01: Get a background wallOne easy way to ensure you’ve got the perfect Insta-spot in your office is to create a background, or feature wall where you can snap photos. A popular background wall is made up of gold or silver painted logos, but you can also customise yours to your office. That might mean painting your studio name across the wall, or using the colours in your logo, or your logo itself, to create a block print that shouts out your company name. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even paint a mural related to your job.
02: Buy some house plants
How could an Insta guide not mention the necessity of houseplants? Adding some green into your studio will not only be good for your wellbeing and workflow, but can provide a good background for Insta snaps too. Make sure you take proper care of your plants though, a wilting, yellow plant is less likely to prove popular, no matter how many filters you apply to it.View this post on Instagram
It’s not often we show images of the studio on here and so here’s a little behind-the-scenes glimpse of our space. This was taken by the super talented @_jocrawford for last months @computerartsmag. . We moved to our new studio at Aire St Workshops in July last year and are still settling into the space. It’s almost there and next month we’ll be welcoming a visiting group of design students from @ntuart @nottstrentuni — time for a spring clean!
03: Hang some prints
Every self-respecting creative office should have some prints on its walls. Create a gallery wall for the ultimate background or dot these around your studio. If you haven’t got any wall space, you can always add prints to your bookcases. Which leads us on to our next point…
04: Fill your bookshelves
Apart from being, of course, great resources for your work, books can add colour and texture to your studio. You can also rearrange them in different ways – by colour or height order, for example – to switch things up.
05: Think about lighting
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Hey look it’s me, pretending to read! Come stop by our @carpentercollective studio tonight from 5-9pm and pretend to read with me! We’ll have silkscreen prints, posters, apparel, books, swag and new enamel pins on display. Hope to see you tonight! Photo by @bethanyandcamera