The best way to make the bedroom a place for art is to put art up there with the night’s lights, according to a new study.
In the survey conducted by the International Center for Creative Studies, nearly half of people surveyed said they have some form of art collection in their home, but that it is either tucked away away in the attic or kept in a separate room.
The results of the study, which was conducted between July and September, were presented on Monday.
While people are finding art collections in different places, it seems that people in general are using the same art collection to make their homes a night time space, said study co-author Sankaran Raju, a senior fellow at the International Centre for Creative Study.
This means that people are able to draw from the same collection without having to alter their decorating, he said.
The survey also asked about what people are looking for in a night space.
People in general, however, were most likely to seek out a bedroom with an open bed, an open floor plan and a wall mounted wall of paintings.
Raju said that although people tend to prefer an open layout, he thinks there are still ways to use art collection as a means of social interaction.
“When people are exploring a space and they don’t have an object in their hand, they can say, ‘I don’t want to go out alone’,” he said, referring to the feeling of being alone in a room.
Art collection is just one way people can create social space.
In the survey, people also expressed their love for art in their bedroom and the type of artwork they enjoy using.
People preferred a range of artworks, from paintings by Japanese artists to a selection of traditional Indian art, Raju said.