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If you enjoy creating projects and crafts as a hobby, or if you need a creative workspace to make the most out of your crafting career; you might be thinking of adding a craft room to your home. Do you have a spare guest room you don’t use? Are you thinking of converting a closet or an area in your basement into a functional and fabulously designed craft room?
When it comes to setting aside some space for your most creative works, there are several ways that you can get it done. Whether you need an organized and spacious space for your projects, or you’re looking to give your kids a fun space to get their hands wet with paint; there are several ideas that can spark your creativity and help you develop the best craft rooms. From tables and furniture to organization and craft room storage ideas, here’s how to make your craft room the best and most useful crafting room around.
Amazing feel and touch to bring out the classroom setting.
Love the warm feeling this craft room gives off!
One of the top craft rooms on here! truly a masterpiece.
EVERYTHING HAS A PLACE
Classically Yours Interiors (CYInteriors)
Organization is key, especially when dealing with crafts.
MORE STORAGE THE BETTER
Stunning master craft room with storage and compartments for all of your projects.
Simple and eclectic use of space for this craft room.
Caesarstone with Clark & Co Homes
Fresh & inviting. Tons of great storage cabinetry. Love the unique flooring choice and lighting.
This colorful contemporary condo makes great use of the space for it’s featured sewing/craft room.
BURST OF COLORS
Cabinet Concepts by Design
The use of color and amount of space in this craft room is spectacular! Love how they painted the ceiling teal to coordinate with the other accessories.
RW Anderson Homes
Very sleek industrial feel to this multi-purpose laundry/craft room.
Craft Room Table Ideas
Want to make the most of an ultra-efficient and super functional crafting table? Add cabinets to your table for a transformative workbench! Some of the most popular craft room table ideas have emerged from turning a cabinet cubby space into a tabletop wonder.
You can add a solid wooden counter to an already existing row of cubbies to turn it into a table. Make sure the table is at the height you need, so that you can be sure to add some chairs underneath the counter to make the space truly your own.
Other ideas for a craft room table include:
- A long and wide desk with plenty of cubby space on each side
- Table on sturdy rollers, so that you can take your desk with you while you work in different areas of the room
- Collapsible wood table with leaflets that can be expanded or reduced on each side, giving yourself the flexibility of having more or less space to work with
Take advantage of a table or a desk space that you aren’t using and transform it into a table to accommodate all of your crafts.
Craft Room Furniture Ideas
There are plenty of ways you can use different types of furniture to your advantage in a crafting room. You can make the most out of a smaller space by installing shelving units on the walls, or pieces of PVC pipe attached to the wall to hold your pencils, paint brushes, and more.
Having a nice set of cabinets flush against a wall of your room is always a great idea for your craft room, as the odds are you are probably looking to invest in storage. Wooden cabinets or cubbies can go a long way, especially if you have bins and boxes that are able to fit into those spaces. You can improvise by upcycling certain items – like a spice rack, for example – to transform it into a piece of furniture that can store items and also serve as a trendy decorative piece for your room.
Melissa McLay Interiors
More traditional in style, this large craft room has some wonderfully designed craft room tables.
California Closets of Louisville
What a cheerful & fun space to create in!
CM Fresh Perspectives
A great idea if you have an extra bedroom. This room is for a serious scrapbooker. The genius use of cubbies, drawers and baskets/containers keeps everything neat and tidy. Plus the colors chosen give it a fresh welcoming feel.
TONS OF SPACE
Looks like these Nashville homeowners have tons of space to be creative in. Huge shelving unit stores supplies. Plus its colorful and full of natural light!
Craft Room Storage Ideas
Storage is the number one factor that goes into what you should be holding in your craft room, and how much of it you can hold. Storage can make or break the entire room, so be sure to use your space wisely as you come up with some creative ways to store your items in a beautiful and easy-to-find way. Here are some ideas below to get you started.
