It goes without saying, but hospital lighting and decor leaves a lot to be desired. This is especially true for the hundreds of patients that pass through daily, who (while they might not be paying attention to the lighting, but rather their health and well-being) could seriously benefit from a bit of a boost in visual appeal.
Many hospitals today — or any medical office, for that matter — tend to focus on functionality over visual aesthetic. While this may seem like an acceptable practice on paper, given a hospital is where people go to get well, it could end up hurting your patient’s and your hospital’s reputation in the long run.
After all, the goal of a hospital should be to make patients feel better. However, you likely want your patients to feel comfortable as well, in a very uncomfortable situation. This can only be achieved with the necessary decor and lighting that is designed specifically to calm a patient’s mind.
While you could spend thousands (or even millions) on pricey renovations, there are a few affordable options that would enhance your patient’s hospital experience just the same (if not better). One of these options is with decorative fluorescent light covers.
What Are Decorative Fluorescent Light Covers?
Having grown rapidly in popularity over the last few years, decorative light covers are, without a doubt, an innovation when it comes to decorative lighting and can truly transform any room or space into a work of impeccable art and beauty.
Made primarily of a light diffusing panel, light covers go over any existing fluorescent lighting and display a wide array of images to create an incredible effect on the eye.
Although, they’re mainly used in homes, offices and businesses, fluorescent light covers are more-than-appropriate for any space you plan on installing fluorescent light fixtures in.
For instance, if your kitchen is extremely cramped and is without windows, then the smartest and most cost-effective solution is to install cloud-themed fluorescent light covers on your kitchen ceiling.
With these in place, the images of clouds and the blue sky are showcased whenever you or someone else walks in your kitchen, creating the exact same effect of a real skylight, without the huge cost and hassle of installing real skylights.
Now that you know what fluorescent light covers are, in order to understand how they’re the most ideal option for a hospital setting, let’s explore the different areas of a hospital where decorative lighting would work the best:
Decorative Fluorescent Light Covers For Emergency Rooms
An emergency room can get extremely hectic, especially if the hospital is in a busy location — such as a major city. When patients visit the ER, it’s clearly out of necessity, as they have an ailment or injury that simply can’t wait to be looked at by a doctor.
With that being said, these situations can be extremely stressful for both patients and their loved ones; thus, giving them something to keep them calm is ideal for giving them the best treatment possible as a calm patient makes the process of treating them run smoothly.
To achieve this, you can install tree light covers on the ceiling of your emergency room waiting area. Images of nature are scientifically proven to instantly calm the mind.
By showcasing the vibrant foliage and plant life that these light covers provide you will be giving your patients an outlet for becoming significantly more relaxed in an otherwise unrelaxing predicament.
Decorative Fluorescent Light Covers For Hospital Rooms
When it comes to ensuring a calm environment in a hospital, nothing could be more important to place your emphasis than in the actual rooms that are designated for patients with ailments that require an extended stay,
Hospital rooms should be equipped with the most pleasant decor in the entire building, as this is where patients and their families will likely spend most of their time. This means creating a sense of homeliness can go a long way to making the patient feel at ease during their hospital stay.
You could opt for plush furniture items and warm toned wall colors, while combining these items with landscape light covers to tie the room together perfectly.
Our landscape light covers display palatial mountainscapes and some of the most breathtaking natural sights mother nature has to offer. By installing these light covers on your hospital room walls, you’ll give patients the look and feel of a real window with a gorgeous view, while creating a sense of tranquility at the same time.
Decorative Light Covers For Hospital Cafeterias
The hospital cafeteria is more for the patient’s family and loved ones than it is for the patient themselves. However, this doesn’t mean you should neglect to make this area as calming as possible either.
A patient’s loved ones can become just as stressed and distraught as the patient, and in these troubling times, having loved ones by your side who are confident in your recovery can make all the difference.
This is why bolstering a hospital cafeteria with calming decor is an incredible way to make a patient’s loved ones feel more relaxed. You can achieve this with impressive decor and beautiful ocean light covers, which display vibrant fish and other sea life — such as sharks and dolphins — to make any room instantly more intriguing.
You can even take it one step further and opt for custom light covers that display inspirational quotes or imagery that could truly boost the mood of your patient’s loved ones and your staff at the same time. The possibilities are endless.
To create your own light covers, visit our ‘Custom Light Covers’ page, which gives you a run-down of the simple and quick process to the most unique methods for decorative lighting.
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