40+ Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Dream Craft Room

Learn how to turn any room into an inspirational crafting studio.

Whether you're looking for small space organization solutions or thinking about transforming an extra room into a crafting studio, we've got tips and tricks to help you turn any space into a haven of creativity. Happy crafting!

IF YOU HAVE LIMITED SPACE:

Integrate a craft area into a room that already has a purpose. Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines installed a large vintage sideboard with extra storage in this dining room and filled it with craft supplies. The stone buffet counter doubles as a durable workspace while a tall swivel chair can be used as a crafting chair or extra dining room seating.

Dining/ Crafts Room With Red Pendant Lights

Dining/ Crafts Room With Red Pendant Lights

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Go vertical with storage. Tension shower curtain rods are a perfect way to display wrapping paper in an unused space between cabinets.

Craft Room With Cream-Colored Cabinetry

Craft Room With Cream-Colored Cabinetry

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8 Crafty Wrapping Stations

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Room for Wrapping

Colorful Accents

Easy-to-Use

Vertical Storage

Clever Magnet Board

Playful and Practical

Upscale Design

Gifts-to-Go

An over-the-door organizer, like this one featured in HGTV Magazine, is also a great way to maximize storage.

Over-the-Door Organizer With Gift Wrapping

Over-the-Door Organizer With Gift Wrapping

Photo by: John Merkl

John Merkl

12 Amazing Craft Room Organization Ideas

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From Bedroom to Craft Room Heaven

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Creating A Dream Craft Room

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Organize Ribbon by Color in Drawers

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Put Paper in Magazine Holders

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Store Leftover Ribbon in Jars

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Sort Buttons Two Ways

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Use a Kitchen Island as a Crafts Table

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Make a Rubber Stamp Display

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Set Up Scrapbook Paper Like Stores Do

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Turn a Door Into a Wrapping Center

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Create a Sewing Station

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Make Your Own Storage

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Designate a Glitter Spot

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Corral Rolls of Tape

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Dedicate a decorative cabinet strictly to craft supplies. Keep drawers clutter free by storing loose items in tiered makeup holders, empty egg cartons or muffin tins and arranging ribbon and craft paper by color and size.

Craft Room Featuring a Multicolored Painted Dresser

Craft Room Featuring a Multicolored Painted Dresser

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Craft Organization: Glitter Stored in Drawer

Craft Organization: Glitter Stored in Drawer

Photo by: John Merkl

John Merkl

More Simple Solutions for Craft Room Clutter

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Store Thread in an Egg Carton

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Michele Pacey

Store Odds and Ends in Muffin Tins

Photo By: Heather Dutton

Turn a Cheese Grater Into a Pencil Holder

Photo By: Alicia McDonald and Jamie Ritter

Hang a Memo Board to Organize Paper Clutter

Photo By: Kate Mathis

Organize Ribbon By Color

Photo By: John Merkl

Turn a Kitchen Island Into a Craft Table

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Set Up Paper Like Stores Do

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Turn Household Items Into Stacking Storage

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Turn Baby Food Jars Into Hanging Storage

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Turn a Mason Jar Into a Sewing Kit

IF YOU HAVE AN EMPTY CORNER OR HALLWAY:

Transform your workspace into a cozy crafting corner. Inexpensive pegboard is an ideal small-space solution for storing supplies and displaying recent projects like crafter Jenny Larsen did in her craft area.

Stylish Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

Stylish Pegboard Storage in Craft Room

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More Creative Ways to Use Pegboard

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Perfect Pot and Pan Display

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Mudroom Meets Pegboard

Level Up the Laundry Room

Giant Craft Pegboard

Pegboard Nightlight

Photo By: Tessa Neustadt; Design By Stephanie Todaro

Streamlined Workspace

Practical Bedside Manners

Everything Above the Kitchen Sink

Photo By: Lindsay Raymondjack ©Designs by Joanne Palmisano, photos by Susan Teare

Ultimate Garage Storage

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Precious Pegboard Collections

Photo By: Joni Lay

Pegboard Headboard

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Style Your Supplies

Maximize the Kitchen Island

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Take advantage of dead space in your home by installing a countertop craft station like this one in HGTV Green Home 2012. Built-in cabinets under the long work surface keep the area both functional and decorative by offering an organized spot to store messy supplies. A hallway or breezeway with lots of natural light works best for this type of craft room.

