1 Pastel perfection...
Create a dressmaker's corner and an at-home haberdasher's, stocked with essential tools and accessories so you can run up pretty frocks and skirts. Opt for a pastel-pop sewing machine and ice cream inspired storage and accessories to provide eye candy with delicate spring floral details. A pom pom trimmed basket and garland add a playful note.
2 Connect the dots...
Go dotty for polka spots with a range of useful storage boxes and buckets to hold all of your tools, threads and other assorted bits. A statement A-frame desk with a customised vinyl worktop should take pride of place - the perfect spot to take a pew and get crafty. Display mix and match glass jars and canisters, filled with all manner of lovely bits and bobs to tie up loose ends.
3 Snip threads with a touch of nostalgia...
Go old-school and fashion a retro classic on a vintage sewing machine for a peaceful afternoon spent sans technology. Embrace shabby chic charm with a few fabulous flea market finds and transform a tired space with a beautifully decorated mannequin and distressed wooden table. Keep supplies stacked up and fill open shelving with lovely layers of collected fabric and patterned box files.
4 The only way is up...
Get the most out of a small space by using the walls to install open shelving units. Hang storage jars, cotton reels and anything else you need to hand to free up desk and wall space, and curtain off a hidden storage space to keep your craft room looking neat and tidy. Create a white and bright calming environment, with splashes of inviting colour through soft furnishings to stop your space from feeling too clinical.
5 Wall art...
Decorate your craft room with trinkets that will inspire and motivate you. Accessories give all the comforts of home for a welcoming work space. Hang framed artwork to give bare walls more personality and to make the space look more like the other rooms in your home.
6 Petal power...
As well as using them for decoration, turn the walls of your office into a practical feature by installing pretty padded pin boards to proudly hang your home crafted triumphs. Surround yourself with an assortment of wonderful woven baskets to store everything at arm's reach, and dress up a lacklustre trestle table with a blossoming design.
7 Feature wall
Dare to be different and jazz up a bare wall to make a real eye-catching statement in your creative workspace. For a simple and stylish solution where space is tight, or in a dual-purpose room where you don't want the office area to dominate, cover a chosen feature wall in a modern, graphic design. Balance the old with the new by showcasing vintage finds and nik naks in sweet colour hits.
Holly Walsh has been Content Editor at Ideal Home since 2021, but joined the brand back in 2015. With a background of studies in Interior Design, her career in interior journalism was a no-brainer and her passion for decorating homes is still as strong as it ever was. While Holly has written for most of the home titles at Future, including Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens and Style at Home, Ideal Home has always been her ideal home, and she can be found sharing her expertise and advice across both the printed magazine and the website too.
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