Coax some creative inspiration from your kids with these lovely craft rooms. Think baskets, shelves and a design that sees lots of fun colour and room for showing off those mini Picasso masterpieces!
Published July 29, 2018, Updated June 6, 2020
An artist’s daughter lives here, can you tell? There are all the essentials a six-year-old gal needs for an afternoon of painting – or (yawn) homework. The pegboard has rose-gold wire baskets to stow stuff. A tiny straw basket and little drawers hold markers and desk accessories. The petite desk and chairs are vintage with open shelves to hide a mess. And when crafting is over? Time to chill against the stylish pillows. For more inspiration, check out these gender-neutral playrooms that’ll knock your kids’ socks off.
Ultimate Craft Centre
This crafts room designed by Joanna Gaines can grow with its mini occupants. Get the look with careful planning: a built-in desk has open shelving that holds jars of colouring implements and a basket for the overflow. A picnic table with cute scalloped edges lets your little artist spread out. If you’re at home with your little ones, check out these quick tips for working from home with kids.
Pretty in Pink
Craft rooms are all about flexing one’s creativity – so make the space’s overall aesthetic your first project! We love how Vancouver-based designer Margot Keate West covered the ceiling in playful dotted wallpaper to bring the space to life. The whimsical white pendant light and woven baskets help draw the eye upward. Tour the entire BC beach house here.
Mini Desk for Two
An over-sized felt calendar makes for a unique focal point in this playroom/crafting space. From the bright polka dot white walls to the adorable mini desk for two (or three!) the kids will have plenty of creative inspiration as their create their works of art. Find more minimalist kids’ room design ideas for a mini Marie Kondo.
In the Clubhouse
In a crafts room, it’s important to not only have a spot to create, but also to show off the work. The team at Backyard Builds did just that with this cool clubhouse that will keep the kids out of trouble – for a few hours at least. You’ve gotta check out the whole space, including the barn door and close-up of the colourful pencil wall over the desk!
There’s something to be said for a clutter-free crafts room. So serene, so conducive to quiet crafting. We absolutely love this art room, from the full-size chalkboard wall to the neat and organized storage section. We also love the dual mini desk where kids can let their creativity shine. Find out how one person converted a guest room into a nursery for less than $5K.