Creating the Perfect Children’s Study Space

 

A special, personalized study space will encourage your child to do their homework and to stay organized. The ideal study space should be well lit, clutter free, and have minimal distractions. But the area should also reflect your child’s style and be a comfort zone to learn, discover, work, and grow.  Consider these five ideas for the perfect children’s study space.

Set a Quiet Mood in Study Space by Decorating in Calming Colors

Design-for-study-room-pale-green-wallsA study area should be a calm and comfortable place for your child to do homework and read. The choice of color for the study is critical to creating a relaxed mood and atmosphere. Neutral shades such as whites, creams, and pale yellows have been shown to lower stress, improve concentration, reduce fatigue, and foster a peaceful study environment.

Furnishings for Study Space Should be Functional, Comfortable, and Homey

tanstudyroomA pleasant study space should include comfortable furnishings that encourage your child to sit, study, and read. Essential items include a desk, chair, shelving, computer, and lighting.  The desk should be large enough to accommodate your students needs: computer, papers, books, printer, etc. A long table where your student can spread their materials out is also a good option for a desk. Or, if your child’s study space is in their bedroom, building a loft for the bed and creating a study area below it is an excellent way to create more space. The desk chair must be size appropriate and ergonomic. For lighting, consider several floor lamps placed in the corners for ambiance and a desk lamp for direct lighting. Then create a cozy nook for your child to relax by putting a bean bag chair next to a floor to ceiling bookshelf.  Incorporate your child’s style into this cozy spot by letting them pick out a fun area rug.

Help Your Child Stay Organized by Hanging Cork Boards and Whiteboards on the Walls of the Study Space.

storagestudyThe wall of a study space is ideal for hanging a cork board where your child can display a calendar, agendas, and reminders of due dates for important tasks. A whiteboard or chalkboard hung next to the cork board is helpful for writing down quick notes or practicing math problems. Personalize the study by hanging your child’s artwork or their favorite inspirational poster viewable from their desk.

 

Reduce Distractions in the Study Space by Keeping it Clutter Free

 

corkboardIn order for a student to devote all their attention to homework, a study space must be void of all items not essential to studying: toys, TVs, unnecessary decor or clutter. Adequate storage is essential for staying clutter free and organized. Storage ideas include wall-mounted shelving for storing books, stage cubbies or cabinets for storing extra paper and infrequently used items, and canisters for storing pens and pencils.

 

Study Spaces Must be Designed to Accommodate Technology Today and in the Future as Your Child Grows.

Today’s student needs a study space that will accommodate the ever changing range of loftcomputer equipment. The study area must include enough room and electric outlets for the computer, printer, backup storage unit, surge protector, and more.

Ideas for Children’s Rooms that Will Make You Want to be a Kid Again

A child’s room is their sanctuary; a place to rest, dream of their futures, entertain their friends and grow into adulthood. Why not make your child’s room a unique space that reflects their personality and brings out their creativity.  An interesting space in which your child will learn, thrive and play. Here are six creative children’s room ideas that will make you want to be a kid again.

Inspire Adventure and Excitement with a Pirate Ship Bedroom

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Your adventurous child will live out their imaginations in a pirate inspired room. The ideas for a pirate theme are endless.

  • A built-in bridge leading to a pirate ship installed at the upper corner of the room.
  • Ladders or a rope hanging from the pirate ship.
  • A boat-shaped bed with a canvas sail in place of a headboard.
  • A porthole-style sconce in place of a bedside lamp.
  • A treasure chest for storage.

A Secret Chronicles of Narnia Room Will Inspire Future Authors to Create Their Own Stories

Secret-Chronicles-Of-Narnia-RoomYour child’s imagination will soar as they step through their own magic wardrobe into a secret Narnia of talking animals and mythical creature. Here are a few great ideas for creating a Secret Chronicles of Narnia Room.

  • Create a secret passage into your child’s room by placing a cabinet with the back taken out in front of the bedroom door.
  • Paint a map of Narnia on the bedroom ceiling.
  • Paint Aslan the Lion and other characters or scenes from the book/movie on the wall/.
  • Install a lamp-post in the secret room and paint a wintry forest mural on the wall.
  • Set up a special reading area, complete with the Chronicles of Narnia.

 A Secret, Adventurous Treehouse Play Room is a Perfect Choice for the Child that Loves to Climb

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A secret, adventurous treehouse in your child’s bedroom will satisfy your child’s need to climb and also create a secret private space for them to read, whisper to friends, or just have a quiet space to dream. There are many great ideas for a bedroom treehouse.

  • Install a climbing wall that leads up to the treehouse.
  • Hang a climbing rope from the treehouse.
  • Install a secret slide passage to exit treehouse.
  • Paint a mural of a tree around the walls and ceiling of the treehouse.

Create a Sport’s Lovers Perfect Space to Play and Entertain their Teammates.

bbbedroomA sports theme bedroom can be specific to your child’s sport or a collection of various activities, but either way, your child will love a mini gym of their own to play and work on their athletic skills.

  • Hang a punching bag from the ceiling.
  • Line the room with beanbags shaped as soccer balls, baseballs, and basketballs.
  • Install wood floors with painted free throw lines leading up to a basketball hoop.
  • Make a headboard of old hockey sticks.
  • Build a climbing wall up to your child’s bunk bed.

Your Little Girl is Sure to Love a Fairy Dreamland Bedroom  

For girls who dream of a Fairytale world, a magical bedroom, filled with fairies and twinkling lights may be just the thing to make her happy.

  • fairybedroomHang gorgeous shimmering lights around the parameter of the bedroom.
  • Place an artificial tree and decorate with whimsical fairies, birds, and white string lights.
  • Install a wicker hanging chair.
  • Create a canopy around your little girl’s bed by hanging a purple, pink or green sheer materials.
  • Paint a whimsical mural of fairies, flowers, and gardens.
  • Add glow in the dark stars to your daughters ceiling.

 A Forest Wonderland Bedroom is Perfect for the Nature Loving Kid

A nature themed bedroom will encourage your future naturalist’s interest in wildlife and the outdoors.animalworld

  • Set up a bookshelf stocked with books on animals, plants, and fish.
  • Create a cozy reading area.
  • Consider purchasing a fish tank.
  • Create a secret room in the ceiling, accessible by climbing a ladder that leans against a tree painted on the wall and ceiling.
  • Decorate a wall with a large mural of the world.