Art as a soothing factor is well known, and there is a growing awareness of the importance of sense impressions to patients. The aim was to explore whether self-elected art on the wards affected hospitalized patients in a Danish, somatic hospital, making the patients experience well-being, pleasure, and recreation during their hospitalizations. We used mixed methods in the form of a register form, a focus group, individual interviews, and a questionnaire. For patients, it is significant how the hospital ward is decorated, and this may even be decisive for whether the patient is comfortable during hospitalization. Active involvement of patients when choosing the art to be hung by their beds supplied the majority of patients with increased pleasure and entertainment during their hospitalizations. Elective art in the hospital ward had impact on patients’ psychological resources, and the patients experienced that their caregivers had more focus on them.