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5 simple tips to personalize your art studio

For artists, an art studio is more than just a room. It’s our sanctuary, our haven. It’s the place where we spend a lot of our time creating. And even when we are not working, it is a place that is meant to inspire creativity. So naturally, some thought must be put into designing that space.

When it comes to an art studio, it’s the reflection of an artist’s personality, and the more effort you put into making it truly yours, the more you will enjoy working in it. Think about your own studio. Are you happy with the way it is or would you like to make any changes? If you fall in the latter category, we are here to save the day!

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Recently, we asked our community of artists on Instagram (@artstoheartsproject) to tell us how they personalize their studio to make it uniquely theirs. So, this week we decided to share some insights with you on how you can add a personal touch to your studio and make it a space that radiates warmth and comfort!

Set a budget

First things first, before we get into how you can revamp your studio, we should be realistic and set a budget. It will help you manage your expectations and plan accordingly. The good news is, you don’t need a lot of money for this project. What you do need is good organizational skills and a creative mind! After all, anything is possible once you put your mind to it!

Find inspiration

If you have a clear idea of how you can make changes around to your art studio, that’s great. If you are not sure where to start, you can always begin with some online inspiration. With the internet, a good thing is that everyone shares everything and you can certainly find something that you like.

A simple Google search will give you thousands of images, so look up ‘art studio inspo’ on websites like Pinterest, and see what catches your eye. Is there a particular color that draws you in? Some interesting detail that you would love to have in your own space? It all boils down to your personal taste and what you are attracted to. We recommend creating your own board on Pinterest because it will help clarify your vision. And let’s be honest, a board does look cool!

Create a layout for your art studio

Honestly, no one really expects your art studio to be neat and tidy all the time. Just as @verenaspitz_visualarts mentions, your art studio’s condition will vary and there’s no harm in letting it get a bit messy at times. However, for our current project, we want you to create a system. Would you like to work in the center of the room or in a corner? Will you need extra chairs or any other piece of furniture? It is so much easier to tidy up a messy art studio if you have a system in place.

Once you have a layout in mind for your studio, you can build from there. For example, create an area just for your supplies. If possible, you can even divide that space into further sections and categories. If you like to listen to music, dedicate an area specifically for your speakers, record player, albums, etc. The next time things start to get out of hand, you will be able to reorganize the space much more efficiently.

Add a personal touch

Each person is unique. Some people like to have nature around them, so they fill up their space with indoor plants and flowers. Some people like everything to be minimal, so they remove all the clutter or anything that doesn’t directly help them create art. Some people love to look at their own work, or work created by their favorite artists. If you are like @denisamansfieldart, then you should follow her advice and put up your favorite pieces on the wall as well. What better way to get inspiration than to have your favorite artworks in front of you at all times?!

As an artist, consider your art studio as your canvas! The best part about designing your art studio is that you can be truly yourself without any fear of judgment. You can paint anything on your walls, and nobody is going to question you for it. If you have any souvenirs, add them to a corner.

Set up good lighting

Unless you are someone who likes to work in the dark, we suggest adding some sunshine to your studio. Many artists say that they work better in a bright studio, and to be honest, lack of lighting does make a lot of difference.

If your studio does not have a window, no worries. This is the part where you will need to manage your budget because you can add artificial lighting to your studio. Because ring lights and studio lights can be expensive, this is a personal choice which we leave up to you. However, you can still check out light fixtures on Amazon that fall into your budget. This is the part where you will need to put your research skills to use!

For all the artists out there, there is nothing wrong with putting in extra effort to make your working environment favorable. The more love you pour into your studio, the more it will give back to you. Once you personalize your art studio, it will make you feel much more comfortable and confident, and you will look forward to spending time in it!

Did you find any useful tips? You can always reach out to us and give feedback on our Instagram. So do let us know how you personalize your own art studio!

You can always read more articles where our ATH community comes together to engage with each other!

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