My Gram always told me that there were three rules to having a proper sewing room. She said all sewing rooms had a giant button box, some candy and a space for giggling kids and I've lived by these guidelines.
On the left I have have buttons organized in tackle boxes and on the right is my Gram's cookie container button box full of more buttons.
The candy is right where my Gram always kept hers: to the right of the machine (left if you're left handed, lol).
This is my daughter's space. They keep their scraps in the file cabinet and all their own tools and mats are on this table. They even each have their own sewing machines.