The Ultimate Guide to Home Art Studios
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The Ultimate Guide to Home Art Studios

|Feb 9, 2023
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Art is one of the finest forms of complete expression. Creating artwork in all its varieties requires creativity, imagination, and of course passion. As an artist, you do what you do because you love the experience. You find a great deal of pleasure in creating masterpieces.

A dedicated space for a home art studio allows you to display your creativity without any restrictions. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting, having a dedicated space for creating art can make all the difference. With some creativity and smart planning, you can design a functional and inspiring art studio that meets your needs without breaking the bank.

From the chair you sit at to the desk you use, such details can have an impact on your overall environment and ultimately, your productivity. Additionally, with a customized home art studio that considers ergonomic home office design, you can truly work to your fullest potential.  

Building an art studio workspace you can be proud of is not a complicated task to do. In this post, we'll take you through the essential steps to create your dream home art studio, from choosing the right location to setting up your workspace and organizing your supplies. This guide will suggest not only key recommended products but discuss ideal lighting conditions and other tips that can make a home art studio your dream setup.

So, let's get started!

What is a Home Art Studio?

For us, a home art studio is simply a place that allows you to express your creativity without a limit, whether you are passionate about painting or sculpting. A home art studio setup offers an environment and surrounding to do what you love effectively.

What Are Ergonomic Products?

All the products highlighted are ergonomically designed. What does this mean for you? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Ergonomics is “the scientific study of people and their working conditions, especially done in order to improve effectiveness.” In other words, ergonomic offerings are specifically designed with you in mind.  

Often, ergonomic office products provide discomfort relief for your lower back and neck or use certain technologies to correct posture. A more comfortable work environment with proper home art studio setup means a happier and more productive you! Let’s find out some interesting art studio ideas below!

What Are Ergonomic Products?

Home Art Studio Setup Ideas

To design the ultimate home setup, a few central products will need to be acquired. These include an ergonomic chair and an adjustable standing desk. Additional office accessories such as an ergonomic keyboard and flow board are also helpful!  

This caliber of product is recommended because when personal comfort meets artistic creativity, amazing things can happen.  

Why a flow board? These balancing tools were specifically designed not only for the necessary breaks that occur each working day but to even stand on when you work at a standing desk. By practicing balance and movement, your body will become more energized. In turn, you will be more engaged and focused.  

Building a personalized digital artist desk setup means freedom of choice. Beyond ergonomic products, tools such as powerful tablets, compatible electronic pens, and software including Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office 365 can be of great service. These aids can increase your ability to express and make it far easier to make your artistic visions a reality.

Cheerful and Creative

If you have a cozy small studio apartment like us, a creative and cheerful approach will do great as a home art studio style. Just let your imagination rule and add DIY stuff to enhance the look and feel of your home studio.

Cheerful and Creative home art studio

Minimalist Design

Many people focus on the craft they want to execute rather than stressing about the surroundings. A minimalist design home art studio setup can provide you with a functional setup to work on your art, and we believe it is also a cost-effective option.

Vintage Small Home Art Studio Setup

A vintage-style art studio shed evokes a sense of nostalgia and warmth with antique furniture, retro decor, and vintage accents. Many artists enjoy this style for its unique character and cozy feel. Expert designers recommend incorporating natural materials and textures and using a color palette that compliments the vintage look.

Repurposed Old Furniture Table

A simple table can be repurposed into a designer home art furniture table that ignites your inner artistic fire. This looks perfect with a complete paint job and adorning the table with decorative pieces around your house. The drawers in the table are added plus for some spare storage.

Revamped Garage Home Art Studio Setup

Garages were mostly useless before we considered converting it into a home art studio. With just a bit of cleaning and applying a wallpaper of our choice, the space can be ready to resurrect the artist inside. It is important to ensure that the garage maintains adequate cooling and heating levels.

Rustic Art Studio Setup

We worked on revamping our old backyard studio with a rustic art-styled setup. This allowed us to use natural materials to elevate the look into a more traditional art setting. The rustic style offers a warm and cozy surrounding and an overall feel.

Rustic Art Studio Setup

Dream House Art Studio

If you wish to make a dream house studio, here is an idea we would like to share. You can create your custom art studio in your dining room or bedroom in a mostly vacant nook. Buying a tabletop canvas and paint set are the basic things you will need to do.

Loft Home Art Studio Setup

People with a loft with lower ceilings can repurpose the place into a sexy-looking studio setup. This is an affordable yet appreciable home art studio design. It is cost-effective and worth your money.

Farmhouse Style Art Studio Setup

Our farmhouse-style home art studio is cozy and inviting, with shiplap walls, rustic decor, and country charm. We love the warmth and simplicity of this style, which complements our creative processes. Using natural elements such as wood and stone can further elevate this look.

