Pinterest really is a great place to get lots of visual ideas! First, it's important to establish what you are sewing! Are you making clothing, quilts, crafts like soft toys or dolls. It really does make a difference as to what your needs are. I quilt, so I like to have a sewing station, a cutting station and a large pressing station. When I had little kids and was just sewing them clothing I just had a sewing station and an ironing board and I used the kitchen table to cut things out. You can spend a fortune, or you can hit thrift stores and garage sales and spend very little with a lot of room inbetween. I really like the large, 3 drawer plastic storage bins from walmart. I haven an old kitchen table up on bed risers so it's the perfect height for me for cutting, and those bins fit under it just perfect and it gives me lots and lots of storage. Sewing patterns, like simplicity, fit in them great layed on their sides. I also like the cube bookcases with cubes for storing. Something with smaller drawers is also great for all those small notions that are easy to lose. Ikea has inexpensive bar racks that you can hang hooks, or storage cups or a small shelf that are great for all those things you want to grab quickly. Good lighting is important! Even just a small task light can make a difference. Get a good comfortable chair. Have fun! Don't wait until you have the perfect space and all the right stuff to start! You really can't know what you like and want until you start doing!