When it comes to storage, sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the box and come up with clever ways to keep everything neat and tidy, whether you are using storage furniture, DIY projects or end up hacking existing products for your craft room.
There are many things you can do to free up space in your house, even if you have limited room.
I absolutely LOVE craft rooms and all of the creative, craft storage solutions I always find!
The Storage Solutions
1. Look for hidden storage OR make it yourself!
Furniture takes up quite a bit of floor space, so if you’re thinking about buying new chairs, a bed or suite, look for designs with plenty of hidden storage.
Sofas with storage underneath the seats are great for keeping everything from books to newspapers, and beds with pull out drawers often have the capacity to store spare bed sheets and pillow covers.
You can always customise your own chair like this fabulous little kiddos chair from Craptastic blog.
Similarly, you can buy many desks, cabinets and other bulky items with hidden compartments which pull out to reveal plenty of extra storage space.
My favourite is this Crafty Storage Desk by South Shore. It’s incredible!
Keep an eye on that link above because I have seen this desk reduced at under $350 (it’s £400/$506 to buy in the UK) so that is an unbelievable price.
2. Make a DIY style Billy Bookcase via SmileLikeYouMeanIt (or just buy one), stick it on some wheels like these and hide it in a closet!
Don’t forget to add handles like these so you can pull it in and out easily.
3. Invest In Or make storage boxes with wheels
Storage should be as practical as possible, so with this in mind try to invest in storage boxes with wheels on the bottom like these bad boys, as these are quick and easy to manoeuvre.
Not only can they be rolled under beds and desks but they can also be transported from A to B meaning if you have children you can simply wheel their toys from their bedroom to the front room for an afternoon play session.
When it comes to boxes, you might also want to consider stackable options like these which hold plenty but don’t take up much floor space as these are ideal for small spaces.
You can make your own easily using crates and little wheels.
4.The Perfect Small Space Craft Room
I am in love with the SewCanDo Small space sewing nook!
Everything has been beautifully organised with a display desk.
Consider yourself a bit of a hoarder?
Storage units and similar facilities are dotted around the country, that’ll give you a bit of extra storage space away from home.
5. Use Tote bags
Large tote bags like these, are brilliant for storing a wide range of things from children’s toys to nightwear, shoes, and towels.
They’re also highly convenient as they can be easily hung from pegs on the back of the door (check these out for pretty!) meaning they won’t take up much excess room at all.
Furthermore, tote bags are lightweight and easy to carry around so can be taken with you on family holidays without much problem at all. Knitting bag from Hobbycraft.
6.Go Up The Walls
There are many storage solutions for small spaces, but if you are pushed for space it’s well worth putting up some sturdy shelving.
Shelves can be placed on any empty wall and have the ability to hold everything from photographs and ornaments to DVDs and folders.
What’s more, when you’re thinking about where to put the shelves, don’t forget about wasted wall space which often goes unused.
Use Crates As Shelves
7.Make A Giant peg board
Going up the walls and using a giant peg board is a great idea for utilising every available inch of space.
This Giant peg board is a DIY created by GingersnapCrafts.
8.Make A Pull Down Art Table
Ana White creates the most amazing DIY projects that double up as craft furniture!
I’m a huge fan of this blog and the instructions are very straight forward.
If you don’t feel like building one of these, you can purchase similar here.
9.Use Ikea Bag Tidy’s to store Vinyl for your Cricut Machine
Did you know you could use a plastic bag organizer to store rolls of vinyl?!
10.Use Picture Ledges as Shelves
This craft room is absolutely stunning!
Unfortunately I’ve been unable to find a source for this image but of course, we spy the insanely popular Ikea Raskog cart!
The fact that picture ledges like these, have been used up the wall as additional storage really impresses me.
I have some of these ledges and it’s a great way to optimize wall space.
If you flip the ledges upside down then you avoid the little lip and get even more space.
11. Utilize Hooks and Baskets & 12.Shelving and Acrylic Drawers
I’ve been following Torie Jayne for years and I’m sure you can see why!
Her little sewing corner is absolutely beautiful and full of my favourite pastel shades.
Go up the wall with shelving and use acrylic drawers and organization to store your supplies.
13. Use Modular Storage and Baskets for Materials via Decor Via The Seashore
I’m a huge fan of modular storage.
Luckily I own a huge Ikea Kallax unit like this one, that stores all of my craft supplies.
Related: The Heart Handmade 2017 Craft Room
Well, almost all of them.
You can get smaller versions than the one I own and they can be perfect for a small space craft room.