As a nursing major, I have a scientific eye, not an artistic one. If you look at my bedroom, it is simple with recycled furniture that I have made my own. I consider my plants the only really decor I have. However, decor can be quiet powerful. It can change the atmosphere and perception of the space. I see this often in hospitals or clinics. Children are often scared of the doctor’s offices, or when they are sick they can be scared of the situation surrounding them. Those pediatric clinics and hospitals that decorate the rooms and halls can ease the tensions the child may face in a new environment. When I was eight, I broke my arm. I was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington and then I went to see area rugs Rapid City SD.
I was the type of patient that would shriek at the thought of a doctor and especially shots. With the pain of my broken arm, and the uncertainty of the place that I was going to build up anxiety and ultimately lead to me having a panic attack. When there, I still remember the fish tanks, sky blue accents with other warm tones popping in, teddy bears with slings, casts, feeding tubes and nasal cannulas. This made the space more inviting as it was tailored to my interests as a child.
The warm and fuzzy accents allowed peace and comfortability to run through my mind. My dream is to work with children in the nursing field. With pediatrics, I understand how important environment and security are to a child’s behavior. Even though I can physically heal them with my scientific mind, I can heal them mentally and spiritually with a touch of an artistic mindset.