Capturing Imagination in Your Store

Capturing the imagination is a phrase that has turned from ethereal wisdom to simple cliché over the years, but at its heart there is still much to be gleaned from this simple sentiment. Ultimately, for those looking to redefine and rebrand their retail space, ‘capturing the imagination’ should be at the top of any ‘to do’ list.

However, what exactly does this mean, and how can it be applied to retail interior design?

Capturing the imagination is about allowing people to instantly form a bond with an idea. By thinking of your business in less physical terms, you can start giving your business a less physical presence, turning it from a mere building into an idea. Ideas are strong things – we can relate to them, be captivated by them, even become obsessed with them, and by thinking of your business as an idea you can suddenly start using that idea to capture people’s imaginations.

Doing so may be less easy, however, and to really make sure that customer’s relate to what you are trying to do, you will need to put a great deal of thought into exactly what impression you wish to create.

Just fitting into modern trends may not be enough to help you stand out from the competition and the most successful retail interior designs will allow people to attach emotions and thoughts to completely inanimate objects. By creating a space that instantly harks back to a certain time, you can instantly create the emotions that accompanied that time, whether that be the glamour of the twenties or the bohemian freedom of a certain portion of the sixties.

Whatever emotion you want to give to your customers and whatever personality you wish your space to have, creating it will need the focussed input of professional retail designers, and the small extra cost of enlisting the help of such retail designers can allow you to easily capture imaginations and in turn trade.

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Nick is a part time techie, full time writer and Lifestyle intern at 5 Articles.

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