Creating a Creative Space

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Any creative person will be the first to tell you that your work is heavily influenced by your surrounds. That’s why it is essential to create a space that inspires you, encourages you and leads you to create your best work. Here are 8 different creative spaces I’m loving and why they’re both a) visually pleasing and b) practical as a work space.

Study Space Inspo

Inspiring Visuals

If we are what we surround ourselves with, we should certainly surround ourselves with anything and everything that inspires us. Set aside some time to dig a little deeper and research the people, cultures and eras that influence you to better understand their roots. Before you know it you will have created a spiderweb of creativity.

Organised chaos

Organised Chaos

Some prefer minimalism and others prefer to opt for organised chaos (my personal preference). Having a place for everything is a great way to keep organised and have structure in your workplace, without ever having to look elsewhere when you need something. The above study space is a great (and incredibly innovative) way to give everything its own ‘home’ , whilst keeping your immediate work space clean and free from clutter.

Light study space 2

Letting Light In

There is perhaps nothing more important than daylight. Ensuring your creative space receives plenty of daylight is essential to your productivity. Even if you’re a night owl, facing your desk toward a large window is a great way to encourage positivity and productivity during the day time.

Study space living

A ‘Living’ Space

Plants. Love them or hate them indoors, they are without doubt a good energy source to have in your creative space. If you don’t like the idea of large over-bearing plants in your workspace, consider a small cactus or Japanese bonsai.

structure study space


If the above photo doesn’t inspire you to structure your workplace and create order, I don’t know what will. Not everyone likes this level of structure in their lives and even more so their creative spaces, but if you tend to feel cluttered or lost in the creative process, consider this alternative (albeit an extreme measure).

reading chair

A Reading Chair

When you need to take a break and want to avoid the temptations of the internet, it’s a great idea to have a designated reading chair where you retreat for creative influence.

inspiring work places

More of what inspires you

Find out what inspires you and make it a feature in your creative space. Don’t be afraid to change it every so often and try new things.

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A Mantra

A mantra is like your daily reminder of a short phrase or quote that inspires you to work better, harder, faster, or all of the above. Pick your mantra wisely – it should be your go-to phrase.


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    February 24, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing nice views.

    February 24, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Love these pictures, they’re so inspiring! I love the reading area, and all the natural light is perfect!

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    August 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Good inspiration of Scandinavian style. Thank you!
    Ekaterina @travellersplanet

    James Brown
    April 2, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Great article! I just wrote a new blog post called “7 Crucial Elements to writing the perfect blog post”.

    December 27, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I love this post Brooke!

    December 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Great post and lovely pictures. The reading chair is my favourite. That light bulb is beautiful.

    Manpreet Kaur
    December 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I loved that storage idea and it really does inspire.
    It is important to get organized to produce better results. I live in a rented apartment with a number of girls and none of them prefers to get organized or declutter the room. What I can do is clean my bed and even that small clean and organized portion in my room makes a lot of difference.

    December 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I loved this post. I’m about to move in to a rental apartment and am in much need of inspiration like this! A naturally-lit space, with a motivational quote and moodboard in full view, are definitely some of my favourites, also!

    Shona x

    The Queen of Dreaming
    November 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I fit perfectly in the organised chaos category 😉

    November 26, 2014 at 2:27 am

    love photos like this, always makes me want to redecorate!

    Caitlyn Bell
    November 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Nice ideas!! Love it……

    Marissa @ Chic Darling
    November 25, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I have a huge thing for workspaces. I get so much more done when I’m in an inspiring place.

    November 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Awesome tips & spaces! I think letting light in and having a mantra really help. I have a little quote hanging on the wall right in front of my desk, so that when I glance up, I feel inspired. I also open all the shades in my room to let the light it which is so mentally encouraging, even if I don’t realize it!

    -Raza from

    November 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Great post! Do you have any tips when you have a small area to work with? Like a desk that is maybe two and a half feet across small…

    November 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I love photo number 4 because it looks clean and bright. The addition of plants is nice, because it symbolizes life and prosperity. I also like the look of photos number 6 because it’s warm and cozy. Great post!

    November 25, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Thanks for the tips! I definitely think that having an efficient and beautiful workspace is truly important, no matter what you are doing! And natural light is just the best!
    With love,

    Mandeep S
    November 25, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Structure is seriously important, for me everything needs to be in it’s place otherwise it just looks like clutter. Plus natural light makes everything look a lot cleaner. x

    Marie @ Marie Away
    November 25, 2014 at 3:19 am

    So much inspiration here! I wish I had such an eye for décor.
    Funny, I just posted a video about my own workspace (though it’s not nearly so fancy) here:

    November 25, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Good post as I’m trying to grow or create my environment.

    November 24, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Inspiring !

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    November 24, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I really believe that adequate surroundings affect your preformance! My main work is studying for college, but i just can’t concentrate if it’s not set up the way I like it. Until I decorated the space the way i like it I spend a big part of my working time actually thinking about redecorating. That’s time consuming and unproductive.

    Jessica C. (A Wanderlust For Life)
    November 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Considering we are moving this weekend, I am excited to create my new space! I’ve never had a creative space, but since I really want to build my blog and make it the best it can be, I think this is the perfect time to have one! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Jessica from

    Duke Stewart
    November 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I love this. Those pictures make me want to start writing as we speak. Wait, never mind. 🙂

    I definitely agree that you must change it from time to time. Routine gets old. Switch it up every now and then!

    Thanks for sharing this.

    November 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    This is true! Inspiration is the food of creativity. I, too, would like to have maps, atlases and travel photographs in my room…and yes, letting the natural light in so essential.

    November 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    The reading chair is definitely a must for me. I find reading a book gives you different feelings depending on where you are 🙂
    XO Janina

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    November 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing nice views.

    November 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Anything with natural light is good.

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    November 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    All of the eight A ‘Living’ Space is my like.

    November 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I love spaces with natural light. And for me a little clutter is good for the soul.

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    November 24, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Love these pictures, they’re so inspiring! I love the reading area, and all the natural light is perfect!

    November 24, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Great ideas!*

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    November 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

    That´s so inspirational!

    November 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

    This is such great inspiration.
    It’s incredible how much your surroundings can influence you while you work and are supposed to be concentrated on that.

    xx Cheyenne

    November 24, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Natural light and plants are essential! You chose perfect inspiration pictures! I included a lot of the same elements in my post on crafting a successful workspace 🙂

    I also did a super easy DIY giant fabric pin board – the perfect inspiration backdrop! Let me know what you think!