Transforming your environment with art is an effective and cost-efficient way to improve your patients’ or residents’ experience, comfort their families, and re-energize your team. For forward-thinking providers, this affordable way to significantly increase patient and resident satisfaction makes procuring the right artwork critical to your model of care.
Procuring pieces for your facility can be an art in itself. The subject (realistic or abstract), where a piece is installed (in a resident’s room or in a common space), and its overall goal (to stimulate or to calm) all play a role in how the art you choose touches your patients or residents and their families. While you can pick up a beautiful piece of art at a number of places, curating a thoughtful environment for your facility requires extensive research and planning.
Securing artwork should be a significant line item in your overall interior design plan when building a new structure or renovating your current facility. Knowing how and where to purchase art, however, not to mention acquiring enough pieces for a cohesive presentation, can be an overwhelming venture, especially when capital spending is under the microscope. If you do find budget-friendly pieces on your own, they may not be of commercial quality, lacking both the durability for high traffic areas and a warranty to protect your investment, which can cost you more in the long run.
With a variety of procurement options available, you can be connected to local artists and photographers to find the local and regional scenery and imagery you desire. Although many resources offer an extensive selection of art to choose from, an experienced consultant who understands the psychology behind effective art programs can offer the guidance and services you need to create displays that are both aesthetically pleasing and therapeutic.