This guest post ‘craft room ideas for small spaces’ was written by Sarah Jessica Smith.
Getting craft room ideas for small spaces can be hard, and even more difficult if you are a crafter or blogger and need a dedicated workspace.
If you have enough space in your home, why not make a crafting space inside it?
It will allow you to separate from the housework and get an organised workspace where you can create.
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Take a look at these ideas and see how you can get started;
1. The Location Matters
A craft room or workspace can be almost anywhere in your home and come in different sizes.
Maybe it’s just a corner in your living room, a separate room or even a spot in your bedroom.
The key to finding the right location is to identify where you can put your desk and supplies away and have enough space to let those creative juices flow.
2. The Lighting
Natural light is the best option, as it is the most balanced source of white light, which is good for your eyes and focus.
Still, the amount of natural light depends on the geographical position of your workspace, so maybe you will be forced to get other sources of light.
In that case, the best way is to combine general and task lighting.
Task lighting of high quality is especially important on cloudy days or when you have to work at night after you put your kids to bed.
You should get ergonomic task lighting that allows you to adjust the intensity of light at any moment.
To prevent glare, don’t put your computer screen directly in front of the source of lighting or under it.
3. Keep The Essentials Close
You want to be able to get into your projects without interrupting your workflow in order to get yarn or a tape measure from another room.
Identify which items you frequently use and make sure you can access them quickly, add shelves, drawers and storage boxes if you can, to store all of your essentials.
For larger items like yarn, you may need a good shelving unit for this, organised in baskets, or in other stoarge containers with room to breathe.
4. Decoration To Inspire
Besides the essential work items, you also need to surround yourself with decorative, as well as personal items.
They are great for motivation and inspiration when you sit at your desk and go to work.
That means putting pictures of your loved ones around you, hanging inspirational quotes, plus adding some of your own makes.
This could be a touch of cozy comfort through a knitted throw covering your chair, decorative wall hangings and a crochet rug under your desk.
5. Craft Room Storage
Many people working at home neglect the importance of smart storage.
If you don’t pay attention to where you put your craft supplies and necessities, it will affect your productivity.
You need storage baskets and enough shelving in order to be as organised as possible.
Think about the items you use – where are they while you’re using them and where they go after you’re done with them.
The less you need certain items, the further they can be from your reach.
Your storage space needs to effectively cover your everyday work necessities and the ones you occasionally use.
6. Craft Room Organization
It’s easy to make a mess in the craft room or work area, especially if you don’t have too much time tidying up everything after you’re done because you have your kids waiting or house chores to do.
Built in wall units used for storage are another luxury item for your craft room to prevent clutter.
A great way to get this at an affordable price is to buy from Ikea, they have many options that can fit together, for all of that yarn!
Creating a craft room in a small space has its challenges.
That’s why it is important to get organised and source out an area that you can utilise.
That way, you can organize the space just the way you want, to work on your hobby, Etsy shop or blog.
Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the
things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement,
lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.