You don't visit a clinic out of choice. But if you have to, you don't have a way out, either.
The experience is what counts and makes all the difference!
The first impressions about a clinic also make for an assuring second one.
So, let's see how we can make a clinic more assuring and trustworthy.
#1 A clean and tidy place
A good clinic builds trust, relationships, and hopes.
It's also a place where patients spend time and wait for their turns for a purpose. So, it's natural they would want a clean and a tidy place. No one likes a dirty area. This goes without saying.
People prefer a friendly atmosphere where they can sit, relax and wait happily.
#2 Make it Lively
Imagine, if you are one of the patients waiting at a clinic, would you like an extended endless waiting area which is dreary-looking or one which is zestful and lively?
A cold place doesn't make for a comfortable sitting area. So, add a lot of life like an aquarium, some photo albums, lively hoardings and photos of landscapes.
Make your clinic a fun place to sit and enjoy. Make it swanky by experimenting with the colors and décor used.
Also, make the entrance pleasant and inviting.
This will uplift the moods of the visitors and patients when they enter the clinic.
#3 Add a lot of Greens
Make use of a lot of greenery and plants for decoration and looks. It will add to the interiors, and make the clinic look beautiful and revamped. This will add life to the décor and make the interiors blossom.
A room with plants and greenery make it rich and liveable. Also very relaxing and rejuvenating. Being amidst a green and fresh surrounding is great. The breezy and airy ambiance uplifts the mood and helps in relaxation.
#4 Use artificial Plants for décor
Artificial plants can also be used for decorating the interiors of a clinic.
These days, there are many varieties of artificial indoor palm trees which can completely transform the interiors of your space. They can be put anywhere, from empty corners to entrances. The green color adds a spark and tinge of brightness to the surroundings and makes for a (much-needed) fresh ambiance, which is uplifting and has a great aura.
#5 Pay heed to Acoustics
Acoustics and sound effects of a place can also change the feel of a place.
Because clinics are essentially places, where people come full of anxieties, apprehensions, and concern, it's essential to make them feel relaxed.
Using supportive sound machinery is very helpful. It's advised to use false ceilings. It'll help in preventing the voice from echoing and make the place look less intimidating. The idea is to make the room appealing and relaxing, not scary.
#6 Soft and Instrumental music elevates the mood
Soft music played in the background can work wonders for your clinic. Soft and soothing music helps in the relaxation of the senses and mind.
Silence is awkward. Small noises make heads turn as it's distractive.
Therefore, play soft music in the background. At least, people would have something to listen to. Something to keep them involved and engrossed.
#7 Give your visitors something to read
People love to read.
A lot of people are extremely fond of reading all sorts of hoardings and descriptions.
So, its good to add a few books and magazines to your clinic. Make a small reading corner stacked with some suitable reading material.
#8 Lights Change the Ambience
A sober lighting and a pleasantly lit area also make for a comfortable place.
People prefer soft and dim lights in a clinic to very bright ones. Visitors like unassuming settings which calms their mind and make them feel relaxed.
A toned, downlighting can make the area - professional as well as smart-looking.
#9 Avoid filling the room unnecessarily
Don't clutter the place with too much stuff. It kills the idea of making a clinic look classy and desirable.
Visitors will like the look of a place if it's aesthetically done-up. Not a place which is cluttered and filled with all kinds of stuff.
Be selective. Carefully determine what you would want in your clinic and how you would like your patients to feel?
Remember, your clinic speaks an ounce about your taste.
#10 Make the clinic comfortable for everybody
Visitors (mostly patients) come for a reason. Primarily, to meet the medical practitioner. So, the doctor's cabin too should be an airy and lively place.
Although it's essential to have a professional looking clinic in place, the patients will look for an assuring and trustworthy ambiance. So, give your clinic the right mix of professionalism and comfort.
Give your clinic a compassionate and healthy atmosphere.
As talked about, make the entrance and outer area inviting and welcoming. A dark look doesn't appeal at all.
The entrance should exude exuberance and look inviting. It should be clean, nicely done, with some planters here and there, to give it a harmonizing effect.
It's not mandatory to use real plants(as its care and maintenance can be an issue). Instead, invest in custom made palm trees like acacia palm which are excellent for both indoors and outdoors. Also, they don't require any maintenance as such. The idea is to create a conducive atmosphere for visitors.
Last but not least, colors add a dash of style and effect to any place. So, use colors effectively. Let it reflect naturally in your interiors. Don't make the clinic look overtly done-up.
Safe and happy environments are very inviting and loved by one and all. It's in our hands, how we create one?
Just try using these hacks to revamp your office look. Also, leave your imagination run high. Don't restrict yourself from experimenting.
Only if your clinic is a happy looking place, will it make your clients happy too!
So, add a lot of life and make your clinic look beautiful and refined.