We have a wealth of experience in creating specialised social areas where long term or visiting patients can relax, unwind and feel as comfortable as possible in their surroundings.
The images we select for these areas are designed to be uplifting and interesting, geared to the age range of the patients, and proven to work well in social spaces. From calm and tranquil landscapes and seascapes, to holiday scenes and cityscapes.
Sometimes the addition of bespoke images applied as an overlay to a photographic background can provide a real ‘wow’ factor. Our stock images shown here offer a real opportunity for expression.
CORRIDORS AND WAYFINDING
Long blank walls in badly lit areas don’t have to be the norm. We like to use large scale, natural or abstract images to enhance the sense of wellbeing experienced whilst moving through these communal areas. This increases the feeling that the patient or visitor is in a professional, caring environment and contributes to a calming atmosphere.
We’re great fans of de-cluttering. As the human brain tends to unconsciously respond to every visual stimulus, a plethora of A4 laminated notices, so often seen all over the walls in NHS properties, can unintentionally overstimulate and create a more stressful environment. You may like to choose images from our stock selection or one of our experienced designers can visit to present a wider range of bespoke images and to offer professional advice on how best to de-clutter and de-stress your spaces.
Corridors and Wayfinding
Your corridors say a lot about you. They are often one of the first things a visitor sees when they visit a hospital.
These rooms tend to be used for a variety of purposes but in some instances, become the place where the clinical team deliver anxiously awaited results. We use imagery that creates a calm and tranquil environment.
The desperately sad moment when a member of staff has to deliver bad news will be etched in memory for all time and whilst any improvement to decor and surroundings will not alter the outcome, it can at least reduce tensions and anxiety whereas areas cluttered with cupboards and dark, windowless spaces with dreary decoration tend to increase it.
Rooms that afford an opportunity to step away from the general hustle and bustle of a busy hospital ward are rare and often neglected spaces.
i Inpatient stays can be tedious at the best of times, especially when it involves an extended hospital stay or isolation from the main population. Often single rooms can be bland and uninteresting. We offer a range of natural images with a fair amount of detail to give patients, and their families, the chance to engage with the image for longer periods. We have received a lot of positive feedback from patients. Some even know precisely how many leaves are on the trees in a forest view! Patients may be staying for a prolonged period and our interior designers aim to improve the aesthetics of these inpatient and isolation rooms.
BEDROOM ISOLATION ROOMS
Bedroom Isolation Rooms
Inpatient stays can be tedious at the best of times, especially when it involves an extended hospital stay or isolation from the main population.
Often single rooms can be bland and uninteresting. We offer a range of natural images with a fair amount of detail to give patients, and their families, the chance to engage with the image for longer periods. We have received a lot of positive feedback from patients. Some even know precisely how many leaves are on the trees in a forest view!
Patients may be staying for a prolonged period and our interior designers aim to improve the aesthetics of these inpatient and isolation rooms.
CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS
We’re often asked to review children’s wards in order to improve the environment for children. But all too often parents can suffer equally from anxiety which can be transferred to their child. ‘Calm parents equal calm children’. Therefore one of our main aims is to calm the spaces by de-cluttering the walls and providing engaging, distrction-based images, encouraging children and their guardians to take their mind away from the fact they are in a hospital.
Our design service is available to provide guidance on bespoke images, storage solutions and advice where autistic spectrum issues or other special needs are prevalent.
Children's Play Areas
Playrooms afford a fabulous opportunity to introduce appropriate colouring to suit a specific age range or audience.
1001 THINGS TO SPOT
Through a special licencing agreement, Usborne Publishing, the highly popular publisher of children’s books, have kindly allowed us to reproduce 11 of their most popular images from the ‘1001 Things to Spot’ range.
These images provide a highly creative and fun decoration and distraction in children’s treatment, consultation and other areas. All you need to do is select one of the titles shown on these pages, measure your wall and we’ll come and fit the main image along with supporting stickers to allow an opportunity to distract patients in various directions.
1001 Things To Spot
All images are copyright of Usborne Publishing Ltd and used under licence.
One size doesn’t always fit all so if your project requires more than a simple image or if you are uncertain about what would work best for your areas, just give us a call. We can arrange to make a site survey and one of our designers will prepare a bespoke scheme designed to meet your specific requirements.
Investment in professional design reaps dividends by ensuring that the finished work is fit for purpose and accurately reflects the unique needs of your areas. We can also provide advice on furniture layouts, lighting and other finishes, all intended to create better spaces to get better in.
Tailored to your needs, our bespoke designs ensure an aesthetic look to any area.
Whether we are designing and developing standard furniture or manufacturing bespoke pieces, our long experience and attention to the smallest detail ensures that you get the best outcome for your patient or user group. All our doors and drawers have soft close mechanisms to minimise noise at quiet times.
The casters we fit to mobile pieces are soft and large which makes moving the piece quieter and easier. We also supply a number of gaming units, pool tables and juke boxes which can be customised to display donor recognition if so required. Why not give our team a call to see what we can do to help you make your hospital better?
At Grosvenor Interiors, we’re always keen to find innovative solutions to age-old problems presented by more traditional furniture.