50 Beautiful Craft Room Ideas to Boost Creativity
Creativity doesn't happen at the flick of a finger. It needs inspiration to ignite and what better way to get inspired when you have refreshing craft room ideas on hand.
Whether it’s a hobby or a full-time career, a crafter needs a convenient and creative workspace. With all the craft materials and room needed to work, you will need a proper room to get your creative juices out of your brain. That being said, you may need to have creative craft room ideas to your house.
Perhaps, there’s a spare guest room or basement you can turn into your new craft room. As it is your special workspace, you may want to add in some creative craft room ideas into the room to make the environment and atmosphere better.
What do you need to remember when building a craft room?
Before you begin though, you have to consider many things in designing your craft room. First, you’ll have to consider what kind of craftwork your craft room is dedicated to. Some crafts would require large spaces, others, like knitting, may not require so much space.
When all that’s done, take note of how big your new craft room is to decide on the appropriate furnishings in the room. This includes furniture and equipment you may need in your work. But remember, it is most important that there is a lot of room for movement and traffic!
In that respect, you would also need to consider important working preferences. Do you prefer to sit or stand, or both? Do you need a desktop computer or laptop?
The type and height of your table, the type of stool or chair, should be taken into account to have a comfortable workflow. Electrical outlets and switches should be installed in places where they are easily accessible, like under upper cabinets.
Allow for a lot of light to illuminate your craft room. Unless your room is in the basement, allow for natural light to pour into the room by having large windows.
However, if that is not possible, it is important to have efficient lighting that will illuminate large areas (or specific areas like spotlighting fine details) and are easy on the eyes.
Consider the type of crafting projects you do in deciding the flooring of your room. If you work with chemicals and solvents, rolling out the carpets would be a bad idea.
Carpeted floors would also be a terrible idea if you use pins and beads. It is best to choose the flooring that is easy to clean.
What are the design details to remember?
No matter your preferences or style, there are key details to remember when it comes to craft room ideas.
Tools that you use often for a project must be stored close and visible in their storage (i.e. open shelves, clear containers). Those that will not be used as often should be kept behind closed cabinets and away from your work station.
These smart storage solutions will be most effective with the proper labeling so it’s easier to find and put away things.
Organize inspiration boards or idea boards by creating organizational spaces. In this way too, you can allocate spaces for projects in-progress or finished projects. This makes all the clean-up speedy and easy.
How do you organize?
Creating a good organizational system is also very important! The tiniest beads to your stash of embroidery need a proper space for storage.
You can’t spend all your time digging through desk drawers to find your pair of scissors or bundles of yarns. Here, you may need some custom storage solutions with pull-out drawers for easier access and storage.
You don’t have to sacrifice your style preferences for this one. Find a balance in both.
If you work on different crafts, create organizational zones that will sort out materials for each. For example, materials used for sewing (i.e. threads, pins, tape measure) should be kept organized in one place.
Arranging and labeling your materials neatly is a must to find what you need easily. You may have preferences for containers for your supplies, but it’s important that clutter is lessened and space is maximized.
Small materials (in size and quantity) would fit in small drawers and shallow drawers for tools, whereas, fabrics are suitable to be stored in baskets but small items are not.
Some would prefer open shelves or cabinets with glass doors to easily view items. On the other hand, opaque cabinets give a cleaner look.
Some people who are always moving prefer rolling carts for easier access, but they would need space to store it when not in use. Bookshelves are recommended for storing crafting-related materials. File drawers can be of used to.
Craft Room Ideas
Design and decorations of your craft room will have to depend on your personality and preferences. If you need more craft room ideas and tips, you can check out our other tips on designing your craft room with a blast. For now, here are our picks for beautiful craft room designs!
The contrast of black and white is a common motif in much contemporary design. But the most important detail is that they showcase current and future trends.
