Whether you are moving into a new home and have space for a craft room or if one of the kids just moved out and you finally have the room for it, craft rooms are a great addition to the home. Depending on how avid of a crafter you are, you may need the full room or maybe you can simply make it a hobby room with a designated crafting corner. Whatever your needs, we have outlined a few important tips for setting up a craft room. We hope that this leads to success for you—check them out!
Find a Proper Work Table
The main focus of your craft room or corner should be your actual workspace. That said, you’ll need to find a work table or desk that fits your specific crafting needs. Go bigger if you’re into quilting and bigger projects and stick to a desk if you’re more of a paper crafter or needle worker. Either way, make sure you have plenty of room to spread materials and supplies out comfortably. Creativity doesn’t flow in cramped spaces.
Divide Your Workspace Into Zones
If you want to make sure that your craft room is a success, then you need to divide it out into different zones. Even if you’re only a one-craft-at-a-time type of person, and even your specific supplies can be organized. Have an area for your computer and digital needs, different areas for different projects (painting, sewing, paper crafting), another area for fabrics, another for gift-wrapping—the list could go on. Create as many zones as you need for every supply to have a proper space, and follow these different ways to organize your craft supplies!
Provide Ample Natural Light
You really have to think about the lighting you can bring into the space before you actually delve into creating your craft room. You need a lot of natural light if you want a successful space. Choose a room with at least one window, preferably more. If you’re limited on window space, make sure that you provide enough lamps and other lighting fixtures within the room to make up for it.
Think About Storage Opportunities
When it comes to the actual design of your craft room’s storage, you have a few different options you can choose from. Recognize that you can choose more than one from the list below, and that doing so will actually provide you more free space to work. Be creative in how you decide to store and refine your storage opportunities as you delve into crafting.
- Built-In Wall Units
- Storage Containers
- Shelving Units (opened or closed)
Declutter Before You Move In
Most importantly, make sure you declutter your crafting supplies and materials before you move into the room. It’ll be a sloppy move if you don’t organize before you start putting things away. It’ll also give you a chance to take inventory of what you have and where you think items should go in the zones. The sooner you declutter, the easier your transition!
If you notice once you’ve decluttered that you actually need a refresh on a lot of your supplies or fabrics, turn to Lindley General Store. We have a wide variety of crafting supplies, from quilting fabrics to knitting supplies. We’ll make sure that the hard work of your craft room creation is filled with plenty of tools. Shop now!