Work spaces in children's bedrooms

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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A child's play area can also be a space to study and do homework. But the question is, how should we organise this space? At homify, we have selected six children's rooms, with their respective areas of study, that can serve as an example and as inspiration when adapting the room to this new stage of growth.

Colours in space

Children's study rooms generally go hand in hand with most bedroom styles, so it’s important to create spaces that invite, but also motivate and facilitate study. Choosing a minimal and white colour palette is generally a good option. According to Feng Shui, white brings harmony and tranquilly. It is also light diffusing, and light is essential for when both adults and children are studying. As we can see in the photograph, white is the predominant tone, allowing for a bright and airy look.  

Taking advantage of natural light

The best place to put a table is by the window. This ensures a good intake of natural light. Also, since the wall is usually home to the radiator, it is a good way to visually hide what is often an unsightly installation in a bedroom. Be careful of the type of window you situate a table under, as it may prove difficult to open if it’s lower down the wall.

Work on the wall

You don’t just have to place a table in front of the window, there are a myriad of other options available to you. If you position the desk on the opposing wall (like we see here) your child can take advantage of an illuminated backdrop for when they work. In this Scandinavian example here, we see this technique used to full effect.

Functionality of colour

modern Nursery/kid’s room by MOBIMIO - Räume für Kinder
MOBIMIO—Räume für Kinder

Modernes Hochbett mit Schreibtisch von dearkids

MOBIMIO - Räume für Kinder

This furniture blends convenience and creativity into equal parts. With a fun design, which emphasises the use of colour, combines a working area with that of sleep.

Working with space

modern Nursery/kid’s room by FELD Architecture
FELD Architecture

Appartement Luxembourg. Chambre d'enfant

FELD Architecture

The stairwell, going up to the area where the bed is located, has been exploited here to make way for the study area of this child. On the wall, where the table is based, there’s a full bookshelf, and an empty space that can be used for hanging pictures and the various creations of your kids. This really is a bedroom that any child would be happy with. 

Each to their own

Past a certain age, children sharing rooms will want to differentiate and mark their spaces. When creating a study area, and when you don’t have too much space to spare, you could use something as simple as a drawer, like shown here, to emphasise the division. A simple, budget friendly and effective choice. 

For more great children's bedroom ideas, take a look at this ideabook here

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