Become Pedestrian Friendly
friendly - brighten up your outside and attract attention. If your business
has a store front,
it is an excelled idea to lighten up your entrance after dark hours. Add
some string lights around your entrance, on trees or plants on the walkway
next to your shop or overhead. (if you don’t want to mess with
electricity, get solar
Even a dark street can be brought to life with string lights
for your visitors. Photo by Declan Flynn
During the day, if
your cafe shop or a restaurant is hidden from a main road, add bright
umbrellas on a walkway or over your outdoor patio, it will grab
everyone’s attention and attract passersby. These beautiful SkyShades
tents can also be used as a substitute for umbrellas. They would give a
more contemporary touch to your business.
Make your business more pedestrian friendly and attract more
attention with these unique shades. Take a look at more bright shading
ideas at Sky Shades website. You can talk about your project to
a local San Diego Principal & Owner at SKYShades of Southern California - Diego Villamizar.
Change Your Wall Colors
If you have not
repainted your business’ space for over 4 years, it’s probably
time to do so! The best way to start picking colors is to look at your
overall branding and logo colors. You want to be associated with
your brand immediately and to be consistent. If the colors of your logo are
red and blue for example, define what type of blue and red they are (on a
cooler side or warmer tones) and pick complementary warm neutral or cooler
gray tones. If you are not sure, talk to an expert. Mindful
Design Consulting can help you to pick your space colors on an
If you need help picking colors, materials or furniture for
your business, we can always work with you on an hourly basis.
Waiting Room Furniture is the King!
Make it a
conversation piece! Spend a bit more money and
get the chairs of your dream for your waiting room and see what your
clients tell you. Make it fun and fresh. See if they tell their friends
about your new unique chairs or a coffee table they just saw in your
Designs by Sylvia Colombini and Zoran Jedrejcic, Eklipse
chairs push the boundaries between art and furniture.
Tidy up Your Desk
If in your office
you have papers spread all around your desk, your shelves and maybe even on
your floor, it’s time to rethink your organization and storage. Make
a quick inventory of what exactly has been piling up. Can you create a
designated place for it, create a file or place a basket. Make a trip to
IKEA, the closest Containers Store, or any other storage store and see what
they have to help you organize yourself. (Nowadays you can even do it
online!) You may be surprised by all the new storage ideas that have
been designed since the last time you’ve checked.
Get inspired by The Container Store storage design options to organize your
What’s on Your Walls?
Is it something
you found in your garage that has faded over time? If your space is painted
in neutral colors, you can make a statement with one painting in your
waiting room, cafe shop or your office. Did you know that a little
stimulation in a neutrally painted space will keep your brain sharp and
active for a longer period of time? Take a look at what fits your style
best. You can make a large print of a photo you’ve taken on your last
vacation. It can easily be done on-line and
framed in your favorite frame store. If you like doing your own projects,
you can print a picture on a canvas and wrap it over a wooden frame (or
styrofoam.) Or purchase art pieces like you see on the image below.
Try to choose colors that bring all your interior colors together.
You can make these beautiful art pieces yourself. Just print
your favorite photo and follow the instructions HERE.