My sewing machine has never had a 'spot'. It was mostly stored on top of the piano, which didn't look very good.
Our computer room was always messy, as you can see in this post.
Now that we have a lap top instead of a desk top, that room didn't need to be designated for a computer anymore.
So now it turned into this:
I have lots of storage for my stash
My books and magazines...
...and I have a real scrap bin!!
Sigh...I love Ikea!