Hobby Room Ideas That Take Your Interests to a New Level

Hobby Room Ideas That Take Your Interests to a New Level

Additions and Remodels
Interior Design
By Dikran Seferian January 12, 2022

Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, an aspiring writer, or you simply enjoy spending your free time indulging in a special interest, you may be interested in a dedicated hobby room. Devoting a space that allows you to unwind can boost your mood while developing your creativity as well as imagination.

As a matter of fact, hobby rooms such as arts and crafts workshops and even Zen spaces are gaining popularity among homeowners who are seeking an escape within their own living spaces. While artists and musicians would essentially go for a special room where they can practice their hobbies, others may prefer a space to showcase their paraphernalia. In any case, having a space that perfectly resonates with your personal interests can be ideal for nurturing your mind, soul, and in certain instances your body.

What Is a Hobby Room?

There are various types of hobby rooms one can possibly think of. Depending on the hobby involved, the room can be anything from space to create art to an exhibition of collectibles. Many collectors, for instance, tend to store their hard-sought items away and out of sight. A dedicated room with bespoke shelving units, however, can allow for collectibles to enjoy the spotlight.

While certain hobby rooms provide room for creating works of art or showcasing novelty items, others offer ideal spaces for different hobbies such as gaming and stargazing. Gaming rooms, for instance, would ideally feature specially designed seats and high-tech setups. In any case, elements such as furniture, storage units, and lighting generally play a more or less important role in hobby rooms. While certain hobbies require adequate illumination, others need ample storage space.

Hobby Room Ideas

Whether it's for creating works of art, unwinding after a long day, or indulging in stimulating activities, a hobby room is something most homeowners would be interested in. You can transform a spare room into a refuge where you can fully immerse yourself into your hobby — whatever it may be.

Music Room

A Music Room Can Also Be a Space to Display Your Instruments

A Music Room Can Also Be a Space to Display Your Instruments

Consider dedicating a room for practicing, playing, and perhaps even creating music. A music room is especially ideal if you own and play more than one instrument. Besides practicing on your instruments, you will also have ample space to display them.

While setting up your music room, make sure to account for certain elements such as lighting and flooring. A carpeted floor, for instance, allows for better acoustics. As for lighting, you can’t go wrong with large windows to allow for natural illumination while making the space feel more open. Make sure, however, that you have window treatments installed to protect your instruments from direct sunlight.

Art Room

How to Set Up a Home Art Studio

How to Set Up a Home Art Studio

Create a space in your home with abundant lighting where you can let your imagination flow as you paint and exhibit your works of art. A home art studio can ideally serve as a sanctuary where you can indulge yourself in the world of colors, textures, shapes, and materials. Natural lighting through wide windows allows for a bright atmosphere in which you can transmit your creative visions onto a canvas.

While many artists prefer a cluttered space that resonates with their artistically chaotic minds, you could go for shelving or storage units to organize your painting kit. A wide table, on the other hand, allows for adequate space to work on.

Fashion Design Room

Key Elements of a Home Fashion Workshop

Key Elements of a Home Fashion Workshop

Whether you’re a fashion design hobbyist or a work-from-home tailor, a room where you can work on dresses and other garments may be something you’re interested in — or even need. The basic elements that go into creating the ideal fashion design room include a sewing machine, a mannequin, and a rack for hanging clothes. You will also need substantial lighting and a table that is waist-high to avoid straining your back. Since you’ll mostly be sitting down to design the costumes, a comfortable chair is crucial for the creative spirit.

Writing Room

Pave the way for a seamless flow of words and phrases by devoting room for your writing. A large window can offer an open vista from which you can draw inspiration — besides welcoming natural light. While the color palette essentially depends on your own frame of mind, you can’t go wrong with natural tones. A comfortable armchair allows you to spend a good deal of time filling up pages while a table lamp can be useful for late-night compositions. A perfect addition to your writing room can be a typewriter — whether it’s functional or not. In either case, it can make for a befitting piece of decor. A bookcase by the wall can allow your writing room to double as a home library.