TTM Custom Home
At first glance, this looks like a kitchen with all the cupboard and the island counter. But the cupboards are there to serve for storage for craft materials and the marbled countertop is the work station. The key point of this craft room is the tiny blackboard on the wall, by the desk. A great addition to keep track of tasks and reminders.
Bywood Street Residence
In this craft room, multiple people can work in it. The long desk with multiple chairs allows that so. The desk and cabinets are all on one side add more space for movement. This is a great idea especially if the craft room like this is shared by other people. On another hand, this space connects to the outside with a glass door that allows natural light into the room.
This room uses a combination of direct and indirect lightning, appropriately positioned to aid the owner as they work. The large working desk in the middle allows for multiple people to work all at once. On the side, the counter even has a sink.
This craft room looks really busy with the variety and splashes of vivid colors. The lack of curtains or blinds on the big windows, bring lots of natural light and a great view to the city skyline, as the room connects to a balcony.
Basement Remodel & Craft Room
A walk out basement was remodeled to be an activity room. On one end, there is a playroom for kids that is connected to this craft room with pocket doors. These doors easily keep the other side of the room locked out if secret gift wrapping activities are happening inside. The room has plenty of storage and layout, perfect for people who put craftwork as their career.
Contemporary and futuristic. This is a perfect craft room design for anyone looking for this kind of style. The clean white cabinets that coolly makes up the desk, an efficient sliding ladder, and the sleek chandeliers all give that futuristic appeal. It’s quite the contrast to the wooden floor.
New Home Wayzata
This craft room is quite chic and stylish. The graffiti art on the walls and the interesting light bulbs seemingly fitting of an artist’s personality. Putting the desk and drawers to the side is a good idea to create more movement in the room as one side of the wall is filled with sticky notes. The way the sink counter is not of equal height as the rest of the working desk is a clever idea.
Merlin Way Custom Home
The predominantly black and white theme of this craft room gives it a chic and contemporary look. A cool wall art breaks the monotony of colors. The wheeled storage spaces are a nice touch if you want to be able to easily rearrange the room depending on your movements. The windows to help bring in lots of natural light.
Modern Ocean View Property
The big windows bring in lots of natural light and a perfect view to the ocean. This room is so spacious that it allows for multiple people to work simultaneously. It’s even made more spacious by the unique choice of storage spaces.
Eclectic Craft Rooms
Away from monotonous colors, eclectic designs boast off bright and vivid colors. It is a style preferred by people with equally bright and quirky personalities.
Expressions at Stapleton
This craft room looks like it’s one of the owner’s projects with how well-decorated it is. The chairs, drawers, pin board, and even the curtains boast off eye-popping colors. The colors and decorations give this room a very lively and youthful vibe.
The creativity in this craft room is off the roof. Instead of the regular cabinets and drawers, the owner/s have a unique storage system. Different colorful backgrounds for where to hang various crafting materials. There are also shelves to neatly organize materials that can’t be hang.
Bright and Beautiful Craft Room
This bright and beautiful craft room is completed with the stunning shelves and colorful wallpaper. It also has some very interesting furnishings like the clock that looks like an eye or the circular display. This room definitely has the ambience perfect to summon anybody’s creativity.
This craft room has a very neat and pretty storage solution. Rather than simply installing storage spaces, they added some bits of personality to the room with the wall paint and the decors all over the place. The mood board, too, is a great addition.
Little Pincushion Studio
The vast collection of craft papers has somewhat become décor pieces. Some are lined on the walls or are hanging from the ceiling. This craft room has certainly become a work of craft as well. It creates a perfect setting where one can have fun while they work.
The deep blue walls are quite the interesting contrast to the vividly colorful ceiling. Add into the interesting features of this room are the hexagonal floor tiles. But this room just has the good mixture of storage spaces in the form of shelves, cabinets, and drawers.
Bohemian is the first word that comes to mind when you see this craft room. The interesting patterns in the pillowcases and the art on the wall emphasizes that. The fascinating furnishings also add into the bohemian style of this room
Redmond Craft Studio
A spacious craft studio is even made to look bigger with the high ceiling. Every wall is painted in different bright and vivid colors. The long and wide working table plus the many chairs show that this studio is meant for more than one person working.
