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Back to school // Homework station inspiration

August 18, 2017

With two out of my three children in school, homework has become part and parcel of our weekly routine. Whilst the amount and difficulty differs according to their age group, there are some products that they both require in order for homework time to go as smoothly as possible. As part of the Wayfair Home Experts team, I am collaborating with them to showcase a couple of homework station inspiration ideas.

A blue chair

When it comes to homework I’m a firm believer in having everything that they need to hand. Rather than needing to pop to their rooms or such like to retrieve felt pens, additional paper supplies or whatever else they suddenly decide that they need. Whilst homework might not always be something that they want to complete, it is something that is a requirement for most schools. It is possible to make their homework environment fun and inviting so that they are inspired to create and complete without too much fuss and bother.

Homework station inspiration // For Families

A room full of furniture

Desk / Chair / Wooden Trug / Storage / Rug / LampClock

With more than one child needing to utilise the homework station I would advise purchasing a table that can either be pushed against the wall for single use or when not required. And one that can be pulled out and accessed on all sides to allow for multiple children to utilise at once. The chairs offer a sturdy place to sit and work from, whilst encouraging them to sit correctly. With a large rug underneath adds warmth and comfort underfoot.

Due to it needing to accommodate the needs of several children, possibly from different age groups storage is the key with a wooden trug giving immediate access to the stationery supplies as needed. Whilst the storage boxes could be colour coordinated to the child giving them their own area for supplies.

Homework station inspiration // For older children

A close up of a chair

Desk / Chair / Rug LampTypography Prints / Cable storage / Desk Organiser

My eldest daughter is about to complete her final year in primary school. Over the past year, I have seen a change in the type of homework assignments that she has to complete. These are both more detailed than before but so reliant on the use of technology. So I’ve created the above inspiration board with her in mind.

A medium size desk that has some built-in storage for paperwork and supplies, whilst the upper shelf allows for a laptop to be added as required. The cable storage system will hopefully save from rummaging around the floor looking for the correct charging lead as required.

We all need encouragement from time to time so the addition of some typography prints with some motivational phrases on will hopefully help them on track. The combination of a good desk lamp that not only looks but is functional too. Along with a desk organiser to keep track of pens, pencils and other stationery supplies allows everything to be on hand for when it is required.

So there you have it, two homework station inspiration ideas for you to give you an idea on how to create the perfect homework station for your child(ren). When thinking of creating your own area in the home, take the time to think about the items your children use the most and whether a larger desk space is required or somewhere where they can connect up their technology.

Do you have a homework station set up in your home?

A desk with a computer on a table

Collaborative Article with Wayfair.co.uk

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