Craft room office ideas: How to combine creative & work spaces

by Jan Kennemer 10/16/2022

person sitting at table with art supplies

For crafting enthusiasts who also work from home, it's common for workspaces to converge into a craft room office. Ideas for decor, storage and organization are plentiful, but the process can still be overwhelming.

Luckily, there are some simple tips you can use to keep your creative space and working space functional, even in the same room:

Divide your work space into zones

Make your workplace organized by dividing your room into zones. For example, create space to store all your computers and electronic gadgets apart from the rest. Crafting projects may all require specific storage needs that won't mix well with electronic gear. Also, you'll avoid the risk of damaging sensitive electronics with crafting supplies.

Consider storage space and storage containers

Luckily, there are some simple ways to DIY storage without breaking the bank. For instance, get baskets from a thrift store or garage sale. Repurpose old shipping boxes by covering them with festive paper or Mod Podge.

A labeling machine makes it easy to keep track of the items you'll be keeping in boxes or containers. It's easy to forget what supplies you might have in stock, so labeling can help you save time, money and effort.

Have windows that naturally light the entire room

A large window can help to make a room seem more spacious. While not every craft room or office will have a large window available, there are ways to light the space for optimal functionality and aesthetic.

Combine ambient lighting with task lighting for delicate tasks. Include fun accent lighting to show your creative side. With the right lighting choices, you can have a great office and craft room even without a window.

Take advantage of cabinet door space

In a situation where the amount of space is limited, it's important to use every possible inch. Cabinet walls and doors are ideal places to add extra storage. Try attaching Velcro, magnets or adhesive hooks to vertical surfaces to increase storage potential. 

As an added bonus, storing things on the inside of cabinet doors makes the room seem less cluttered when the doors are closed.

These are just a few ideas for your office and craft space. While it might seem tricky to combine a dedicated craft room with a home office, the right storage and decor can help you achieve the perfect balance.

About the Author

Jan Kennemer

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