How To Construct A Creative Space


A creative space holds a good amount of responsibility for your productivity, creativity and motivation. I do believe every space is subjective to personal taste, but there are some things that I think every creative space should have.

Letting in light
It’s vital and healthier to have a space filled with light, or situated next to a window. According to this review, natural light in workplaces is linked to a better well-being and increased productivity. And I mean, what’s happier than cracking a window open on a fresh Spring day?

You might also want to consider getting a reading lamp, as it will help focus on tasks at hand without lighting up your whole space at night.

Calendar / Planner
During the first few months of my blogging I didn’t use any type of planner or calendar. As you can imagine, it was pretty much a disaster. I was late to appointments, I forgot about events and other important dates. It’s now an essential to have a calender in front of me at all times to jot down important dates (this one works like a charm).

Flowers and plants
Something as simple as adding flowers to an mason jar, antipodes bottle or vase can fuel innovative thinking. Plants and flowers bring life into your space. They can boost your mood and productivity as well as decrease your stress levels.

To-Do Lists
To-do lists are my favourite thing ever. I’m talking about old school, written down to-do lists because honestly, there’s nothing more satisfying than crossing off completed tasks. It could be because I’ve kind of turned into an OCD / organisational freak, but lists cut down procrastination & add order to work.

Little reminders
Displaying a mantra, and quotes as reminders around your space will keep your goals and inspiration in check. They can help keep you motivated, stimulate your mind and drive action (p.s: inspiring quotes on Pinterest).

A comfortable desk chair
This is something I haven’t quite established in my own workspace, and it’s slowly killing me (or better yet, my back) every passing day. A quality desk chair will help you to have better posture, energy and focus. You’ll be able to sit for longer hours without worrying about any discomfort.

A Mood Board
A mood board is a great way to get your ideas flowing and it helps feed your inspiration on a daily basis. You don’t want to be looking at a blank wall, or computer screen all day. Fill it with anything that inspires you – magazine cutouts, quotes, artwork, letters, travel documents & other inspiring visuals.
Organisation
Most importantly, organisation is a key source to success. Some people would argue a messy desk is the sign of a creative person, but it’s also an easy way lose track of things and feel overwhelmed. An organised space will prevent distracting clutter, and your mind will focus better.

Everything that inspires you
Find out what stimulates your creativity and fills you with the urge to do or feel something, whether that be books, candles, colours or items with sentimental value. Remember that you are what you surround yourself with.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

What’s the most important thing in your creative space?

  • An organised space is so important! I feel very frazzled when it gets too messy. Must-haves are definitely the to-do lists, calendars, something pretty to look at (flowers, paintings), and a lot of natural light! Great post (:

  • Yes, frazzled is certainly the word! They're all definite essentials for my creative space too. Thanks so much! :) x

  • Wow these look amazing !!

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

  • Rachel Ang

    This is the best post ever!!!! I really want to do all this!

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

  • I definitely need a better mood board to focus on, plus I'm all about having candles and lots of light!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • I know, right?! They're gorgeous spaces! x

  • Ahhh thankyou!! So happy it inspired you x

  • Candles are the best! I'm like a candle addict hahah x

  • All of these photos are beautiful. I need to have notebooks around me at all times. As much as I use my laptop/ipad, I love to physically write things down when working on things!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  • Moa

    Love the first picture so mucg! Wish my desk looked like that! :)<3

    littlecoffeebreak.com

  • Absolutely love these images!! I definitely agree with your points, especially to-do lists and letting in the light :)

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

  • Gillian Lamb
  • Mademoiselle Lala

    This first photo… Ideal working space!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

  • Síle@ Any idle sunday

    Totally agree – It has to be most importantly light! I'd love a desk facing a window with a garden view, but having inspiration / calendars pinned up in front of you is probably much more productive!

    xx Síle
    http://www.anyidlesunday.com

  • Jackie S.

    I really loved this post. I'm actually in the midst of setting up my own creative space right now and I'm trying to figure it all out. Thank you for this post. I'm not only inspired but excited.

  • I love this post! Your blog always inspires me to make my creative space and blog better! I'm moving in less than a month and I am beyond excited to change up my creative space!

    Becky, xx // undertheseabeauty.blogspot.com

  • Such a good post, and I find having a bit of light is so underrated!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Great post! I definitely need to get some sort of calendar or schedule in order. I find it hard to remember to use it and check it every day though haha xx

    Madeline | Madeline Loves

  • I think the most important thing in my creative space is that I have cute stationary! I need everyhthing to look cute and stylish! Love the tips here! xx

  • I'm in love with your space! I want to create mine for blogging soon :)

    Virginia

  • Lovely ideas! I've been meaning to spice up my space a little but I don't really know how. Although, after reading your post, I'm definitely gonna consider the flowers in the bottle idea <3

  • Love all of these pictures of pretty creative places! Inspired to jazz up my own desk now!
    http://www.emilyseye.com

  • Oh K.

    I love your space! I'm horrible at decorating. But I do make a point to always include light! I got that!

    doitfortheirony.com / creative lifestyle blog.

  • All of these spaces are so cute! Really want to try these decors out :)

    tonixox.blogspot.com

  • Stephanie Chalk

    All these items are a must! I love all of the spaces! Xo, Stephanie

  • I need a comfier chair pronto… getting aches too often :P Or maybe I should just stop working so much at the laptop haha.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  • Can't wait to have my own place and create an 'office' area! xx

  • Right now my creative space is just a small desk in the corner of my room. But it's what I'm working with and I really love it! Just recently I invested in a new chair and it's changed everything about how I work – so comfortable!

  • wf4shauna

    Ahh Gosh! I go back to uni in september, I really wasn't happy with my set up last year. But, your post has helped me to organise my ideas and keep it simple! xxx

    wf4shauna.blogspot.co.uk