Artwork is an important part of the overall feel and design of your facility. Whether you are building a new facility from the ground up or renovating an existing one, it is important to include artwork in your proposal. This will help ensure that the artwork package will coordinate with the new furniture and finishes in your facility. In addition, use these five tips below to help you make sure that the artwork you select is right for your facility.
- The images you choose should offer customized sizing. The final framed size of the artwork should be appropriate to the size of the wall it will be hung on.
- Be sure to coordinate the artwork throughout the facility. Artwork on one end of the facility should complement the artwork on the other end of the facility.
- Choose images that complement the demographics of the residents and the community the facility is based in. Consider the nationalities and religious backgrounds of the residents. In addition, consider some of the landmarks, historical events, and sports teams that define the region that could be represented in the artwork.
- You may have residents who are military veterans at your facility. If you choose to reflect that in your facility’s artwork, ensure that these images are appealing. These images should not reflect combative or stressful situations.
- Artwork for memory care areas should be addressed separately. Clear colors and familiar images are important characteristics of the artwork used in memory care areas. Themed artwork can be used for wayfinding, while tactile art (placed at wheelchair height) can allow the residents to feel different textures.