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Art for personalised homes and wellbeing.

12 September 2020
Christina Schmidt

Reasons why original art in the home supports wellbeing.

Art is a key ingredient in a home for many reasons and yet it is often placed on the back-burner of decision making, left last to finish a room. One quote that stands out about the importance of original art is: “You would not put fake books on your bookshelf, so why would you put fake art on your walls?”

Brain scans have revealed that looking at works of art trigger a surge of dopamine into the same area of the brain that registers desire, pleasure and love.


We all love to express ourselves, be it through clothing, accessories, social media and more, the list goes on. We strive to be perceived as original, special, unique, the same goes for the space we live in. Original art in the home is a perfect way to express artistic and aesthetic interests, original artworks are one of a kind, unique, just like we are.

Art helps to tie the sentiment in a room decor together, creating a specific intent, providing for a focal point, setting the tone for a space. Art fosters creativity, expression, imagination, inspiration and much more. This is particularly important in homes with children as being surrounded by art will stimulate creative thinking.

Another important aspect for buying original art is the support we provide for the artist. Each time we look at a piece of art, we get a sense of connection with the artist and we assist in helping them achieve the success and recognition they deserve. Not only does owning original art allow us to support artists, it also makes for good investment, a win, win for all parties.

Art it's not just for the main rooms in the house, a home office for example can transform from a place of dull work to one of inspiration and productivity, just by adding uplifting art.

Attached is an article explaining how artwork in office spaces improves employee productivity:


Art is conceptual, artists use it as a medium to express personal thoughts, political, social, spiritual standpoints, creating a dialogue with us. Some people do quizzes or crossword puzzles to keep their brain active, but another way is to own art, sit, look, contemplate.

Last but certainly not least, curating once gallery is fun! Attending art openings, visiting galleries, chatting with artists is an inspiring experience, an opportunity for discovery. Playing with moods, composition, placement of the work, all these are reasons why to have art in the home ads value to our daily lives. Let’s not forget the fact that it is simply something fun and uplifting to do.

text source Kayla Miller

images Christina Schmidt