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.

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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:

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Place craft supplies that you are using in a cup cake stand for a quick lift off when you need a clear work space.

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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.

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Use baskets on bookshelves instead of drawers to hide away bits and bobs. craft storage

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.

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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.

studion storage

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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.

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I hope this has given you some ideas to get creative with your studio storage.

Clever storage ideas for craft and DIY spaces. Pretty and useful. Whether for a small space, office, shed or studio.

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For more ideas on storage you might like these:

jewellery box bracelet roll makingforliving
Mini suitcase jewellery case
wardrobe papered
Wallpapered wardrobe
large hooks on crate makingforliving
Crate hanger for scarves or jewellery
shoesonshelf makingforliving
Bedroom bookshelves, shoe storage


Studio storage ideas for a creative space
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10 thoughts on “Studio storage ideas for a creative space

  • 30th June 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I love all these ideas! Especially the remnants on pegs and cot side for fabric – will be on the hunt for one now! #HomeEtc

    • 30th June 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Molly and I hope you find that cot side, – Ebay? Gumtree?! #HomeEtc

  • 30th June 2016 at 3:22 pm

    This post is brimming full of lovely ideas, what a great use for the old cot side. I love the syrup tins that you have recycled and I store kitchen things in a cup cake stand too. A fab post full of inspiration xx #HomeEtc

  • 1st July 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Ohmygoodness I LOVE this post!!!!!! I want to do ALL of these things!! LOVE the use of a kitchen roll holder for ribbons or tape and love, love, love the golden syrup jars!!!!! HOW much golden syrup would we need to get through though??!! LOL!! We’d be spending a fortune on dental bills!! 😉 Thanks for linking up, Caro xx #HomeEtc

    • 1st July 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Ha, Caro! That’s many years of flapjack making and porridge topping in that there tins!! Thanks for the comment! Abi x #HomeEtc

  • 2nd July 2016 at 6:50 am

    I love your studio. Very pretty!
    I don’t have a studio but this is such a great post for inspiration for my boys’ toy storage. I love how you recycle jars and tins and they look very cute like that. I will have to start keeping my recycle stuff and see how I can make them look nice. Thank you so much for idea!

    • 2nd July 2016 at 9:20 am

      Hi mommyoutnumbered, thanks for stopping by. As for my ‘studio’ it’s only an outside room at our current home that I claimed! I’m sure you’ll find it easy to find storage in recycled items once you start looking for them.

  • 2nd July 2016 at 10:57 am

    Lovely ideas there. My favourites are the cot side and materials and the lovely syrup tins. Some beautiful inspiration and a great way to keep the work station alive. #HomeEtc

  • 4th July 2016 at 10:30 am

    Love organising and keeping things tidy so this is FAB!! What a great post and I love the tins and jars! Thanks for sharing. Jess xx



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