During the day our thoughts come and go, a relentless chatter in our minds. We become used to the chatter as we take in our surroundings, thoughts of things we must do, work concerns, messages and notifications. Our everyday white noise can be stifling for our creativity. In the busyness of life it can be difficult to find a space to relax in our thoughts. Yet space is one of the most pertinent things that affects our thought-scape.
Do you dream of having your own creative space? If so, you have come to the right place. From lighting and organization to displaying your finished work, the following ideas can help you create a space tailored to your needs.
I believe every person needs a creative space. It doesn’t matter what line of work you are in, your hobbies, or even if you don’t consider yourself artistic. Some people often use the outdoors for their creative space, while others use a space in their home. Regardless of where you choose, it needs to be somewhere when you can let your thoughts flow freely, let your mind explore, and your hands create anything that comes to mind.
Craving creative space in your home? The most successful design is based on a foundation of planning and organization. If you want to create a space for your own creativity you need to consider how much mess you will make and space you will need. Look at the plan of your home and how best to create that space – would a cupboard space, where you can just open the doors and pull out a sewing desk be enough? Or can you dedicate a guest room that will double up as an art studio? Whatever space you have, storage and flexibility are crucial to use get the best use out of it. When it comes to creativity, think about your senses. Make sure you have plenty of natural light and use reflective colors, and also make sure you are comfortable – your sense of touch and smell is equally important to sight. I’ve found that my creative space is near water. It’s not one place in particular, but more or less the sound of the water flowing, the aroma of sea salt in the air, and the beauty of waves crashing into the sand. Where is your favorite creative space?