Gone are the days of sterile-looking psychiatric wards. Modern BMH design emphasizes creating a calm, welcoming environment to aid patients with social reintegration post-treatment.

Brighter, more optimistic color palettes provide a warm and therapeutic feeling compared to standard neutral options. The use of realistic artwork has proven to reduce patient anxiety and agitation as well as medication costs.

Research suggests bringing outdoor elements indoors with wood and other natural finishes can serve as a positive healing distraction that benefits individuals of all ages.
 
  • Increased light / outdoor views
  • Open floor plans
  • Calming colors
  • Scenes and imagery from nature
  • Natural finishes - wood, stone, etc.
  • Inspirational design in common areas to promote interaction
Patient room