Converted Closet

The converted closet holds a special place in our list of studio apartment furniture ideas. All you have to do is squeeze some clothing inside with cozy blankets. Now use a small desk and an artist's chair to transform the closet into a home art studio.

Industrial Style Home Art Studio Setup

Industrial-style home art studios combine raw, edgy materials like exposed brick, concrete, and metal with functional design elements. According to interior design experts, this style emphasizes simplicity, minimalism, and functionality and can be a great choice for artists who prefer a modern, urban aesthetic.

Industrial Style Home Art Studio Setup

Rustic Barn Doors

It's always great to use stuff that is left for only rotting. Old barn doors look great when repurposed to be used in a home art studio. There are so many uses for a barn door to create art and just add some color to it, and they greatly enhance the overall look of a room.

Home Art Studio with Planters

As art enthusiasts, we recently set up our home art studio with the help of some trusted resources. We incorporated planters into the space, adding a touch of nature and improving air quality. Since plants naturally increase productivity, this option proved to be great.

Japanese Style Home Art Studio

As someone who loves the simplicity and elegance of Japanese design, we recently set up a home art studio with a Japanese aesthetic. We incorporated elements such as shoji screens and a tatami mat, which we found through inspiration from the architectural digest. These additions have created a calming and inspiring atmosphere for the home art studio.

Japanese Style Home Art Studio

Room Divided Home Art Studio

Lastly, we would like to write about a home art studio that can be customized according to individual tastes and preferences. The best way to organize a backyard studio is to divide your room. By this, you know the purpose of an area. For a bedroom, one area can be left for relaxing and sleeping while the other can be turned into a home art studio.

Ergonomic Chairs

There are a variety of ergonomic chair selections you can choose from. Autonomous offers some of the best chairs for artists in the market. The ErgoChair lineup has multiple models including the ErgoChair Plus, the ErgoChair Pro, the ErgoChair Recline, and the ErgoChair Core. Each ErgoChair was designed with the highest quality ergonomic standards and was built to offer long-term and unwavering support to your back and spine.  

1. ErgoChair Plus

The ErgoChair Plus’s design fully encourages movement. By offering incredible adjustability and 11 tilt lock positions, the chair is one of the most competitive on the market. It boasts 26 degrees of recline and was built with durable materials to resist wear and tear.  

The chair’s actual shape was carefully selected to limit pressure with its state-of-the-art TPE backrest system. It was designed from the ground up to offer a premium and enjoyable sitting experience for users. ErgoChair Plus is officially BIFMA certified, supports up to 300 Ibs, and comes in Black, Grey, and Blue color variations.  

ErgoChair Plus

ErgoChair Plus

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Dimensions28”L x 28”W x 40” - 44”H
Seat height17” - 21”
MaterialsNaked TPE version: 100% TPE upholstery with ABS plastic frame.
Mesh version: 100% TPE and polyester fabric upholstery with ABS plastic frame.
ColorsBlack Frame, Naked Black TPE
Black Frame, Naked Grey TPE
White Frame, Naked Grey TPE
Grey TPE with Blue Mesh
Grey TPE with Grey Mesh
Black TPE with Black Mesh
Weight capacity300 lbs
Warranty5 years

2. ErgoChair Pro

The ErgoChair Pro offers a very similar experience to the Pro+, while more budget-friendly. It offers 22 degrees of recline and five lockable tilt positions. ErgoChair Pro has a mesh lumbar support design like the Pro+.  

At the heart of the ErgoChair Pro, just like its sister ErgoChair products, is adjustability and mobility. Its height, armrest, backrest, and headrest all are adjustable, encouraging movement and body discomfort support.  

With its 22 degrees of recline, ErgoChair Pro aims to improve and correct posture. Additionally, with the standard 2:1 back and seat recline ratio, all recline positions will limit pressure on your back. The ErgoChair Pro supports up to 300 lbs and comes in All Black, Cool Gray, Evergreen, Black and White, Red Apple, and Baby Blue.  

ErgoChair Pro

ErgoChair Pro

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Dimensions29”L x 29”W x 46” - 50”H
Seat height18” - 20”
MaterialsPolyester fabric with molded foam interior and durable nylon plastic frame; PU handrest pads
ColorsCool Gray, Evergreen, All Black
Red Apple, Black & White, Baby Blue
Weight capacity300 lbs
Warranty2 years

3. ErgoChair Recline

The ErgoChair Recline was designed for ultimate lounging and relaxation. Its design includes an adjustable headrest and extendable leg rest. With 18 degrees of recline and effective lumbar support, the ErgoChair Recline offers three strategic lockable positions perfect for overall body comfort.  

