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The importance of design & fabrics within care

With an increasingly ageing population, the demand on care homes to provide both high quality care and a ‘home away from home’ for residents is continually Care UK - Weald Heights (180)growing. However, many care home providers often find it difficult to obtain advice about the important role design and fabrics can play within their organisation.

Fabrics specifically designed for the care home environment, when incorporated into the interior design, can positively impact emotions in a healthcare environment. For residents it’s about feeling at home and their past life experiences – making their environments happy, comfortable and safe. A popular public misconception is that care environments can often feel clinical, dated or isolated. Bespoke by Evans tackles this head on with contemporary interpretations on traditional designs adding new remits of texture, colour, scale and familiarity that can be applied to a range of fabric applications from bedding to drapery and upholstery.

Good design allows for residents to help understand their surroundings, enables them to engage in familiar activities and encourages social interaction. With this in mind, Bespoke by Evans have created a core collection that generates a sense of home, ease and warmth for residents, visitors and staff alike.  There’s also the option to create something truly bespoke to your care home – which may be beneficial when catering for the individual requirements of cognitive, visual impaired or physical disabiled residents.

Design within any care facility is simply not just about aesthetics, it’s the whole package for residents and staff, influencing how they live & work together in a safe environment. Every fabric within the Bespoke by Evans collection conforms to the necessary British Standards for flame retardancy, ensuring the upmost in quality and safety. Amongst the fabric range, there’s also durable hard-wearing, anti-microbial & phthalate free options.Care UK - Weald Heights (168)

A strong commitment to customer excellence means that Bespoke by Evans provides a ‘total solution’ for care homes. The total solution is an all-encompassing approach that allows the care home to carry their chosen design through different spaces throughout the care home in a number of items. From private bedrooms to public living areas, designs and fabrics can safely by applied throughout the home in a number of ways including bedding, cushions, curtains, blinds, chairs and more.

“I was able to make the properties slightly quirky and enhance the quality of living whilst ensuring the designs were dementia friendly. We were able to make the rooms functional yet homely.”

Diana Celella, Interior Design & Director

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Bespoke by Evans will be speaking at the Care Show on the 17th & 18th October. For a FREE consultation or to discuss a FREE initial design for your carehome email design@evans-textiles.com or visit bespokebyevans.com

For more information from Bespoke by Evans

Visit stand B32 at the Care Show or visit www.bespokebyevans.com

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