There’s a big difference between houses and homes. While a house is simply a structure with four walls and a door, “home” is where your heart is. It’s your personal oasis where you feel most comfortable and secure. Stepping inside your home should feel like being embraced in a warm hug from a dear friend. At Homestead Village, we don’t like to call it “downsizing,” we like to call it “rightsizing!” Residents look forward to simplifying their spaces to maximize their lifestyle.
Using the right decorating strategies, you can transform your new space into your new favorite place. Use these three tips to convert your “right sized” accommodations into your new dream home instantly.
Moving and “right sizing” allows you to develop new daily rituals. We’ve all experienced how quickly a clear kitchen counter can transform into temporary housing for mail, to-do lists, phone chargers, Fido’s treats, Amazon returns, and more. Before you know it, a dining room table becomes a laundry center or hobby staging zone.
Cutting the clutter makes transitioning into your new location effortless. Use these handy tips to keep your new home clear and clean:
When you move to Homestead Village, you’ll have even more time to nurture relationships with your friends and loved ones! Plus, you’ll gain an entire community of new friends! Even if you move into a smaller space than where you previously lived, the community offers numerous spacious floor plans that make it easy to entertain. As such, taking a thoughtful approach to creating a space for conversation and connection is important.
How you arrange your furniture directs the focus of the people in it. Keep the eyes off the TV by dedicating a space for get-togethers. For example, a sofa and two chairs separated by a table will seat everyone in the room across from each other, allowing a place to lay out snacks or play a game. Leave enough space to navigate the area with ease. Too much furniture placed too close together can make guests feel claustrophobic.
Personal touches like cozy, supportive sofa pillows, fresh flowers, and essential oil diffusers will make everyone feel serene and relaxed. Do you have a great view from your windows? Soften the frame of your view with curtains that can also provide privacy when needed.
Whether you’re sipping your morning coffee or reading a book before bed, interior lighting can impact the ambiance of your home and your mood. Let the natural light shine through during the daylight hours. A room full of sunlight is uplifting. Daily doses of vitamin D improve your mood, even during dreary winter days.
Use well-positioned lamps, wall sconces, and overhead lighting that project a warm glow as evening settles in. Add brighter lights to high-traffic areas to reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls. Homestead Village offers two hours of complimentary maintenance service upon move-in, so if you need help hanging lights, we’re happy to help! We also allow residents to purchase their own light fixtures during the home’s renovation phase so that the fixtures are already installed when you’re ready to move in! From pendant lights to ceiling fans, there are limitless options!
Need help settling in? Homestead Village is always happy to lend a hand! We offer comprehensive customization plans for new residents. Pick and choose packages that best suit your needs, preferences, and lifestyle, including modern kitchens, brand-new bathrooms, and lighting.
At Homestead Village, you’ll enjoy a wide range of living options in a community with a small-town feel. Our residents enjoy lifelong learning programs, volunteer opportunities, worry-free home maintenance, 24-hour security, an on-site fitness center, and more.
Ready to find your new home in Lancaster, PA? Book your tour of Homestead Village today.