Being able to turn your creative passion into your career is a dream come true for many people. If you’ve spent years of working a job that you consider to be dead-end, spending time working on your creative muse can actually end up being fruitful for you. A lot of us have creative minds and even if your current job doesn’t allow you to exercise that, it’s easy to find a side hustle that does. Work hard at it for long enough and who knows – you might be able to quit your full-time position to turn your creative dream into your source of income. Different people’s creativity works in different ways. Maybe you know someone who is a talented writer, whilst perhaps you yourself have a passion for art. If you need to find a way to put your creative talents to good use, there’s no better way to do it than setting up a creative workspace in your own home.
Find a suitable location
Rents for office spaces and studios can be very high, so it’s no wonder that so many people choose to follow their creative pursuits from home. Think about your line of work and what it entails – how much space will you need and do you need somewhere where you are unlikely to be disturbed? If you have a spare room in your property, consider this as your first option. No matter what line of work you are in, you’ll probably need enough room to house a desk, a computer and a couple of drawers. Or, if you need more space than this room can offer you, why not consider converting your garage into a workspace? If it’s not currently being used for much else (garages can often end up becoming storage spaces!) it might be the perfect answer for you.
Fill it with the essentials
Hoping to run a photography business? Utilise the space you have and hang up professional backdrops to create a studio space. As mentioned above, you will definitely need somewhere that enables you to sit with a laptop. After all, any line of work involves catching up on emails most days and promoting your brand online. If your work is more ‘hands-on’ – maybe you are an artist or work in carpentry – you will need easy access to all your tools as well. Having clearly laid out shelves and stainless steel drawer runners can help you organise your essentials with ease.
Make it an inspirational zone
Nothing stops those creative juices from flowing more than a dull, uninspiring workspace. You have full control over how your home office or studio looks, so use your imagination! Think about what inspires you and decorate accordingly. Do you feel lifted by bright colors, or is a monochrome palette better for focusing your mind? Pop personal touches here and there, such as a vase of your favourite flowers and some photos of your family. When you’re struggling with writer’s block, or any kind of poor motivation, it’s these kinds of things that can put you back on the right track.