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Creating your own art studio: Home design tips to inspire

by Daniel Lusk 01/30/2024

If you love to create, you might have already considered creating your own art studio. Home design inspiration for a functional art studio comes in all forms, but there are some key points of advice many artists and designers swear by. If you’re ready to get started on your personal art studio, here are some ideas to help:

Cheerful & creative

Think about the goals of your particular art room. Do you intend to use your studio primarily as a workspace, or as a way to display your finished works? Many home art studio ideas can work for both intentions. 

Bright studios are ideal for showing off paintings or other art on white walls. This can mimic the feeling of visiting an actual gallery and can inspire you to create while also celebrating your accomplishments. 

Floating shelves & desks

You may need more space for your artwork if you put floating shelves above your artwork area. They can even be customized according to your needs. Usually, floating shelves are supported by only small brackets which attach to the wall and shelves to create the illusion of floating. 

The same concept can also apply to desks and other surfaces. Several sturdy L-shaped brackets can go anywhere on your walls to create an instant floating workspace with plenty of space underneath. 

Design vertically

Regardless of the amount of space in your art room, vertical storage solutions are incredibly useful. Pegboard systems, in particular, are very handy for creating a complete studio setup, especially when you add hooks to hang storage bins. 

You can also use other vertical spaces, like the back of a door, as potential storage space. Try hanging a canvas shoe organizer to hold various tools and art supplies within easy reach. 

These are only a few ideas for your home art studio setup. The most important thing to remember when designing your art space is to strike the right balance between functionality and inspiration. With a combination of natural light, savvy storage and inspiring ideas, you’ll have an excellent space for creating at home.