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10 Things You Must Have In Your Creative Craft Space!
Your craft space is meant to be somewhere you want to spend time, a hive of industry and creativity! So it’s no surprise that there are certain items you must have in your craft room that would make it a productive, happy place.
My Craft Room! To find out where I bought everything here, visit this page.
1 & 2 A Desk and a comfy chair. Image from Love Charmaine.
A good desk, like this gorgeous shabby one and a comfortable chair, are absolute essentials for your craft room or home office! I got myself a swivel chair from Ikea that cost about £75 and to be honest; it’s not the most comfortable to sit in for any length of time.
Go for comfort over style!
I found this white chair that looks quite comfortable and well padded. If you have wooden floors, then I would advise you put down some protection from the chair wheels. Otherwise, your lovely floor will be destroyed in no time at all!
One other thing to consider when choosing a desk is what you will be using it for. My desk is used for crafting, blogging, parcelling up projects and wrapping presents so it needed to be big enough to serve all these purposes. If you are planning on crafting to sell then a place to package up your products is as essential as is having a stock of packaging supplies.
3 . Noticeboards
Something on your wall to record your goals and hang inspiration is essential! You could either go for a cork board or white board. I love the cork board from the Trendy Sparrow blog; I found a rather beautiful pink framed one that would look fabulous on any wall; especially if it’s full of photographs and different colour.
Don’t forget you can always DIY some simple push pins to make them pretty and super chic.
4. Storage (image by Color n Cream featured here)
The Raskog trolley is probably one of Ikea’s biggest sellers! They’re so stylish, and you can fit so much in them! I would love one for my craft room because of the wheels; unfortunately, I don’t have space.
5. A good printer
A good quality printer is one of the staples of my home office and probably the most used machine that is in my house. Next to the kettle.
I love to print photos for scrapbooks, workbooks and collage ephemera, so a good printer with single inks (prints much better quality) is a must for anyone.
If you don’t think the printer is pretty enough, you could always hide it like the blogger behind The DIY Playbook!
6. A Bluetooth radio
Next to the printer and the kettle, the Bluetooth radio is the next most used machine in my house. I own both of these VQ radios, and I use them every single day. Usually, it’s streaming music from my iPad over to the radio. It’s so handy! And pretty.
7. A mini fridge
Depending on where in the world you are, will depend on whether or not you would want a fridge in your Craft Room like the Sugar and Cloth gang, or a kettle.
I fill glass bottles of water and keep them in my fridge all the time, so it’s easy to take them up to the craft room as I work.
But if you’re in a warm climate, you might want more options than that!
As I said above, depending on your climate would depend on which you would choose. This place is always cold, and I’m constantly making tea or filling up hot water bottles. If you have running water on the same floor as your craft room, then you may just consider buying yourself a kettle like the pretty blue one you can see beside my printer and my other Emma Bridgewater VQ radio!
9. Desktop storage
How much do you have that needs to be on your desk? Having a range of desktop storage solutions means that items can be easily moved around depending on the project you are working on.
I love that a cutlery drawer was repurposed for Washi Tape storage by Nadia Van Der Mescht. This gold one is on my wishlist for sure.
Can you also get wooden egg cupboards like blogger puenktchenglueck and use them to store fabrics or different supplies. And beautiful wooden display stands are perfect if you have a large collection of ribbons.
10. Adequate Lighting
If you are a crafter, you might want a tall floor lamp so you can see what you are doing in the evening. If you work more as a blogger, a small, stylish desk lamp could be just what you need.
I have a big fairy light curtain hanging in my craft room behind a couch, and a desk lamp that sits ontop of my expedit cabinet.
There are plans to spray paint an old anglepoise lamp as I fear the little stylish desk lamp I have is going to come crashing down onto my head some day… I went for style over practicality, and I think I simply wasted my money.
My next investment will be this floor lamp that will hopefully illuminate the entirety of my desk space!
Are you ready to fill your craft space and create your own hive of industry?