August is coming to an end, and with the chill of fall in the air, it is time to start preparing to return to a regular schedule and your child’s return to school. This school year, encourage academic excellence and healthy study habits by using these ideas for creative study spaces for your kids in your apartment.
Use Space Saving Furniture
A small apartment does not mean no space for a study area. Using space saving furniture like the bed pictured above not only keeps the room neat and tidy, but it also provides a cozy spot for your child to get their homework and studying finished. Other space saving furniture ideas include folding furniture that can be easily stored away, or a DIY lap desk like the one in this tutorial by A Beautiful Mess. Regardless of the size of their room, there are many options for space saving furniture that will create the perfect study space for them.
Designate a Corner
If your apartment has limited space. a corner can be very advantageous, because it does not require furniture that takes a lot of square footage, and it can provide a cozy spot with little distraction for your child to study. Not only is this option space saving, but it is also flexible since it can be located in any room of the apartment.
Create a Homework Crate
Instead of creating a space for your kids, use a surface you already have, like the kitchen table, and provide a homework crate with all the supplies needed for studying, colouring, and writing. Paint it a fun and exciting colour, and store it where your kids can easily access it. This will not only save you from requiring a desk, but it will also allow you to multitask while supervising your child. When they are finished, you can store it out of sight, and wait until the next time it is required.
Share Your Space
Children love being around their parents, and if your apartment has an office, a perfect way to make them feel like they are spending time with you, but also getting their homework finished is to create a shared office space where all of you can get your work done. Designate a small area of your desk to your child, where they are allowed to study, read, or colour. The shared space will be beneficial to all of you, and it requires very little effort to set up.
Regardless of whether you choose to use space efficient furniture, or become innovative with corners and closets, there is a creative way to provide a study space for your child in your apartment. For more ideas about how to create a study space for your child, visit the Medallion Blog.