Decorating Your Agenda: Artful Hacks

decorating your agenda

Decorating Your Agenda: Artful Hacks

Full disclosure: one of the best parts of having Artful Agenda as your personal digital planner is decorating it!

From decorative covers in a rainbow of colors to cute and fitting stickers, there are MANY ways to express your personality and make Artful Agenda your own.

Read on for 3 of my favorite ways to decorate my agenda. 

1. Use the Color Picker

Firstly, hands up if you love it when things match? I hear you!

For all of the aspirational designers out there, you can utilize the color picker to coordinate your cover with your calendar events.

decorating your agenda with color picker

How does this work, you ask?

Well, when you’re assigning your calendar colors, simply “Match…” in the lower right corner. Then hover the circle over the color from your cover that you want each calendar to match— and watch as your planner transforms into a BEAUTY right before your eyes.

using the color picker

2. Choose a Seasonal Cover and Colors

Similarly, if you’re someone who likes to coordinate your agenda with the season, I’ve got the PERFECT solution for you.

You can choose a personalized cover from Artful Agenda’s season-appropriate selection!

The following options are some of my favorites for each season:


summer agenda cover



fall agenda covers
fall agenda covers


decorating your agenda with covers
decorating your agenda with covers

Another great way to match your agenda to the season is by using hex codes to define your calendar colors. 

For example, just search “winter hex codes” in our old pal Google and you can find an abundance of options!

You could also use a color resource, like Scheme Color, and type in associated words like “Christmas,” “leaves” or “sunshine” to find some seriously dreamy combinations. Be warned though: you really might fall in love on the spot.

3. Assign Practical Stickers

Finally, there’s a key way that you can focus on the practicality of Artful Agenda but still make it look cute—and that’s through our fabulous sticker collections.

Artful Agenda stickers aren’t just decorative- these emojis and images can be used as a way of flagging important events and details. 

Are you putting a chore on your priority to-do list?  Draw attention to it with a related sticker.

Are you blocking out time for an upcoming workout class? There’s a sticker that can be assigned to that.

decorating your agenda with stickers

Continuing this idea, assign one sticker for bills that are paid, and one for bills that aren’t. You won’t ever miss an important payment again!

Either way, there’s something about pretty hues and pictures that make even the most mundane tasks sound EXCITING! Am I right?

Decorating Your Agenda while Nailing Your Productivity

When I created Artful Agenda I was inspired by the fun and personal touches of a paper planner like covers, handwriting, and stickers. Artful Agenda is a platform that promotes personal growth and productivity, but my inspiration was really to meld those fun and personal touches with the usefulness and integration of digital planning. Opening Artful Agenda should be an experience that is exciting because you can make it reflect exactly who you are! 

Planning is a lot more fun in color! Just try it for yourself.

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  • Lynn Diener
    Posted at 13:53h, 10 January Reply

    When I’m pulling up an activity/appointment, the “match” button isn’t showing up. I’d love to be able to coordinate my planner like this, but I’m not seeing the match button appear. And how do I keep the colors from resetting? I find periodically, if I close the calendar and reopen it, the colors have reverted to a default color for everything.

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 23:10h, 16 January Reply

      Hi Lynn,

      Thanks for your question! The”match” option is only available for calendar colors. To find it, click the arrow next to the calendar and you should see the option to match there.

  • Daisy Ramirez
    Posted at 06:09h, 17 January Reply

    I just discovered the Artful Agenda, and I’m just in LOVE!! I’m telling everyone I know abou it! 🙂 Great job Kate!
    I would like to provide a suggestion, in the future would you please be able to add a pictures feature? To be able to add a picture from your phone into your List would be very neat. Not only can it inspire your List but it can even turn into a mini-journaling/grateful journal!


    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 19:18h, 23 January Reply

      Hi Daisy! We’re so glad you’re loving Artful Agenda. That’s a great idea, we will add this to our suggestions lists for future developments!

  • Jennifer Fowler
    Posted at 02:54h, 16 February Reply

    Is there somewere to get more stickers? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app!! I am a happy planner gal but really need my life digital! Im not really at the evernote or more extreme digital planning apps right now so this works perfect for my life!

    But is there more stickers available? And I think they should be available to put anywhere and not in certain places.

    thank you for the great app!!!

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 17:01h, 03 September Reply

      Hi Jennifer! We are SO glad you love it! We are often releasing new stickers. Also, when you click a sticker, it opens up an entire sticker pack!

  • Lauren Servias
    Posted at 14:56h, 22 February Reply

    I love the Artful Agenda layout on my browser! Will the same layout ever be available on the iPad app? It’s nice to see my schedule, tasks, and lists all in one glance!

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 16:56h, 03 September Reply

      Hi Lauren! The best way to use Artful Agenda on the iPad is to download the app from the iTunes store. The layout is slightly different, to optimize for functionality!

  • Brynna White
    Posted at 19:14h, 28 February Reply

    I love the idea of changing themes! Im wondering if in the future there will be the option to create our own. I would love to design my own covers and stickers too!

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 17:02h, 03 September Reply

      Hi Brynna! We have this added to our suggestion box. 🙂 We are trying to release as many covers as possible so hopefully, you find a few you love!

  • Norma McFadden
    Posted at 16:53h, 10 April Reply

    I am in love!!!! Great job Kate on creating an ADOrABLE and functional digital planner. The features are easy to use and the integration (one of the most important) is superb!! I am able to access and use seamlessly with my android, iPhone, HP laptop and Samsung tablet. I would love to be able to add my picture to my profile and throughout this planner.

