Do you dream of having your own creative space? If so, you have come to the right place.
The perfect creative space is a room that says a lot about you and one that you enjoy spending time in. Somewhere that really gets the creative juices flowing and where you are surrounded by things that you love and have meaning to you.
Join us in exploring some ways to set up an art space that inspires, with ideas from creative corner workspaces to dream studios for your “someday” file.
DESIGNATE A SPOT
The first step in creating the ultimate creative place is making the physical space to do it. You can train your brain to jump into creative mode by designating a set space for work. This is to be your creative haven, so treat it well and treat it with plenty of respect.
GIVE YOURSELF ROOM TO MOVE
Don’t underestimate the amount of desk space you will need as there is nothing worse than being cramped. Most creative jobs or hobbies will also require this so ensure your creative space gives you room to move.
CONSIDER THE LIGHT
Whatever place you choose, make sure that it has plenty of natural light, either from a window, sunlight or balcony. If you find yourself with less-than-ideal natural light, focus your efforts on the lighting you can bring in to make the most of your space.
CARVE OUT A CREATIVE CORNER
Don’t let a lack of space stop you from making art a part of your life if it important to you! Get creative and make space where you thought there was none.
ORGANIZE YOUR SUPPLIES
Organizing your materials simply and beautifully does not need to cost a lot of money. Glass jars can be washed and recycled as containers for pencils, brushes and more.
STAY MOBILE WITH A ROLLING CART
Whether you have a spacious studio or are working in the corner of your living room, a rolling cart would mean your work can come with you anywhere.
DISPLAYING YOUR WORK
Keep a record of your work and get inspired for further explorations by displaying your art. A long picture rail or floating shelves are wonderful ways for propping up artwork.
INCORPORATE A PLACE TO CLEAR YOUR MIND
Taking regular breaks helps you stay on track. We suggest creating a little corner in your workspace reserved for doing just that: meditate, read a book or take a catnap, whatever helps you get your creative juices flowing again.
KEEP INSPIRING PROPS AT HAND
Be on the lookout every day for objects and materials that inspire you, and give these items pride of place in your home studio. When your well of inspiration is running dry, just looking at your special collections could spark a new idea or project.
CONSIDER USING GARAGE OR SHED
Especially for those working with caustic materials or power tools, outside the main house can be the best place for your work. Be sure the room you are working in has adequate ventilation.
As creatives, we do whatever we can to hone our craft. We learn how to beat creative block. Sometimes the secret to getting work done lies in our environment. Studies have shown that different aspects of your environment can actually boost innovation.