Creative work spaces provide people with artistic talents the space they need to be inventive and productive. Work spaces should be inviting and as uncluttered as possible. Components such as storage and design should be given a great deal of consideration. The space should be practical and designed in a way that is conducive to carrying out creative projects. One of the major components is creating an ideal mood in a creative work space is painting the walls.
Here are several steps that should be followed when painting a creative work space.
Decide on a theme
One of the first steps to take is to choose a theme for your work space. This theme could be related to the creative endeavor that will be pursued in the work space. For instance a knitter may have a framed picture of yarn placed on the wall. This framed picture can then serve as the inspiration for the paint color that is chosen.
Choose Your wall Color
Wall color is the single most important decision when designing a work space. The color will set the mood for the space. One of the most popular and practical ways of selecting a color is to purchase paint samples. These samples can then be applied to the wall side by side and you can determine which color you like best. Make sure the paint completely dries before choosing a color. Paint often changes color slightly after oxidizing. Also be certain to examine the paint color in daylight and at night. This will give you an accurate view of how the color looks at different times throughout the day.
Purchase Paint and Prepare the Room
Once you decide the color of the paint that you want, purchase the right amount of paint for the creative space. Be sure to purchase a good quality paint to ensure coverage with the fewest amount of coats possible. Prior to painting, the room should be properly prepared. This includes removing dirt from walls and trim. It is also important to protect furniture from paint splatter by covering it with plastic or moving it to another room. Painters tape can also be applied along the trim and ceiling to ensure paint does not get on these areas. Make sure you purchase the appropriate paint brushes and rollers that offer the right type of coverage.
Paint the Room
Start by stirring the paint thoroughly before applying to paint roll or brush. Proceed to paint the room. Be sure to carefully inspect the walls once the paint is dry and touch up spots where needed.
Complete the Design of the Room
Once walls are painted, remove painters tape. Allow the wall to dry completely before uncovering furniture or moving it back into the room. Once the paint is dry, hang artwork, shelving and place furniture in its desired place. Arrange crafting, art or knitting supplies in the most ergonomic way and enjoy the space.
Designing and applying paint to the wall of a creative work space is a fun way to improve the comfort and functionality of a room. Having a quiet and inviting place to develop and execute ideas is essential to creativity. When designed correctly, the new found work space will leave you feeling inspired and productive.