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Creating your Home Art Studio

by Valerie Demetros

Creating a dedicated space may be just what you need to get your creative juices flowing.

And whether you’re planning a separate outdoor studio or taking over a room in your house, here are a few things to consider when designing your perfect art studio.

Look for the light

Large windows or even double doors you can fling open in beautiful weather will let in the natural light you need to create as well as provide ventilation. If you’re using large canvases or sculptures, double doors will make it easier to move them.

Natural light in the morning is a must, as well as good artificial light for late-night creative sessions.

Keep it minimal

Consider polished concrete or vinyl floors for easy clean up and white walls. Minimal furniture pieces that double as storage work best. Decorate those white walls with your own artwork or inspirational pieces.

This isn’t a gathering spot, it’s your personal creative space. Too much in the room can distract you from your purpose.

Stay Organized

Organization gives you a clear workspace and keeps the clutter to a minimum. It also helps your mind stay relaxed and focused; clutter can be exhausting.

Find containers for everything and clean up at the end of each session. When you return, you’ll be glad you did.

Bring in your personality

This space is devoted to you and should reflect who you are. Play music that inspires you. Personalize with a wall of color, an inspirational saying or even personal photos.

Just keep it simple, too much can become clutter.

Remember your comfort

Invest in a quality chair and make it easy on your body. Invest in tables at the right height and the right lighting.

Keep a cozy sweater for cool days, comfy slippers and a cushioned floor mat if you are standing for long periods.

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