A new decade means new design trends. Interior design should be approached with longevity in mind, but making small tweaks can do wonders for bringing your space into the modern era. Changing your space to suit new tastes but also the changing needs of your patients and staff can be an effort that has a great effect on your clinic.
Design with tech in mind
Including practical tech features is a great way to immediately modernise the look and feel of your space. There are many ways to incorporate technology without making the experience feel cold and impersonal. Installing charging stations in your clinic gives patients, family, and visitors the ability to charge their devices while waiting for long periods of time. Including a digital check-in kiosk in your reception is a way to streamline guest check-in as well as remove the need for verbal interaction for those who may be anxious or who have auditory difficulties. We think a moderate level of technology is a great way to update your space but recommend still maintaining a personal element.
Take away that old lampshade that is sitting in the corner of your office and replace it with a modern, glass shape. Lighting features may seem like a detail you don’t always notice when you walk into a clinic, but when done correctly and stylishly, they can make a room! Whether it’s mid-century round bulbs or frosted, glowing Scandi-style lights, there is a lighting fixture that will suit any space or style. We think circular glass shapes with sleek, straight metal accents will be particularly appealing in 2020.
Biophilic Interior Design
The World Health Organisation expects stress-related illness, such as mental health disorders and cardiovascular disease, to be the two largest contributors to disease by 2020. Being in the healthcare field, we think attempting to make a positive difference through every element of your practice is important. The biophilic interior design trend has been shown to reduce stress and lift the overall mood. Biophilic interior design builds on the positive relationship between nature and humans. This could be particularly helpful to your patients who may be nervous or uneasy. You can incorporate this trend by introducing natural light, placing windows in areas that have a view of nature, adding plants to your space and utilising natural materials in furniture items where possible.
Mindfulness in design
This is another trend that should ease the nerves and stresses of your staff as mindful design draws from aspects of wellness and health retreats. Combining white and natural tones can create a calm, professional feel without being too clinical. This trend also incorporates bringing the outside in to create a calming, natural element in your design.
At Dentifit we can help you bring your space into the new decade. With almost 15 years of design and construction experience, we know how to modernise your space with function and style in mind. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today!