I’m working on getting a space set up upstairs that I can sew, craft and blog in. If you’ve ever been to our house, you know that there’s a huge craft room downstairs. I really put a lot of heart and soul into making that space usable when we moved in- it was a hot mess. I am a little sad to see it go, but it honestly didn’t get used as much as I would like. I am the definition of a convenience person, if I can’t see it or it’s not convenient it is REALLY unlikely that I will use it. Mildly embarrassing to admit, but oh well that’s life! The other downside to the basement craft room is that there is absolutely no natural light. I don’t know about the rest of you, but there’s nothing that kills my creativity quicker!
Now that we have lots of extra baby items to store and as we accumulate all the stuff that comes with home ownership and life, a storage room would be really convenient. The thought of having a home for every. single. thing. in our house makes me more delighted than I can put into words. HA! Maybe I should be more embarrassed admitting that then the convenience thing lol.
Anyways, I thought I would share some inspiration for my new teeny tiny little studio space. I have done a major purge and will be selling TONNES of craft stuff that I don’t use often enough to justify keeping, so if you’re interested let me know and I can keep you updated! The main purpose of this room will be to house my sewing machine, printers, laptop and fabric. I want to keep it light and airy to help brighten up the long winter months that are coming!
The layout above is very similar to what I am planning for our space. The room is only about 8x11ft so it truly is tiny. I ordered 2 tabletop style desk units from Ikea to help keep the room feeling open. I’m hoping we will comfortably fit a comfy chair at each of the desks so that Bauzley can do art projects alongside me and keep the mess off of the kitchen table, win win!
I love the idea of having a fun and feminine feeling space to be able kick back in with a cup of tea and get creative! Over the last couple of years our (my) design tastes have changed a lot and we are now working at making our house more cohesive. I love a glam look with a lot of natural fibres and texture to help keep it cozy and inviting. This room will really be the epitome of how we want the rest of our house to feel.
Over the last year I have tried to adopt a slow and curated approach to decorating instead of hammering out a room as soon as I start it. What I love most about that is getting to use the space for awhile and learn just what I need in every nook and cranny. Patience isn’t my middle name, so this doesn’t come naturally to me but hey, who says you can’t teach and old dog new tricks!
Some of the items I have shown have been freshly purchased for the space and some are similar to items we already have. You can almost always find great pieces to make your room come alive by hunting through other spaces in your home. There is nothing more satisfying than doing an update without spending a lot of money!
I am off to pour a glass of rosé and put another coat of white paint on the walls. Stay tuned to see photos of our little studio, I can’t wait to show you guys!