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How to Decorate Your Child’s Study Room and Make It More Convenient?
Which is the first thing that strikes your mind when you think of creating a study room for kids?
It may be a functional room created for performing paperwork, handling the computer or doing some research, or a place where kids can accomplish their schoolwork and complete projects.
But before you even start thinking about it, it is necessary to find answers to some important questions.
Why does your child require a separate study room? What if you just place that study table in the kitchen or at any other place which is close to your eyes? How to decorate a study room?
Let me answer the second question first. The answer is “No.” You should never allocate study room at any random place. The noise of household activities can distract your child’s focus who is trying to get better at math equations, and furthermore, the tone of the TV channels may inspire kids to give less attention in the study.
Remember, kids require a separate place as they grow up. They need a different room to spend time with their friends and study without disruption of guests dropping in at irregular hours. I hope this answers the first question too!
Now, let’s move to the next question. Here’s how you can create a schoolroom like effect right into your house.
When decorating a study room, don’t forget to consider a storage space to keep projects, documents, and files. These items consume a lot of space, so make sure you have reserved sufficiently larger space to accommodate them.
If you are designing this room for teenagers, then it is necessary to consider their demands, feelings, and personality.
If this room belongs to a youngster, then don’t incorporate glass items in your designs because it represents a complete risk.
It will be helpful if you include some open storage racks, shelves, and tie a notice board near the study table. Also, if you have two kids, then L-shaped desk unit will be a good choice.
You need to consider specific essential yet everyday items while decorating your child’s study room such as a lamp, computer, desk, shelving, and chair.
Limiting the study room furniture to these items may make it appear too sparse. Therefore, you may need to consider some other furnishing as well.
Adding some stools of different sizes, beanbags, and rest chair are some add-ons you can think about.
The needs of your kids will change as they grow. For example, they will require a more broad range of computer accessories, an advanced computer, etc. Therefore, make sure you consider the needs of growing age and leave sufficient space while designing the room.
You get to see many options for flooring; though, whatever option you choose, you must make sure that it matches and goes well with the flooring of the entire house.
You can choose ceramic tiles if you want a floor which is easy to maintain and clean. If you want this room to have a warm feel and pleasant ambiance, then you can go with wooden flooring.
Carpeting is another good option for a cozy feel. It creates a quiet, peaceful atmosphere that is probably a need of the study place. But, you should remember that carpet needs lots of effort and time to clean.
Lighting and Ventilation
If the room has large windows that allow plenty of natural daylight and air, make sure you utilize this luck completely.
In case, if you think that the study room is somewhat dingy and dark, make sure to adjust lots of high-quality lighting. It limits eye strain while reading or working on the computer.
Picking the right drapes for study room can modify the feel of that place. If you go with lightweight, pale curtains, then it will allow the most of the sunlight in the daytime.
The type of theme and color you choose while decorating a study room define the atmosphere of that place. You should create a whimsical, jaunty theme by selecting ethnic designs that will inspire your kid to spend more time in the study room. Calm, peaceful, and soothing colors are also great options. Light colors develop the ability to focus and decrease tiredness.
To Sum Up!
A study room should not be a tedious or boring place. By following the above design suggestions, you can create a pleasant yet practical learning atmosphere that will help your kids to focus entirely on their studies.
Do you have some more study room design ideas that you may want to share with everyone? Please share with us those creative plans in the comment section.
If you have never thought of designing a study room for your child before, then now is the time!
James is an educational consultant and motivational speaker. He can be found at their tuition in Singapore. He believes that the atmosphere of study room affects the kid’s mood. Thus, all parents should give a creative approach to the interior design of their house and allocate a separate study room to their child.
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
My girls have their own “office.” It’s the dead space between their rooms, but it really helps with the functionality of their bedrooms. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Right now our study room ends up being the kitchen counter and table. I would love to create the kids a separate study space, it would benefit all of us. #HomeMattersParty
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
These are fantastic ideas! Storing them up for when my littles are a bit bigger! What a great share for this week’s #homemattersparty 🙂