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Having a dedicated craft room or a craft area that's part of a multi-purpose space is a luxury that will help serious crafters of all ages to keep all their supplies in one place and allow them to work on projects without clearing space in other rooms first.

Whether you're turning an unused bedroom into a fully equipped craft room or looking for ways to carve out a designated spot for crafts in a playroom, basem*nt, laundry room, or other areas of the house, check out these inspiring spaces from interior designers and home decorators that were custom designed to promote creative work and flow for an array of crafty endeavors in a range of room sizes and styles.

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    Paint It Lavender

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    Mindy Gayer Design Co. turned a small unused bedroom into a light and bright upstairs combination craft space and laundry room. The room is painted in a fresh shade of lavender with shiny gold-toned cabinet pulls and hardware on the copious built-ins, is complemented with white quartz countertops and natural accents, and includes multiple workstations.

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    Add Farmhouse Style

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    My 100-Year-Old Home created a neutral-toned craft room that has the same modern farmhouse style as the rest of the home.

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    Carve It Out

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    Erin Williamson Design restored a historic home in California, carving out a top-floor loft that is connected by a ladder to a dedicated craft room with high ceilings, white walls, sculptural pendant lighting, and warm vibrant color accents in shades of red and orange. Floating the main work table in the center of the room maintains flow and keeps it feeling light and airy.

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  • Add Metallic Accents

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    Gold-toned metal stools add warmth and bling to this neutral-toned craft room from Whittney Parkinson Design. The spacious room is lined with wrap-around built-ins that provide plenty of storage for supplies to keep the space clutter-free and easy to clean and maintain between crafting sessions.

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    Hang Colorful Wallpaper

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    Bright wallpaper in a cheerful pink and orange palm print pattern adds an uplifting feel to this sunny Southern California craft room from Mindy Gayer Design Co. White cabinetry provides ample storage for supplies, natural accents like woven shades and striped storage baskets and butcher block countertops add warmth.

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    Pay Attention to Details

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    In keeping with the room's farmhouse style, My 100-Year-Old Home organized a vintage storage cabinet with vintage-style labels that look like they were typed on a wonky vintage typewriter.

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    Add a Home Office Craft Corner

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    For bloggers who enjoy crafting and have turned that passion into part of their day job, having both a craft space and a home office is essential. Blogger Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess set up a crafting area on the righthand wall of this bright and bold home office with a sewing desk and machine for crafting, and a pegboard for frequently used tools.

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    Use a Farm Table

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    This craft room from My 100-Year-Old Home has wrap-around windows that provide plenty of natural light for working on projects; a wall of built-ins with open and closed shelving for supplies; and a rustic wood and metal farm table with a large surface area for getting things done.

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    Include a Mood Board

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    A mood board designed to jump-start creativity is hung on the wall over the workstation of this combination laundry room/craft room from Mindy Gayer Design Co. The cheerful checkered pattern matches the lavender and white tones of the room.

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    Wallpaper the Ceiling

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    Casa Watkins Living turned a blank unused basem*nt into a colorful craft room and home office with vibrant ceiling wallpaper, a rainbow-colored rug, and well-defined zones for working, storage, and coffee breaks.

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    Build an Arts and Crafts Space

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    The craft room is a maker's answer to an artist's studio, but there's no reason you can't combine the two if you love to make both art and crafts. This airy space from Leanne Ford Interiors has white-painted floors and walls, vintage furniture, and a wrap-around picture ledge for displaying your creations.

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    Make It Kid-Friendly

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    This kids' craft corner is part of a lively multi-purpose playroom design from Maison Ellie that is decorated with confetti wallpaper, a large wardrobe for organizing supplies, and side-by-side wall desks for projects and homework.

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    Customize Stock Cabinetry

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    Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona created a crafting and sewing room by installing a wall of floor-to-ceiling stock cabinets and countertops to provide copious storage, customized with brass pulls to add some polish and bling. A large vintage desk floats in front of the storage wall for sewing projects, while multi-colored spools of thread and other materials add color to the walls while remaining accessible.

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    Use Lockers for Craft Storage

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    This girly pink craft room from A Beautiful Mess includes a row of bright pink painted storage lockers used to organize supplies, white walls and furniture, a marquee sign over the desk, and gold accents from the lighting to the wire basket in the corner of the room to house rolls of fabric and paper.

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    Maximize Wall Space

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    Michelle Berwick Design designed a craft area in a large multi-functional basem*nt playroom renovation that features a rainbow wall feature that extends up to and across the ceiling, making the ceilings feel taller and the room feel brighter. A giant pegboard mounted on the wall provides endless possibilities for storage and display while anchoring the space.

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    Add Stealth Storage

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    Thistlewood Farms added a corner cabinet to this converted bedroom craft room that keeps the room clutter free when not in use.

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    Convert a Clothes Closet

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    A converted closet on the other side of this craft room from Thistlewood Farms provides storage for supplies thanks to simple shelving, storage bins, a wall-mounted pegboard, and a large wall calendar to keep track of projects and to-do lists.

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    DIY a Wall Organizer

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    Casa Watkins Living added a DIY wall macrame organizer that doubles as decor in the basem*nt craft room and office.

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    Make It Multi-Purpose

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    This guest room from Leanne Ford Interiors has a comfortable bed hidden behind a curtain, mood boards lining the walls, and a large farmhouse table with plenty of seating that can function as an off-duty home office or craft room as needs arise.

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    Add Scandi Style

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    Maison Ellie created a Scandi-style basem*nt playroom with an arts and crafts area anchored by an Ikea dining table and simple storage units to keep things organized. The space includes black and white art prints and textiles and some light wood tones and rattan accents to warm things up and tie the design together. The table is located next to the existing built-in wet bar, making it convenient to the sink for easy clean-ups once arts and crafts time is over.

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    Share Your Space

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    Blogger Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan created a his and hers craft room and home office along the same wall, building the space up from scratch with a mix of Ikea and vintage finds. On the crafting side, open shelving keeps everything from a vintage frame mood board to supplies and inspiring knick-knacks visible and at hand.

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