September is nearly upon us and before we know it the children will be back at school. We’re making a few changes at home to prepare for the new school year and one of them is organising the girls an area to do their homework in. My eldest is going into Year 6 this year which is an important year and we want her to have a space that is quiet and set out nicely for her to concentrate on her homework in the evening.
Downstairs is always too busy with the younger children so we’ve set up a desk in each of the girls rooms so they can do their homework there and get some peace and quiet! This is their current desk space which is a bit cluttered and uninspiring, I think it needs brightening up and some order so that they have all their things to hand. I’ve teamed up with one of my favourite online retailers Wayfair to put together a couple of mood boards to give you a little homework station inspiration, I hope it gives you some ideas too.
The first look is inspired by the monochrome trend. This is perfect for teens and older children who love a modern, on trend look. The important thing is to get them a nice spacious chair and a comfy chair because as they get older they might be spending over an hour sitting here each night.
- Leknes Desk, £97.23
- Triple Tray, £25.99
- Ladder Bookcase £51.99
- Retro Desk Lamp, £9.99
- Metro Lane Blancsco Desk Chair, £109.99
- Magnetic memo board, £44.99
If colour is more your thing then these bright homework station ideas will be right up your street. I like bright colours for my younger children as I think they are lively and inspiring. Brighten up the space with a small desk plant to bring a bit of the outdoors inside.
- Millhouse Desk, £76.99
- Robot Desk Lamp, £97.99
- Deknudt Frames Pen Holder, £18.99
- Desk Top Planter, £11.27
- Lego Brick Storage, £23.99
- Eclipse High Back Desk Chair, £94.99
The most important thing is to involve your child. If they like their homework space they are more likely to want to use it. Go with the colours and look that they want to and ask them what they would use. If your child’s school is paperless they might have more use for a cable tidy to keep their laptop and iPad cables out of the way than they would have use for a letter tray. If they really enjoy art or colouring you might want to opt for some more storage options to keep pens and paint out of sight and help keep their space decluttered.
Having their own space to do their homework in peace will do wonders for their ability to get things done without the distractions that the rest of the house can offer. No doubt it will also make them feel more grown up and hopefully prepare them for taking responsibility for doing their own homework!
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Disclosure – this is a collaborative post in partnership with Wayfair