Back to School time is here, and as always, there are certain trends that are causing a kid-sized frenzy. But those frenzy-inducing items aren’t just for the classroom or the locker. There are several hot back to school trends you’ll want for your home office!
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My kids headed back to school almost a month ago. How about yours?
With a teenage daughter who headed to high school for the first time, we kept an eye on this year’s back to school trends….
“Because, you know, it’s like SO embarrassing to show up for the first day of school and have the same backpack as someone else or be dressed like someone else or have the same designer folder as someone else! Gag me!”
Thankfully, this sounds much more like me than my own daughter. 🙂
But we watched trends anyway, and I found 7 Back to School Trends You’ll Want for Your Home Office!
Back to School Trends You’ll Want for Your Home Office
I’ve already added some of these trend-setting items to my home office and several others are on my wish list!
#1 Colorful and Imprinted Pencils
Pencils are no longer just pencils. They’re a way to express your personality, keep track of the days of the week, and manage the environment around you. And that makes writing with them so much more fun!
Want to jump on board with this trend? Try these:
Need a place to store all of your new, full-of-personality pencils? Try this quick and easy DIY Desk Organizer!
#2 Unique Diaries and Journals
I love the versatility of journals and diaries. I use them for organizing just about everything including my thoughts, ongoing and upcoming projects, to-do’s, goals, keepsakes, and so much more. So, of course, I was thrilled to see a plethora of fun and unique journals and diaries popping up in this year’s trends!
This Step in the Right Confection Journal from ModCloth.
UPDATE: The brain freeze journal above is no longer available (yes, I’m crying real tears, too), but here’s another you might like….
How about this Kate Spade Gold Polka Dot Notebook for writing in style?
Or this Uniquely You Hardback Notebook featuring a unicorn!
#3 Monogrammed Anything
Monograms are back! And they’re popping up on everything.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
And since we’re talking monogramming all the things, why not create a DIY family monogram to incorporate into your fall decor this year?
#4 Washi Tape and Washi Tape Dispensers
Washi Tape is a little like journals for me…I use it for organizing everything!
Not only is Washi Tape hot again this year, so are Washi Tape dispensers.
I can’t wait to use this set of Washi Tape from Allydrew.
And I’m so ready to put this multitasking Cork Cube Tape Dispenser and Desk Organizer from Urban Outfitters to work in my home office. I’m going to put it on the shelf under my DIY Home Office Command Center!
UPDATE: The Cork Cube Tape Dispenser and Organizer is no longer available, but here are a few new options that are sure to make you the envy of your kids….
This Washi Tape Dispenser is chic in its transparent-ness (yep, I just made that word up)!
The selection of compartments in this Revolving Desk Organizer make my organizer’s heart go pitter-pat!
#5 Kate Spade Anything
These Kate Spade Bow Push Pins are adorbs.
And I can’t wait to store my best pencils in this Kate Spade Pencil Pouch!
#6 Adorned with Emojis
For yet another school year, emoji adorned items are flying off the shelves.
I’ve all ready got a set of these Emoji Binder Clips in my office (and I sent a set to my oldest daughter for use in her office).
UPDATE: The above binder clips are no longer available, but these are the exact same Emoji Binder Clips, and you can snag them from Amazon!
And I’m seriously considering adding these Emoji Sticky Notes to my collection. Sometimes all it takes is an emoji. 😛
#7 Funky Pencil Cups
Pencil cups aren’t just plastic and metal anymore! There are hundreds of ways to express your personality with your pencil cup.
But this colorful, geometric beauty from Paper Hearts Station is the perfect geometric pop of color for a boring locker! If this particular one isn’t available be sure to check the shop for different versions.
#8 Planners and Calendars
If you’re like me, this isn’t so much a trend as a necessity. My calendar/planner is how I keep my life from dissolving into chaos!
Here are a two of my favorites:
We use The Flylady Calendar every school year. It serves as our family calendar and the central feature of our command center. I love it because the squares are large, and it starts in August, just in time for the busy school schedule. Plus, it has a seriously handy pocket in the back. No more lost school papers!
Learn more about how we add hours to our day by using our calendar here!
And snag your copy of my FREE printable single month calendar here!
The 2018 Powersheets will be available on October 25th. Mark your calendars!
So, those are the back to school trends you’ll want for your home office according to moi!
Which one will you add to your office first? Or maybe you’ve got your eye on a different trend?
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Thanks for joining me!