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June 20, 2024

Furniture and Decor to Maximize Comfort at Sunset

Furnishing assisted living facilities and apartments requires thoughtful consideration to ensure both comfort and functionality for residents. The right furniture can significantly enhance the quality of life, providing convenience, safety, and a sense of home. 

From power recliners to multifunctional storage solutions, selecting the appropriate pieces is key to creating a supportive and welcoming environment. We’ll also talk about Sunset Skilled Nursing Care, where residents are a bit more limited in personalization, but still have everything they need in their space.

Sunset Assisted Living and Sunset Apartments and Villas

In these settings, residents can customize their living areas with helpful furniture and decor options. These personalized touches not only make life easier but also provide important support and a sense of independence. Having a space that feels like a real home is invaluable, enhancing comfort and well-being. The right furnishings can transform any apartment into a welcoming, supportive environment. Take a look at our suggestions.

Focus on Furniture with Storage Capabilities

When selecting furniture, opt for pieces that offer more than just good looks. Think about furniture with built-in storage capabilities, such as drawers, shelves, or hidden compartments. These functional features help maximize storage and keep you organized.

Comfortable, Sturdy, and Practical Seating

Invest in seating that prioritizes comfort, sturdiness, and practicality. Look for sofas and chairs with supportive cushions and durable upholstery. Practical seating options like recliners or rocking chairs can enhance comfort and versatility.

Consider adding a power recliner. Having a power recliner can greatly improve the quality of life for assisted living residents and those in Sunset’s Apartments and Villas. This type of furniture, which assists users in standing up, can be beneficial for residents facing challenges due to illness or injury, making it easier for them to transition in and out of chairs independently.

Opt for lightweight furniture that can be moved easily. Pieces that aren’t overly bulky or heavy allow for easy rearrangement, providing flexibility in your home layout.

Nightstand with Large, Durable Top and Storage

A nightstand with ample storage and a durable top surface is a worthwhile investment for any bedroom. It offers convenient storage for bedtime basics while providing a spot for a lamp, alarm clock, or other personal items.

Where can I buy furniture locally?

Looking to furnish your new home at Sunset with locally-sourced furniture? Here are some fantastic options to explore while furniture shopping. Whether you’re in search of timeless pieces or modern designs, these Quincy, Illinois stores offer a variety of choices to suit every style and budget. Discover everything from classic comfort at Harvey’s Furniture to hand-made, all natural wood pieces at Oak Furniture Gallery. Click on any of the following links:

Handy Electronics Keep You Connected

Residents are encouraged to bring essential electronics to stay connected. Consider bringing a television for entertainment, a laptop or tablet for internet access and video calls, and a smartphone for communication. Don’t worry, we still offer a landline connection in each apartment. E-readers are perfect for avid readers, while portable music players or Bluetooth speakers provide easy listening. If permitted, small kitchen appliances like a coffee maker can add convenience. Additionally, digital photo frames bring a personal touch and don’t forget chargers and power strips to keep everything organized and powered.

Over-the-Toilet Cabinet or Storage

An over-the-toilet cabinet is a practical addition to any bathroom. It provides valuable storage for toiletries, towels, and other bathroom essentials while utilizing vertical storage efficiently.

Bring Nature Inside

Breathe new life and vitality into your surroundings with some greenery. Snake plants thrive in low light and only need occasional watering, while pothos and spider plants can tolerate varying light conditions and very little watering. These plants are ideal companions and can reduce stress levels. Opt for a couple of small plants with easy care requirements to really bring life to the space. 

Before adding any plants to your villa, especially if you have pets, it’s essential to check with your local plant store and do some research. Some plants can be toxic to animals, and it’s important to ensure a safe environment for your furry friends.

Fun Holiday Decor

The holidays always bring festive cheer and a sense of community to Sunset. We encourage residents to participate by bringing their own decorations along, too. Whether it’s stringing lights, hanging ornaments, or displaying festive wreaths or a menorah, these personal touches can brighten the environment and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Freshening your apartment up for the holidays also provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to express their creativity and celebrate traditions.

Sunset Skilled Nursing Care

Our skilled nursing residents are encouraged to bring personal items to make their living areas uniquely their own. While we provide all the essential furniture needed for comfort and convenience, adding personal touches can greatly enhance the coziness and warmth of your environment. 

Consider bringing photos, artwork, cozy blankets, and other meaningful items to decorate. These personal touches can create a familiar and inviting place, making it feel truly like home. Here are some tips to help you personalize things while ensuring practicality and comfort.

Display Personal Photos and Artwork

Display framed photos of loved ones or favorite places on shelves or tabletops instead of hanging them on the walls. You can create a photo collage on a bulletin board or add personal artwork, photos, or paintings to bring a touch of your personality and memories into the living area.

Speaking of memories, showcase meaningful keepsakes or souvenirs from your travels, hobbies, or past experiences on shelves or in display cases. These items can spark joy and bring a sense of nostalgia, making your place feel more like home.

We also love celebrating the holiday season and creating a festive atmosphere! Residents are encouraged to decorate with festive ornaments and seasonal décor that can be displayed without nails or Command strips, ensuring our community feels warm and welcoming during this special time of year.

Use Functional Decorations

Choose items that also serve a purpose, such as a decorative lamp, or a storage basket that matches your room’s theme. This helps to keep everything organized while adding a personal touch. You can also use cozy blankets, throw pillows, and comfortable bedspreads to add warmth and color. These items can make any living situation feel more inviting and provide a special level of comfort.

Add Plants and Greenery

Bring a small plant or two to brighten up your living area. It will add a natural element to your decor. Choose low-maintenance plants like succulents or air plants that are easy to care for and require minimal attention. Again, do your research and be sure plants are not toxic to pets if you have furry loved ones.

In Conclusion

Furnishing your living space at Sunset Assisted Living and Sunset Apartments and Villas is about more than just functionality; it’s about creating a comfortable and welcoming environment. Whether it’s selecting the perfect recliner for relaxation and assistance or adding decorative touches to reflect personal style, our goal is to make each living area a haven of comfort and warmth.

While Sunset Skilled Nursing Care provides essential furniture, residents are encouraged to personalize their living areas with cherished and familiar items. There’s so much resident’s can still do to customize their space. From personal photos and artwork to cozy decor and plants, your living space can be unique and special, creating a sense of home and well-being.

If you have questions about Sunset’s guidelines on furniture and decor call 217-223-2636 and speak with someone from Sunset Assisted Living, Sunset Apartments, Sunset Independent Living Villas, or Sunset Skilled Nursing. We’re here to help and provide a place to call home!