option for enhancing a room. While coffee tables and nightstands are often adorned with a floral arrangement, look around for interesting places in your apartment to add color such as tiny vials tucked in bookcases or oversized buckets set on the floor.

Artificial garlands make a fun accent to window valences or door frames, and a floral print in a new set of curtains or throw pillows may be just the focal point your space needs for a fresh look.

Explore a Green Thumb

A few potted plants can help soften a space and make it feel cozier. Many varieties require only a bit of water once every few weeks, and with some research, you'll likely find some flowering houseplants that fit your lifestyle such as classics like African violets, Christmas cactus, scented geraniums or orchids.

A window herb garden containing mint or rosemary lets you enjoy an aromatic addition to your home and a delicious ingredient in freshly made tea and snacks.

Another bonus of indoor plants is their natural ability to absorb indoor pollutants and provide oxygen. NASA research has provided an extensive look into the benefits of including live plants in homes, and some of the easiest to grow are the best air purifiers.

Celebrate Light

Uncovered windows naturally lift spirits and chase away feelings of gloom. Highlight the lengthening hours of daylight that comes with spring through suncatchers, sparkling beads or prisms.

If open drapes in your bedroom or living spaces make you feel uncomfortable, look into adding a sheer curtain or a decorative film that lets in light while distorting the view.

Don't Overlook Personal Areas

The bedroom and bathroom are where we spend a lot of time at the beginning and end of our day. Add a bit of cheer to daily movements by adding prints or decor to specific areas.

Some ideas that you can add today are:

Patterned sheets and bedding

Vinyl decals on headboards or doors

Colorful frames for photos and artwork

Printed shower curtains

Decorative soap dishes

Greenery drapes around vanity mirrors

Twinkle lights in shadowed corners

Handmade Creations

The perfect way to find decor that fits your personal taste is to create it yourself. The internet is filled with clever ways to explore hobbies such as watercolor crayons that let you draw pictures and then transform them into paintings by adding water.

Tutorials for paper flowers make it easy for even beginners to create dazzling centerpieces in a minimal number of steps, and DIY wreaths ensure the first thing guests see when coming to visit is a piece created straight from your own imagination.

Painted flowerpots and vases, table runners sewn out of novelty prints, embroidery featuring garden motifs and pressed flower wall art are just the beginning of potential handmade decorations for you to try on your own or with your neighbors around Broadmoor Court.

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