Healthcare Textiles to Bring In Summer Cheer to Your Patients

May 24, 2017 Spending time outside and enjoying the outdoors in the summertime is something that many of us take for granted. But for medical patients being cared for in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices, experiencing fresh air and sunshine is a rare luxury.

It’s important to remember that the most caring and compassionate healthcare institutions don’t just provide high-quality care for patients. They are also entrusted to improve patients’ quality of life and make their treatment experience as pleasant as possible. One way to do this is by welcoming in the seasons!

Here are some creative ways for healthcare institutions to help their patients celebrate summer with seasonally themed commercial textiles.

Commercial Textiles That Let in Sunlight  

One of the best parts of summer is the longer days of sunlight, which can be enjoyed while spending time both indoors and outdoors. To help your patients enjoy the physical and emotional health benefits of sunshine, consider hanging sheer fabrics over windows.

Sheer fabrics are great for this purpose because they cut out the harsh glare of the sun while still letting the brightness inside. For privacy and sleep purposes, you can install a dual-curtain fixture so that either the sheer fabric or a thicker nighttime fabric can be pulled over windows depending on the time of day.

Summer Themes for Healthcare Textiles

To make your patients feel more comfortable and in good spirits, consider incorporating seasonal themes into your textile designs. For example, stripes in bright colors are wonderful for summer. Our Seneca Stripe in Banana Daiquiri and Barclay Lemon Lime are bright and cheery summer options for healthcare textiles.

Floral fabrics are also lovely this season because they bring the calmness and beauty of nature inside your medical space. We recommend Amelia Island in Butter, Botanica in Sunset, and New Elise in Cool Blue. It’s fun to play around with patterns to celebrate the season, so don’t be afraid to go bold with geometric shapes, colorful swirls, and nature-inspired designs.

Light and Breezy Summer Fabrics

Medical settings require fabrics to be functional and durable, which is why high-performance textiles are typically chosen for these facilities. But with that said, it is still possible to brighten up your office space with light and breezy fabrics that welcome in the summer months. In addition to sheer fabrics, linen, cotton, and rayon are all summertime fabrics that work well with the summer themes and patterns noted above.

Where to Shop for Seasonal Healthcare Textiles

At NE Textiles, we understand how to balance aesthetic design and the performance features that healthcare settings need. We value our healthcare industry customers and would love nothing more than to use our textiles to boost the spirits of healthcare patients and workers who are stuck inside on beautiful summer days.

We welcome you browse our extensive collection of healthcare textiles to find the one that matches your clinical setting and personal preferences. If you have any questions, please contact us by online form or toll-free at 800-214-9932 to learn more about our company, fabrics, or installation options.

The summer season is far too short to let it pass you (and your patients) by. Stand out in the industry, and surprise the ones you care for with something special this year!

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