If you enjoy crafting or art projects but don’t have a ton of space in your home, you don’t have to give up your favorite hobby. We’ll show you how to turn a nook or corner of any room into the perfect craft workspace! All you need are a few supplies.
With a good table, ample lighting, comfortable seating, and some storage space for all your art supplies or crafting goodies, you’ll be all set. Below, you’ll find our fave picks for each of these necessities so you can get busy creating asap!
A Quality Folding Table
Not all folding tables are created equal. It’s important to invest in one that’s sturdy enough for whatever you’ll be doing, and especially if you’ll be using it as a sewing table. You also want a table that provides enough space.
A durable, sturdy table won’t come cheap—the cheaper they are, the more wobbly they tend to be. A Lifetime table is extremely durable and will make an excellent crafting table. It folds so you can set up shop anywhere, and then easily store it away when you’re done, if you prefer.
A Drafting Table
Along with your folding table, you might need a multi-use drafting easel, like this one from Falling in Art. Adjustable with five different positions, you’ll always be able to get the angle you need, whether you sketch, draw, or paint.
If you’re tight on space and require the tilt of a drafting table, definitely consider one of these. You can just tuck it away in a closet when you’re not using it.
Falling in Art Large 5-Position Wood Drafting Table Easel Drawing and Sketching Board, 23 2/9 Inches by 16 1/2 Inches
You’re definitely going to need good lighting for your crafting space. Rather than using a big bulky lamp or super-bright overhead lights, why not get something that can easily be tucked away when it’s not needed.
The TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp is perfect for a crafting space. Not only does it have seven different brightness levels, but it also folds down against itself for easy storage. It also has a USB port, which is handy for keeping your phone charged so you can get some pics of your finished products.
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, Eye-caring Table Lamps, Dimmable Office Lamp with USB Charging Port, 5 Lighting Modes with 7 Brightness Levels, Touch Control, White, 12W, Philips EnabLED Licensing Program
A Comfortable Chair
Crafting is a, sometimes, tedious business, so you want as much comfort as possible in your nook. For less messy projects, this adorable modern mid-back velvet chair has all the comfort you need. Plus, it’ll look stylish no matter where you put it when you’re not sitting in it. It’s available in several colors to suit any décor.
Irene House Modern Mid-Back Tufted Velvet Fabric Computer Desk Chair Swivel Adjustable Accent Home Office Task Chair Executive Chair with Soft Seat (Pink Mauve)
If your hobby is particularly messy or involves paints, you might prefer something in a darker color that’s easier to clean, like this mesh-back drafting chair. The height and foot- and armrests are all adjustable so you can set it up perfectly for the task at any hand. It’s also extremely affordable!
Drafting Chair Tall Office Chair Standing Desk Chair Mesh Computer Chair Adjustable Height with Lumbar Support Flip Up Arms Swivel Rolling Executive Chair,Black
You’ll need to pay a little more attention to the details when choosing the best way to store your art and craft supplies. Below are a few options you can check out:
Rolling Utility Cart: This sturdy three-tier cart by YANXUS is ideal for paints or anything that shouldn’t be stored lying down in a bin. It has wheels, so it’s easy to push into a corner or closet when you’re not using it.
3-Tier Rolling Carts with Wheels Storage Cart Makeup Cart with Roller Wheels Mobile Storage Organizer for Kitchen, Bathroom, Office, Coffee Bar
Rolling Cart with Drawers: The RELAX4LIFE storage cart has 10 drawers, so there’s plenty of space to tuck away tubes of paint, scrapbooking supplies, drawing pencils, scissors, and so much more. It’s also on wheels, so it’s another one you can roll into a storage space.
RELAX4LIFE Storage Cart W/10 Drawers,Rolling Wheels Semi-Transparent Multipurpose Mobile Rolling Drawer Cart for School, Office, Home, Beauty Salon Files Arrangement Storage Organizer Cart (Clear)
Craft Organizer Tote: If you don’t need a ton of supplies and want something you can easily store on a closet shelf, the Everything Mary craft bag organizer tote is an excellent option. With more than 20 storage compartments, you’ll have plenty of space for everything you need.
Everything Mary Craft Bag Organizer Tote, Purple - Storage Art Caddy for Sewing & Scrapbooking - Crafts Supply Carrier w/Handle for Supplies & Tools Organization for School, Medical, Office
If you love crafting, you’ll find much more motivation to get your projects done if you have a space set up for it in your home. And with the products above, it doesn’t even have to be permanent.
Looking for a new hobby to try? Why not give a classic activity a shot? After all, they’ve stood the test of time for a reason.