Designing an Inspired Study Room for Your Child
Schooling at home became a new normal since the outbreak hit the world since the end of last year. Many schools have been closed for months until an undetermined deadline, and automatically the learning process changed. Well, since kids are home from school for the foreseeable future, creating a work/study space is more important than ever. And having a space that gets the creativity flowing and also feels calming, may just leads to better school performance.
Here are ideas from design pros for designing a study room that your child would actually want to stay in.
Think About Functionality
The theme of the room will very much depend on the child’s age, gender, and personality. The overall décor should stimulate creativity and comfort and maintain a functional and youthful look that can last. Bringing elements of nature through décor and prints inside the room can create an uplifting feel.
If you’re creating a study space within an existing room, opt for a desk hidden within joinery that can be closed away behind doors or one that can be pulled out on wheels.
This space plays such a critical role in your family’s home—not only to serve a functional purpose but to help your kids feel they have their designated area. Color selections should create feelings of tranquility and happiness. Avoid tones of beige and gray, because color plays a very large role here by exuding emotions and encouraging your kids to feel comfortable and engaged while in the space.
A child’s study room should be functional and organized, but also speaks to the child’s personality. A simple table and chair pairing can lend itself to becoming a study or workstation for your child. Keep a small bookshelf or cart nearby to hold books, pencils, scissors, and any other materials or supplies.
Creating a designated workspace with few distractions is key to promote better focus. If space allows, consider making separate workstations like functional built-in bookcase desks where your children can have their own workstations or where you can work alongside them to help them stay focused.
Craft a Comfortable Space
A desk is, of course, a must, as is a comfortable chair. Nothing sends kids running from studying faster than not having a comfortable place to sit. Storage is important as well, whether it be a chest of drawers, a cabinet, or an armoire.
If you don’t have an entire room to spare, a secretary with a hidden pull-down desk can do the trick and be placed almost anywhere. Kids always love unusual and new secret spaces, so a hidden is extra fun.
Hopefully, the tips above can make kids’ enthusiasm for learning at home even greater.