3 Ideas for Small Studio Organization

     We all are aware of the mess that takes over our small studio, craft corners, or really any small space in the house, and it’s dreadful trying to clean up your studio every time you want to work in that space or after you’re done working in that space. Here, at A.Clore Interiors, we have a solution to all of your problems! Be prepared to watch your cluttered corner turn into a working wonderland! Let’s see how to get there…

All About the Materials



     You should keep all of your materials out and in clear view. This is a great idea, because seeing your materials will help with inspiration and recreate the longing to get creative. Sometimes, we forget how much we enjoy using certain materials or that we even have them! Keeping them out in front of you will remind you of them and cause you to use them more often. Fun ideas of showing off the materials you have is by hanging them up making it easier to go through for you, such as fabric.

Hide the Supplies



     Our materials are beautiful, and we all love showing them off. Our supplies, on the other hand, we feel very different about. No one wants to see your paint or glue gun lying on your desk. Go ahead and put all your supplies in boxes. To make the boxes easier to keep up with, label them! Utilize portable storage and all the extra shelving you might have in your space. If you start getting too many boxes of supplies, designate each box to a certain “craft” or project you are working on at the time.

All the Leftovers



     There’s always extra miscellaneous stuff lying around to be put away but has nowhere to go. Get a bin for all of those things, too! However, if an item has a selected spot or bin it should be in, keep it organized. Place it in the designated bin. If it is absolutely necessary, it is okay to have more than one miscellaneous bin. We also suggest getting a separate smaller container to put in the larger bin for all the small items. If you have a desk drawer, it’s easiest to place a tray in the drawer.

There is always less stress and more inspiration when you have a nicely organized space. That’s a fact! We promise; even organizing can be fun. Put on some music, bring out some matching bins and containers, and get to organizing!


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Bookcase Styling Tips From A Designer

We all want to know how bloggers, artists, and designers get their home decor so stylish and on point without going over the top. Well, we have the secrets for you and are willing to share! It all starts with a bookcase. If you can style a bookcase, you can style anything! There is one basic guideline we follow. Keep it simple. What we mean by that is, add whatever you would like, just don’t overthink it.



Now, the items you should be using will include your favorite books, accent pieces, additive boxes, plants, objects of interest, and picture frames. We’re going to be using these items to create an appealing bookcase for your home. Just make sure you’re using items you love and will supply inspiration and good vibes.




First, start with choosing your favorite books and grouping the together keeping their size in mind. Put together the books that look best side by side keeping in mind there genres. Make sure the stacks range from 3 to 6 books depending on their thickness. Place them in rows and columns spaced out throughout the bookcase. Use your artistic eye to feel out how many stacks you need since it will vary depending on how many shelves there are and how wide and tall the bookcase is.

Accent Pieces



Accent pieces come in all shapes and sizes! We love them all, but keep in mind; you have objects of interest coming too. Use tall pieces if there is space. This is the best way to add height to your display. Try out vases, candleholders, long-stemmed glasses, or even a lamp (if it fits).

Additive Boxes



Use decorative boxes here and there to make it look less busy. They can add so much style too. If you’re going for a rustic look, place some wooden panel boxes or woven baskets. If you’re looking for something a little more chic, use a glass box or white office boxes. They’re great for storage as well!




Some greenery is always nice no matter where you put it! Plants tend to have a calming, relaxing, and tranquil effect. If you don’t quite have that green thumb, check out our Best Indoor Plants for Your Home post. It provides knowledge of the best plants for the anti-gardeners out there. These plants include succulents, cacti, aloe vera, Fiji palms, and a couple more. Put them in a cute and stylish pot; they’re good to be placed on the shelf! Use as many plants as you want, but try to use that artistic eye to know when enough is enough. We suggest using only one plant that makes an impact just to be safe not to overdue it.

Objects of Interest



These will be the items that…interest you! You want to decorate with items that will keep you inspired, encouraged, and excited for each day. This also includes objects that have a lot of meaning and sentimental value to you. Use these important pieces throughout the shelves as bookends, paperweights, or just little décor to fill a small space. Again, don’t over-do it with these though. You don’t want it to look cluttered!

Picture Frames



Last but not least, the family aspect comes in. Pick up some cute frames from Target and HomeGoods. Print out your favorite pictures with friends, family, or just creative pieces of artwork. Place sporadically down the bookcase.



We have a couple key rules we go by when decorating a bookcase. Use the items you love. Books are essential for a bookcase, and should be arranged in both rows AND columns. Use a variety of items and objects that range in both height and width on each shelf to create balance. Distribute color and weight evenly. Our last rule: group items in odd numbers, preferably threes.

Hopefully, this has helped! Feel free to comment and send us pictures of your new and improved bookcase.


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