Is a personal craft room on your wish list? If you’re house hunting – or you’ve just purchased a home – you may be wondering how you can turn a spare room into a craft room. Fortunately, all it takes is a little inspiration to get started. These are some of the best tips we’ve found for creating a craft room. We hope it inspires you to finally turn your dream of a craft room into a reality!
Choose the right room
Don’t be tempted to squeeze yourself into the smallest room in the house. If you have the extra space, then choose a room that will provide enough space to work and to store your supplies. Consider using a bedroom, a den, or even a section of the basement. You also need to take into account the flooring, especially if you will be painting or using water. Avoid a room with wall-to-wall carpet if this is the case.
Choose the best worktable
The most crucial decision you can make about your room is the worktable. Be sure it is big enough to accommodate your projects. Consider the height as well. Will you primarily be sitting or standing when you work? If you will be sitting, then choose a chair that will be comfortable for your marathon crafting sessions.
Consider the lighting
Another important consideration is the lighting in your craft room. Does the room get much natural light? If not, then invest in good-quality lights so you can easily see your work. Will you be photographing your work to post online? Then either choose a room with good natural light or set up an area with a small light box where you can take pictures.
Use work zones
Chances are you don’t limit yourself to one kind of crafting. If this is the case, then think about organizing your craft room into zones. Each zone will focus on one main type of craft, such as sewing or gift-wrapping. And don’t forget to leave yourself some space for a computer or laptop. You’ll likely want to watch a how-to video or post pictures of your creations to Instagram, so set aside some space for your technology.
Organize your tools and supplies
One of the best parts of having a craft room is having all your beautiful supplies and tools in one place. For that reason, you should take some time to evaluate your storage and organizational needs. It can be helpful to have sturdy shelves or a storage cabinet. Collect storage boxes of various sizes that can easily house all your items, and store like items together. And don’t forget to label all your boxes! Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to locate the tool you need for your project.
The best piece of advice we can give you about creating your dream craft room is to have fun! Remember why you want to have a room dedicated to your creativity, and allow yourself the freedom to break the rules. Choose colors, fabrics, furniture and decorations that make you feel good so that you’ll want to spend time in your new craft room. Enjoy!