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Closet Turned Craft Room: 5 Tips to Make It Work

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04.21.14

    

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Perhaps you’ve always wanted a place at home where you could work comfortably. Or maybe, you’ve always dreamed of a functional craft space that actually has a designated spot for washi tape.

Whatever your reason for turning a closet into a workspace, there are a few tricks to consider before you start!  

Here are five tips for transforming your closet into a place to get things done:

1. Start With the Walls

Whether you decide to go for paint or a patterned wallpaper, give your closet a new skin. If your closet is small, consider splurging on wallpaper in a pattern you love. Because there is less surface area to cover, it’s more affordable than decorating a full room!

2. Install Functional Shelving

The secret to creating a useful space – whether it’s an office or a craft room –  is functional storage. Install wall-mounted shelving units to maximize your storage space. Our friends at the Container Store suggest their elfa Solid Shelving because it provides a comfortable work surface and shelving above for supplies. Best of all, these shelves are available in pretty much any size, so you can easily create a custom fit for your space.

3. Take Advantage of Both Sides of Doors

Instead of letting odds and ends take up space on your desk or work area, take advantage of the inside of your closet doors. Hanging shoe organizers are a great way to store craft or office supplies.

4. Open Up the Space with Mirrors

Mirrors can perform a magic trick – they create the illusion of a larger space and help reflect light, brightening up the room. Try hanging mirrors on the back wall of your closet or using glass or mirrored surface tiles for your work desk.

5. Add Personal Charm Without Adding Clutter

Because you’re working with such a small space, it can be challenging to add personal touches without overwhelming the area. The solution? Focus on decorating your walls and shelves, and keeping your desktop or workspace as clear as possible. Tip: Save space by skipping the desk lamp. Instead, hang a small pendant light.

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