11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations

 

As school starts to get more intense and homework assignment start piling up, we thought we’d share a few inspiring homework spaces and give you a few ideas on how to create the best study space for your child.

 

1. Stick To Simple Colors

Too many colors can be distracting. When you’re trying to focus on spelling or math or science, having a bunch of colors screaming for your attention makes simple things a lot more challenging to focus on. Sticking to a couple of colors (or no colors at all) makes for one less distraction at homework time.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Stick to simple colors -- Too many colors can be distracting. Sticking to a couple of colors (or no colors at all) makes for one less distraction at homework time.

Interior design, styling and photography and styling by Elisabeth Heier

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Stick to simple colors -- Too many colors can be distracting. Sticking to a couple of colors (or no colors at all) makes for one less distraction at homework time.

See more photos of the home, here. Designed by StudioLAB.

2. Provide Lots of Storage Space

With papers, books, binders, folders, pens, pencils, calculators and all the other school supplies floating around at homework time the space can get cluttered quickly. Having shelves, cupboards and drawers can make it easier to find things when you need them and makes it easier to stay on track with assignments.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Provide lots of storage space -- Having shelves, cupboards and drawers can make it easier to find things when you need them and makes it easier to stay on track with assignments.

Designed by Alexandra Fedorova. Photography by Alexander Kamachkin.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Provide lots of storage space -- Having shelves, cupboards and drawers can make it easier to find things when you need them and makes it easier to stay on track with assignments.

See more photos of the home, here. Designed by Robson Rak Architects and Made by Cohen. Photography by Shannon McGrath.

3. Customize It To Their Height

Having your feet planted firmly on the ground makes it easier to stay focused. Not having your feet swaying or tucked underneath you helps keep you on task and puts you in the studying zone. Customizing the desk or table to their height makes it less likely for them to fidget as they try to reach their work surface.


Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Customizing the desk or table to their height makes it less likely for them to fidget as they try to reach their work surface.

Designed by Live Loud Girl

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Customizing the desk or table to their height makes it less likely for them to fidget as they try to reach their work surface.

See more photos of the home, here. Designed by Steve Domoney Architecture. Photography by Derek Swalwell.

4. Make It A Multi-Purpose Station

If you’re tight on space and want to have both a study area and a craft area, a table with a lift top lid can be a study desk when the lid is closed and an arts area when open.


Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Make it a multi-purpose station -- If you're tight on space and want to have both a study area and a craft area, a table with a lift top lid can be a study desk when the lid is closed and an arts area when the lid's open.

K desk by Rafa Kids

5. Keep It Bright

Positioning the study space near a window or in a well lit spot makes sure that your child will have enough light to see what they’re doing and puts less of a strain on their eyes, which can help prevent fatigue and headaches.


Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Keep it bright -- Positioning the study space near a window or in a well lit spot makes sure that your child will have enough light to see what they're doing and puts less of a strain on their eyes, which can help prevent fatigue and headaches.

See more of the bedroom, here. Designed by Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten. Photography by Luc Roymans.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Keep it bright -- Positioning the study space near a window or in a well lit spot makes sure that your child will have enough light to see what they're doing and puts less of a strain on their eyes, which can help prevent fatigue and headaches.

See more photos of the apartment, here. Designed by Marcelo Rosset Arquitetura. Photography by Marcos Antonio.

6. Make It Feel Like It’s Theirs

Although you don’t want the study space to be full of distracting posters of their favorite celebrity or surrounded by all their favorite toys, you want to create a space that your child feels comfortable in. Doing homework is likely pretty low on their priority list but having a space that they enjoy will make it that much more likely that they’ll spend time there willingly.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Make it feel like it's theirs -- Doing homework is likely pretty low on a kids priority list but having a space that they like, will make it that much more likely that they'll spend time there willingly.

Room inspiration from IKEA

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Make it feel like it's theirs -- Doing homework is likely pretty low on a kids priority list but having a space that they like, will make it that much more likely that they'll spend time there willingly.

Designed by DearKids

7. Start Them Young

Even when they don’t realize that doing homework isn’t actually as cool as the older sibling makes it look, younger siblings always want to do what they see the older ones doing. Giving your youngest kids a space similar to that of the study area ensures that the hardworking older siblings get the space they need and makes the little ones feel like they’re big kids too.


Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Start 'em young -- Younger siblings always want to do what they see the older ones doing. Giving your youngest kids a spot similar to that of the study area ensures that the hardworking older siblings get the space they need and makes the little ones feel like they're big kids too.

Designed by atelier van wenderden/

8. Share The Space

Depending on the kids, shared study spaces can be great. It allows the kids to encourage and help each other and makes it easier to have friends over after school because it creates a place for both kids to do their homework together.


Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Share the space -- Depending on the kids, shared study spaces can be great. It allows the kids to encourage and help each other and makes it easier to have friends over after school because it creates a place for both kids to do their homework together.

See more of the bedroom, here. Designed by Pebble Design.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Share the space -- Depending on the kids, shared study spaces can be great. It allows the kids to encourage and help each other and makes it easier to have friends over after school because it creates a place for both kids to do their homework together.

Designed by DearKids

9. Create A Study Nook

Lofted beds create the perfect space to create study nooks. The space is already open and the bed above makes for a cave-like feel that kids and teenagers seem to love so much. It also lets them do their homework in their room, undisturbed by the goings on in the rest of the house.


Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Create a study nook -- Lofted beds create the perfect spot to create study nooks. The space is already open and the bed above makes for a cave-like feel that kids and teenagers seem to love so much. It also lets them do their homework in their room, undisturbed by the goings on in the rest of the house.

See more photos of the house, here. Designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects. Photography by Tim Van de Velde.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Create a study nook -- Lofted beds create the perfect spot to create study nooks. The space is already open and the bed above makes for a cave-like feel that kids and teenagers seem to love so much. It also lets them do their homework in their room, undisturbed by the goings on in the rest of the house.

See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by RAAD Studio. Photography by Daniel Shea.

10. Comfy Seating

Whether it’s a stool, an oversized ball, a swivel chair or extra padding on an ordinary desk chair, make sure your child is comfortable at their desk.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Comfy Seating -- Whether it's a stool, an oversized ball, a swivel chair or extra padding on an ordinary desk chair, make sure your child is comfortable at their desk.

Rowan Cubby corner desk from PBteen

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Comfy Seating -- Whether it's a stool, an oversized ball, a swivel chair or extra padding on an ordinary desk chair, make sure your child is comfortable at their desk.

Desk chair cushions from Pottery Barn Kids

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Comfy Seating -- Whether it's a stool, an oversized ball, a swivel chair or extra padding on an ordinary desk chair, make sure your child is comfortable at their desk.

Foundation Desk by The Land of Nod

11. Add Some Comfort

No matter how comfortable the desk chair is, reading isn’t fun when you can’t get comfy and relax. Include a pouf or bean bag chair somewhere close to the study area to provide a cozy spot for you kids to read in and they’ll be much more likely to enjoy their books.

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Add some comfort -- Include a pouf or bean bag chair somewhere close to the study area to provide a cozy spot for you kids to read in and they'll be much more likely to enjoy their books.

Adjustable blue bean bag chair from Land of Nod

Interior Design Idea - 11 Essentials For Kids Homework Stations // Add some comfort -- Include a pouf or bean bag chair somewhere close to the study area to provide a cozy spot for you kids to read in and they'll be much more likely to enjoy their books.

Designed by Live Loud Girl. Photography by Natelee Cocks.

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