Poppy Craft Room
The brilliant design of the walls definitely stand out in this craft room. The bright classic white colors of the furnishings neutralize the colorful accents of the walls. What’s most interesting about this room is the integrated workbench with specialized storage at the center of the room. There is even a bench (with storage below) for you to take a rest.
Touches of Color
The colorful and floral-patterned rug stands out in this room. But it also compliments the blue-green ceiling and the white accents of the furnishings. These colors bring out a liveliness that will surely influence the crafter’s mood and motivation to work.
Modern Craft Rooms
The modern design has a warm and inviting atmosphere from the use of neutral and natural colors. Many modern designs tend to be minimalistic, avoiding heavily ornate designs. Below are modern craft room ideas to get inspiration from.
Eastern Point Vista
This entire craft room used boat materials like holly, teak, and mahogany to fit in with the theme of the room. Also, this particular craft room has lots of neat storage spaces that will ascertain cleanliness and orderliness in the room. As such, it will definitely help you work better and more inspired.
Nhassen Lower Level Remodeling Project
Similarly, this craft room too has a neat storage area to organize all your materials. The marble countertop for the working desk has ample space to work on. It has even a little television attached to the side to keep yourself entertained while working.
In this residence, its craft room leans towards an industrial style. Still, it has a modern look to it with the use of wood and neutral colors. Besides the obvious fact that the spaciousness allows a lot of movements, it also gives this craft studio a professional vibe.
Hobby Craft Room
A customized craft room likes this was expertly crafted to be both beautiful and functional. The room is filled with warm colors with the natural wood-grain texture, clean white surfaces, and translucent resin panels – all making up such a chic craft room.
This craft room is very chic and clean with the white melamine products that make it up. There are multiple workstations and a large island, suited for multiple people working at once. A bench in the corner and by the only window in the room is also present for when you want to take break.
In this craft room, the storage solution and crafting space are all made into one furnishing and positioned to one side of the room. The furnishing is made of durable woodgrain melamine and Formica laminate. On the walls, there are interesting art pieces to complement the light green walls.
The all-white design of the work stations and storage spaces allow for the colorful craft supplies to pop out. Also, take note of the floor tile that has floral designs, adding more beauty to this room and giving it a complete chic and elegant look.
This craft room features multiple workstations where its marbled countertops contrasts with the decorative wooden body. This space also has ample storage and a bench (with storage). There’s an overall chic look to this room.
Job’s Peak Ranch Residence
The wooden storage spaces with beautiful and decorative molding compliments well with the marbled countertop. All the neutral colors create a warm and cozy atmosphere, serving perfectly with the theme of this home. The curtains and the chandelier also bring in a warm elegance.
Minimalist Craft Rooms
Minimalist does not mean bland and boring. Instead of flashy and ornate designs and décor, this style prefers to keep it to the minimum, focusing more on functionality. Check out these minimalist craft room ideas.
A simple yet neat craft room with ample storage and ample working table in the middle of it. The black and white furnishing goes well with the cream white walls and carpeting. The text wall art is a lovely addition to bring in some personality.
The black and white Blue Mountain Retro wallpaper serves a great contrast to the yellow walls. These colors are made to even more stand out due to the clean white working desks and storage solutions. With such, the minimalistic design of this room doesn’t make it look too bland.
These craft room isn’t too flashy. The cream white walls are not decorated with any flashy wall art. But they are adorned by the beautiful Kraft paper roll holder. A colorful rug is pretty feature and the unique storage solutions add personality to the room.
Embassy Row Craft Room
An interesting feature in this craft room is that the extended working station is connected to the cabinet. The cabinet provides ample storage for craft supplies. There isn’t a lot of furnishing for wrapping station and the room design isn’t any flashy. But the black and white tiles add some light personality.
