Back to School means Back to Organization
Back to School is about a fresh start. Brand new tools. A time to get organized. We are probably not the only ones who enjoy shopping for crisp, colorful binders and composition books… sharpening stacks of #2’s …preparing children for the new year and organizing their living spaces for the school year. Where to begin?
Here’s one way to organize a girl’s bedroom: build a study and storage space that fits your space and style. Shown above: Young America Dana Writing Desk combined with two Dana Door Bookcases, a Dana Storage Hutch and a Bailey Banker Chair.
A Newberry Bookcase Bed (below) paired with two Dana Low Bookcases creates an attractive, practical space for the (many) things that may otherwise end up on the floor, under the bed or who-knows-where…
Mixed and matched, Dana furniture styles are space-saving, versatile and blend easily with Young America collections and styles you may already have in your home. Perfect for a child’s bedroom in your choice of paint finishes and wood tones.
Young America Dana study and storage ideas to help organize a modern boy’s room too.
Cubbies, bins, drawers and doors provide space to stow and display everything.
shown above: Dana Writing Desk and Dana Large Console (top with monitor/tv) with two Dana Door Bookcases, Dana Storage Hutches and Bailey Banker Chairs. A Newberry Bookcase Bed (below) is flanked with Dana Low Bookcases for a cozy library effect.
Here are some other fun ideas we’ve found while looking around online…
image via Ikea
How about stacks of colorful organization? Just a little paint & imagination goes a long way. Having ample storage is key, whether in boxes, bins, baskets or jars.
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Task lighting is another essential. We found a current source for some colorful desk lamps at apartmenttherapy…
…and another fun idea for creating order in your study space, using a peg board to display artwork or assignments…
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For other good organization and decorating ideas for your kids’ rooms and study spaces: click here.
Reasons to love Louis Philippe furniture? It’s simple, elegant and free of frou-frou
Louis Philippe. That’s French, right? Have you ever wondered who Louis Philippe was and why we still talk about him today in the same breath as we describe furniture?
As it turns out, Louis Philippe, King of the French during the mid 1800s, had quite an influence in his day. History tells us he was popular for not being as pretentious or lavish as his predecessors; Louis Philippe famously preferred simplicity over ornamentation. His distaste of fancy details and frou-frou opened doors for designers to create elegant furniture with playful, lively contours. Mostly in the darker woods of his day.
160 years later, the simple, pleasingly soft, rounded lines of the Louis Philippe-inspired furniture endure and the style is as popular as ever - for children and adults alike. Louis Philippe has quite a legacy indeed. One we’re proud to carry on.
The Young America All Seasons Collection is a modern day interpretation of dear old Louis Philippe’s style. Simple, pleasingly elegant, no-frills children’s furniture built to happily and heartily withstand the test of time. We named the Louis Bed in his honor. It’s a very good example of what we’ve set out to describe here. It’s just right for children today.
Handsome in classic wood finishes (shown in Cinnamon), the All Seasons Louis Bed is also striking with a contemporary Young America color treatment. A Louis Bed in Surf Blue, Sour Apple, Cotton Candy or Peach becomes a childhood confection. One with personality that enlivens a room with joyful spirit. We carry the torch (and fly a kite) for Louis Philippe and feel certain he approves. View the All Seasons Collection and discover why it’s a parent and child favorite.