{Creative Interiors} Craft Room Tour and Tips

 



Craft roomWelcome to my craft studio!

All serious crafters understand how difficult it can be to keep a creative space organised and looking good. We tend to accumulate massive amounts of craft supplies and essential tools that it can be overwhelming trying to keep it all sorted.

It’s really important that everything has a home, a spot where it lives when not in use. No one wants to spend hours searching for a pompom maker or special ball of yarn. Right? Right. Here’s my top tips for keeping your craft space organised. Pegboard organisation

Since moving into my larger craft studio (which I’m calling the Hen’s Den), I have the advantage of more space, but these tips will apply to any craft space. For many years all I had was a little corner of our family office, so I understand the challenge of organising a small space too.

My number one tip is Pegboard!

It’s a great way to keep tools and supplies close at hand and is visually appealing. I’m lucky enough to have the mother of all pegboard in my new studio, but for a long time all I had was a small sheet of pegboard hanging on our office wall.

Add hooks, baskets, clipboards and shelves to create separate areas for designated tools and equipment. I keep all of my scissors and notebooks on my pegboard and they always return to their home when I’m finished using them.HensDen10

I like to keep my yarn on display!

Let’s be honest, although we pretend we’re ashamed of the size of our yarn stashes we love showing them off and having them on display can inspire fresh ideas/new projects. I love seeing a wall of colourful yarn, so I prefer to keep mine in cubes.

I also keep a lot of it in clear zip lock bags to protect it from yarn loving bugs. But what do you do with the half used balls? Easy! Display them too. I’ve been winding up my half used balls into cakes to store on my pegboard.

Not only does it look good, but I can quickly see what I haven’t used and it prevents me from opening/starting a fresh ball of yarn. 🙂HensDen8Make sure you have some closed storage for messy items that you don’t want on display. I found some consoles from Fantastic Furniture that work well for me. I store all of my pens and smaller items in the drawers and unfinished ‘wips’ are kept inside the cupboards.

I also plan on starting a wip wall, so I can see all of my unfinished projects.HensDen7HensDen9I am lucky enough to boast a seating area and kitchenette in my Hen’s Den. Yes, I know I am living the dream! But I don’t take it for granted for a moment. Having this craft space has changed my creative life!! I feel so happy and ORGANISED. I hope my little tips help you to get organised too.

Mandy xx

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20 Comments

  1. October 4, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I don’t think you will ever, ever take this beautiful space for granted xox

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:10 am

      I’m sure you’re right Kellie. I love this space. 🙂

  2. Gail
    October 4, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Wow! JustWow! Your new space is fabulous and I’m sure you will be putting it to the best use ever! I love how you are displaying your yarn. Enjoy and thank you for sharing such fab pictures and ideas. 😊X

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:09 am

      Thank you Gail. I really find having my yarn on display is a source of inspiration in itself! 🙂

  3. Lorna
    October 4, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Oh my word, I can barely breathe – your craft room literally took my breath away. I love your peg board wall, definitely going to look into getting one of those. The wip wall sounds like a fabulous idea. What is that on the front of your fridge??? sticky back plastic with crochet printed on it??? it is soooooooo pretty. Enjoy your day. Lorna x

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Hi Lorna! Sorry for the belated reply. Thank you so much for your compliments. I love my pegboard and i’m pretty sure this space would look like a disaster zone without it. 😉 Those granny squares on the fridge are magnets. I took pictures of some granny squares and made them into magnets via Social Print Studio. They certainly brightened up my old fridge. 🙂

  4. October 4, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    Dreamy, I’m so happy you have a beautiful space.

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Gabriela. I am very lucky. 🙂

  5. Kris Van Allen
    October 5, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Very pretty room! Is that the Forsyte Saga you are watching? I love that one!

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Haha! well spotted. I’ve been watching period dramas while i work. I love Forsyte Saga….one of my faves. 🙂

  6. Carol D
    October 5, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I am SO jealous! You have a beautiful space….
    I’ve been wanting a space of my own like this for so long…and have never had one!
    It makes it so difficult to keep my yarn stash organized and in view when it’s spread over several very small cabinets – and those are spread all over the house as well.

    Enjoy your space – you deserve it. Now if I could just win the lottery or something so I can buy us a bigger house – with a dedicated craft/sewing/crochet space just for me!
    Add a source of nice music in there and I’d be all set!

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Thanks so much Carol. Your situtation sounds exactly like mine was with craft stuff spread all over the house. I hope you get your own designated craft space soon. Mandy xx

  7. janet
    October 6, 2017 / 4:10 am

    I really love your room it is so bright and amazing and all that wool aswell you are so lucky

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Thanks Janet. I feel very lucky and won’t take it for granted. I love this space!! 🙂

  8. Claudia
    October 8, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Congratulations on your studio – you have created yourself a beautiful working space and I am sure it will help you to develop lots of new ideas. Enjoy your time there!

    • redagapeblog
      October 18, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thank you Claudia! It really has become a space where ideas can flow freely. I am very lucky. Mandy xx

  9. October 22, 2017 / 5:15 am

    I adore your craft room. It is wonderfully organized. Love it. Will you be publishing your new design here on your site? That sounds like a really dumb question now that I read it! lol

    • redagapeblog
      November 22, 2017 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks Eva! I’ll try and post more new designs here. My poor blog gets neglected at times. 🙂

  10. Claudia Jonathan
    January 6, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Congratulations on your website and all your other achievements. Truly inspiring. Wishing you lots of growth and success in your venture.

    • redagapeblog
      January 8, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Thanks so much Claudia and thank you for visting me here.
      Mandy xx

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