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Monday, August 8, 2011 / 3:27 PM

Back-to-School Bedroom Basics

Back-to-School Bedroom Basics
 

With fall fast approaching, it's time to shake off the lazy days of summer and streamline for the new school year ahead. I admit, I am not a taskmaster during the much-needed break. However, there is something about starting out the new year that kicks me into an organizational mode. Maybe I am inspired by the new stack of composition books and wide-ruled paper, the unsharpened box of No. 2 pencils, or perhaps it's the fresh box of crayons. Regardless, it's time to let go of the old, including toys and clothes that have been outgrown, and bring in the new! Wahoo! Here are some basic and creative ideas for storage and design that add structure and fun to Henry's attic bedroom:
 


Simple-to-assemble bookcases from a local hardware store give games, toys, and art supplies a happy home. Chalkboard paint isn't just for walls! Did you know it's available in colors too? Let your kids decorate the surface and add a personal touch to their rooms.
 


I just love how this pillow adds a graphic and playful punch in a room that is all about comfort! Henry is encouraged to toss these oversized pillows from bed to floor for a cushy place to lounge while playing games or reading. 
 


Industrial metal shoe racks were used to display the colorful covers of his favorite books. I find it helps to rotate them often as it is a great way to keep kids interested and eager to read. I tucked a desk that just fits into the end of a bright dormer and stocked it with supplies for all his creative and back-to-school needs.

Wishing you all a wonderful school year ahead!
 

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