Designing A Craft Center To Free Creativity

Clutter is the enemy of creativity.

When you're banging your elbows, knocking stuff over, or are unable to find the tool you need - even though you had it in your hand a second ago - your creative spark will be extinguished quickly.

The best route to free-flowing creative output is a clean, well-organized craft room.

The most important part of a well-functioning craft room is an empty work surface. The best way to create plenty of elbow room is for all of your tools and materials to have a dedicated storage space. Clear as much space as possible by having upright containers to collect your brushes, pens, scissors and the like.

For items that are a little bigger, partitioned drawers might be the way to go.

In addition, you need space for all your crafting materials. Flat pull-outs are perfect for papers and clippings. Cubbyholes are great for rolled items such as wrapping paper and fabrics.

Having areas devoted to inspiration is a good idea, too. Fill your room with items that make you smile and spur your creativity to new heights. Shelves with knick-knacks are perfect and they can also show off your finished wares.

Recharge after all that productivity while sitting in the sun on your settee, reading a book or meditating for a few moments before getting back to the fun of creation.

Have fun and free your mind.

Ginny Snook Scott is the Chief Design Officer at California Closets. She has over 25 years experience with California Closets and has helped over 1,000 clients create custom closets and organize their home. Connect with Ginny on Google+.

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