A circular working desk in addition the desktop by the window. A small portion on the side is an ample cabinet storage space. The polished wood materials which make up all these furniture give a classic elegance to the room, proving that you don’t need ornate designs to make your craft room elegant.
This house had this basement remodeled. They have combined their craft room with their laundry room. The craft part of it has a central working desk and ample storage solutions. Just above the laundry equipment, you can see children’s artworks being hung.
Traditional Craft Rooms
The rich material and color palettes that make up a traditional style. Add in ornate furnishings and you have classically beautiful room. These traditional craft room ideas will definitely inspire you.
In this craft room, there is an amazing and proper storage solutions that sorts through threads and ribbons to make work easier and smoother. The chandelier is a nice touch to an otherwise simplistic craft room.
Gift Wrapping Studios
This craft studio is highly organized with its storage solutions. With the space this studio has, the owners really utilized the space but without making it look overcrowded. There are two working desks, each designed for its own purpose. This room, too, has very interesting chandeliers.
Lake House Craft Room
This pretty room is indeed a craft room. The attractive pink countertop pops out against the white walls and compliments the floral curtains and the ornate lamps and chandeliers.
Open Concept Home with Traditional Style
The custom designed mill work is the highlight of this craft room. The window seat and the customized working desks and cabinets are simple but elegant, matching with the dark, rich hardwood floor.
This craft room efficiently maximizes the space it’s given. The built-in desks and storage solutions are well-fitted into the space. It makes for a very clean and organized studio.
The customized cabinets and drawers with ornate carvings matched with the shiny countertop create an elegant mixture of traditional and modern styles. The unique wall lamps and chandeliers add some contemporary feel to it.
Scrapbooking Office in Montgomery
The combination of the ornate storage solutions and the wooden floor to the almost industrial-like design of the center working table and chandeliers is quite interesting. It mixes some traditional styling with an industrial touch.
Memorial Craft Room
This room follows a common traditional styling of a craft room with the cabinets and drawers stuck to the wall and a center working table. The ornate design of the storage spaces compliments the hardwood floors.
Rustic Craft Rooms
The dominant presence of wood in design isn’t the only defining characteristic of a rustic style. It is also made of simple homely fashion. Here are craft room ideas with a rustic theme.
Maison familiale à Fontenay-sous-Bois
A spacious room with lots of natural light pouring in. It adds to a warm and cozy atmosphere in the studio. The huge rustic table takes a huge portion of the room which also provides a lot of room to work and does not limit the movements around the room.
Fairfield Home Office
The reclaimed wood material that makes up the shelves, countertop, and the center working table is what truly gives this space a rustic style. All of this fits well with the wooden floor.
In this craft room, rustic melamine is combined with high gloss counters which puts a contemporary spin to the more rustic style of the room. The colors and the crowning and molding bring a striking elegance into the room.
The floor and the custom cabinets are made of reclaimed timber, in effect, gives a very homely and cozy atmosphere. In addition to the custom cabinets and shelves, the working desks provide enough space for other form of storage solutions.
The homely ambience is made possible by the eucalyptus wood flooring, ceiling, and customized cabinetry and shelving. This customized cabinetry is interesting because the cabinet door is conveniently turned into a pull-out desk, efficiently saving up space.
Despite the rustic materials that make up the cabinetry and center working table, this craft room idea has a contemporary touch to it with the lighting system and the working desks to the side are fitted with marbled countertops over the wooden cabinetry.
The Garden Studio
The wooden floor and furnishings matched with the many windows make a perfect combination for a cozy craft studio, providing the perfect ambience while you work.
The large windows, the ornate rugs, and the sofa chair add up together for this warm and homely craft room. All the crafting equipment are pushed to one side, and the desk and storage spaces on the other.
Expressing your creativity in designing or decorating your craft room is one way to ensure that your working space is all that you want and need to be productive in your work. Hopefully, this list will help you get useful craft room ideas in designing yours.