No matter what size space you want to theme, the benefits of a kid-friendly space in dental or medical offices are always the same. Your practice will become more welcoming for young families, and the kids will have fun and be less anxious while in your care. Happy parents will rave about your office, and through their word-of-mouth advertising, more families will come looking for a similar experience.
Read on for a few ways to take your space from mundane to magical! Or skip to ideas for:
Themed Decor for a Small Office
For offices where space is a precious commodity, start your theming with wall murals. Murals are a great way to inject some fun into a space and require zero footprint to do so. Murals aren’t limited to just your walls; our colorful graphics can be applied to check-in counters, doors, cabinetry, windows, company vehicles, and more!
Check out this undersea office decor. It takes up no additional room than your normal cabinets and mirrors would.
Our custom murals are expertly curated to fit any space, taking any permanent fixture into consideration – light switches, outlets, doorways, etc. You’ll never have to worry about a cute character’s face being covered up by the thermostat!
And if you have no open wall space… don’t forget about your windows!
If you’d like to have some 3D elements in your office, but you’re worried about them taking up too much space, we recommend products like brushing mirrors or themed benches that replace their ‘regular’ counterparts. This combination results in an exciting office with zero extra space required.
If you’re looking for characters, a few smaller critters can fit into your normal decor and create a lot of humour. Like this thieving raccoon and peeping squirrel.
Do you have a smaller office space or a smaller budget? Why not download a PDF of our Product Guide and check out the budget-friendly products we have available in our Essentials Collection.
You’ll find examples of murals, brushing mirrors, benches and more in our 6 most popular themes, including jungle, underwater, safari, beach, woodland, and space.
Themed Decor for a Medium Office
If you’ve got a little more room to play, your options open up even more. In addition to our recommendations for a smaller office, themed kid’s corners and play areas are among our most popular designs. You can add in some gaming stations for a variety of ages, while creating “share-worthy” photo ops that are a perfect addition to your social media feed. These extras can really enhance the experience kids have while visiting your office.
Depending on your location and exterior space available, you could also consider a character sitting on a bench outside of your practice. Our designs are built to last and can withstand outdoor elements, no matter your geographical location, from snowy winters to sunny summers.
Exterior photo ops make for great landmarks, which not only saves space inside, but also helps make your practice easier to find from the outside. Inquisitive passers-by will likely wander into your practice, curious to know more about the services you offer.
Themed Decor for a Large Office
If you are lucky enough to have a large space, this is where the IDS team can really roll up their sleeves and help you create an unforgettable experience for your patients. As your patients move from the front of the office to the back, we can help you to enhance your theme and tell a story that keeps them engaged throughout their entire visit.
With more space comes more opportunities to get creative with your theming, such as a large-scale sculpture in your waiting area, or 3D cladding for your front desk.
You can add theming elements like ceiling characters to your treatment rooms and open bay, or deck out your waiting area with cladded benches or characters “waiting” for their own appointments. The trick is creating a space that isn’t just a room with a TV, but a secret world created just for your younger patients.
Theater rooms are also popular to keep kids occupied for longer, especially when waiting for a sibling to finish their appointment. They can be fun and educational areas.
Big or small, theming can help you to squeeze extra value out of your physical space. Our clients often describe it as a win-win-win investment – patients and their families have more fun while in your care, staff report that appointments are easier and they enjoy working in a unique environment, and the space helps to fuel positive reviews from parents which helps to accelerate the growth of the practice.
IDS is committed to helping you invest in the future success of your practice. The only question is, what kind of themed office decor can we create for you?
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IDS theming is not an expense; it is an investment in your business.
Invest in Your Patients
Valuing your patients and their families sets them up for a lifetime of positive health outcomes. And the environment you create can help you achieve a better patient experience.
- Reduce patient anxiety and enhance their relaxation
- Prime patients and families for their appointments
- Create positive dental care experiences
Invest in Your Business
Maintain your edge in the crowded dental service space. Attention to details in your niche can transform your environment and overall patient satisfaction…whatever your dental niche.
- Create “buzz” in the community you serve
- Accelerate patient referrals
- Generate positive online reviews
Contact Imagination Design Studios (IDS) to get started transforming your office from a mundane to magical patient experience.