Ok. You guys, I’m telling you…we MUST be better organized when the kids go back to school this year. We are utilizing the hallway in our kids’ side of the house to create a mud room / hall tree / drop zone DIY, and my hope is that by positioning our hallway “mud room” with all the kids’ things in one place and easily accessible will do just that! Goodness knows I don’t need anymore mornings where we’re already running late and remember at the last second Child Number Two needs a bag filled with items that each start with a different letter of the alphabet. 😳 Yeah. THAT WAS FUN. 😩😂
Our project had to be put on pause after hubby’s work schedule was changed up unexpectedly, so, in the meantime, I thought I’d share with you some of the places I found inspiration! If you are one of my buddies on Instagram, you might recognize some of these amazingly talented gals, and I’ll be sure to link up either their website or their IG account so you can check them out, too!
For our hall tree or drop zone situation, we don’t have a ton of space. It’s literally going to be in a hallway by our girls’ rooms, so I’m interested in ways to keep things small scale and simple. I love how Megan used board and batten to create texture and interest without taking up much space, and the light, bright feeling in this corner of her home is just perfect.
The brick pavers, the shiplap, the grey accent paint…I love this whole space! While we don’t have a dedicated room for our drop zone, I do love how they used grey to make this small space totally pop, plus that sweet market basket…😍
I was drawn to this hall tree / mud room / drop zone area once again due to it’s simplicity, but I also kind of love the slightly boho vibe, too! That old, chippy bench, eye-catching cement tiles, and then painted brick…totally crushing on this space!
Lucky me, I get to see this cute space in person just about once a week! It belongs to my talented and beautiful friend, Katie, and she comes up with the best organization ideas for her family of five. She has a real deal hallway organizational wall, and she’s given me so many ideas on how to better grapple with the chaos of the school year by using her tips and tricks! And then she also set up this sweet spot for hanging bags and jackets, and her love for her family greets you right as you walk into her home. Love. 💗
Obsessed with those sweet little numbered utility baskets! This adorable farmhouse mud room gave me the idea to really maximize storage from floor to ceiling when we create our rather shallow drop zone. Since it’s in a hallway, we only have about 8-10 inches to extend outward….so utilizing every square inch of vertical storage will be key!
The kids’ hallway is pretty dark, so we knew we needed to add extra lighting to our DIY drop zone area. Love the use of these vintage style barn lights to add extra light, plus I love the welcoming message. We might even attempt to build out the shallowest of benches for tiny little bottoms to rest on while slipping on rain boots, too. 😉So much inspo in one picture!
I never thought I’d say this, but I feel like taking a tiny break from shiplap….! 🙀 I know. Alert the farmhouse masses! Just kidding, although I do want to try something a little different with this project. This classic bead board here is jazzed up with a few boho touches, and it tempts me to bring back a classic, too! Love this space!
Hopefully this gave you all some inspiration for your next project! Here’s to being prepared for next school year! What about you guys? How do you stay organized in your home, specifically with regards to kiddo school stuff?! I need all the help I can get, apparently! Thank you so much for taking time to stop by over here, and I look forward to hearing your ideas in the comments! 🙋🏻