By Christine Perry

If you are considering building a home scrapbooking room, you must be very serious about your hobby. And it is no wonder, since this craft is relaxing, creative, and a way to save precious family photos and mementos. It is fast becoming one of the more popular hobbies in the world, and many people are also building a home scrapbooking room for themselves. So how can you go about doing this?

First, when talking about building a home scrapbooking room, chances are you don’t really mean building a new room on your house. This is a lot of expense and trouble to go through just for a hobby. Although if those are your plans, there is nothing wrong with that! If you are in the construction industry or can afford to hire someone to do this renovation for you, then who are we to stop you? But most of us, when you think of building a home scrapbooking room you really mean converting and redecorating a room you already have, such as an empty bedroom or den, or even a corner of the basement. How can you go about doing this without breaking the bank, and what do you need to remember?

Keep in mind that you need a place with adequate light in order to do your page layouts properly. Most scrappers need to work with very small elements and so adequate light is necessary. Whether you are building a home scrapbooking room from nothing or converting another room, be sure that if there is not enough natural light that you have plenty of places for bright lamps. You also need adequate space to work, so room for a nice sized desk is also necessary. Serious scrappers know how hard it is to work when you are cramped or when your materials are all stacked on top of each other.

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And speaking of materials, when building a home scrapbooking room you need to have space for all your items and whatever methods of organizing you are using. You might need to invest in a desktop organizer or some other items, but having adequate space for boxes, bins, envelopes, and things like these is crucial. Having your papers get crumpled and the smaller items get lost is only going to detract from your hobby.

The decorations in your room should reflect your craft style and your personality. Consider selecting a color scheme using your favorite colors to scrapbook. Make sure you plan for storing your scrapbooking supplies, and make sure the containers that will be on display are attractive as well. Since scrapbooking is all about preserving photos and memories, don’t forget to have plenty of photos on the walls. Another fun idea is to buy 12×12 shadow box frames and display your favorite pages in them.

Whatever you do by way of building a home scrapbooking room, be sure that you actually enjoy working in that space. If you are serious enough about your hobby to devote a room in your house to it, you must plan to spend a lot of time there. You may even want to place another workspace so you can invite a friend to scrapbook with you. A room of your own to create scrapbooking pages is an investment that will bring you many years of enjoyment.

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