7 Easy Ways to Inspire your Creative Space

Art Inspiration and Motivation

Have you ever been stuck in a rut with your creative space?

Before I started typing, I was looking at my studio space, then looked at my office space, then looked at Joe’s office space. Holy crap, it’s depressing. It’s no wonder I was in a creative rut. Who could be creative in this space. Ugh!

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Now, you’d think this post was about how I transformed my depressing creative space into something amazing… well, no. If you’re like me, we get all inspired to clean up and make our space inspiring in an unrealistic amount of time, but come on, who has the time?  Time.. what’s time?

So instead, I’m going to share with you with a list of ideas I came up with to inspire my creative space that are easy, don’t require a ton of thought and if you are a creative, you probably already have all the supplies in your craft room. You can take my list and it’s so easy to customize it to yourself.

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  • First thing to do is go to Pinterest and create a mood board. It’s simply a board where you will place 10 photos. What you call it is up to you. If you don’t have a Pinterest account, save photos to a folder on your computer.
  • You’re going to search for the topic I give you and you’re going to pin one photo for each topic to your new board.
    • kitchen decor
    • bathroom decor
    • flowers
    • bedroom decor
    • livingroom decor
    • outfit ideas
    • jewelry + style (so you will search for “vintage jewelry”, “glass jewelry”, “silver jewelry”.  It’s the topic jewelry for a style you like)
    • winter coats or jackets or just coats
    • desk or table or chairs
    • gemstone or mineral
  • Next, go to your new mood board and look at each picture. What one hue/colour is common or similar across all the pictures? Write it down, or better yet, paint a close match to that colour on a piece of 4x6 watercolour paper. We’re going to call this your signature colour.

https://artplace.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/mason-jar-brush-holder.jpgNow here come the ideas!!!

  1. Paint one wall in your creative space with that colour. Take your signature colour swatch card to the paint store so they can match it for you.
  2. Take a whole bunch of your favourite photos, print them in black & white. Buy paintable frames at the craft store and paint the frames with your signature colour. If you can find frames that are already that colour, that’s fine. Hang the photos on your wall.
  3. If you have a lot of pencils, pens, markers and scissors, paint some mason jars with your signature colour. Now you have something pretty to store all your tools and supplies in.
  4. Make or buy an inspiration board from cork and wood. Paint the wood frame with your signature colour.
  5. Make or buy a chalkboard with a wood frame. Paint the wood frame with your signature colour.
  6. Get the biggest canvas you can find that will fit in a space on your wall. Paint the entire canvas with a contrasting colour (dark colour for a light signature colour and vice versa). Stencil the words “C R E A T E” or “I N S P I R E” or any other word you love as big as possible using your signature colour. If you have time, you can distress, decoupage or embellish the canvas as you feel.
  7. Paint a peg board with your main colour and fasten to your wall. Now you have a place to store your craft tools and supplies.
  8. Try this quick and easy art project that can be done in 15 minutes.

You don’t need to do all of these… but pick one or two to instantly transform your creative space using your signature colour.  This weekend, I’d like to do #2 and #6, but if I could only pick one to definitely do, it would be #6.

So there are two things you need to do now:

  1. Check out my inspiration board on Pinterest and tell me in the comments below what the one similar hue/colour across all the photos stands out as my signature colour.
  2. What’s your signature colour?  Choose one item from the idea list that you’d like to create using this signature colour, or share an idea of your own with us in the comments below. I’d love to hear it.