I think I probably rearrange rooms in my living spaces 2 - 3 times before the layout feels right; before everything clicks and I can exist in the space without wanting to swap chairs or move a couch towards the window. With my studio(s) it's definitely more like 5 - 6 rearranging sessions before I feel like space is utilized correctly. So here I am, with layout #2, not feeling 100% - but definitely much closer to a perfect arrangement.
I don't have a ton of space here, as I sacrificed square footage for lighting. I still think it was the right call as I'd rather paint by the light of these windows and need to have a good method for storage/drying/working, then be in a larger room without this light. With that in mind I needed to get a few more drying surfaces and storage cabinets into the room, while maintaining as much access to floorspace as I could (I paint on the floor.) I also wanted a surface I can easily move and position a camera over - as I am planning on doing more video tutorials.
A trip or two to Ikea later I came home with a few more shelves/bookcases/tables to try out - and after building (and rebuilding!), think I have a decent handle on a layout for this place that checks most of my boxes. I'm sure I'll change it in a few months, but I thought I'd share this iteration of my studio layout.
EH Sherman Studio Tour V2.0
Like I said, this arrangement will probably only last for a few months but I'm really happy with the additional surfaces and storage. Should help keep this space a little more organized.
What does your studio look like? Is there anything you want to change? Let me know in the comments or send me a message on instagram (@ellen_the_lemon), I LOVE to see studios!