Fall Back to school with Apples ...
Fall Design & Decor ...
Fall designs don't always have to be about pumpkins & orange; don't forget about apples with those deep reds & wines. You know what they say...an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Choose a few red accessories that are actually useful. Don't just add items that match your color scheme. Curate your accessories to eliminate clutter & bring purpose to your space for a beautiful design. For example, add red plaid throw blankets to the couch or bed with a few pillows to carry the color scheme around. Pick a few red books to display or change the curtains to unify the space.
Paint your walls red for a more permanent, dramatic change. Keep the accessories more neutral to tone down the dramatic walls.
Fall back to school Organizing ...
Desk organization is important when it comes to back to school, but not everyone has a permanent desk dedicated to study. That's ok too, as long as you have your supplies organized & readily available. Let's talk about the actual desk organization 1st! The desk should provide enough space to work & not just hold all of the supplies needed to work. Have enough space to spread out if needed. Some desks have built-in storage like drawers or shelves which are perfect to store office supplies & a laptop or tablet. Consider utilizing containers within the drawers & shelves to maximize the space & convenience of the built-in features.
If you don't have built-in features or maybe you need to work @ a variety of places within the home (like the kitchen table or bar), then desk organization items can come in handy & be stored on the desk top or a book shelf. Keep in mind that the goal is to not clutter the table top. Some organization options have compartments for small items & some have file storage built-in for a variety of needs. Other options are not together & offer separation which allow you to take up less space or just tot the items you need to the space your using. Also, raising the height of your monitor is a great option for saving space & relieving neck pain.
Taking your organization vertically can eliminate the clutter on your desk top, especially for small spaces. There are a variety of vertical solutions, as well. Some options utilize a peg board or sliding rail system, while others use nail or screw white boards & cork boards to the wall. No matter which system you choose, getting a less stressful, more enjoyable back to school work/study space is the end goal!
Fall back to school Art...
Create your own day planner or journal, maybe even a book for a book report. I love book making from the simple to the more complex, there's a book for you! A basic book construction is to fold some paper into signature packets & begin your book journey. This is a great start for elementary kiddos. Looking for a bit more design in your construction? Create a hard back for your covers. I love to recycle materials like cardboard boxes or cereal boxes for my hard covers. Wrap them in paper or fabric & add a spine to connect them. Once you've made the paper signature packets, you can attach them to create a personalized book for whatever comes your way this semester!
Art is an awesome thing when you have the right pieces. Aesthetic art is just to look at, but applied art is functional & good looking!
Being organized is a life skill that starts with knowing how to be organized & how to maintain that organization. It's your life, let's take it back!