Pursuing hobbies can be great for your mind, body, and spirit. Having a dedicated craft room or hobby room under your roof can help you beat stress and boost cognitive ability.
But the question is, what elements can actually help turn it into a creative haven? Which craft room design will work for you? How are you going to store all of craft and hobby supplies tidily?
Including certain staple items in your hobby room is non-negotiable. We’ve made a list of ten essential craft room ideas to give you some answers. We hope these ideas help keep your creative juices flowing and help you keep your space well-organized.
1. Crafting Desk and Seating
Want to know the secret to creating an inspiring craft room? Bring in a sturdy worktable that’s preferably large in size to give you lots of surface space to spin your magic. Whether it’s made from wood or metal, shouldn’t matter unless you have a specific need or desire certain aesthetic appeal.
When it comes to the worktable’s height, 31 inches is a good number. You can add height to a table you already have by placing wooden blocks under its legs or fixing PVC pipes on them.
Also, you’ll likely end up spending long hours sitting at your craft room worktable. So, make it a point to get yourself a comfortable, ergonomic chair that provides good spinal support. Swivel chairs, the kind that are used in home-office setups, are a good bet as they have adjustable seats and can be turned/moved around as desired.
2. Ample Storage and Shelving
Just like any room, your hobby room can always benefit from more storage. When planning your craft room design, keep in mind ways to optimize both horizontal as well as vertical space.
For example, maximize the wall space by installing ample shelving in different sizes. These can be useful when you want to store items you don’t need on a daily basis or want to put on display. Decorate the shelves with colored fabric to make the room look more inspiring, warm, and inviting.
You also want to install storage cabinets to make the most of the available space. Use them to securely store your craft supplies and kits, tools, label makers, stamps, papers, or even entire projects.
The best thing about cabinets is that they’re versatile, and can always be customized according to your craft room’s shape and size.
You can’t leave your craft and hobby supplies lying around on your worktable forever. To keep your hobby room from becoming cluttered and unorganized, get a pegboard. Pegboard can be used to hang your craft supplies in an attractive manner instead of being strewn around the room.
Want to maximize your pegboard’s storage capabilities? Simply hang hooks, baskets, and storage trays on it. Use these to store the craft items you use most often, such as paints, pens, glue guns, and scissors, among others.
Pegboard is a useful addition to any hobby room for keeping a wide variety of items uncluttered, visible, and easily accessible.
4. Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Storage Rack
One of the key uses of craft rooms is to wrap and decorate gifts. Having tension rods installed in your hobby room can help with optimal wrapping paper and ribbon storage. The rods secure rolls of paper and ribbons to any spot, allowing you to easily unroll and cut them.
This is a great way to use available space to the greatest extent possible, while also making crafting fun, convenient, and satisfying.
5. Bookshelves or Cases
Whether you install bookshelves or a bookcase with doors, adding flexibility to better organize your hobby room items is always a good idea. These elements impart a certain finesse and an erudite look to your space, while adding more functionality. They can work especially well if your room has more wall space than floor space.
6. Boxes/Bins for Art and Craft Supplies
Crafting projects usually involve the use of numerous supplies and stationery of all shapes and sizes. You’re likely to have lots of markers, paint bottles, beads, and other items. This is where having craft storage boxes and/or bins can pay off big time.
Clear craft storage boxes can work exceptionally well as they’ll let you easily see what’s inside. If you’re not a fan of plastic, opt for sturdy boxes made of thick cardboard.
The need for storage cannot be emphasized enough in any hobby room. After all, storage is what helps keep your space tidy and organized. It’s best not to skimp on storage in any way.
7. Craft Workstation
Apart from a worktable, you should try and include a craft workstation if your room has the space for it, especially a craft workstation with storage! Your workstation doesn’t need to be large – just big enough to let you complete projects, such as wrapping gifts or sewing fabric or even creating a work of art.
Consider getting a craft station with open shelving and cabinetry with deep drawers. Think island workstations on wheels that can be moved to any corner of your room with ease. This makes them super functional and adaptable to your various projects.
8. Rolling Cart
Speaking of “wheels,” another must-have in your hobby room is a rolling cart. It works as a portable craft organizer and is great for crafting on-the-go so you can move around the space freely. You can choose from among three-tiered carts, storage carts with drawers, or carts with both drawers and shelves.
Craft labels are essential simply because they help you locate exactly what you need when you need it. Needless to say, creating your own labels for your hobby room items can be a wonderful craft idea itself. If this is something you enjoy doing, consider getting your own label printer and taking your crafting to the next level.
10. Drawer Dividers
Tiny craft supplies such as beads and buttons can be difficult to store in drawers without things getting mixed up. This is where drawer dividers come to the rescue. Invest in a few drawer dividers and desktop organizers for storing buttons, beads, finishing nails, and other items that can get lost or jumbled easily.
You can get clear desktop organizers to improve the visibility of your supplies. But if that’s not an option, make sure your regular drawers are well labelled so you can find your things easily.
Workable craft room ideas are always welcome as they can help minimize mess. The 10 items mentioned above will certainly prove to be helpful.
Of course, when it comes to your craft room design, you should prioritize practicality. But don’t forget that your hobby room needs to be an inspiring place so you can be your creative best. Having ample storage is non-negotiable and having custom storage can simplify a lot of things for you. At Holland’s Custom Cabinets, we ensure quality craftsmanship that allows our customers to create the spaces of their dreams. Our licensed, bonded, and insured team is known for its responsiveness, design flexibility, and flawless attention to detail. Call us at 619.443.6081 or fill out our online form to explore how we can help bring your in-house hobby room to life.