Designing a Therapy Office
BEFORE (pretty sad looking place)
AFTER (Aaaahhh…much better!)
My client reached out to me when she was about to open her own private practice. She wanted her office to be calm, warm, and a place she could even use for her own meditation. Sticking to neutrals, soothing blues and teals helped create a gentle healing energy in her office. These were the color palettes I kept referring back to.
When you choose your decor accents, look for a mix of materials and textures. Include some white pieces to contrast the wall color and to keep the room feeling light and fresh. Make sure to have at least one live plant in your office. They add energy to the room that cannot be created by a faux plant. You can even get a cactus if you’re usually a plant killer :). I placed a trailing plant inside this vase and love the life it breathes into the office!
When styling a shelf, make sure to vary the heights of the items. If your items are around the same height, you can stack up a few books and place one of the items on top to create variation. Make sure not to line everything up in a row. Layer some items behind others to create interest and depth.
This is the inside cover of an antique book that I framed. The colors worked perfectly for our palette. Adding a little pop of pink to each side of the room, adds a bit of contrast and vibrancy. When decorating a therapy office, you want to stick with neutrals and soothing colors. The small added pops of contrasting color is optional, but I think it gives the room a nice little boost of energy. You definitely want your clients to feel calm and relaxed, but you don’t want then falling asleep! 🙂
My client offers these beautiful inspiration stones to her clients. She said they like to hold it during their session. She has a secret stash so she can tell them to keep their stone. It’s such a nice little gift, especially for a first-time client!
I’m really grateful for the opportunity to work with therapists to create a therapeutic office. It is very rewarding! It feels great knowing that I am taking a small part in the healing process of so many people!
Hope you found this helpful! I’m an interior decorator and e-designer and specialize in therapy offices. I offer full-service to local clients(Tri-State area) and offer e-design to clients nationwide (some services available internationally too!).
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I also recently created an e-book, “Step-by-step Checklist and Guide to Decorating Your Therapy Office.” It’s available for FREE right now! It includes a detailed breakdown of how to create a therapy office with amazingly soothing energy. It also includes a checklist of all the items you’ll need to buy. All of that, and yes, it’s FREE! Click here to get your e-book!
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If you are looking for full service decorating for your commercial or home therapy office (or really any room you’d like transformed to have great energy), feel free to reach out to me. You can either fill out the contact form here or click here to choose a 15 min. time slot on my calendar to discuss your project with me.
If full service is not the right option for you, but you want a customized room made just for you? Have no fear! I offer an e-design service that will be perfect for you!
Need some help choosing relaxing art for your office? Check out this new blog post! Click Image Below!
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A new blog post describing the thought process I go through when choosing items and when creating the layout. You’ll also learn how the collaborative process works, seeing how a decorator and therapist work together to create the right experience for their clients. The blog post will include a video interview with the therapist, recorded in her office. Together, we will discuss the process of transforming a room from looking like a DMV waiting room, into a calm space with healing energy.
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