Recently we downsized to a 1 bedroom apartment so that my husband could work on his Master's degree. Our bedroom had a small nook, about the size of a narrow walk-in closet or bathroom. I changed jobs bringing home massive teaching materials to store during the summer. The visual clutter drove me crazy so I hung curtains to make it disappear.
Fall came and most of the stuff went to my new classroom but I decided to add a table or two to make a desk. I moved in my craft and art supplies and soon realized I had created a small studio.
In the last year, I have produced more art. Enough to fulfill a lifelong wish to participate in art shows. Everything is within an arms reach, can be left sitting out and I am surrounded by a gallery of my work.
I am not sure I would add space even if I could. I realized that I had not made it a priority and could have carved out a nook long ago.