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Knitting Room Design Board


I was recently contacted by a friend to help her get a jumpstart on decorating her knitting room.  There were three priorities to keep in mind:
1.  A bulletin board where she could hang patterns and ideas for knitting projects.  
2.  A place to display her balls of yarn.  It was important for her to be able to see it (so she could know what all she had) and to be able to access it easily.
3.  A pair of comfortable chairs (she already owns one she wants to reupholster) so I needed to find one that would be a good match.  

Here is how the room currently looks...


And here is what I suggested:
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Because this will function as a craft/hobby room, I wanted it to be cheerful in color--a place where you'd want to spend hours knitting away. I went with a cool blue green paint by Benjamin Moore called Heavenly Blue--very appropriate for a little room of relaxation heaven, I thought :)

I also added in color with the fabrics, upholstery and rug.  The chair shown above is a great shape match to the one my friend already has and the fabric brings some more color and pattern to the room.  

For storage/display purposes, I thought an open storage cube bookshelf would be the perfect solution.  She can display all of her yarns and books in an organized fashion and be able to access them with ease.

I decided to keep her current wooden desk in the room, but change its location and add a floating shelf behind it.  For a desk chair, I would find a second-hand wooden one at a thrift store, craigslist or yard sale and paint the legs to give it an updated look.

The wall the desk currently rests on will become a place for artwork.  In this case, I chose a few prints that focused on her craft (both of which can be found on Etsy).

For added storage, I suggested using mason jars to hold her knitting needles and extra thread as well as some brown storage boxes and an oversized basket placed next to one of the chairs to stash things away that don't need to be seen.

Now for the layout...
As I mentioned before I moved the desk that is currently in the room to the wall the door is on, creating room for artwork on its previous wall.   Instead of having the desk nestled right against the wall, I'd pull it out a few feet and have it face the other direction so the view can be out the windows instead of at the wall.  Also on this wall, I'd place a white floating shelf and bulletin board she really wanted for the room.  I would suggest buying an oversized bulletin board (or bulletin board sheets) and having it run vertically down the wall instead of horizontally (like the image shown below).  For added interest, place an ornate frame around it.

I would place the cube bookcase on the wall to the right of the desk so she could easily access her supplies and then put the sitting area directly across for the desk, creating balance in the room and giving her optimal sunlight for knitting on a beautiful day.  

Lastly, I would anchor the room with a bold patterned rug, like this striped one featured above, to tie in all of the colors in the palette.  

What do you think?  


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