There really is a science to colors, patterns, and how it effects human nature. Each color effects us differently, and patterned colors also effect us. Make or buy art you want to get lost in.
Staging isn't just for model homes. What stage do you want to set for living for yourself and your family in your home? If your job is stressful, perhaps calming and soothing colors and calming artwork, will help you to relax more at the end of the day.