The key feature that makes the ErgoChair Recline stand apart is its leg rest. You can recline in such a comfortable way that you could easily take a nap in this chair! Thinking of new artistic ideas requires a lot of mental thought, every great artist deserves some rest time. 

Easily, this could be your thinking chair as well. Recline and dream up your next great project. When in a relaxed state, your imagination can go to a whole new level. 

ErgoChair Recline supports 250 lbs and comes in All Black and Cool Gray color variations.  

ErgoChair Recline

ErgoChair Recline

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Dimensions28” - 45”L x 28”W x 45” - 49”H
Seat height18” - 21”
MaterialsPolyester fabric with molded foam interior and durable nylon plastic frame
ColorsAll Black (Full Option); Cool Gray (Full Option)
Weight capacity250 lbs
Warranty1 year

4. ErgoChair Core

The ErgoChair Core is another reliable ergonomic chair option. It boasts 18 degrees of recline and three tilt lock positions like the ErgoChair Recline.  

The Core is the most affordable ErgoChair option while still providing the value the ErgoChair lineup is recognized for. ErgoChair Core has a mesh back with lumbar support and offers key adjustable features such as tilt, armrest, and chair height. 

It supports up to 250 lbs and comes in All Black and Cool Gray.  

ErgoChair Core

ErgoChair Core

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Dimensions28” - 45”L x 28”W x 45” - 49”H
Seat height18” - 21”
MaterialsPolyester fabric with molded foam interior and durable nylon plastic frame
ColorsAll Black without headrest and legrest
Cool Gray without headrest and legrest
Weight capacity250 lbs
Warranty1 year
FeatureAdjustable armrest, back tilt angle, seat height

Standing Desks

A complementary product for your ergonomic chair is a standing desk. Most standing desks are adjustable and are designed to ergonomic standards. Autonomous has a collection of smart standing desks that would be perfect for your dream home art studio setup.  

The lineup includes the SmartDesk Core, SmartDesk Corner, SmartDesk Pro, SmartDesk Core Duo, and Smart Desk Connect. These desks like the ErgoChair models were specifically developed to create the most comfortable work environment possible.  

1. SmartDesk Core

The SmartDesk Core is the essential standing desk perfect for an at-home art studio. It lifts 265-270 lbs easily and has a durable and long-lasting structure. Smart Desk Core is height adjustable offering flexibility for perfect body positioning.  

It is controlled by a digital keypad and has four programmable settings. You can customize the height adjustments. Yes, the SmartDesk Core will learn your preferred different height settings for your convenience!  

SmartDesk Core offers White, Black, Walnut, White Oak, Bamboo, Dark Bamboo, Pink, Blue, and Teal desktop color variations. Desk frames come in White, Black, or Gray.  

SmartDesk Core

SmartDesk Core

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Top dimensionSmall Top: 43"L x 24"W x 1"H
Classic Top: 53"L x 29"W x 1"H
XL Top: 70.5"L x 30"W x 1"H
Frame dimension27.5"W x 40" - 73"L
Height rangeWith top: 29.4" - 48"
Without top: 28.4" - 47"
MaterialsTop: Warp-proof, MDF wood, natural Bamboo
Frame: SPCC steel
ColorsTop: White, Black, Walnut, White Oak, Bamboo
Frame: White, Black, Grey
Weight capacity265 lbs
Warranty5 years for frame
1 year for top

2. SmartDesk Corner

The SmartDesk Corner is the most spacious and wide SmartDesk offering. This desk would be perfect for an in-home art studio setup because it offers a substantial amount of more room to work and create.  

It boasts twice the space of any other SmartDesk, the ability to hold up to 400 lbs, and height adjustability between 29.4” to 48”. The shorter side of the desk can be easily switched to be customizable to any room corner.  

With the space SmartDesk Corner provides, three computer monitors can comfortably fit on the desk. It is also controlled by a digital keypad and has four programmable settings. The Corner has a solid ten-year lifespan of significant usage, making it long-lasting and competitively durable.  

SmartDesk Corner’s desk top comes in White, Grey, and Black. Its desk frame comes in White and Black. 

SmartDesk Corner

SmartDesk Corner

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Top dimensionFull: 77”L x 64”W x 1”H
Large Top: 77”L x 29”W x 1”H
Small Top: 29”L x 35”W x 1”H
Frame dimension27.5”W x 42” - 71”L
Height rangeWith top: 29.4" - 48"
Without top: 28.4" - 47"
MaterialsTop: Warp-proof MDF wood
Frame: SPCC steel
ColorsTop: White, Black
Frame: White, Black
Weight capacity400 lbs
Warranty5 years for frame
1 year for top

3. SmartDesk Pro

The SmartDesk Pro offers a premium standing desk experience with key features to the extreme. Carefully designed after years of research and development, the Pro is more durable, can lift to 310 lbs, and is height adjustable from 26.2” to 52”. 

