Decor tips for an easier transition to back-to-school

It doesn’t matter if you loved school or hated it, getting new school supplies was always awesome. Perfectly sharp pencil crayons, crisp notebooks, a backpack that expresses your personality… all of it giving you a fresh start.

We gain confidence from being organized, whether it’s the first day of high school or just time for a re-set at your work-from-home job.

“Even if adults don’t need school supplies anymore, creating a comfortable, functional home office can have a similar effect,” says Love Dodd from Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress. “Having a dedicated space for schoolwork or your own remote work can improve focus, and even change the way you feel about getting work done.”

Create a designated space for work to get done. If your kids leave clutter and school assignments all over your dining table or personal workspace, consider putting a desk into each bedroom. That might stop them from using yours!

“Adding shelving, hooks and other storage to your entryway will not only organize the space, it can also encourage better habits too. When there’s a designated spot for keys, mail, and kids backpacks, it’s easier to keep track of the school forms that need to be filled out, and any house bills that come in,” Dodd says.

Don’t forget about decorations! At school, you may have taped pictures inside your locker or added stickers to your binders. They expressed your personality, made you feel at home, and even offered inspiration to get through another school day. Decorations at home can have a similar effect, keeping you on-task and motivated, and making your kids more eager to get homework done.

Accent rugs create a separate workspace without adding walls or room dividers. Try adding a rug under your child’s desk to create a welcoming homework station. For your own home office, the right piece of wall art can make the space feel like your own.

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