scrapbook room storage

More and more young people are getting into crafting. In fact, about 35% of crafters are between the ages of 18 to 34, while only 28% are over the age of 55. But there’s one thing great crafts-people need -- a great space where they can do their best work.

To reap all of the benefits crafting can provide -- like stress reduction and overall mood improvement, for example -- it's important to have a dedicated, well-organized space to pursue your hobby or business.

But if you don't yet have your own craft room, you might be overwhelmed by the idea of creating one. Fortunately, it might be easier than you think. Assuming you have a spare room (or even half of one!) in your home to devote to the cause, these tips will help you establish an incredible crafting space in which you'll love to work.

  • Start with a vision
    Before you make any big purchases or start moving furniture around, you should take some time to consider the features you really need in your craft room. Do you need to invest in new storage and organization furniture, or can you re-purpose some cabinetry and shelving from elsewhere in your home? Which part of the room has the best lighting? Do you need easy access to your tools and materials, or do you work better when you have a completely clear work space? And what colors inspire you the most? Once you know the answers to these questions, you can decide on a layout that you think will work for you and make a list of the scrapbook room storage features you need to obtain.
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  • Light it up
    If your craft room is dark and unwelcoming, chances are you won't even want to be in it. And even if you do, you probably won't be able to produce your best work if you can't see clearly! Make sure to prioritize good lighting in this new craft room, especially if there's a lack of natural light from windows. Keep in mind that some kinds of lighting may produce unwelcome shadows or that some bulbs might not be so friendly to your eyesight. A healthy mix of floor lamps, overhead lighting, and adjustable table lamps will likely work best.
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  • Get creative with storage
    With this space dedicated to your crafting, you'll be able to really get creative. So don't shy away from being imaginative during its conception! When it comes to your crafting or scrapbook room storage, the sky is the limit. You can use every inch of the space with craft storage towers, bookshelves, cube organizers, and more. But aside from traditional scrapbook room storage options you can find in the store, you can also supplement with refurbished antiques or old shelving units. You can even think vertically hanging craft storage items like peg boards, over-the-door hangers, and suspended roller storage for papers and fabrics.
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  • Focus on your work space
    Your scrapbook room storage options are incredibly important, as they'll help determine how functional your space is and how easy it is for you to do your work. But there's another area of the craft room you'll need to prioritize, too: your actual work space. You'll need ample room to actually do the task-at-hand and keep any necessary supplies within close reach. If you're always worried about knocking over supplies or messing up a project, you probably won't be able to get everything done efficiently or enjoy doing it. Even if your craft room is on the small side, your work area should likely take up a large portion of it.

Creating a craft room from scratch can be a bit daunting. But you might enjoy the process more if you think about how exciting it'll be when you can easily produce your creations with help from storage and adequate work space. We're here to help get you started. Contact us today to find out more about our storage solutions.