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.

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

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

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?

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  • Jane Taylor Maflingo August 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I’m really enjoying reading all of the Homework Station posts this week. It’s always lovely to see them stamped with the personality of the blogger and get a little bit of insight into family life, too.

    I love how much you’ve thought about the differing needs of your kids and I’m sure the tips will be very handy for those who also have several kids needing space to do their homework!

    I’ve pinned it!

  • Emma August 18, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I love the idea of a homework station, I think having an area designated to work in definitely helps with productivity. I love modern and bright furniture as well, I think it helps in a work / study setting.

  • Jenni August 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

    We’ll just be using the kitchen table for homework. We don’t have space for another desk anywhere else. We have a caddy on top of the fridge with all the essentials (pens, pencils, eraser et) to have to hand.

  • Elizabeth August 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I get so frustrated with homework. The kids have all day at school to do school work, why should they waste valuable home time which could be spent learning more important things catching up on yet more school work! Bah! No, we don’t have a designated space, unfortunately. It’s the kitchen table, but I wish we had room for a specific station.

  • Tanita August 19, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I love your mood boards Sarah, and I really like the idea of having their own stationery box to keep all their own bits in especially if they are sharing a homework area. xx

  • Ickle Pickle August 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t have a space like this but with my son doing more GCSE’s this year and my daughter going into her second year of college I need one. Kaz x

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... August 19, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I think my eldest will need to have an allocated desk to do his homework as he moves into Year 3 in a couple of weeks. I love my desk and have the same one that I was given one Christmas as a child.

  • Cath - BattleMum August 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    We’re not at the stage of school yet but when we are and my son starts getting homework I’d like to have a dedicated space for him to do it at. I’d also like space for me to sit beside him if he needs help. So the idea for families could be ideal.

  • Nadia August 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I’m slowly building my office (in a corner of the guest room downstairs) and these are brilliant ideas. We still have a lot of work to do before our house is fully habitable.

  • Jayne August 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    We have a workstation and we love it. It is especially handy for our home schooling. It’s always fab to discover new items to add to it too 🙂 x

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