Interior Decorating For the Senior Citizen
Always think of safety before choosing any kind of furniture:
The pointed edges of countertops and table can cause bruising and pain if not found properly. Round edges will provide a Feng Shui comfort in the house and the countertop corner can also be in round shape.
Light a safe path:
It is said that “eyes are the first to go”, so it is good to have many lightings to maneuver the rooms.
You can add cabinets light in your kitchen.
You can also keep table lamps and beside lamps to be ready by.
You can also add switches to ease like 3-way switch near bed to turn off and on the room light.
Also make sure to add night lights in kitchen and bathroom for safety.
Senior citizens need all the comfort in furnishings and height is one of the most important factors in choosing a décor for them.
The first thing to keep in mind is that the bed should be very easy to get into i.e. neither high nor too soft.
There should be arms in the chair so that it becomes easy for them to rise out from their sitting position.
Bathroom can become dangerous if not adorned properly:
Grab bar is essential to place in toilet and shower area.
Use a honed tile on floor to provide traction from slipping.
Use taps in sink and bath which are temperature controlled to avoid scolding.
Accessibility is must:
Climbing on top of ladders and chairs is dangerous.
You must keep all the essentials in the kitchen in lower cabinets.
Make a space to call your own:
A cozy or corner sunroom can become the favorite spot to read.
Place a comfortable chair and a table to sit a lamp and snack on.