  • Amber E Rector
    Posted at 15:15h, 17 April Reply

    o. m. g.
    I’m an Erin Condren lady, I thought I’d give this a whorl.
    What an amazing concept! I love that I can access my planner from my laptop at work, I don’t have to bring all my stickers and pens! I cannot wait to see what changes are made and additions are put in!
    Thank you Kate!

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 16:50h, 03 September Reply

      Yay! We’re so glad you are loving it, Amber! Thank you for your support!

  • Jen Bailey
    Posted at 13:55h, 05 May Reply

    New to Artful Agenda and love the layout so far. I’m working on a Macbook Pro and am having some issues navigating around. The match button isn’t available in the calendars, and I cannot see how to add stickers or even type in some of the blocks. Please help!

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 16:48h, 03 September Reply

      Hi Jen! To use the match button, you must be using a Chrome browser. We are sorry you are having technical issues, please contact and we can help you figure them out!

  • Cathy Jo Herlihy
    Posted at 14:55h, 11 May Reply

    Is there any videos, etc to make sure that I am using all of the Artful Agenda features? I love this calendar, but I know I am not using all of its features. Thanks.

  • Patsy
    Posted at 13:19h, 30 May Reply

    Hi. I’m just getting started and I’ve been playing around with the calendar colors. I’m wondering if there is a way to restore the original calendar colors that got carried over from my icloud calendar. Thanks!

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 16:40h, 03 September Reply

      Hi Patsy! There is not a way to sync calendar colors, however, you can copy and paste the hex code for an exact match.

  • Patricia Krueger
    Posted at 17:53h, 08 June Reply

    Is there a way to print a week. For example I need a printout of all the tasks I completed in a given week for a report.

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 20:33h, 16 June Reply

      Hi Patricia! The print feature has not been released yet. However, you can screenshot and print!

  • Shelley R Sturdevant
    Posted at 17:08h, 02 July Reply

    I would love to be able to insert pictures into my calendar is this something that is coming in the future

  • Kelli Artinian
    Posted at 16:35h, 01 August Reply

    Would love this if I could add my own stickers!

  • Lauren S.
    Posted at 00:39h, 02 August Reply

    LOVE this so much! It’s the best of both worlds…paper and digital. One thing I would love is to be able to change font size. I find it hard to see my tasks, meals etc. in the little boxes.

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 18:08h, 25 August Reply

      Hi Lauren! So glad you love it. Font size changes are on our list to develop in the future!

  • Sandra C Parrott
    Posted at 12:03h, 19 August Reply

    I’m still in my trial period, but this is a definite keeper. I’m loving this planner. I would suggest the ability to create additional tabs and to include a NOTES/Journal page template. Since I am using my agenda to keep me on task, it would be great if while I am in a meeting I could also jot down my notes and key takeaways.

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 18:10h, 25 August Reply

      Hi Sandra! Yay! So glad you love Artful Agenda. We do have notes/journal functionality. Just go to the lists tab in your account!

  • Jaime H Py
    Posted at 01:37h, 25 August Reply

    How do I get the words to fit in the box? I synced from iCal and each date box is cutting off my words.

    • Katy Allen
      Posted at 18:13h, 25 August Reply

      Hi Jaime! I’m sorry you are having issues – you are welcome to submit a support ticket. To do this, click Tech Support in the menu section of Artful Agenda, and they should be able to help you out!

  • Heather
    Posted at 17:14h, 08 January Reply

    I go not get a “match” option on the color coding, just an “adjust” which is kind of a pain – suggestions?

  • Heather
    Posted at 17:15h, 08 January Reply

    Nevermind – just saw the eyedropper icon with that option 😉

  • Sophia Byquist
    Posted at 20:31h, 10 March Reply

    I use aa on Apple iPad and iPhone not the desktop version. Artful Agenda has so many beautiful colors to choose from but sometimes you are looking for just that perfect shade of minty teal (or whatever!). I saw in an earlier post how to plug in the hex code number for specialty colors to assign to your calendars. I am including a link to the website color-hex as they have all the hex codes. It is fun to browse through their newest colors or palettes for just that perfect shade of pinky salmon (or whatever!). So far this has worked very well for me.

    • Rosemary Morrison
      Posted at 02:58h, 11 March Reply

      Thanks for sharing Sophia! We love to color-coordinate our Artful Agenda for the season or mood we are in!

  • Julie Corbett
    Posted at 20:42h, 19 March Reply

    Hi can I use my stylus to write in artful agenda? I can use it to click pm tabs and dates but not write, draw or covert text. Thank you!

    • Rosemary Morrison
      Posted at 20:55h, 20 March Reply

      Hi Julie! You don’t mention what type of device you are using but our Ipad app has a handwriting-to-text feature for iPads compatible with the iOS Scribble feature and our Android tablet and iPad apps have a drawing feature that can be found in the lower left menu.

  • ERICA Thomas
    Posted at 03:55h, 06 June Reply

    Loving this so far. Is there a way to get the cover to show as more than just a border!

    • Rosemary Morrison
      Posted at 20:37h, 07 June Reply

      We are happy to hear that you are loving your Artful Agenda! Currently there isn’t a way to close the cover but we will pass your suggestion along to the rest of the team!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 15:14h, 15 August Reply

    Can you import a picture to your lists??

    • Rosemary Morrison
      Posted at 21:17h, 17 August Reply

      Hi Jennifer! That isn’t currently a feature but you can submit your suggestion through the Tech Support section of your AA under the category Artful Suggestions.

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