Craft Room Storage Furniture and Cabinets
Who says furniture can’t be functional? You can take advantage of several pieces of furniture in your crafting room so that they aren’t just big chunks of wood or fabric taking up space.
The best type of storage furniture you can use tends to be cabinetry and cubby spaces. You can even build craft room storage cabinets underneath your work table or work desk, giving you room to store extra items that are out of the way but not inaccessible. Even chairs and stools can come equipped with secret storage space underneath the seat for you to hide great items. If you’re building a kid’s crafting room, you can install a safe chest or a piece of furniture that also stores all of their toys and supplies.
SMALL & MIGHTY
A lot of punch in this little space. Note that the sliding shelf provides extra workspace when needed.
CUBBIES & BINS
Neat Method San Diego
Great idea for crafters on a budget.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Another great idea that almost anyone can use as a template. This one features a Rhino Naked Trunk.
2112 Design Studio, LLC
Fun and ingenious use of picture ledge shelves to feature these cute jars that house beads.
Craft Room Organization Ideas
Organization is one of the strongest keywords to be thinking about when creating your perfect craft room space. When it comes to storing and finding your favorite items, it’s always about organization!
And since it’s a craft room, this is the perfect opportunity to get creative! Some of the most popular organization ideas include:
- Organizing your supplies by color. Do you have a lot of storage space dedicated to ribbons, scrapbook paper, paints, or similar items? Odds are, you are likely working with a lot of color palettes. Try organizing everything by color so you know exactly where to start looking for the item you want to use next.
- Make a beautiful display of your items. Your items shouldn’t just be there to be used, but they should be there to look nice, too! If you have a modest rubber stamp or button collection, put them on display by making them part of your room’s decor. But be sure that they are still in an easy-to-reach spot so you can temporarily take them down when you are using them.
- Store paper on the back of the door. Finding a place for wrapping paper and tissue paper can be annoying, especially when the paper comes in big rolls like at the store. You can install some hanging racks on the back of your door to cleverly store your wrapping paper, so it’s out of the way and yet it is always right there when you need it!
The best craft rooms have plenty of thought put into organization and item placement. Ultimately, you should learn how to organize your items in a way that best suits you and your needs. If you are an artist, think of the best place to store your brushes and paints that will make them easy to find and access each time you look. Try out a few different storage possibilities too to see how you can make the most out of the room you have!
This drawer in this craft room is the perfect size to keep all these ribbons neat and orderly.
Rolling shelves in craft room storage cabinets give easy access and keep things nicely organized.
Classically Yours Interiors (CYInteriors)
Love this tiny drawer unit. The numbers and tags are an added bonus!
DRAWERS IN ORDER
This drawer unit is a great craft room organization idea for those crafters who specialize in paper crafts.
Classically Yours Interiors (CYInteriors)
This ladder shelving unit makes these wonderfully organized jars and containers even more charming.
Classically Yours Interiors (CYInteriors)
Too many great ideas here to list. With all there is here–it could be a mess, but this is displayed beautifully–love the burst of yellow.
Craft Room Design Layout Ideas
The layout of your crafting room might largely depend on the architecture of your home. Think about the ways in which it can be modified to your advantage. Many people love to transform kitchen nooks or walk-in closets into crafting rooms that serve the perfect layout for their purposes.
Even an office space can become a partial craft room. Think about what you have available to you. Do you have closet space with sliding doors? You can transform this part of the office into your crafting station; with a pull-down desk on an accordion hinge that you can stand and work at while you aren’t performing financial duties in your office. Building cubbies that sink into the natural nooks and corners of your walls can add extra storage space for your supplies, tools, or even your televisions and monitors.
If you want to add more drawer and cabinet spaces, make sure you do it in a place that makes the most sense for you. Don’t worry about having too much or too little – you can always change it around.
OCEAN FRONT CRAFTS
Siemasko + Verbridge
What a light & bright craft room with beautiful ocean front views. Smart use of space installing cabinets on the perimeter of the room.
