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Designing a Craft Space in Your St. Louis Home

Aug 3, 2021 | Industry News

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If you’ve been thinking about designing a craft area in your St. Louis home, now is a great time to get started. It doesn’t need to be complicated to be a useful and fun space. Maybe you have an unused room you can dedicate or just an open corner—with a little work you can get set up and start getting creative. If you plan to create your own craft space, here are a few ideas to consider:

Organization

Whether you only have space for a small desk and table, or perhaps you have room for multiple tables, shelving, and a closet. Whichever the case, organization is incredibly important when designing a craft area in your home. Craft spaces can easily attract clutter, so implementing a system that’s simple to follow can make clean-up much more pleasant. Putting labels on containers is helpful, and it will help you or your children find what you’re looking for very quickly. Plus, having space to display your creations in an orderly way makes the area more fun. Hanging a string horizontally and using clothespins is an excellent way to display drawings and paintings.

Lighting

Your craft space should be usable no matter the time of day, so ensuring you have good lighting is important. The overhead lighting should be sufficiently bright, and having a light-source on your workspace can be particularly helpful—especially for more intricate projects. To cozy-up the area, add some strands of lights to help make it feel like its own creative nook.

Color

A craft space should appear inviting and fun, especially if it’s meant for children. Integrating some pops of bright color can be a terrific way make the area feel energized and creative. Be it from the color of paint you use on the walls, any artwork you hang up, or even your storage arrangement, making an area that has a bright and cheery atmosphere can be a great place for adults and kids alike to relieve stress.

Inspiration

Maybe you’re naturally creative, and maybe you’re not—all of us can use a bit of inspiration. Consider using a small bulletin board to pin magazine clippings or printed images. Displaying some of your favorite artwork from other artists can also set the stage for inspiration. If that’s a little old-fashioned for you, create a Pinterest board you can handily view when you settle in to create. It can also provide the spark of inspiration you need to get creating.

 

If you’d like to talk more about any of these upgrade ideas, or if you need some recommendations for local handymen or stores, please reach out. I’d be happy to block off some time to talk.

 
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