How to Create a Calming Atmosphere in your clinic

How to Create a Calming Atmosphere in your clinic
February 3, 2020 Dentifit

For many people, visiting a dentist or medical clinic can bring on feelings of stress or anxiety. When thinking about designing your space you may want to consider ways to help these clientele through simple style adjustments. At Dentifit, we want your fit-out to best suit you, your staff and of course your patients! That’s why we have put together a list of how to create a calming atmosphere in your clinic.

Keep it Neutral

Research has shown that bright, saturated colours can typically be a stimulant. Toning down your colour palette can help those who may already be highly strung when entering your office. This doesn’t mean that everything in the clinic needs to be a dull grey or lacklustre beige for people to feel calm. You can include soft tones like muted lilac, light green or dusty pink for a tranquil vibe.


Clutter overruns our minds with an excess of stimuli, causing unneeded stress. Having a space with too many patterns or collections of things like books can create a sense of clutter, leaving potential to overwhelm patients. Keeping an organised, colour-coded system to store any small items, files or books will help not only keep your operations smooth but will also eliminate any unnecessary stress in your clinic.

Keep it Green

Introducing plants into a space has been shown to have a large effect on reducing stress levels. Plants are not only an aesthetic addition to any room, but their qualities have been shown to create a much more calming and relaxed atmosphere. This property has helped make plants a staple in recent interior design trends. Research your plant choice before you invest, to make sure that you are buying the right plant for your environment.

Think about sound

A quiet office may seem like the calmest possible setting, but the addition of music or soundscapes actually better help to soothe those who may be stressed out. Mellow tunes can help create a positive association with your space for clients. Soundscapes can play on the instinctive, positive human relationship with nature. Ensure to keep your sound system at a reasonable volume as music or sound that is too loud has been shown to have adverse side effects on stress levels.

If you need guidance on how to create a more calming atmosphere in your clinic through interior design, Dentifit is here to help! We are industry experts, prepared to take all the hard work off of your hands so that you can do what you do best! We’re the clinic refurbishment and fit-out experts- contact us today for a quote!