AD/Collaborative Post ~ All thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s no secret that a lot of people who start a blog happen to have a great set of creative skills. Lots of people in the creative industry also use blogs to help push their sales, so it’s no wonder that these two jobs often overlap. Many bloggers have a creative side hustle that has the potential to grow into something more. Whether it’s jewellery making, fashion design, painting, or being a fantastic author, we all aspire to grow our creative businesses into something bigger.
I’ve always wanted to start a business of my own; to really grow something for myself. One little seed of an idea has the potential to grow into something wonderful, worthwhile, useful and profitable! The dream is to own your very own creative business. If that business goes well, you’ll want to start thinking about expanding. That’s where it all starts to get exciting and you’ll find yourself out shopping for some beautiful, original office or shop front furniture.
I like to dream big, so I decided to do my very own creative business office supply wish list. It’s a bit of a mouthful, I’ll admit, but there’s so much great stuff on the market now that enables you to really express your personality and business ethos through your choice of decor.
The Concrete Reception Desk.
If you want to really ‘wow’ your customers and clients with first impressions, this concrete reception desk certainly makes a big impact. It can be customised to suit your requirements and demonstrates your professionalism and your company ethos. It’s big, eye catching and professionally styled, giving a sense that your creative business is a font of knowledge and experience.
Tapered Ladder Shelves.
Tapered shelves seem to be the ‘in’ thing at the moment. I’ve seen them dominating Instagram and it’s no wonder, with the right styling, the can add so much value to the space they sit in. Stacked with some hanging succulents or some personal effects to add a touch of humanity to any main office area, these shelves are a ‘must have’ addition to a cosy office waiting room or shop front.
Us creative types love to have a bold visual element that draws you in the moment you lay eyes on it. Brightly coloured pegboards are really gorgeous and would work so nicely in a creative industry selling colourful items such as enamel pins, quirky clothing or motivational prints. They’re available in a range of colours and sizes, varying from noticeboard size to floor to ceiling in height.
A good sized desk.
If you’re going to be sat at your desk drawing, creating entire story lines or meticulously making delicate jewelry, you need a good sized desk. There are so many styles available now that not only suits your needs, but can also match the aesthetics you’re aiming for perfectly. I quite like a modern minimalist style desk that has some good storage space in the way of drawers, as well as having enough room for me to work on.
Above desk storage.
I love to surround myself with things that make me happy and things that inspire me when I’m working. I think it’s important to really own the space you’re in, especially if you’ve started your own creative business. It’s nice to have some motivation prints, some personal effects and a few plants around you to keep you focused and calm. I also hate having too many items cluttering up my desk, so some above desk storage is a great solution for me!
Motivation and funny prints.
As I mentioned before, I love being surrounded by happy, motivation things. It keeps me focused and reminds me to keep going and make things happen! I love a good print, so I’d definitely have to have a few dotted around the office. These prints are really awesome and there’s a tonne of different styles and themes available on the market. If you feel like getting creative, you can even make one yourself. Think of a motivational quote, download free fonts on Creative Fabrica, and make the design with a free editing tool or software. You’ll have so much fun doing this!
Prints: Of Life & Lemons – Coffee // Sewing
I’m a long way off achieving my goal of owning and running my very own creative business, but that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop trying. The creative industry is one tough cookie to crack, but a lot of people who have broken through have said that they owe a lot to blogging. I think the secret is to be true to who you are, work hard and enjoy every aspect of the process as much as you possibly can.