Here’s Why You Should Be Hanging Art In Your Home

There’s nothing wrong with a few family photos decorating the walls of your living room, but what makes a home look and feel even more comfortable and personalized is works of art, hanging on display for your enjoyment. Viewing art on a daily basis around your home can transform your life in ways you didn’t expect. Not only does it give you the chance to reflect on things you wouldn’t normally find yourself thinking about, but the presence of art in your home also contributes to better satisfaction, lowered stress and anxiety, and gives you the opportunity to express your personality and beliefs.

 

Turn Your House Into a Home

At Artsie, we’ve always believed that a home truly doesn’t feel like your own until it’s a space that reflects who you are. Any random piece of art won’t do; it needs to be something that speaks to you, that you feel a connection to.  No one wants to feel like they’re living in some generic model home, and that’s definitely not the kind of place that feels warm and welcoming to house guests. A house becomes a home when it can speak to a person’s character and is engaging to all its visitors. Even just one unique, beautiful piece can say so much about its owner, and leaves all who see it wanting to know more. Perhaps it will lead to an entertaining discussion; maybe it’ll strike its audience with a world of questions they’d never thought to ask. Who knows, maybe you’ll even learn something new about yourself as you find yourself contemplating the art in your home. Make your house become an environment that draws in your loved ones and friends, and gives them a taste of who you are by decorating it with art that means something to you.

 

A Stress-Free Space

After hectic days at work, hours spent in traffic, or dealing with children who won’t settle down, it’s important to have a home that does more for you than just keep a roof over your head. By surrounding yourself with calming works of art, you can lower your stress levels, your anxiety levels, and even lower your chances of having depression. When you view art that you find joyful or relaxing, dopamine is released in your brain, which is the chemical that causes us to feel pleasure. There’s no reason to go all the way to your local gallery or museum just to release some dopamine; you can feel its effects in the comfort of your own home by finding a work of art that soothes you.

Viewing art in your home can also lead to an overall feeling of satisfaction in your daily life. Oftentimes, we all take for granted the things we have to be grateful for, and all the reasons we have to be satisfied with the way our lives are going. It’s easy to focus on all the negatives and not show gratitude towards the positives; but it turns out, the presence of art can make that easier. Perhaps it’s because of the opportunity art provides for us to focus on something other than our usual worries, or because art has the power to mentally remove us from our surroundings. This opportunity to focus and reflect doesn’t just give you a sense of satisfaction and calm, it’s practically essential to living stress-free.

Improve the look and feel of your home and live your life more satisfied. All you have to do is find artwork that brings you joy, and bring it home to decorate your walls. And guess what? You’re in luck, because here at Artsie, helping you find the right artwork is our specialty. Let’s get started!

September 26, 2018 by Shannon Hickie

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