Coffee cup on a table image


A little inspiration, practical ideas, and design layouts

There are three sections below which capture our ideas of what hospital charities should consider before submitting their application: A little inspiration; Practical ideas; and Design layouts.

A Little Inspiration

previous arrow
next arrow
The use of bookshelves and books create a more homely environment.
Slider

Practical Ideas

Below are some practical solutions to challenges inherent in creating parent/carer rooms in hospitals.

previous arrow
next arrow
Softer ceiling lighting, possibly dimmable, can remove the harshness of standard hospital lighting.
Slider

Design Layout

True Colours commissioned AEW Architects to design three layouts for the average sized hospital parent/carer room. The designs are below and incorporate the ideas outlined in our guidelines. The full size .pdf version of these designs can be downloaded using the links below:

Breathing Spaces – Layout Idea Option 1

Breathing Spaces – Layout Idea Option 2

Breathing Spaces – Layout Idea Option 3

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider