When it comes to designing later living interiors, quality, comfort, and care are key considerations. Bernard Interiors managing director Jen Bernard explores how these principles can be smoothly integrated into every project
At each stage in our lives, our needs change, and so do our home environments. With every space we design, we are mindful of the needs of the end user – whether a retiree downsizing their property and moving to a later living community, or clients with additional needs, such as those living with dementia
It is vital when it comes to designing such spaces that we work in line with the latest research in dementia care, and we often work with clients to revisit and revise previously completed projects, to ensure that our designs provide the very best living environment for every resident.
Light, for example, plays a very important role in design. Natural light in particular can have positive effects on well-being. To ensure that every ray of natural light is maximised, we use reflective surfaces and light tones and colours where appropriate, ensuring every sunbeam bounces through the room
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