When you have kids, a family command center is almost essential to keep up with all the mail and crazy schedules for multiple people in your family. There are a ton of options out there. Some are more functional and some are more beautiful. Whatever your need, I have collected ten of my favorite family command centers here for you. Go ahead and get organized! Your family will thank you!
For years I’ve been searching for the easiest, prettiest and most functional way to create a family command center that works and doesn’t add to the clutter in my home. My biggest hang-up was finding something that is pretty and functional. Usually, you only get one or the other. Here are some of my favorite picks, based on the space you have in your home and the overall look you can hopefully attain.
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My ten favorite family command centers:
1 – Affordable, pretty, and functional family command center
I love this command center. It is decorative and functional. There is a place to put mail that is out of view and doesn’t create piles of paper around the home. Having a place to hang your keys will keep you from losing your mind looking for them when trying to run out the door late for school! I also love that Vanessa tells you all the places you can buy the things she used, which is from normal stores that won’t break the bank!
2 – Entry-way family command center
Laura shares her command center which is perfect when you have multiple kids in the home. It is a combo mud room area and school paper organization area. No more forgotten homework or school permission slips! I love the double hooks which leave room for bookbags and a jacket. Laura walks you through step-by-step how to create this look. I would feel totally confident about building this using her direction!
3 – Chalkboard wall and wall hooks family command center
The painted chalkboard column in the unused corner of this home makes this command center so much fun! You can print a large canvas photo of your family and hang it above the hooks for backpacks and jackets. Go ahead and leave your kiddos a sweet note on the chalkboard wall before they run out for the bus!
4 – Kitchen family command center
I really enjoy the dry erase calendar on this home command center! Check out this tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to create this look for a kitchen family command center. An added bonus is the decorative frames over the calendar to tie the entire look together.
5 – Wooden wall organizer with chalkboard
This wooden wall family command center is so pretty, and it would look like a piece of art on your wall. It has slots for mail, hooks for your keys, and a chalkboard for any quick messages you may need to leave for a family member. It is functional and beautiful.
For those not so inclined to build their own:
6 – Highly functional, small space, family command center
A command center for a small sidewall turns a once unused small space into a highly functional area. I enjoy the dry erase calendar and the slots for sorting mail, school supplies and whatever else needs saving. The hanging mason jars are handy for pens and pencils, and there is even a blank dry erase board for leaving messages or making lists. You will not be disappointed with the details on how to build this highly functional, small space, family command center.
I love the farmhouse look of these!
7 – Barn wood wall calendar for your family command center
This idea includes a family command center printable for a hanging wall calendar! Hayley walks you through how to create this beautiful, wooden hanging wall calendar. You can use it to track your family’s busy schedule while keeping up with the style in your home.
8 – Farmhouse family command center
This farmhouse style command center is unique in that it is set up on an old window shutter you could probably find at a local flea market. Paint it to match your décor and create an amazing, farmhouse style family command center. Emily will walk you through all the steps to complete the job in no time!
9 – Coastal farmhouse family command center
This coastal farmhouse command center is stunning! The giant envelopes on the wall are so fun, and the entire look is functional and decorative. They even took an old window and turned it into a functional dry erase board! The inspiration is beautiful and easy to execute for any home. I also like how the command center is located over a piece of furniture. It doubles the space for information without looking cluttered with piles of paper everywhere.
10 – For those who want to create regularly
This chalkboard family command center is fantastic for those who like to draw and create regularly. It also doesn’t tie you to one system all the time. You can have a calendar this month and a monster to-do list the next month. Find the system that works best for you and your family with this family command center that allows for some serious creativity month over month!
Now go create your family command center!
There you have it. These are my favorite family command centers that are beautiful, functional, and don’t add to more house clutter. If you need ideas on supplies to create your own family command center, please check out the following materials you could use.
Family command center must haves
Go create your own family command center! Stop the paper stacks and chaos, and create a place where all members of the family can feel organized!