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8 Inspiring Study Spaces for Kids

From homework to home office, beautiful and functional design ideas for the family work space


Published on: September 17, 2014

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A designated space for studying and homework can minimize distractions and help students focus. Get inspired to create a study oasis for your whole family with these ideas. 


Coastal Classic by Frances Herrera Interior Design

Study by the sea! This classic kid’s study set-up is a true workhorse. The long tabletop provides room for spreading out papers or adding a computer and a bulletin board records achievements and notes. Adjustable shelves can grow and adapt to a growing child’s collection, and closed cupboards hide miscellaneous supplies.  


Architect's Loft by PorterFanna Architecture

Tuck it all away! This home features an abundance of custom cabinetry, all designed to maximize storage. This mini-desk is perfect for the high-tech kid and the “lid” folds down to hide the computer when not in use. Even the toys and TV can be completely hidden so that distractions are kept at bay. 


Rumson Project by Foley & Cox Interiors

Good things do come in small packages! This darling desk design is the perfect size for this child’s room and does double duty as a nightstand. Make sure their desk chair is the correct height and size for a child’s smaller size. A touch of whimsy, like this fun pendant light, is a great compliment to the sophisticated lavender color palette.

Mac Dougal Study by Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors Ltd 

The family that studies together stays together! This study was designed for the whole family to enjoy. A large lounge area and plenty of light make this a great place to hang out and play. The wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling built in cabinetry is perfect for everyone to use. An ample amount of adjustable shelves and drawers ensure that items stay organized and are easy to find. Lounge, work, chill.

Leesburg Renovation by Synergy Design & Construction

Everyone knows the kitchen is the hub of the home. An in-kitchen work area is perfect for multi-tasking families. Parents can easily help their child with homework while prepping dinner or cleaning up. And adults can keep the family command center in plain view. Here, plenty of closed storage helps maintain a clean and organized space and won’t detract from the rest of the kitchen.

Kid’s Bedroom by Nest

Minimus, maximus. Many kids have their study space in their bedroom, and it’s important that the desk doesn’t become a dumping ground. This bedroom accommodates an organized, yet minimalistic, desk plus shelving to really keep things in their place. Bright colors sand patterns work well in children’s rooms and lend a great energy to their space. Here the yellow wall brings energy to the desk area to inspire study time!

Cartwright Residence by Four Square Design Studio

Craft collaboration! This room is proof that homework doesn’t have to be boring. This study area provides plenty of space for this large family to complete homework, craft or collaborate. Playful Louis Ghost Chairs compliment the modern Mondrian-like cabinetry.

DH New Construction by Renovation Design Group

Try being out in the open! This large space was truly designed for creative work and play. An open table allows room for spreading out work and a large corkboard helps show off their latest creations. A separate worktable with plenty of outlets is perfect for homework or focused work. Plenty of storage keeps pens, paper and printer within reach yet out of sight.

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