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Just a few years ago, beauty was largely an afterthought. Most buildings created between 1950 and 1980 were strictly functional rather than beautiful. Public places, especially, were designed for function rather than beauty. However, in recent years, beauty has become an important part of building design, even for public places like airports, malls, subway systems, and other public spaces. There are a few reasons why this shift to beauty is occurring.

1. People like beautiful spaces
No one has ever looked at a beautiful location and thought, “Ugh, this place disgusts me.” It is way more likely for a person to hate an ugly place than a beautiful place. A beautiful place is restful and people find it enjoyable to stay there. When beauty is the focus, everything about that space is improved and changed for the better.

2. Beautiful places inspire
A beautiful location brings out the best in people. When surrounded by beauty, people are happier, more energetic, more productive, and friendlier to one another. The trend today is to make the everyday spaces that people visit as beautiful as possible to inspire the best in all who visit that location.

3. Beauty encourages more beauty
An ugly space does not inspire the best in people. If a place is already ugly, no one really cares about messing it up or damaging the property. However, it is harder for most people to damage and destroy a beautiful place. When public places are designed with beauty in mind, it helps people try to beautify the world around them, such as by ensuring trash goes into designated receptacles, or by encouraging people to beautify other ugly places.

4. Why not make something beautiful?
There is no reason not to build a public space with beauty in mind. It may cost a little more, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. For just a few dollars more, it is possible to create a beautiful space that inspires everyone who visits to be the best version of themselves. This is a goal that everyone should have, whether they are a builder or not.

5. Beauty lasts
Sure, the beauty of a location can fade, and will eventually disappear over time if not maintained. However, a space that is designed with beauty in mind, not just paint or plants, but when the structure itself is designed to look nice, these elements will last for many years. If the building or structure is maintained, the beauty will last even longer. An ugly building will stay ugly forever, but a beautiful space will keep its beauty for at least a while.

How can you design a space with beauty in mind?
A beautiful public place starts with the design process. First, a design should be chosen that works with the existing structure of the land. A design that incorporates natural elements will always look better than a structure made from metal or concrete. Next, the designer should incorporate elements of beauty, such as greenery, colored materials, or a large painted mural. Inside the structure, acrylic art or acrylic prints are a long-lasting way to add beauty to a public place. Acrylic structures are durable and hold their color for many years. Other art pieces like sculptures and interested design elements can also make any public place look beautiful. Adding live elements to a structure will also improve the overall beauty of the design.

If you do not know where to start to make a new or existing structure have beauty as the focus, an art consultancy firm can help you turn any idea for beautification into reality. These firms excel and creating beauty in locations where there was none before and transforming any public place into a work of art.

This is a guest post by Andras Deak, a part-time blogger and a full-time communication specialist and a design enthusiastic. Currently he works for Acrylicize, one of the best art consultancy from UK, doing some great design for Wembley and other famous stadiums. When not working, Andras likes to travel and discover new places from all over the world.