Having art you love in your home is good for you!
We all know that surrounding yourself with art you love is good for the soul. But did you also know that it’s also good for your health?
In a 2011 study led by Professor Semir Zeki, a neurobiologist with the University of London, researchers scanned the brains of participants as they viewed 28 photos of famous artwork like Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. They found that dopamine, the same brain chemical associated with love, is released when participants viewed art they liked.
It’s not just paintings either. Any art form you find pleasing can have this effect. In another study from Norway that surveyed 150 000 men and women, those who enjoyed art, had the same sense of well-being and lower depression as those who created art.
Why not surround yourself with an entire wall of beauty in your home? That way, you can enjoy art you love every day. One of the easiest way to do this is with a wall hanging carpet.
CSL absolutely loved the gorgeous folk patterns and bold colours of this hand-knotted rug which draws inspiration from ancient motifs. It reminded us of a family tree, each branch representing a family member. Floral flourishes and the unique pattern will have you endlessly entertained and in awe. Hey, that’s what the best art does – and it’s good for you.
Solo Rugs Tribal, Hand Knotted Area Rug, 4′ 1″ x 5′ 10″, $749.00 USD;
This original arts article first appeared in the Winter2019/20 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.