Curating a Mindful Experience: Focusing on Art at Home

A bedroom with neutral grey and beige bedding, a large cream colored fiber art piece on the wall above the bed, and a rattan chair all sitting in front of a full wall window that overlooks the ocean.
Interior design by Sarah Barnard, Artwork by Renae Barnard.

Selecting and arranging artwork in a home can be a gratifying process for all involved. While science is only beginning to explore the emotional effects and benefits of art, people have been driven to produce and seek artwork throughout human existence. In a study at the University College London, researchers found that looking at beautiful artwork activates pleasure centers in their brain and…