5 spring-ready decorating tips

Who doesn’t feel the urge to welcome spring with a home decorating refresh? While you’re in the mood, why not look at your space (or that of your senior loved one) to make sure the furnishings are safe, accessible, and spark joy for the new season?

We’ve selected some of the top 2022 decorating trends and added our own tips to make your home both spring-ready and senior-friendly.

Grow your calm

Design experts suggest bringing the outdoors in with more house plants this spring. While recent studies have qualified the premise that indoor plants clean the air, research shows that plants have many other benefits, including helping to reduce stress and anxiety.*

Large Monstera, Peperomia and Snake Plants grown in simple floor pots are popular right now.*

Contrast and compare

Consider layering different patterns and textures in fresh spring hues, such as nature-inspired greens. Add throw pillows in gorgeous florals, or in furry or woven fabrics. Using high-contrast patterns, colours and textures is helpful for older eyes to distinguish objects.*

Journey down memory lane

Even if you’re not travelling again, decorate with mementos collected from past trips. For example, create a shadow box filled with shells or postcards. These are great conversation starters and often bring back wonderful memories.

Cut a (sisal) rug

Flat jute, hemp or sisal rugs fit beautifully with 2022’s trend towards natural fibres and materials. If you prefer patterns, vintage rugs are popular too. For safety’s sake, make sure any area rugs are secured with double-sided tape to prevent tripping and falls. Lower pile carpeting is a better choice for the same reason.

Throw yourself a curve

Trend-setters are moving away from boxy silhouettes towards more organic curves and softer lines in sofas, chairs, and hard furnishings. You may wish to look for chairs with higher, sturdier arms and firm cushions to make it easier to rise from. Power-lift recliners now come in a stylish range of fabrics and colours.

Even if you’re not considering new furniture, think about a spring rearrangement of your existing living room. Remove furniture that prevents a clear, uncluttered path, and provide plenty of room around favourite chairs and sofas. Make sure cords are safely positioned along walls.

Chartwell suites are spacious, bright, and airy, ready for your own personal decorating style and cherished things. Call us today at 1-855-461-0685 to find a residence near you.