4 Things to Keep Your Craft Room Comfortable
Whether you’re a sewer, a scrapbooker, a card maker, or any other type of crafter, you should have a comfortable space where your creative juices can flow freely. Discover four ideas to make your craft room a welcoming oasis that inspires you to immerse yourself in your projects.
Organize for the Best Use of Space
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A little clutter in your craft room isn’t a problem, but when the clutter starts to make you uncomfortable, you need to re-evaluate your organization strategy. You may need to buy a set of drawers, some shelves, or some transparent storage boxes to keep track of all your craft materials.
Why not make a project out of organizing? You can make fun labels for your boxes, paint your set of shelves, and find other creative ways to make sure all your supplies are in their proper places.
After you’ve finished organizing, you’ll have the room you need to move around freely and enjoy your craft time.
Adjust the Lighting
If you have to squint for hours to get the embroidery right on your latest quilt, you’re opening yourself up to headaches and vision problems.
Take steps to adjust the lighting in your craft room. If you have double-pane windows that won’t let much heat escape, open the blinds so that natural light floods into your room.
Also think about replacing your lightbulbs. High-tech bulbs, such as Philips Hue and similar brands, have lighting programs that can help you be more productive. Set up an extra lamp or two that will offer added illumination when you’re working on a particularly intricate project. You can also hang mirrors on the walls to reflect light and give the room a brighter atmosphere.
Set a Comfortable Temperature
If you’re too cold or too hot, you’re unlikely to enjoy your craft time. Take advantage of your home’s zoned HVAC system to bring the temperature in your craft room to a level that is right for you. Your family members in other parts of the house won’t be bothered by your temperature preference and vice versa.
If you don’t have a zoned HVAC system, you can find other ways to regulate the temperature and stay comfortable in your home during the winter. A ductless HVAC unit may be what you need. Alternatively, if your craft room is small enough, an efficient space heater might do the trick.
Pay Attention to Ergonomics
Does your body start to complain after you’ve been bending over a craft project for hours? You might need to adjust the ergonomics of your room by buying a higher or lower table, purchasing a new chair, or installing a stand-up desk. When you’re shopping for furniture, try to choose items that are adjustable. A table height that might be ideal for one type of crafting might make you uncomfortable when you move to your next project.
You love your crafts, and you want to be as comfortable as possible when you’re indulging in your hobby. By using the tips outlined above, you can set yourself up for many hours of crafting pleasure.