Painting murals on a building to make it more visually appealing is an example of improving the aesthetics of the building.
Origin of aesthetics; from aesthetic
- (used with a sing. verb)a. The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature, expression, and perception of beauty, as in the fine arts.b. The study of the psychological responses to beauty and artistic experiences.
- (used with a sing. or pl. verb)a. A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful: minimalist aesthetics.b. An artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance: “They're looking for quality construction, not aesthetics” (Ron Schram).