At-Home Study Stations for Your Favorite Students!
We found out a lot about homework spaces last year when schools went remote to avoid in-person contact during the pandemic. Now that we’re back to IPL (in-person learning) we found a few ideas from around the country that parents and instructors have used to make sure kids have spaces conducive to studying, doing homework and making the grade!
We all found out how important it is to set up a dedicated area for kids, whether it’s a corner of the living room or a room exclusive to school studies. Here are some ideas to inspire and motivate you as you fine-tune those spaces for the 2021-22 school year.
The Perfect Use for Wasted Space
A few clever parents altered unused and wasted space in their homes so kids could have a place used exclusively for schoolwork.
A Murphy desk might be all that your child needs to get busy on assignments from school. This space-saving, pull-down design from Sand and Sisal transformed an open landing into a comfortable homework corner to make the most of a sliver of available space.
Bloggers at Classy Clutter designed a hallway homework station by mounting a shallow desk with plenty of room to spread out. The desk is supported by industrial piping underneath with plenty of storage and with paint, lighting and art, looks like a built-in that was always meant to be.
Innovative parents at Love, Create, Celebrate showcase a wall on Instagram made into an office (or kids school work space) with stained pallet boards showing off sturdy shelving and a 10-foot desk area supported by drawers. The result is attractive, functional, and has plenty of hideaways for tidying up!
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Bloggers at Decorpad created a floating homework station using space in a hallway. By installing a floating desk with drawers that could conceivably house a laptop, and shelving above for books, hidden pens, pencils and rulers , these clever homeowners added study space with seating that can be tucked out of the way in a location that’s is still easy to monitor!
Convert, Transform, Aid and Abet!
We found 30 more inspiring homework station ideas in a collection of photos curated by Craftionary. From closet conversions to and under-the-stairs transformations, these homework spaces utilize every corner of a house for what kids need to succeed!
If your child or teen has difficulty getting started or sitting still, follow the advice from ADDitude. Let him or her get comfy, let them spread out and set a timer for 10 minutes. Getting to work for a brief period helps students realize that every task is manageable!
You’ll find five more ways to enhance kids’ study spaces here, from the benefit of timers to bean bag seating and separate spaces for computers and writing.
A Room of Their Own
A separate room has benefits for organization and study and if you can devote an entire room to kids for the purpose of reading, studying and doing homework, you’ll get high marks! A room offers storage possibilities for school supplies, books, projects and all school-related things – you’ll be so organized – and you can set it up free of distractions for optimal concentration. Bloggers at Be True Image Design created a family-friendly workspace/study space so kids and parents can get things done all in the same room, and you’ll find additional ideas and inspiration here, at The Spruce.
This configuration combats one disadvantage to a study ROOM – the inability of parents to see through walls and doors! Kids still need a little supervision, so they don’t get sidetracked, fall asleep or play games on their computers or phones! You could hang out in the same room and balance your bank account, pay bills, answer emails, or just be there to answer questions and help with homework. Another shortcoming is that if computers are in this room instead of centrally located, all the internet dangers targeting kids creates a greater need for filters, blockers, time limits and other parental controls.
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