4 Steps to Creating a Family Command Center

Hey! Have you guys heard of a command center? It’s usually a small area of the home that contains all the important things (ie. Calendar, menu, schedules…etc.) for your daily lives and home. When we moved into our new apartment I knew right away that I wanted to create a command center somewhere. In our prior apartment, we never had one and we never really had a home for all the things we needed to keep our lives and home running smoothly.

I absolutely love how our command center turned out and I am excited to share it with you all! Here it is!

How to create a family command center:

Make a plan:

The first thing you need to do is decide where you're going to put your command center. We had a pretty good sized wall between our kitchen and hallway, so we knew that would be the perfect place for it.

Then you need to plan it out! I spent a long time on this step! I first went onto Pinterest and pinned any command center examples that I liked. Even if I only liked one aspect of the example. Then I looked at all the pins together and pulled together what I liked from each one.

I took out a paper and drew an example of what I wanted to do on the wall I knew I was going to use.

 Here is the "before" photo of the wall we chose for our command center.

Revise the plan:

Then I started over, haha! I probably redrew my ideas about 5 different times until I got it exactly how I wanted. When I did this, I eliminated one thing each time. When I first started, I had file folders and a hanging bucket for pens and a cork-board. All those were taken off over the next few drawings (and honestly it was due to space and not wanting to spend any money on the things we didn’t already have).

I wanted to use what we already had and I didn’t want to spend any money on this project.

Make sure it fits:

Once I finally decided on what I was actually going to put on our command center wall, I had to make sure it was all going to fit. My husband said it’s almost like putting together a puzzle, haha. I knew where I wanted the clock and the string for my son’s artwork, so everything else was moved around a bit.

To do this without putting a bunch of holes in your wall, I would recommend using paper the size of your object and just using tape. Then you can move it around to your hearts content and not damage your wall.

Put it all together:

Once you have made sure it will all fit in your space, you then just have to hang everything up. I also had to type out our daily schedule (it was handwritten before) so it looked a little nicer. And I painted the wooden “menu” sign as well so that was part of putting it all together for me.

I’m still not sure, but I have thought about hanging some sort of thin wooden sign above the clock. I would love a Bible verse or something along those lines so if you know of anything, let me know!

And there you have it! Your command center is now complete! :)


  1. Love it! I just got done putting my command center together and it really is like putting a puzzle together! I like how you planned yours out!

  2. Thank you! It was a work in progress, but I'm very happy with how it turned out!

  3. What a great idea! I would love to create something like this in my home. I am trying to think of a good spot for it!

  4. Great idea! I never thought about doing this but I think I should before our second baby arrives in August!

  5. Anything works, really. I've even seen someone put one on the back of their pantry door!

  6. This is such a great DIY so much needed in our house. This could help us stay organized. I love it!