Do your kids grouse about doing their homework? Here are some ways to give them a stylish and functional homework station they’ll love to use!
If you have the room for it, designate a space only for homework:
What kid wouldn’t love having a colorful, bright space like this?
Of course, not all of us have room to add something like this (I don’t!). But it’s easy to create a homework station that’s functional in other spaces in your home.
For example, if you rarely use your formal dining room, why not turn that room into a homework room or study?
I did that in our old dining room. I added a desk and chairs for a work space, shelves for storage of books and supplies, and a reading area complete with a lamp and beanbag. A functional and comfy area to do homework!
Or you could set up a homework area in your child’s room:
This is my son’s room. I found the desk at a community yard sale for only $35. It just needed a little touch-up painting (it came with those colors!) and some cleaning. I added a chair from a big box store – not expensive – a pencil cup, paper, lamp, and bookends for his notebooks. The shelves next to the desk hold books. It’s a perfect spot for homework – quiet, private, and stocked with necessary supplies.
Don’t have room for a desk? No problem! Create a portable homework station. For example, use a rolling cart and just move it to wherever your child does his or her homework:
Stock it with pencils, markers, crayons – anything your child might need to complete homework.
Or, for another space-saving solution, use an old tool box or caddy:
Whatever your space or budget, you can create a functional and adorable homework space for your child.
Where does your child do homework? I’d love to hear your solutions, too!