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Home studios: Ideas to inspire

by LaKeta Burgess, PhD 09/26/2022

Whether professionals or hobbyists, music production enthusiasts swear by their home studios. When equipment is a top priority, it can seem difficult to find space for style or design. However, there are plenty of popular ways to set up a home studio for optimal creativity and fun.

Here are some common home studio styles to use as inspiration:

Window-centric home studios

When it comes to acoustics, glass windows are not ideal for a recording or mixing studio. Window surfaces can cause unwanted reverb, and the glare from outside light can be problematic for screen usage. 

However, there are some great advantages to letting in the view of the outside world. Fresh air, sunlight and a glimpse of your yard or garden can work wonders for creativity.

Cave-darkened home studios

Basements are often perfect for private studios, which helps explain the prevalence and popularity of dimly lit, cavernous workspaces. Even with less than ideal acoustics, a "cave space" can keep you focused and creative by surrounding you with all the necessary equipment and inspiring elements. 

In addition to functional task lighting, stylish accent lighting is key to turning a darkened cave into a cozy and creative workspace.

Small-space home studios

There are definite advantages to working in a small room. The less room you have to spread out, the more you're forced to stay organized and to prioritize the most important equipment and decor. 

Small studio spaces can also be less expensive to maintain and easier to keep clean. For some smart space-saving tips, try mounting screens or monitors directly onto walls. An L-shaped desk is also a great way to make the most of minimal square footage.

No two home studios are exactly alike. However, if you're stuck for inspiration, keep some of these ideas in mind when creating your own home office or studio.

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