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Photo by: Eric Perry

Eric Perry

Color matters in a small space. To keep your work area looking and feeling clutter free, choose storage units in neutrals or varying shades of a bright, creativity-inducing color like this pretty turquoise.

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Tour the Craft Spaces of DIY Network Bloggers

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Kim Stoegbauer of TomKat Studios

Photo By: Jessica Downey

Kim Stoegbauer of TomKat Studios

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Kim Stoegbauer of TomKat Studios

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Camille from Camille Styles

Camille from Camille Styles

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Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

Jess Abbott, The Sewing Rabbit

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

Joanne Palmisano from Salvage Secrets

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Hannah Slaughter, HGTV and DIY Network Designer

Tiffany Threadgould: Expert Recycler

Tiffany Threadgould: Expert Recycler

Tiffany Threadgould: Expert Recycler

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Photo By: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Photo By: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Photo By: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Photo By: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Photo By: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Photo By: Lish Dorset

Lish Dorset: Expert Crafter and DIY Network Made+Remade Blogger

Photo By: Lish Dorset

IF YOU HAVE AN EXTRA CLOSET:

Adding extra lighting, such as lamps and chandeliers, can make a small craft room feel much larger. Maintain a clutter-free zone by integrating a mixture of closed and open storage, keeping the supplies you use most often in sight and within easy reach. A small island is also a good option for a closet-turned-craft room as it doubles as both work and storage space.

A Bright, Multifunctional Contemporary Master Suite

A Bright, Multifunctional Contemporary Master Suite

See More of This Multifunctional Space

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Blue Contemporary Multifunctional Master Suite

A Bright, Multifunctional Contemporary Master Suite

Contemporary Master Suite Features Built-In Home Office

Contemporary Bedroom Retreat Serves as Live-Work Space

Contemporary Workspace With Dark Countertops and Light Cabinets

Designer Candice Olson turned this enormous walk-in closet into an artist's sanctuary by dividing it into three specific zones: a creative area, a compuster station and a reading lounge.

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BBP

IF YOU HAVE A LAUNDRY ROOM:

A room for laundry and crafts? Just think about how productive you could be! A laundry room doubles as a great craft area because it has a sink for cleaning up, a folding area that can also be used as a work surface and because it isn't a main room in the home, keeping it pristine and clean isn't a priority.

Multipurpose Room Serves as Laundry Area & Craft Space

Multipurpose Room Serves as Laundry Area & Craft Space

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Molly Kann-Carey

Transform your laundry space into the ultimate craft room by installing built-in wall storage for craft supplies. The sleek cabinets in the "Do" room of HGTV Green Home 2011 offer tons of storage and also fold out into craft stations that can be tucked away when not in use. Brilliant!

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Eric

Take a Quick Tour of the "Do" Room

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Sabrina Soto tours the multipurpose do room in the 2011 HGTV Green Home.

IF YOU HAVE AN ENTIRE ROOM:

Oh the possibilities! If you're tackling a full craft room makeover, don't get overwhelmed. Start with a vision of what you want your room to look like and make a list of necessary features your space will need. Love to paint? Position your easel near a window with lots of natural light. Are you an avid sewer? Create easy-to-reach thread storage and mark out a spot to display recently finished projects like jess Abbott of The Sewing Rabbit did below.

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Transform bare walls into floor-to-ceiling storage shelves or cabinetry like designer Abby Heatherington did in this adorable room. I love the turquoise color!

Eclectic Crafts Room With Turquoise Booksehlf

Eclectic Crafts Room With Turquoise Booksehlf

Photo by: Abby Hetherington

Abby Hetherington

A large work table is a definite must. Choose one made from a durable material like wood, stone or metal and add a craft chair that's comfortable enought to sit in for long periods of time. 

Contemporary Craft Room With Bright Yellow Pendant Lights

Contemporary Craft Room With Bright Yellow Pendant Lights

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images © 2013, HGTV/ Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images, 2013, HGTV/ Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

And don't forget to add a large magnet board on one wall to display your latest projects, design inspirations or your kiddo's artwork.

Colorful Craft Room

Colorful Craft Room

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Vlogger Anne Le Shows Us Around Her Fabulous Craft Room

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HGTV Handmade blogger Ann Le shows viewers around her fabulous craft room.

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