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Fall Decorating Ideas: Making Your Senior Apartment Cozy for Autumn

“I’ve always been very into interior design, and I can’t stand to have anything in my apartment that I don’t aesthetically love,” says style icon Betsey Johnson.

Message received, Betsey. Your apartment. Your choice. As you contemplate sprucing up your digs this fall, to warm things up for the coming winter or simply celebrate the season, the only absolute rule for fall apartment décor is: Please yourself.

There is no shortage of fabulous fall decorating ideas for apartments. The trick is to consider the parameters of your space and make choices that reflect your taste – and your wallet’s comfort zone.

Designed specially to accommodate your active adult lifestyle, Overture senior apartments are the perfect canvas for your creativity. Check out these fall apartment decorating ideas to personalize your new Overture senior apartment into a place you’ll love – even more than you already do.


Fall is the Do It Yourself dream season. Meander outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature’s splendor as you forage for leaves, flowers, stones and pinecones. Those fall treasures are easily transformed into seasonal wreaths or centerpieces. Add dried fruits for color and texture, or create table art around a gourd veggie, like pumpkin or squash. Glitter paint makes stone arrangements a focal point. Corn husks can become a festive garland. Invite a few neighbors over and make it a group craft session. Don’t forget the wine.

Get Cozy

Throw blankets in warm tones like red, tan and yellow, will warm you and the apartment in the months to come. Add a fall themed pillow with fall flowers or leaves. Keep a jar of your favorite Halloween candy on the coffee table so you can treat yourself and your friends as you cuddle up to watch your favorite scary movies.

Think Multi-Sensory

As you add seasonal touches, don’t forget the power of the olfactory. Fall scents like cinnamon, lemons, apples, and vanilla create instant ambiance. Artistic candles will do the trick. Or, bake pumpkin bread and let the aroma waft through the apartment. How about a simple stovetop potpourri, combining your gathered items to simmer in a pot on the stove? Your guests will feel enveloped in the embrace of the season.

Small Touches Can Have Big Impact

A small pumpkin from the grocery store. A bowl of ripe, red apples. Scented bathroom soap and seasonal dish and bathroom towels. These are inexpensive touches that can get you - and your guests in the mood to celebrate the season.

Playful Place Cards

If you are entertaining, liven up the dinner table with custom place cards. Your guests will love seeing their names written on a gorgeous colored leaf, or spray painted in gold on a small pumpkin, pinecone or decorated stone.  

Don’t Forget the Private Spaces

Sure, your guests will feel especially welcomed by the gorgeous fall wreath on the door. But, don’t forget to include some special details just for you. Fall is the perfect time to update the boudoir with new bedding or an awesome lamp or two.

If you haven’t already rightsized into the wonderful world of Overture apartments, now is the perfect time to book a tour. Your apartment - and your new friends - are ready and waiting to welcome you home.

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