Need homeschool room in bedroom? Whether you’re looking for small homeschool room ideas, how to make bedroom homework areas, homeschool room setup ideas that have dual purpose, homeschool room ideas on a budget, or even homeschool room decor that also works for a kid’s bedroom, we’ve got you covered! These are great if you’re looking for reasons why not to have a dedicated homeschool space and use a clutter-free and functional homeschool room bedroom instead! It’s a great way to homeschool without a dedicated room!
HOW TO PUT A HOMESCHOOL ROOM IN A BEDROOM
Most of us don’t have the room for a huge homeschool classroom. That means we have to get creative when finding ways to incorporate a home school room into our home. One of the ways you can do this is to make a homeschool bedroom or a bedroom homework area. (Yes! You can really homeschool in bedroom!)
How To Put a Study Area In a Bedroom
Tips on how to make your room a study place:
- Make bedroom wall art functional and use maps, charts, and diagrams that also serve as learning tools.
- What areas aren’t frequently used in the bedroom? (Think: behind doors, back of doors, toward the ceiling, window ledges, etc.). How can you utilize that space for learning?
- Optimize the space you have by looking up and under. Elevate beds to take full advantage of the space underneath for desks and storage, especially if you need a small space homeschool room area. Under a loft or bunk bed can fit a desk, shelves, bulletin boards and more!
- Strive for dual space functional homeschool classrooms in the bedroom. Can you get a fold-up bed or pull out sofa that can be used as a couch to study on during the day and sleep on at night?
- Takeover a closet for a study area. Even the smallest closet can fit a desk workspace! A stool can be tucked under for when the closet door is closed.
- Over-the-bed bookshelves are perfect for storing homeschool books and displaying homeschooling creations.
- Let go of the traditional classroom setup and work to understand what best serves your kids. You may not need a desk taking up a space in a child’s bedroom that will never be used!
- Spend some time observing how your kids best learn. Do they like sitting at a table to draw and color? Then they would probably prefer a desk. Do you find them reading in nooks or on their beds? Then a reading corner may better serve you!
- Let go of those goals of beautifully decorated homeschool rooms like on Instagram and Pinterest and plan for function over beauty!
Don’t miss our full list of homeschool bedroom ideas with pictures below!
Homeschool Room Decor Perfect for Bedroom Study Areas
- Changeable picture frames area a great way to keep homeschool art and study guides organized yet visible during the time you need them! (I also love these as a simple solution!)
- Hanging storage caddies allow your kids to have all of their supplies on hand in a clutter-free way. TIP: Hang it at the level your child can reach it AND put the items away on their own.
- Over-the-door storage organizers (these are our favs!) look nice and are perfect to hold papers, books/workbooks, and other supplies and keep them off the floor and out of the way!
- Day of the week organizers can hang in a corner (or in a closet, out of the way) and hold assignments for each day.
- Frame charts and maps and let them work as dual art and learning charts! Check these out: Sight Words, world map wall tapestry, or botanical wall art.
- Have room at foot of the bed? Use a storage bench like this that opens to store books and learning tools and doubles as a place to sit for studying or even a makeshift desk if the kids sit on the floor.
- Use floating bookshelves to save space and house books and creations.
Let’s get to different bedroom and study room combined design ideas!
Homeschool Bedroom Ideas: How To Set Up an Awesome and Functional Study Area in a Kid’s Bedroom
Homeschool Room In Bedroom Idea #1: Shared Space
If you want to put a homeschool classroom in a bedroom that is shared by multiple kids, you’ll definitely need to adjust the ways that you normally do things, namely beds.
Moving up to loft beds will allow you to have spaces underneath for desks. (We love this loft bed with built-in desk and shelving that still gives plenty of room to play on the floor!)
The solution in this picture is to downsize to twin beds and even elevate one of the beds to have more storage space underneath. On the other side of the room, this allowed for two desks and chairs on either side of a chest and even a tall bookshelf at the end — which worked even for a narrow room!
CHECK OUT: This bunk bed set up with built in desk, giving you plenty of space in the rest of the bed room.
Homeschooling In a Bedroom Idea #2: The Nook
If your bedroom is lacking on space, don’t despair! You can still create a small bedroom with study area. You just need a nook, corner, or even a closet to create a homeschool study area. (Yes! I said CLOSET… see below!)
You can fit a small desk or even a piece of wood on crates in even the smallest space to create a homework area.
