How To Turn Your Home Into A Creative Space

If you’re a writer, drawer, painter, an artist or a creative of some sort, you would definitely consider turning your home into a creative space. Whether it’s your bedroom corner or the spare rumpus room in your house, there are plenty of ways to revamp your space. Here are few things to consider when rearranging your home:

The Hero: Your Desk
Since we spend the majority of our time tethered to our desk, it’s important to consider what sort of desk we need as well as the ergonomics behind it. Think about the size of your desk and how it’ll fit in your space. If you can – always opt for a bigger desk as it will allow you to work freely without any restraints. As for chairs, you have the choice of a wheelie chair or a stationary chair. For a stationary chair, Charles Eames replicas are currently in style.

Consider Storage Space
To reduce clutter, think about using dividers, shelves, filing cabinets and storage boxes for your books. For desk space, use pigeon holes and trays to organise your documents.

Adding Pot Plants and Greenery 
Breathe life back into your home by adding some pot plants. Add a desk plant like cacti, ferns or succulents and a giant floor plant of your choice. If you’re not big on plants you can also have flowers – peonies and Australian natives are in season.

Think About The Lighting
There’s really no point in decorating your space without good lighting. Especially if you’re a creative, a sufficient amount of light is needed. Arrange your desk near a window for some good natural lighting and buy a warm white fluorescent desk lamp from IKEA  rather than using your main light switch for work. It would give your workspace the tone and ambience it needs.

Inspiration Boards 
Give yourself a constant boost of inspiration and motivation with an inspiration board. Pin images that you like that inspire you and centre it in front of your desk or on a feature wall to inject a bit of creativity into your day.

Design: Cheap Creative Workspaces/Studios to Rent in Sydney

In a city where renting prices are rising exponentially, finding an affordable space to work can be difficult for aspiring artists and designers. We have located 8 working spaces for rent that offer great facilities at a reasonable price – have a look below!

The Nest Creative Space

298 Botany Rd, Alexandria

The Nest

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Located nearby Green Square station, The Nest provides space for visual artists, fashion designers, prop makers and more. The space also allows short term and one-off lease! Prices start at $120 per week, inclusive of Internet service and other bills.

Australia Street Studio

71-73 Australia Street, Camperdown

Australia St Studio

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For freelancers who love to stay near the city centre, this place would suit your needs. Located across the Camperdown Park, the studio offers individual desk and 2-person bay spaces with 24-hour secure access. Prices start at $470 per month.

Wotso Workspace

Level 2, 5 George St, North Strathfield


Source: Wotso

With high ceilings and modern industrial interior design, Wotso would be great for creative freelancers. With prices starting at $220 per month, the co-working space also includes showers, entertainment areas and beanbags. If your team is big enough, you can also apply for their serviced office spaces.

The Palace Studio

2/314 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

the palace studio

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The Palace Studio offers performing artists with a 15*9.5m rehearsal space, complete with sound system and air conditioning. Prices start at $14/hour for individuals.


281 Clarence Street, Sydney


Source: Gaffa

Need to be right at the heart of the city? Gaffa is located in CBD, close to Town Hall station. While freelancers and professionals could have 24/7 access to a desk space for $220 per week, jewellers could use Gaffa’s extensive jewellery workshop facilities for $25 per hour. Bonus point: it has a beautiful rooftop that is perfect for entertaining.