It’s official! I finally decided to take a rarely used room in our home and convert it into the ultimate craft room! After years of crafting like a nomad, I’m happy to introduce you to my new creative space.
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The Guest Room Before
I knew I needed a space to create and produce videos for my YouTube channel, but it took some convincing to realize our guest room was the answer. (Big thanks to my husband for giving me the nudge!)
As you can see, this bedroom needed a makeover to brighten the walls and add a more cheerful touch.
And if you’re a prior guest wondering where you’re going to sleep now, stay tuned for a loft bedroom makeover reveal!
Craft Room Design
Designing the perfect craft room with a blank slate is like heading to Marble Slab two minutes before closing. There are so many possibilities, and there’s no chance to taste test before choosing.
To narrow down the room layout, I saved my favorite craft rooms to this Pinterest board. I also collected 20+ crafting room ideas from fellow bloggers. Seeing these creative spaces helped me visualize my ideal craft room.
To see the beginnings of this craft room design, head over to this video where I share my furniture choices and basic blueprint.
I wanted a space that was bright but calming, feminine but fun, so I created the mood board below. This helped me pick the “flavors” for my room makeover.
In this “final reveal” you can see the full transformation of the walls and the details of how I organized my entire craft room.
Craft Room Inspiration Board
- Bookcases for books and craft supplies
- Crafting desk with cube storage
- Wallpaper accent wall
- Coordinating paint for the remaining walls
- Magazine/paper storage
- Storage for stickers and scrapbook paper
- Glass jars for thread, markers, and pens
- Storage baskets
See a full list of sources at the end of this post.
I’ll admit that some pieces fell into place after I got started with the project. (I tried four different paint colors before I landed on the “right” one!)
If you don’t know exactly what you need, make a checklist and move forward with the big pieces. For me, the long pole in the tent was furniture.
Craft Room Furniture
To plan my furniture purchases, I sketched a blueprint with the room dimensions and any openings like windows, closets, and doors. (The original sketch was much messier than the one below!)
Having this diagram helped me figure out what furniture would fit along each wall. I already owned the furniture shown in pink, so I was really only hunting for the desk, bookcases, and cube storage.
If you’re not sure where to start with storage solutions, check out my post on craft room organization ideas. There you’ll find a free printable checklist with all the items a crafter would need to plan the ultimate craft workspace.
Armed with my blueprint, I went to my favorite budget-friendly furniture place: IKEA! I found plenty of affordable furniture options that I customized with a mix of baskets, drawers, and even a few DIY solutions.
In an upcoming post, I’ll share details about my Kallax units and Billy bookcases as well as the modular work table I created. I’m thrilled to have so much extra storage space now.
Craft Room Wall Ideas
I love the tropical vibe of this design. It added just enough visual interest to the room without overpowering the space, and it has a very calming effect.
I know what you’re thinking: “But Crissy, wallpaper is hard to install and even harder to remove later!”
I’m happy to report that Milton & King’s luxury wallpapers are very user-friendly.
The paste-the-wall installation uses a wallpaper adhesive to hang the paper. The non-woven material means the paper won’t absorb the moisture from the adhesive, making removal a piece of cake.
Honestly, though, why would I ever want to remove this beautiful wallpaper?
I found a subtle green paint color for the remaining walls to complement the eastern-inspired wallpaper.
As I mentioned, it took four attempts of buying sample colors before I landed on a paint color. I highly recommend doing a trial swatch of paint in your room before committing.
Finishing Touches: Craft Room Wall Art
Since the wallpaper looked so stunning and fresh, I couldn’t bear to nail holes in it. That’s when my handy husband thought of the perfect DIY project.
I purchased this frame rail system which would normally require three screws. However, instead of placing screws in the wall, we suspended the rail using a piece of trim sandwiched between my bookcases. (An L-shaped metal rod is screwed onto the trim and extends to sit on the bookcases.)
I now have a flexible way to hang up to nine pieces of art or any other hanging accent. You can expect this backdrop to change with the seasons to include wreaths, hats, or totes. Oh, the possibilities!
For the painted walls, I may add a pegboard or extra shelving to house craft accessories like ribbons and sewing supplies.
Craft Room Storage and Decor Sources
I learned tons of behind-the-scenes tips and tricks during this makeover, from assembling the furniture to finding storage solutions for every nook and cranny. The wallpaper experience alone gave me a wealth of info to share.
Be sure to visit the YouTube videos above for lost more details! In the meantime, I’m listing all of the sources for my craft space below.
- Paint color
- Cube shelf units
- Cube baskets
- Shelf baskets
- Glass bins
- Magazine holders
- Mint document boxes
- Frame rail