There are plenty of beautiful and meaningful ways to incorporate your Christian faith into your home decor, and that's as true for those moving into an assisted living apartment at one of the communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella as it is for anyone else. Religious decor serves as a visual everyday reminder to nurture your relationship with God and can be a source of comfort to you and your visitors. Below, you can find five affordable faith-based home decor ideas for your assisted living suite.
Letter boards are a handy way to create quick, customizable signs, but they're also in vogue at the moment as a home decor accessory. You can pick up a basic letter board with felt ridges and a set of detachable letters to create any message you like. Add a decorative frame or paint the existing frame in your favorite color to create an affordable and trendy way to display scripture in your home.
Displaying scripture on a letter board can help you remember to make time for prayer and absorb important verses for memorization. The customizable nature of letter boards means that you can change the scripture passage to suit the season or to a comforting verse to help you face life's challenges. Making time each week to select a passage to display proudly is a lovely faith-based ritual that will encourage you to get into the habit of reading the Bible regularly.
Buying a new faith-based book is a great way to gain new perspectives on Biblical themes and life's big questions, and your books can double as a decorative feature in your assisted living apartment. Arranging a beautifully bound Bible, other faith-based texts and your prayer journal on an empty tabletop or cabinet shelf with some potted plants or other meaningful objects can create a stunning display that encourages you to pick your books up more often.
You can purchase book stands cheaply from many home decor stores and online, and placing a few books on stands can help give your display a three-dimensional appeal. If you've got a large collection of religious books, consider reconfiguring your bookshelf to display them at their beautiful best. Arranging books by the same author or on the same theme in decorative baskets can create a stunning visual effect and make it easier to find what you're looking for. You could also consider grouping books by color to achieve a pretty rainbow aesthetic.
Creating a cozy and appealing place to pray, meditate and study the Bible is a great way to beautify a bare corner and can help you achieve a calm atmosphere to build your relationship with God. You can find plenty of ideas for creating prayer and reading nooks online, but the best starting place is a comfortable chair or bean bag to sit on.
Adding framed scripture or religious images on the wall can help create focus on God, and it's also worth ensuring that any supplies you need are close to hand. A small side table with a copy of the Bible, a notebook and some stationery means that you're always ready for a Bible study session.
Finally, consider ways of sectioning the nook to make it distinct from the rest of the room. Placing a beautiful rug under your chair is a straightforward way to create a designated zone for prayer and reflection. Alternatively, consider using a hanging canopy by suspending tulle curtains from the ceiling to help shut out the rest of the world.
Gallery walls are a lovely way to decorate a bare wall without investing in expensive paintings, and they can double as a place to display your favorite Bible passages alongside your favorite images and photographs. Purchasing framed prints can be expensive, but you can get started making a gallery wall with some affordable A4 frames and a printer.
There are plenty of websites offering free printable Christian wall art so that you can adorn your assisted living suite for the cost of paper and ink. God's Fingerprints provides stunningly illustrated faith-based artwork featuring words of wisdom for Christians. Meanwhile, World of Printables is home to an enormous collection of printable calligraphy scripture.
Christmas is the perfect time to add some faith-based items to your winter decor. A nativity scene is a beautiful and meaningful way to display your faith in your assisted living apartment and refocus on the reason for the season. Arranging your nativity scene at the start of advent is a lovely way to start the festive season with your focus on God's gifts.
You can purchase various nativity scenes online and in Christian stores, and there are plenty of decorative options that could become a family heirloom. Some stores also sell more robust wooden sets that are suitable for sharing with younger grandchildren. Alternatively, you could consider crafting your own homemade set with younger family members as a way to spark their interest in the Christmas story and enjoy time together when it's cold outside.