An additional bonus is it is quieter than any other SmartDesk. It has an impressive 40 dB sound level. The Pro offers peak performance for a ten-year span, making it a long-lasting investment. Like other SmartDesk options, it has four customizable program settings. SmartDesk Pro has been certified by UL, BIFMA, and EMC.  

Color variations include a White desktop and White, Black, and Gray desk frame options.  

SmartDesk Pro

SmartDesk Pro

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Top dimensionSmall Top: 43"L x 24"W x 1"H
Classic Top: 53"L x 29"W x 1"H
XL Top: 70.5"L x 30"W x 1"H
Frame dimension27.5"W x 40" - 73"L
Height rangeWith top: 29.4" - 48"
Without top: 28.4" - 47"
MaterialsTop: Warp-proof, MDF wood, natural Bamboo
Frame: SPCC steel
ColorsTop: White, Black, Walnut, White Oak, Bamboo
Frame: White, Black, Grey
Weight capacity265 lbs
Warranty5 years for frame
1 year for top

4. SmartDesk Connect

The SmartDesk Connect is the most technologically advanced SmartDesk with incredible connective abilities. Instead of a keypad controlling desk settings, Connect users program their preferred settings in an easy-to-use application that is downloadable for smartphones, desktops, and tablets.  

SmartDesk Connect offers a state-of-the-art anti-collision feature, an improved electronic dual motor for smoother, seamless adjustments, and the ability to lift 310 lbs.  

Connect makes it easier than ever before to synchronize your workstation in such a customizable way. Its desk top comes in White, Black, Dark Bamboo, Pink, Blue, and Teal, while desk frame options include White, Black, and Gray. 

SmartDesk Connect

SmartDesk Connect

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Top dimensionClassic top: 53"L x 29"W x 1"H
XL top: 70.5"L x 30"W x 1"H
Frame dimension40" - 73”L x 27”W x 23.6" - 49.2”H
MaterialsClassic top: High-quality MDF wood (White/Black); Natural Bamboo
XL top: High-quality MDF wood (White/Black)
Frame: SPCC steel
ColorsTop: White, Black, Dark Bamboo, Pink, Teal, Blue
Frame: White, Black, Grey
Weight capacity350 lbs
Warranty7 years for square leg frame
5 years for round leg frame 
1 year for top

Lighting Can Make All the Difference

When developing a large or small art studio setup, lighting plays a crucial role in the overall work environment feel. Appropriate lighting has multiple key benefits including the ability to see your digital tools better and craft your projects in a more vibrant environment. Health benefits should also be considered. Your vision is an imperative asset you must protect.

If you also draw or paint on paper, office lighting is essential. There are a variety of different lamb options to consider. LED flashlights are recommended based on their consistency and quality. Ambient compatible LED options are particularly noteworthy to explore since they have settings that limit eye strain. With an LED floor lamp or a desk lamp, artificial lighting can be perfect for different times of the day particularly evening and night.

It is important to remember not to neglect natural lightning and what such lightning can provide for your at-home art studio setup. During the day and if you have good natural light coming in, keep your blinds and shutters open. Natural light offers a fresh sensation and is more comfortable for your eyes.

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The Bottom Line

The flexibility of creating a dream at home art studio setup brings upon a lot of questions and ideas. Fortunately, there are a variety of great product options to design your setup most comfortably and efficiently as possible. With a selection of ergonomic aids at your disposal, you can work smarter than ever before. 

With ergonomic chairs, standing desks, and well-designed lambs, your art studio setup can have all the necessary tools to help you create your best projects ever. Additional accessories such as tablets and electronic pens take digital art to a whole different extreme. 

Every detail in your setup or home art room should be taken into consideration. Even the colors of your walls and room decorations can have an impact on the environment. The key thing to remember is to design your home art studio setup in a way that is pleasing and appealing to your tastes. 

Product branding can also be a noteworthy preference. As an example, if you prefer Apple hardware, invest in a MacBook or iPad Pro. Use products you are familiar with and comfortable with. 

You want to work in a space that is aesthetically attractive and inviting while inspiring productivity and comfort. With the tips and product suggestions provided, you can create such an art studio setup. 

No matter your artistic style or preference, creating a home art studio that reflects your personality and supports your creativity is essential. From minimalist to farmhouse, countless design inspirations exist when creating your perfect workspace. Thank you for reading!

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