What to Consider when Creating an Art Studio in your Log Cabin

Forget the washing up. Cleaning the bathroom can wait.

Escape to your cabin at the bottom of the garden to recharge your batteries, be inspired by nature and get creative in your very own little art haven way from the distractions of daily life.

Relaxing, tranquil, peaceful, restful, quiet, undisturbed.

Just your paint brush and your imagination for company.

Things to Consider

Natural Light

Plenty of natural light is a must for your creative space.

Sunshine undoubtedly improves your mood and has a positive effect on the mind and is just what you need to stimulate, inspire and invigorate.

Think about…

The Style of the Cabin

Choose a design with lots of windows and glazed double doors, ideally full length, that will allow oodles lot of natural light in.

Corner Log Cabin – with front and side windows and large, glazed double doors.

eg. Lasita Oban Corner Log Cabin

Hexagonal Log Cabin – the perfect way to give you light from every direction. And fabulous 360° views of your garden for inspiration!

eg. Lasita Ilmenau Log Cabin

Full length windows and glazed double doors

eg. Lasita Barbados 3 Log Cabin

Position in your Garden

Opt for a spot in your garden that provides plenty of natural light. But it’s a good idea to find somewhere that doesn’t have direct sunlight beating down on your when you’re working and keeps the sun’s glare to a minimum.

A north-facing position would therefore be ideal.

Size of Log Cabin

Make sure you have room to spread out and enough space for all your art materials. There’s nothing worse than a cramped, cluttered area to inhibit your creative juices!

Consider whether you will be working with an easel, or on the floor or on tables. Will you need a chair?

You will also need to think about storage space – where and how will you keep all your art bits and pieces? Will you need cupboards or shelves? Make sure they are easily accessible.

Top tip – having a log cabin with its own side shed attached is a handy way to keep your creative area clutter free with all your art materials safely stored in the shed next door.

eg. Lasita Chameleon Log Cabin


An important consideration if you are planning to use your log cabin art studio throughout the year.

A source of electricity will mean you can have:

Lighting – especially vital when natural light is hindered by dull and overcast days and as the nigths draw in.

Top tip: Look for daylight simulation bulbs which imitate natural light – a great recommendation in particular for artists and painters.

Heating – to help keep your art studio pleasantly warm throughout the colder months – see my blog How to Heat a Log Cabin for examples

Take a look at my blog How to Run Electricity to a Log Cabin for advice


Ensure you get a good air flow into your studio.

Fresh air and good ventilation is important in keeping your workspace healthy, particularly if you spend many hours working with paints.

Add a Splash of Colour

There’s nothing like a colourful work environment to lift spirits and stimulate your creative flow. So add a splash of colour to the walls, be inspired and off you go!

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