Converting a spare bedroom into a makeup studio is extremely easy. As long as you have the electrical outlets you need and excellent lighting sources available, it can be accomplished rather quickly. The first step is to measure the room and determine where to put the main makeup table. Once the main table is in place, adding other elements will go smoothly.
Designing the Room
If you want to start a makeup business at home or online, you need to make sure your room is bright and full of light. Pastel colored walls with white accents and trim would work well for this type of environment. A low nap carpet or hardwood floors are preferable in case something is dropped or spills accidentally. If there is a window in the room, use sheer curtains to allow the maximum amount of light to shine.
When creating the room’s layout, always remember to put the makeup table in an area where there will be plenty of room to work. Side tables and chairs can be put across the room or off to the side. The room should be open with few decorations or obstacles to distract or hinder anyone’s movements.
What Will Be Needed
The main makeup table is the most important piece of furniture in the room. It should be well built and have a mirror/light setup that offers an excellent view of the subject from a variety of angles.
- At least one adjustable height chair
- A well built closet organizer
- Two or three extra tables (medium to small)
- Two additional chairs
- Several different lighting sources
A closet organizer allows for all tools and supplies to be hidden and out of the way when not in use. This also helps to keep things handy. Everything will have its own unique place and can be found rather quickly when in a rush.
Makeup tables come with two or three mirrored panels that have lights already attached. This is fine for the most part, but in some cases when additional lighting is needed, it is good to have other sources on hand. Small makeup mirrors are available that can be used for extremely close up details and modifications. Light bars can be purchased that are attached to stands and can be placed around the subject’s chair to give ample lighting to the back, in addition to what is put out by the makeup table.
Overhead lighting should be subtle and, if possible, able to be dimmed to prevent shadows from forming. If there is enough closet space left, the additional lights can be stored when not in use. Always make sure that windows are easily accessible for times when natural light is needed.
A spare bedroom can be effectively used as a makeup studio with just a few quick changes. New paint, polished floors, the right lighting and a little creativity and the conversion is complete. Makeup is all about creativity and self-expression. The right room can give a person the space they need to be creative and successful.
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