Crafts, sewing, and Arts have been around for generations. Craft and sewing rooms exist because they are a relaxing and gratifying way to pass your time.  Unfortunately, a lot of space and storage is essential to execute and enjoy this activity.  (I know my scrapbooking habits would often take up our whole kitchen for weeks at a time when I was focused on a project.) This article is all about inspiring craft and sewing rooms.

This post will show examples of how important table space is, storage suggestions, and unorthodox concepts to make craft and sewing rooms functional.

Tips for Making Craft and Sewing Rooms Functional

Inspiring Craft and Sewing Rooms

Storage Suggestions for Craft and Sewing Rooms

The thing about arts, crafts, and sewing is that it does take up a lot of space.  Listed below are several inspirations on how you can utilize large, small, or medium rooms. For more ideas and resources, visit

Need space but in a confined area, while also appearing attractive to your room theme? Find a large (or small) cabinet where you can store all of your supplies. It won’t take up as much space and when you close the doors no one will be none the wiser as to where all of your craft-making items exist.

You might also color-coordinate your room and create a charming mood while remaining functional. Use drawers everywhere to organize and store all of your necessary items, also, under the tables and against the walls. That way, it leaves more table space to write, cut, paste, sew, or draw.

Or, you might consider a posh-looking room, which was once a dining area, or maybe a den modification with a huge table to play creatively. But include in your room the use of shelves in the background. The shelving across the wall give plenty of room to store supplies, but it also opens up the room. This gives you the option of taking even a small room and devising a way to store your items in an expanding working area.

The Importance of Table Space

The need for a table or working space is paramount, so one is going to need table space whether it be to draw, to sew, to scrapbook, or any other craft.  If you have a large room, have fun with it and decorate by doing any theme that strikes your fancy.

Dress one room up for a sewing room that can easily be swapped out for a different craft or project. Use a table for sketching, cutting materials, and comparing different color palates against each other. 

Try a sewing room with a sense of humor that also serves as a practical workspace. If you use your imagination your options are limitless.

Unconventional Concepts

When you’ve learned ways to work with small spaces, have shelves, and cupboards, and can conceive a way to work a large table for a workspace why not have a little fun with your craft room?  The point of the room is for hobby purpose, so why not be innovative and inspired?

One idea is for an office or even a fancy kitchen with an island with custom cabinetry.  The shelves and cupboards are already built into the walls, and the clever island-type desk makes your room practical yet completely unconventional.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.