Crafting a craft room is on the wish list for any home decorator or crafter…and let’s face it, if you are a budget decorator, they are often one in the same! So I’m going to try to inspire you all to create a space where you can express yourself…and use your creativity to decorate your home! Here are a few tips on crafting the perfect craft room, and tons of inspiration!
1 – Find the space. That might mean an extra guest room or corner of a den, half the laundry room, or even a cool shed in the yard turned studio! Think about your new craft room just like that…like a creative studio. And find the space!
2 – It’s all about getting organized. Let’s face it, the problem with craft rooms is the chaos. So make a list of the things you want to do within your space, and the materials you will need to do it. Do you need a space to store paints and brushes, or fabrics and thread? A large table for cutting and sewing? Or an empty corner for your easel? A little of it all? Make a list, and prioritize.
3 – Keep like things together. If you are a general crafter, make sure your sewing supplies are near where you set up the machine, and your gift wrap is all with the ribbons and bows. Your paint supplies are all together in one place, so the next time you want to stencil wall…all your choices are right there.
4 – Look for budget minded storage solutions. You don’t have to invest in a huge storage system. Use thrift store furniture (repainted, of course!) sturdy boxes covered in pretty paper, and recycled items to create storage.
5 – Just because your craft room is about function, doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty! Make sure this space reflects your personality…after all, this isn’t like the living room where you have to plan the design for all the members of the family. This is your own personal, creative space. Let it show.
So thats the basics of creating a craft room on a budget… Check out these inspirational photos for craft room storage and design ideas!
If you don’t have space for an entire craft room, perhaps a craft closet will do! Remember, organize, organize, organize!
Create a closet craft room…and use curtain rods to organize your ribbons and fabric.
Another craft closet… Could you use a walk in closet for an entire craft room?
Need budget craft room storage ideas? Visit thrift stores for old spice racks!
Ok, this one, I just love… wouldn’t you all love a craft room like this? From Scrapbook.com.
Beneath my Heart has a whole craft room tutorial on turning a closet into a crafting space!
Getting the idea? Use these tips and inspiration to create a craft room just perfect for you!Image Credits: Scrapbook, HGTV, BHG, BHG, BHG, Midnight Creations, Beneath my Heart