How to Create a Workspace for Your Child

Girl drawing at desk

When your little treasure is no longer eager to scribble away at their play table, it’s time to start thinking about preparing them for the next step in their learning development. Before you know it, they’ll be bringing back homework and what better way to get them started than by creating a dedicated workspace away from daily distractions. Whether it’s in their bedroom, a common space in the home or a separate office, we’ve put together some tips on how to create a study space for your child.

Good Lighting

Before you plan your child’s workspace, try to choose an area that has plenty of natural light. Light will help prevent eye strain when they’re concentrating. Try to choose somewhere near a window but if this isn’t possible a desk lamp or overhead lighting will suffice. If your child is old enough to be using a laptop or tablet, avoid having the light directly behind or shining onto the screen.

Creating a Small Study Space

It’s not always possible to create a separate, peaceful office or study away from the hustle and bustle of family life. In reality, space can be limited and so we’ve come up with a great space-saving alternative within the comfort of your child’s bedroom.

Our loft beds have a single elevated bed, perfect for you to utilise the space underneath. This versatile area is great for setting up a quiet study corner for when free space is limited elsewhere in your home. You won’t have to worry about purchasing the wrong height when it comes to your study furniture either. Our kids’ desks and chairs are suitably designed so they sit comfortably beneath the loft bed.

Boy sat at desk under loft bed

Sturdy Wooden Kids’ Desks

For older children and teens with laptops, a solid and sturdy desk is a necessity. Our desks are made from sustainable solid wood providing a comfortable and practical place for them to study.

Some models have integrated drawers with plenty of space for notebooks and stationery. For better organisation, add a pen tray (tip: cutlery dividers do this job well) in the drawer to help categorise their stationery.

Girl putting school book into desk drawer

Comfortable Chairs

You’ll want a well-built chair that’s comfortable and supportive. Along with Boori desks, our study chairs are fully height adjustable so you won’t need to go through the hassle of buying a chair for each stage of your child’s development.

Girl sat on study chair at desk

Make It Personal to Them

Don’t forget to add personal touches to your design. This will be their workspace for many years so you want it to be comfortable and relaxing. For younger children, why not create a project for you and your child like decorating old shoe boxes that will become suitable storage or paint pictures to decorate the walls?

Children's desk set up with colour postcard bunting

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