I meant to do a DIY post for the backgrounds we used for the "Autumn in Session" Lookbook. Guess what we used for the checkered background? Post It notes!! We used light yellow Staples branded post it notes and pastel orange "Post It" notes. For the brown tones, we had cut out construction paper or scrapbook paper since Post It notes didn't come in these colors. You can switch it up with other colors as well! It is an easy and creative way to decorate a plain wall.
For our second background, we painted a wall with chalkboard paint, which you can get at your local hardware/paint store. This was inspired by the awesome chalkboard wall from "500 Days of Summer". I didn't know how fun it was to have a chalkboard wall! You can still decorate your wall with shelves, picture frames, etc..just like any wall.