This is the third makeover of my working room/studio/spare room and as the address didn't change, nor the use of the room, the décor however went through a complete makeover yet again in order to create a stylish and functional room that I enjoy working and spending time in. As it is a small room, maximising the space is/was a great challenge as well as keeping it tidy without losing its purpose.
Unifying the furniture
As the furniture was made of different pieces in different colours and styles, I decided to paint them all with sea foam green, from my old writing desk and chest of drawers to the mini bookcase and shelves. The advice is that if you can’t afford to buy new furniture or a set, simply paint your existing furniture or second hand pieces in the same colour to unify them. As before, the pieces were in different shades of brown, from dark to light, now all furniture is green as if they all belong together. The result is the room looks tidier, bigger and lighter. Not to mention the stylish factor.
As this room is also used as a spare room for guest(s), I needed space to keep my materials out of sight but easy to reach and find. The solution was storage boxes in different colours and styles to match the room and fulfil the purpose. So all the mess moved to those storage boxes and the space looks tidy without losing its charm.
Not only did I hang most of my paintings on the walls so people can see them when they visit my studio, but I also hand painted some bowls and storage wooden boxes to accessorise the room. They are perfect to keep things that I need daily, yet the recipients are pretty, contributing to the overall look of the room.
Other decorative and functional items: vintage clock and typewriter, vases and plants, handmade pottery and small vases also used as storage, art books and magazines, candles. I hope you get inspired by these images and create your ideal studio with minimum money and effort. More images on my Facebook page here.
Shelves & storage