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Notion App: 5 Ways to Improve your Notion Aesthetic

Hello there, productive people! In today’s blog, we are going to discuss 5 methods in which you can make your Notion more aesthetically pleasing. These tips will help you create a more original look for your Notion pages. The Notion experience can become even more enjoyable if your workspace looks clean, organized and unique.

Notion Aesthetic Tip #1: Use Custom Icons!

Icons are key to a distinctive Notion look! For starters, I would recommend getting a Custom Avatar for your Home page. It could be anything that is most representative to you. For example, I reached out to to an independent designer in order to get a digital portrait for my Home Page icon, and you can do the same by accessing this link! It would look something like this:

As for the main pages, I downloaded custom icons from free resources or purchased them from stock websites. You can even create your own by using Photoshop and Canva. Try to find icons that have a similar style, so that your Notion looks uniform. You can use mine for an example:

Notion Aesthetic Tip #2: Use Cover Photos and Stick to a Theme

Following a theme is a great idea if you want to make Notion your own. Choose something that you closely identify with, whether that is pastel colors, pixelated GIFs or a minimalist look. Personally, I chose to make my workspace a peaceful and calm one by adding GIFs to my Pages.

A great source for GIFs is Giphy. There, you can find a lot of GIFs that follow the same theme, but that are not necessarily made by the same artist. If you want some that are similar to mine, just type 18 bit backgrounds in the search bar on Giphy. Once you find a multitude that fit your theme, you can download them and add them to a folder on your device.

If you don’t like GIFs as much, you can go on Unsplash and look for still images. Again, just type a theme or a color in the search bar and you’ll gain access to hundreds of pictures that would look good on your Notion.

Notion Aesthetic Tip #3: Have Consistency

Consistency matters. Using the same font, letter size and colors will give your Notion workspace a very clean and put-together look. If you are a beginner in using Notion, the best advice that I have for you is to keep it simple and use the same format for all of your pages.

For those of you who are a little more advanced, I would recommend creating a Page Menu, where you can just click on + Add New Page. By doing this, you can easily add new pages that follow the same format as the the rest of your Notion pages.

Notion Aesthetic Tip #4: Pick an Inspiring Font and Stick with It

Changing your font in Notion is a very simple task. All that you have to do is click on the three dots in the right upper corner of the screen and pick your desired font out of Default, Serif and Mono. This modifies the font within the page that you are currently in, so if you want all of your Notion pages to have the same font, you would have to manually go to each one of them and change it. It might take a while, especially if you already have many pages created. When adding a new one, always try to make sure that it follows the font that you have previously chosen.

It is important to pick a font that inspires you. For me, Default works the best, but the other two are easily readable as well. Don’t forget that you can also enable Small Text if it will help you include more content in your pages.

Notion Aesthetic Tip #5: Use Color Creatively

Color is one of the most important features for an enjoyable aesthetic. One of the great ways to change the vibe of your Notion is switching between Dark and Light mode, by accessing Appearance in your Settings panel.

Color coding is a great trick for spicing up your Notion aesthetic! Just be careful to use it wisely and keep track of it. The way that you color code your pages is very much tied to the cover photos that you choose. A simpler, minimalist background picture without many colors will allow you to add more colors in the written content. If you have a more colorful cover photo, than it would be best to use just a few colors for your written content.

Bonus Notion Aesthetic Tip: Use Notion Enhancer

Notion Enhancer is a plugin that you can get on top of Notion, and it allows you to add in various backgrounds, fonts, types of text and modules that you normally don’t have access to in Notion. While Notion Enhancer can be a little unstable at times and it is not always the best fit for everyone, but it is a helpful tool if you want to take your Notion aesthetic to the next level. Click here for a full tutorial made by us!

All of these tips will help you to customize your Notion page exactly the way you want it! Having an organized, aesthetically pleasing workplace will increase your productivity more than ever before. If you want an even more thorough tutorial, check out our video on Notion Aesthetic Tips. For more Notion-related content, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, Productive Dude, and keep an eye out for more blog posts.

Stay productive! 😀