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Drafting desks are a great, flexible solution. Use them flat when needed, but prop them up to save space the rest of the time.
5. Open shelving. Open shelves and bookcases are some of the best organizers you can buy. I own a couple Ikea Expedit bookcases that are feature points of my space. Obviously you can store books and boxes on their shelves, but they also function as display areas.
I also keep a lot of mason jars around my studio and separate paintbrushes, pens, rulers, scissors and markers into these jars. The tools I use the most are out in the open within arm’s reach. You can also move them around and find new homes for them quickly.
10. Make it yours. Possibly the most important element is also the most simple: your own style. No matter the size, the lighting and the furniture you put in it, your space will feel like home if it reflects you. You will actually want to work in an environment that is full of things that inspire you and your business. An easy way to do this is with your own artwork and other collections. This wall functions like an inspiration board, where the artist can organically add things that speak to her.