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Beautiful Craft Rooms Can Inspire Creativity
Serious crafters need a serious craft room. It's not hyperbole: if you are (or know) a crafter, you've seen how supplies multiply. What was once a stash of embroidery thread and a nice pair of sharp sewing scissors suddenly becomes a stockpile of every DMC color, 60 skeins of high-quality yarns—and an entire screen-printing setup.
Face it. This kind of hobby needs dedicated space. And as a bonus, this is your big chance to be totally creative with your decor—after all, a craft room should feel inspirational! But as all creatives know, a blank canvas can be terrifying. These pretty craft rooms are sure to inspire your next redecorating project.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Create an Organizational System
If you're an ardent crafter, you'll know there's no beating a good organizational system. Otherwise, you risk wasting days digging through dark drawers in search of thread or scissors or extra tape for your label maker. Camille Styles rigged up this custom storage solution, which features pull-out drawers that can store very tool imaginable. Added labels on the front make switching from project to project that much easier.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Consider Adjustable Shelving
You may love scrapbooking and cross-stitching now, but who's to say what you'll adore in a year's time? Maybe you'll pick up crocheting. Or perhaps you'll start taking drawing classes. Prepare for your inevitable shifts in interests by installing adjustable shelving. Most home-improvement stores—and, of course, IKEA—sell easy-to-install adjustable shelving units (like in this craft room from Refined Rooms) that give your craft room the flexibility you need.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Give Your Pegboard Some Glitz
A pegboard is a craft room storage essential, but don't limit yourself to bland, everyday white. Craft rooms deserve a bold hand with color and glamour, so extend the accent shade you've chosen through the space onto your organization tools. Place of My Taste's glitzy pegboard reflects her gold-and-white-themed craft room—and it's the perfect spot to store paint, tools and washi tape.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Incorporate Your Favorite Things
When designing your dream craft room, consider the reasons you love to craft. Are you inspired by Totoro? Do you adore drawing characters from your favorite fandom? Or do you adore your favorite fixer-upper bloggers, who can transform vintage yard sale finds into works of art? Whatever strikes your crafting fancy, embrace it in your space. Blogger Home to Heather filled her room with antique finds so that she's never far from what she loves most.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Don't Be Afraid to Go Eclectic
In a room dedicated to creation, make sure to give yourself plenty of inspiration. If that means your decor may look a little—well, let's call it eclectic, shall we?—then that's okay. Look to blogger Taylor Made, who transformed her bright-white craft room into a haven of color and cheer by mixing disparate patterns and bright artwork. The final touch: An oversized work table, perfect for hashing out your creative vision.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Take Advantage of Unused Space
Love to craft but not sure where to store your supplies? Dream of a dedicated craft room of your own—but stuck in a cramped abode? Look for unused spaces to transform. Blogger Driven by Decor elevated a common stairway landing into a colorful and well-organized craft room just by stretching a wide desk across the space and adding funky (and creativity-inducing) wallpaper.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Bring the Outdoors In
Unless you live in one of those glorious, spring-all-year-'round climates (we see you, San Diego), you probably can't literally craft outdoors. But there's no reason you can't let the outdoors in. Houseplants add life to your space, and natural products like rattan and wicker provide much-needed texture. Blogger The House That Will integrated gorgeous greens and natural motifs into her craft room to create an inspirational and natural-feeling space.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Yes, inspirational signs that say "Good Vibes Only" or "Get It Done" may be cliche—but they're cliche for a darn good reason. Motivation can occasionally be hard to come by, and it's easy to beat yourself up when you're staring at a blank page (or swath of embroidery cloth) unable to decide what comes next. Follow Pretty Providence's lead and hang your favorite inspirational saying on your wall—that way, when things seem hard, all you have to do is look up.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Give Yourself Room to Grow
Got a lot of supplies to store? When setting up storage in your craft room, make sure you consider all of the tools, fabric scraps, and other supplies you'll likely purchase in the coming weeks and months. It isn't about what you have now—it's about where you might go next.
If you've got tons of teeny supplies, vintage stores may be a godsend when renovating your craft room. Just check out One Dog Woof's revamped craft room for inspiration, where two gray-painted card catalogs provide valuable storage space for her wide collection of embroidery threads. Reining in an out-of-control-collection is much less difficult with space to organize, and this common thrift-store find promises to help sort your craft room mess lickety-split.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Make Your Seat a Throne
Crafting involves spending a lot of time sitting on your butt—and after a while, your behind might start to ache. Treat it nicely by investing in a high-quality office chair, or jazzing up the one you already have, like in this stunning pale-blue, boho-chic craft room by Casa Watkins. By draping a fur over her high-backed chair, she adds a soft element to the space—and makes working far more comfortable.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Go Big or Go Home
An expansive, wall-spanning mural may seem a bit extra, but Addison's Wonderland proves it works beautifully—especially when creating a craft room for kids. Paired with the gentle, robin's-egg blue, this dreamlike, avant-garde mural makes the space feel plucked from Wonderland (hey, maybe that's where the blog name comes from!). Making bold choices is guaranteed to inspire some serious creativity.