We’ve all been there – sitting amongst dozens of other people in a packed waiting room, waiting for an appointment of any variety; a doctor appointment, medical testing of any kind, even a salon or spa appointment. What holds true in all of these scenarios is the dependence on time; we all look to our cell phones to watch the minutes pass, waiting for our turn to finally be called from the waiting room.
In cases such as this, clocks can be enormously helpful. Wall clocks are those clocks that are most often found on the walls of waiting rooms – their round faces telling patrons and patients the time as it passes minute by minute. Even hospital rooms – bare and impersonal as they may be – are likely to contain two common elements – a television and a wall clock.
For those just opening a practice or starting a business, there are many decisions to be made regarding décor and functional items. Part of what should be considered is the inclusion of a clock – or even several clocks – in the waiting room. While a wall clock is the traditional method for telling time in waiting rooms, there are certainly other options especially when it comes to outfitting a more upscale waiting environment such as those waiting rooms found in salons and spas.
In these particular areas owners can feel free to be far more creative when it comes to choosing clocks that fit the décor of the room. Mantel clocks set atop a decorative piece of furniture, cocktail table, or reception desk can set the tone of the room. Further, a grandfather clock or grandmother clock set in the corner of a waiting area can add a sense of sophistication to the overall décor. More than anything, guests will be able to know the time at a glance – a convenience that should be offered in such situations.