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Thread: Ideas for windowless sewing room

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    also that little 'nook' behind your treadmill....I'd build floor to ceiling shelving for added storage.

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    I commented earlier about giving the room to the boys and you taking over their rooms. That was before I saw the photos. I notice you have a glass door. That's is not bad. Is the sofa going to stay in the room and the treadmill? If not I would put the cutting table across from your sewing machine but scoot it back toward the area of the sofa. If you have a garage or can put the treadmill elsewhere I would. Where the treadmill is you could put a bookcase or shelving or stackable drawers. The area behind your sewing machine you could use as a design wall. Instead of putting a quilt (unless it's small) directly across to implicate a window, I would put shelving with a small space for a quilt to hang and shelving above, on both sides and below the small quilt. Where the sofa is absolutely put shelving. The wall between the sofa and treadmill You could put a mirror and one on the wall opposite or use that wall for pegboard to hang your rulers and templates and scissors an rotary cutters. Under your cutting table, you could put clear storage bins for other material.

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    Good lighting and cheery wall hangings go a long way...

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    Lowes and Home Depot both have posters that look like a garden window overlooking the ocean or some other beautiful landscape. they are about the size of a normal window and would give you that feeling of light coming in

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    If you are looking for storage and a mirror, why not get a nice bureau with a mirror; or, get a storage unit of some kind, put your cutting board or ironing board on the top, and then add a mirror on the wall above it. I would put rollers on it so you can move it. You could also use the stick-on mirror tiles. I would definitely add shelves to the wall above the sofa and behind the exercise equip. Consider the white melamine shelves because of the color.
    Also, as a suggestion, you could put up the shelves but add the strip lighting, or the rope lighting. Either way, go for it, make it just 2 or more colors, even throw something over the dark sofa, like a quilt. That would take care of the dark color. If you put up a large shelf with a mirror under it, put up a daylight florescent under the shelf. Enjoy!

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    I have a small window - but basically a good-sized room (upstairs) - I used "Daylight" bulbs and mirrors strategically placed - and off-white walls and let my machines, shelves and fabric provide the rest of the decor. Just an idea. :-)

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    love the first post with the website: All the Attic quilts, you can pick whatever you want and change as you wish!

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    What is above, roof etc. could you install one of those globe like things that go in the roof magnify light and send it down a tunnel. Sorry no idea of its name but seen them in shows rustling houses.
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    solatube is the name of light

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    Even with a large window in my sewing room, I have a table lamp that lights the ceiling, a floor lamp, two task lights and another table lamp. Just can't even perform well on a cloudy or overcast day. It depresses me dreadfully. Up lights are a great way to create an ambiace more like sunlight than lights focused downward..

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    Do you have a one story house? If so, I would put in a 'solar tube'. I did that with my second floor studio, and it is now so bright I don't have to use lights during the day on the 'dark end' away from the windows.

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    Tartan is right. No sun means no fading. But if you must have it, check out a sun tunnel. I think they run around $100. Basically they catch the sun and transmit the light through a tube right into an interior room.

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    They sell tapestries that have beautiful scenes on them too that you may like.
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    A large mirror might bring some brightness to your area!

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