- Use some shelving above the desk as extra storage.
- Use a dual bulletin board/white board for assignment reminders, notes, and to display creations.
- Mesh hanging file folders are a great way to help your homeschooler stay organized or hold their workbooks or folders.
To preserve space, I would use a stool that tucks under the desk (instead of a big bulky chair) for this bedroom with study area.
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Homeschooling In a Bedroom Idea #3: Converted Closet
This is actually one of my favorite homeschool bedroom or small space homeschooling ideas: converting a closet (of any size!) into a home school classroom / study space. (Yes, even super small closets for small bedroom study room ideas!)
Just like with small nook study spaces, I would use a stool that can be pushed under the desk and out of the way when not in use.
The great thing about closets is they usually come with some shelving that’s ready to use for your homeschool supplies! Again, shelves above the desk are crucial for staying organized and utilizing dead space!
TIP: Removing closet doors and adding curtains can add a little more room and save space!
Don’t discount other closet / storage areas also!
If you have a walk-in closet that just collects junk (like a closet under the stairs) or even a walk-in pantry, they can make excellent mini classrooms. Condense shoes and clothes and carve out an area for a walk in closet classroom for homeschooling (or even a dual learning/work from home space!). This is a great option for a master bedroom with study area.
So, take a look at your bedroom closets for bedroom study area ideas!
Homeschooling In a Bedroom Idea #4: Simple Desk Space Only
A study area in a bedroom doesn’t have to take up a lot of room and doesn’t have to be super fancy. It can be as simple as a bedroom study desk for a study area in bedroom.
I think sometimes we get in our heads that we needs this huge room with all this space and all these homeschool supplies. But, in reality, the kids just need somewhere to sit and do work!
Just a desk and a chair works well, however getting creative with storage and learning art can really help merge a bedroom and homeschool space! Be sure to provide plenty of planned storage so that the desk doesn’t get covered with toys, books, and junk.
- Hanging cones work well for pencils, crayons, markers, scissors and other supplies.
- Fun memo boards that match the bedroom theme not only tie everything together, but are also functional to hold creations, worksheets, calendars and more!
Homeschooling In a Bedroom Idea #5: Converted Bed
The next decorating example is such an interesting way to add a study area, especially if you have a small bedroom.
If you build up a bed platform, it suddenly becomes perfect for homeschool “stuff” and a study area. Use bins underneath the bed platform, a beanbag chair, a laptop desk (with storage space!), and shelves above the chair to create a bedroom/classroom combo.
The kids can simply slip the bins of books and supplies back into place when they’re finished and their room will be tidy and ready for playtime (or sleep).
TIP: Label each bin by week and put all supplies and assignments for the week in the designated bin. Then, each week the kids are pulling out one bin for that week.
Homeschooling In a Bedroom Idea #6: Under Bed Space
Loft beds or under the bunk bed classroom with a desk, shelves, and drawers (that hide the supplies) is a great study area space saver for a bedroom homeschool classroom if you’ve been wondering how to study in bedroom with limited space.
You can even put a couple of bulletin boards, white boards, or wall organizers up on either of the walls underneath the bed.
Perfect for a teenage bedroom study area: If your kid doesn’t usually work at a desk, instead put a futon, small pull-out couch, or beanbag and make it a fun reading corner or add a portable, adjustable work station to complete assignments on laptops – a great alternative to a study table for bedroom and then you don’t have to figure out where to put study table in bedroom.
Homeschooling In a Bedroom Idea #7: Unconventional Learning Spaces
In all honesty, you don’t need a homeschool classroom to homeschool. If you are new, you will soon find that your kids learn all over the place — at the kitchen table, on the floor by the TV, outside in the park, and even in the car or on the subway!
So, feel free to customize your homeschool room or learning space to how your kids learn best or what they like to do. (Remember, learning doesn’t only take place at a desk!)
- It’s OK for your kids to learn on their beds! (For some reason, this is a mental stumbling block for some parents.) Bedside caddies like this are perfect to keep electronics and supplies handy, but organized. Clip on beside shelves allow kids to study in bed with a stable place for study materials and books.
- If you have avid readers, a few throw pillows and a reading tent makes the perfect learning corner. (Get reading corner ideas here.)
- If your kids are active, make their space geared to more active learning with climbing and active play.
Don’t stress too much about a study area for bedroom. Get your kids involved in making decisions on how to create your homeschool bedroom learning space!