By Sam Iontton -17/01/2022
If you make crafts for a living or it’s simply your favourite hobby, you need a dedicated space to create. Whether it’s your home office or just a corner of your room, with all the odds and ends that come with crafting, the key to any craft room is to stay organised – especially if you’re short on space.
Looking for ways to keep your craft space clutter-free? Read on for our top 10 home office craft room ideas to try.
1. Get a desk with drawers
You might not have a lot of square footage to work with, but you need somewhere to work. Plus, a desk provides excellent surface space for other items. The best option to maximise efficiency is to buy a desk with drawer space or shelves. That way, you get surface space and extra room to store away your crafting tools and materials. Desk space can get cluttered quickly, so drawers help keep things looking tidy and organised too.
2. Use drawer organisers
Drawers can also become messy quickly – particularly if you don’t have a good storage system in place. To help keep things tidy, use drawer organisers. These are great for holding your most-used tools, for separating materials and colour-coordinating craft items, so you know where to find everything when you need it.
3. Use storage boxes
If you have a lot of craft materials, you need somewhere to store them! Stackable storage boxes are one of the best home office craft room ideas you can use. Keep them in a cupboard out of the way or stacked under your craft desk. Use storage pots, small crates, or mini drawers on top of your desk for smaller craft accessories.
4. Label everything
If you have storage boxes, you’ll need storage labels too. Labels are an organisation essential. By simply labelling your boxes and drawers, you can save yourself so much time when it comes to finding exactly what you need. For a unique touch, opt for chalkboard label stickers you can draw on by hand.
5. Store things in glass jars
Another great simple, space-saving option is to use glass storage jars for craft items like buttons, beads and different coloured pens. Plus, they add a nice touch of colour to your decor when placed on your desk or up on shelves. You can buy mason jars new – or, if you’re looking for a cost-effective option, simply clean out your own glass food jars when they’re empty!
6. Hang tools on a pegboard
Pegboards are one of the best small craft room storage ideas for your craft items. A great space-saving option for small areas, they utilise your wall space. The best thing is, they’re customisable, so you can add hooks, pots, shelves and whatever else you need to house all your craft essentials. Install one over your desk so you can easily grab your tools when you need them.
7. Use a corkboard for inspiration
A corkboard is another good option for above your desk. If you’re someone who likes to create mood boards for your craft projects, a corkboard on the wall helps create the perfect inspiration station. Perfect for fabric swatches, colour charts and magazine cut-outs, you can simply pin them in place and swap them around when you move on to your next project.
8. Use over-door organisers
If you’re short on space, don’t forget to make use of the back of your door! Over-door organisers are great space-savers. Plus, by storing some things out of the way, you can minimise a sense of clutter in your craft room too. You can opt for over-door hooks and shelves, or repurpose an accessory organiser with pockets, perfect for slotting in different fabrics, ribbons and other craft items.
9. Install shelves
Wall shelves help you make use of your vertical room space. Installing some twin-slot shelving or floating shelves across your walls are both great options to help you keep your floor space and surfaces free. On these, you can store your various crafting accessories, magazines, books and any other inspirational material.
10. Use a display rack
Whether hung on the wall or propped on your desk, a display rack is a great way to store and display your items. The perfect size for thread spools, little figurines or your assorted craft utensils, they not only add to your decor but are great for keeping items off your work desk too.
Using these home office craft room ideas will soon turn your room into a creative space that feels and looks organised. Browse our full range of home office furniture and all our storage and shelving here at Displaysense for more craft room ideas for small rooms.