BLACK AND WHITE
Studio M Interiors
The white cabinets and black countertop look clean and crisp. Plus lots of good counter space. Flooring is a great feature as well.
NARI with Platt Builders, Inc.
Awesome rolling desks that could be positioned however you desire. Love the large space and the angled ceiling detail above the doorway/shelving. This a 2017 Regional CotY Award Winner.
Swiftwater Custom Homes
World-class rustic space to design and create in.
Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc
Exceptional extra multi-purpose space to have in a home; craft room, laundry room plus an extra fridge for those parties!
CLEAN & SIMPLE
Dream Finders Homes
Easy. An extra bedroom, affordable table–add cute accents. Done!
Small Craft Room Ideas
Homeowners sometimes find it more difficult to come up with craft room ideas for small spaces. If you’re in a studio apartment, or you need to work out of a smaller shed while improvising your workspace, worry not – for there’s still plenty that can be done. In today’s day and age, small is extremely thrifty!
If all you have is a crafting table and a little bit of wall space in the foyer, that is still the perfect opportunity to build a craft room. Use hollow frames or build improvised shelving to hang on the walls, which can serve as your storage space for all of your necessary tools and supplies. Stack cubbies or bins on one side of the table so everything you need is in one convenient spot. You can even add leaflets to your table so you can give yourself more room when you know there isn’t going to be a lot of traffic around the house.
If you’re working out of a walk-in closet space, you can even try to organize the area to store as much as you’d like. Odds are you have an overhead shelf space, which can store plenty of bins and boxes. You can fit a desk chair or a mobile work table to get all your tasks done, too.
BeautIful craft room, BUT THE VIEW!!!!!
OUT IN THE OPEN
No hiding this craft and wrapping area and why would you want to–spectacular!
Grace Hill Design
This room overall looks like a great place to escape to. PLUS this designer/builder made ingenious use of a closet to create a cute & clever craft area.
BRIGHT & ORGANIZED
Classically Yours Interiors(CYInteriors)
So many incredible craft room organization ideas in this space. Cute jars to keep button and notions organized by color and/or shapes. Baskets in interesting textures that coordinate with the cheerful yellow wall color. The dark furniture grounds everything nicely and makes this space feel warm and comfy. Looks like you have everything you need to create some great crafts. Keep reading for more pictures/details from this craft room.
NOOKS & CRANNIES
Terrific use of space for kids to play, create and do homework.
Modern Craft Construction, LLC
While this example of using a closet looks like it being utilized more as an office; this is another great model that could be easily converted to a craft area.
Kid’s Craft Room Ideas
Your kids deserve an incredible space to call their own, too! A kid’s craft room can be super fun for them, and you can even get them involved in the setup and organization process before the room is complete.
Think about your child’s favorite activities. Do they love to use colored pencils and crayons? You can come up with a creative storage area such as a see-through plastic cubby rack that hangs from the back of a door; or a shelf area where they can easily reach and put back their favorite items.
Make sure to exclude anything dangerous–don’t let your young kids handle any electrical appliances or equipment like a hot glue gun! You can invest in safe storage bins and shorter tables that encourage creativity and inspire playtime. Above all, a kid’s crafting room should be accessible and colorful, and it should help them inspire their vision of creativity, not just yours. It’s their space – help them make it come to life!
Another great example of a small craft room idea. Doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to keep things cute and organized.
MEGA KIDS CRAFT
Margaret L. Norcott, Allied ASID
This kids craft room is just WOW!
Mosby Building Arts
TONS of great storage in this kids craft room.
Sebring Design Build
Had to include this incredible workshop that was part of a recent basement remodel.
Get Started on the Crafting Room of your Dreams!
Messy or organized, big or small, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a craft room in the comfortable space of your own home. You might have an entire room dedicated to laying out a great number of shelves and storage spaces for your crafts – or, you could be working out of the kitchen! Either way, there are a great number of opportunities to let your creativity spark! Invest in some functional furniture, have fun with storage, and let your imagination take hold.
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