How to create a hobby hub for the entire family

Corner of a room with hobby accessories in IVAR storage units behind roller blinds, a NORDEN table and on a draped pegboard.

How to create a hobby hub for the entire family

Organise a corner where your family’s interests – like carpentry, sewing and scrapbooking – can get along, side by side. When not in use, it’s easy to make the space available for other activities.

The flexible hobby space

Home carpentry may be about restoring and creating new things, but be sure to protect others in the process. A floor protector is a good place to start, and plenty of room for movement.

Everything you need within reach

Hobby time is precious time. Don’t waste it looking for things, but instead go for visibility and order. (The wallpaper holder is a shoe rack held with hooks. When empty, it goes flat against the wall.)

The see-through toolbox

There’s a limit to what can be hung on a pegboard. Complement with a wire drawer unit. Transparent enough to keep every little screwdriver in sight, and easy to move next to your project.

Fold out your sewing surface

From patching pants to turning curtains into clothes, sewing may be the ultimate on-and-off activity. A folding table goes from discreet sideboard to generous worktop in a second flat. Talk about a tailored fit.

Prepare to pause ongoing projects

Bigger projects are seldom done in a single sitting. Make it easy to stop in the middle, but without losing track. A towel rack fitted on a ceiling offers extra rods to hang items from. (Place it around 30 centimetres from the wall to allow space for hangers.)

All the details (and where to put them)

With scrapbooking, organisation is key. With materials in place and pegboard uncovered, you can go from thought to action without breaking concentration. Add a work lamp to minimise eye strain.

Order in every corner

OK, you have all the colours, materials and accessories in place, and all of it within immediate reach. Ready, set, create!

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Maila Halme
Photographer: Thommy Bengtsson
Writer: Henrik Annemark