A Writing Room Can Be the Ideal Space for an Aspiring Author

A Writing Room Can Be the Ideal Space for an Aspiring Author

Fitness Room

A Fitness Room Needs to be Bright and Well-Ventilated

A Fitness Room Needs to be Bright and Well-Ventilated

It’s not easy crawling out of bed and driving all the way to the gym — especially on rainy days. A home gym, however, allows you to squeeze in a workout session anytime throughout the day. Since physical exertion naturally causes you to sweat, ventilation is key in a fitness room. Consider installing overhead fans to keep the space cool and large windows for circulation of fresh air.

A flat-screen TV mounted on the wall can keep your mind occupied while you’re burning calories on the treadmill. Since you probably wouldn’t have enough space for every type of fitness machine, consider getting a couple of multi-functional ones in addition to a dumbbell rack and cardio equipment. 

Crafts Room

Craft Rooms Are Ideal for Kids and Adults Alike

Craft Rooms Are Ideal for Kids and Adults Alike

Many homeowners shy away from indulging in crafts simply because it can be messy at times. Why let your creative skills go to waste when you can set up a dedicated space for arts and crafts. A wide table-top allows you to work on your crafts comfortably with everything you need at arm’s reach. Storage units such as cubbies and cabinets offer adequate space to display your handicrafts as well as to store tools and materials.

As for the color palette of the craft room, consider a natural tone accented with bright hues. Bear in mind that your creations that are on display also serve as an element of decor. This means that your craft room’s color scheme evolves with every piece that you craft and display.

Potting Room

Flex Your Green Thumb With an Indoor Potting Room

Flex Your Green Thumb With an Indoor Potting Room

Treat your green thumb to a dedicated space that allows you to take care of your house plants, prepare new ones, and come up with gardening plans for the next blooming season. Best of all, you won’t have to rely on the weather to indulge yourself in household horticulture. Even during the rainiest days of winter, a potting room in the comfort of a home can be an ideal space for an avid gardener.

A large and sturdy wooden table serves as a station for working with plants. Also, a nearby window offers natural light to the plants that need it while serving as a source of illumination during the day.

Gaming Room

Key Features of the Perfect Geek Haven

Key Features of the Perfect Geek Haven

A gaming room is undoubtedly something every video game aficionado dreams of having. Consider turning that extra guest room into a space where you can smash buttons for hours on end. Switch out the bed for a comfy couch facing a flat-screen TV connected to the video game console of your choice. Meanwhile, a desktop gaming PC — complete with a gaming chair — can go where the dresser used to be. As for lighting, colorful LED tubes installed throughout the room can create an immersive aesthetic that perfectly resonates with the gaming world. You can’t go wrong with some wall art either.

Stargazing Room

An Attic With a Skylight Can Make for an Ideal Stargazing Room

An Attic With a Skylight Can Make for an Ideal Stargazing Room

Turn your attic into a makeshift observatory by installing a skylight window to look through with a telescope. Skylights normally don’t offer a field of view wide enough to observe a larger variety of celestial objects. However, you can use mobile apps to track stars, planets, and nebulae that will be passing through the viewable coordinates. Moreover, the shifting locations of celestial objects mean that you can see something new every now and then. Naturally, a stargazing area needs to be as dark as possible. A couple of sconces installed throughout the room can therefore be more than enough to provide the minimal lighting you may need to set up your telescope for a viewing session.

Meditation Room

Natural Light and A Splash of Greenery Are Essential Features of a Zen Room

Natural Light and A Splash of Greenery Are Essential Features of a Zen Room

Meditation is known to minimize stress levels, promote self-awareness, and create a healthy state of mind. It comes to no surprise that Zen designs are all the rage these days. Gentle color palettes paired with natural elements such as wicker seats and house plants create the perfect meditation room. For the plants, consider chamadoreas, succulents, and bonsai trees. Natural light and a clutter-free space are also key to creating the ideal atmosphere for self-reflection and relaxation. Any additional items can distract you from achieving the peace of mind that the room intends on providing.

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Dikran Seferian

Written by Dikran Seferian