So you need a homeschool classroom and you really don’t have room for it, huh? That means you might need some homeschool room ideas for small spaces?
Well, I have some good news for you!
You don’t necessarily need a homeschool classroom and a ton of homeschool classroom furniture in the traditional sense of a classroom.
You can perform just fine with small space homeschooling!
(For real! Check this out. The examples below are going to BLOW YOUR MIND! Keep Scrolling!)
Here’s the deal:
If you can carve out a small space in the family room, bedroom, hall, laundry room, or even a closet (yes, I said a closet classroom!), you can be homeschooling without a school room in no time!
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We have some great homeschool classroom decorating ideas to fill those DIY small spaces so you can have a fun and functional (and yes, even organized!) homeschool space.
Here are 35 (!!) homeschool room ideas small spaces to solve your space problems, including how to set up a homeschool room even in super small spaces that you can’t even imagine until you see them!
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35 RIDICULOUSLY SMALL (but AMAZING) Homeschool Classrooms & Homeschool Organization Ideas for Your Small Space
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #1: Walk-In Closet Classroom
If you have a walk in closet that you can spare (or find elsewhere to stuff your clothes and shoes and all those toys from 1987), then a walk-in closet makes an awesome classroom.
This small space classroom gives a secluded area for your homeschoolers to complete their work, and then you can close away the homeschool classroom when it’s not in use.
Another great thing about a closet classroom is that you and the kids can decorate it however you want without worrying whether or not it stays with your decorating scheme.
(So, go crazy with colors and chalkboard paint!)
Plus, it’s fun for the kids because it’s kinda like their own secret room.
Here are some amazing walk-in closet homeschool classrooms to give you some ideas:
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #2: Coat Closet Homeschool Classroom
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OK, I get it.
Not all of us have huge walk-in closet space to make a dedicated classroom.
However, you don’t even need a walk-in closet.
(STAY WITH ME HERE. I PROMISE YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!)
You can make a homeschool classroom or DIY study space in a regular old (very small) closet.
I see the look on your face right now.
Just humor me and check out these examples, OK?
(I was super impressed and I know you will be, too!)
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What about if your little closet doesn’t have a door?
Just use a cute curtain that matches your decor to hide the study space when it’s not in use.
(Bonus points for the usable top shelf that is already in most closets!)
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #3: Hallway Homeschool Classroom
These hallway homeschool classroom spaces blew my mind because I never in a million years would’ve considered putting a study area in a hallway.
However, these families used what little space they had in the hall and turned it into some pretty rockin’ study spaces that are perfect for DIY homeschooling!
This first one even took advantage of an oddly shaped space!
(I love the organized bins under the desk on this one! We might steal this idea. It’s a great homeschool book storage idea or for organizing craft supplies!)
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #4: Corner Homeschool Classroom
Everyone has that nook of unusable space somewhere in their house — no matter the size of your house or apartment or . . . whatever.
Don’t be afraid to carve out that unusable corner and transform it to your homeschool classroom space!
There are great ideas for corner classrooms and unusable nooks of all sizes here.
This next classroom example is probably the tiniest space ever. However, this family turned it into a very usable (and organized!) study space.
(I’m kind of embarrassed that we can’t even keep our space organized after seeing this!)
And, here’s another super small but very usable space.
It makes you realize your space can probably work, huh? (Especially if you throw up some easy DIY shelves to help keep things organized!)
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #5: Under Stair Homeschool Classroom
Do you have stairs at your place?
If so, chances are there’s a closet or space that can be converted under the stairs.
Even if it’s all walled up, you still might be able to open it up and make it usable.
Check out how clever (and cool) these spaces are for homeschooling!
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #6: Landing Classroom
If you have an upstairs, you may also have some kind of landing space at the top of the stairs. If so, you might be able to snag that space for a homeschool classroom area.
Here are some people who got creative with their upstairs landing space.
I thought this next classroom space was interesting because they hid everything behind doors.
So, when you get to the top of the stairs it just looks like you have a set of book cases!
(PS? Fold down desk for the win!)
I LOVE this landing space for multiple homeschoolers (or parent area and kid area).
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #7: Laundry Room Classroom
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If you have a nice, big laundry room area, don’t be afraid to make it a multipurpose room that doubles as a homeschool classroom.
The island in the middle here was genius because when it isn’t being used for school and crafts, it can be used to fold clothes (or, just be a junk collection area like any counter space at my house).
I really love the drawers on the end of the island for extra school storage!
Most of us don’t have a large laundry room (although it is on my wish list). But, your laundry room doesn’t have to be large.
If it has enough space for a desk, table, or even a fold down desk, then it will work just fine.
(Note the awesome craft paper solution on the wall and the hanging baskets for crayons and markers in the classroom area below!)
I know we’re talking about small spaces, but I loved this next example of how you can put a shelf-like desk on a wall in a laundry room for a homeschool study area.
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Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #8: Kitchen Homeschool Classroom
A kitchen classroom is a good idea because the kids can be working on their studies or crafts while you are cooking or doing other things in the kitchen, but are still available for questions and assistance.
I like how this first kitchen has a homeschool desk and storage space for the bigger kids (or you!) tucked against the wall, but also has a small table workspace for the younger kids.
In this next homeschool room, I like how they used a taller chair for this desk so they could reserve underneath the desk for more storage (which we all know you can never have enough of for homeschool).
Also, I think they did a good job in this kitchen of combining study and kitchen space.
They’re even storing plates and bowls on the same shelves as books and it looks fine.
In this next one, they took that super small space between kitchen cabinets and the doorway and plopped a cute little attached desk . . . and it works!
They could even add some open shelves above for books or put a pull down desk that they can put up when not in use.
I like how they put open shelves at the end of this next kitchen desk set up so that they had extra book storage.
Homeschool Room Ideas Small Spaces Idea #9: Family Room Homeschool Classroom
Family rooms are the perfect place for homeschool space because the family can be all together working on different things.
In this first example, they just took a small wall space and made it the study area with two desks and shelving.
It looks great in the family room because they followed their same decorating scheme and colors that they were using in the family room.
If you don’t want your family room study space out in the open, just place some decorative curtains in front of the space that can be closed when it’s not in use (see the next example).
Then, anyone visiting will think it’s just a window and it will be your little secret!
In the next one, I love how they kept this family room super casual so that adding three desk spaces and a couple of chalkboard walls makes it feel like it all fits.
It’s a great shared space!