1. Incorporate art. It doesn’t have to be expensive or even original. Just choose items that will surround your patients with beauty or nature to help them mentally escape their worries and medical concerns – at least temporarily. One physician I worked with was an amateur photographer and decorated his patient rooms with bright, lively photos he had taken on his various travels. Not only did this help to enhance the warmth of his exam rooms, it really added a personal touch and forged conversation and connections as patients often asked about the photos. 2. Use color. Nothing is more sterile or boring than a white wall. Choose colors that are warm and inviting. 3.