Whether you have a studio, craft room, she shed or just a small area for getting creative in there are a few ways to make it functional and pretty. I’ve tidied up my creative area after the winter dumping season and come up with some ideas for studio storage to share that I’ve utilised in my space. Whether you have a large space or a small space, storage is often crucial for keeping items efficiently and making the most of the space you do have. This doesn’t have to mean lots of storage that is uninspiring, I have a few ways of storing items that also are visually appealing.
When I’m in a creative slump I tidy my workspace and re focus on what inspires me in this space. I’ve tidied my space up in the hope that it will take me less time to get to work and the work that I do will be more focused and intentional.
Keep motivational prints at eye level over your workspace. If they are taped with washi tape you can change them frequently as your need for different motivations change.
Baskets and wooden crates make for prettier storage than plastic tubs and bins.
Store ribbon remnants on pegs in a jar.
Store ribbon rolls on a kitchen towel holder:
Place craft supplies that you are using in a cup cake stand for a quick lift off when you need a clear work space.
Store fabric lengths or papers on an old cot side, I love this idea, it has saved me from an ugly plastic box that was getting in my way, and I can see what fabrics I have with a quick glance.
Use baskets on bookshelves instead of drawers to hide away bits and bobs.
Use magazine files to store wrapping paper that is flat and not on a roll. Also useful for stray envelopes or gift cards. Label the magazine files so that you know what is in them.
Use a side table as a printer station, here the cable is ready to hand by being threaded through the hamper’s buckles, ready to plug into the laptop when placed on top of the hamper. It also doubles as a ready made surface for photos for Instagram.
A table with a drop leaf is a great adjustable size workspace in a studio which can be a desk/photo backdrop/making area.
Small storage that is also pretty. Buttons in jars sorted by colour. Transparent doesn’t have to mean plastic.
Golden syrup tins for pens and pencils and scissors. They are better than tin cans that can have sharp edges.
I hope this has given you some ideas to get creative with your studio storage.
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