After a summer of creativity, imagination, and fun, it might be tough for your little one to go back to studying and reading for school. That’s where a study area that’s meant to keep their creative juices flowing comes into play.
Of course, there are a few essential elements to any good study nook: lighting, desk-and-chair combo, and storage. But it’s also about how you decorate the space with extra-special details that create a study area they’ll love to be in.
Study Area – Designer Picks
Let’s start with the necessities. Lighting is a must in case your little one has to work past dark, but it can be fun and functional. We love the drip glaze effect on this lamp, nodding to their summer spent as the family Picasso.
The desk and chair should be comfortable and solid so they can spend many afternoons solving math problems, experimenting with science, or writing book reports here. A desk with drawers to store essentials is a must for a well-organized homework station. Speaking of organization—a stylish pencil cup and pretty storage boxes placed on the desk will also help keep the space streamlined.
Keep the fun going! Put their creativity on display by fashioning a makeshift art gallery on the walls of their study nook with these chic art clips from Crate + Barrel. You can rotate their masterpieces in and out to keep it fresh and fun. They’ll love seeing their creative side on display and it may even inspire their next piece of art.
Since the task lighting is covered by the lamp on the desk, we can get a little silly with this whimsical chandelier from Target. The opalescent sequins of this chandelier will catch the light beautifully and will continue the fun theme of this homework station.
Study Area – Reading nook
Whether your little one is a bookworm or not, they’ll likely have a lot of reading to do once they go back to school. So, it’s important to give them a special space to read where they won’t be interrupted. We love this cozy and whimsical reading zone that starts with a fluffy faux fur rug and is topped off with a cute tassel-adorned canopy. Several pillows in adorable patterns amp up the comfort level of this space, so you can be sure they’ll finish every chapter in that book.
We suggest making the process of creating a study area, a collaborative one. Getting your little one involved in creating the space in which they’ll be spending a lot of time will get them excited to use the study nook, and maybe even happy to go back to school. (A parent can dream, right?)
But don’t stop here, we’ve got plenty of additional kids’ desk ideas to bump up the cool factor of your kiddos study area. And, if you love this look but want to create a space just for you, take a peek at this modern workspace we designed for adults!