What can I have make the inside of my cabin feel like an elderly couple's home?

Are there any particular decorations, bedding, etc. that would give off that vibe? I'd like to make it very comfortable and cozy.

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  • 6 months ago

    An elderly couple's home and a cozy comfortable home do not necessarily look alike.

    When I think of an elderly couple's home, I think of it being somewhat cluttered with outdated curtains and furnishings and old upholstered furniture. Throw in a walker and a cane and hand bars in the bathroom and you have an elderly couple's home.

    Comfort need not be synonymous with outdated and old.

    Go shopping and buy what YOU like. Paying attention to the scale and proportion of the furnishings for the size of the space you have to decorate. Pick a theme. I know someone who has a lake house and it is decorated with fabrics containing images of ferns and botanicals. The colors are earthy, like the colors found in the fall landscape (green, rust, golden colors, some sage, yellow and rusty reds).

    You may want to shop at second hand stores to find items made of wood, iron and colors of nature. Of course you are going to avoid glass table tops with brass legs. A cabin is typically small, so buy furnishings that have multi purposes, keeping in mind that you will need items that double as storage. Buy night stands and end tables that have drawers. Buy a drop leaf table so you can control the size for when company comes over. Maybe select dining chairs that have arms so they can double as extra seating in the living room for extra company. If you only have one bedroom, consider a day bed as a couch for company sleep overs. Or, a pull out couch for guests.

    Thrift store shopping will net you some really nice vintage glassware and other kitchen items that will fit well in a cabin kitchen atmosphere.

  • mike m
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Are you asking about a living space that you are living in? Why the hell would you want it to feel like an elderly couple's home?

  • 7 months ago

    Make a home-made quilt and start doing some knitting. Lace curtains and look at Victorian lamps. You can find them online.

  • 7 months ago

    use led light bulbs for decoration according to your requirements as it provides various options.

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  • Toruko
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Allow the homeless free use of it until they render any appropriate "feel".

    Saves them the trouble of taking it elsewhere and not being appreciated.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Lace and crochet.

    I'm talking doilies, see-through lace curtains, lace table covers, granny-square afghan and crocheted toilet paper cover.

  • 7 months ago

    Quilts?

    Have you tried asking the elderly couple what they want in the cabin?

    I know an elderly couple who would want Peloton bikes, a hot tub, a 80" TV, FiOS and dual X-box's...so ..it depends.

  • 7 months ago

    Old pictures of family members.

    Retro furniture.

    Mothball scent.

  • 7 months ago

    I'm half of a elderly couple and our house looks just like everybody's else's.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    put a cane by the door ?????

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