For some reason, I always thought I should keep my homeschool study area separate from my daughter’s bedroom. I think I was still stuck in my traditional ways of thinking about schooling, where you have a classroom (homeschool room, in this case) and then you had home space.
It wasn’t until I was homeschooling for a couple of years that I realized that we learn everywhere! Even though we have a designated homeschool room, we also homeschool outside, at the kitchen table, in the car, at the library, and so many other places.
Recently, my daughter asked for study area in her bedroom, so we’ve been going through a decluttering and organizing process to allow her the ability to take a break from the homeschool classroom and do some learning in her bedroom.
After seeing these bedroom study spaces, I realize you can effectively share a homeschool room within a bedroom and both spaces can be fun and functional (no matter how large or small your space)!
How To Set Up an AWESOME Study Area in a Kid’s Bedroom
Your bedrooms might not be as big as this first one, but I appreciate the shelving and desk arrangement here.
I also love that it can work with multiple kids who share a room.
If you only have room for one desk, you could remove the computer monitor, put a chair on either side, and make it a desk shared by two kids.
If your bedroom is lacking on space, don’t despair!
You just need a small nook, corner, or even a closet to create a homeschool study area. Just use some shelving above the desk as extra storage.
For this example, the dual bulletin board/white board on the side is great for assignment reminders, notes, and to display creations.
The mesh file holder in the corner is a great way to help your homeschooler stay organized!
In this study area, they just created a nook that takes up hardly any space at all.
I really love the chalkboard wall that they’ve made with magnetic chalkboard paint. It’s perfect to write notes and assignments and also to be able to hang things on the wall with magnets.
(The little ones even got creative on the wall under the desk on this one!)
Again, shelves above the desk are crucial for staying organized!
A study area in a bedroom doesn’t have to take up a lot of room.
Just a desk and a chair will work, however cute but functional shelves can really help your homeschooler out in a small space!
The next decorating example is such an interesting way to add a study area to very small bedroom.
The parents built up a bed platform, but put drawers and a pull-out desk underneath — perfect for homeschool “stuff” and a study area.
Then, the kids can simply slip the desk and drawers of books and supplies back into place when they’re finished and their room will be tidy and ready for playtime (or sleep).
Even the most narrow bedroom can include study area.
Here, they just butted a bookshelf up to the end of the bed and then placed a desk on the other side.
Again, keeping it tidy and organized really helps out in a small space so that it doesn’t feel overwhelming.
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 classroom.
You could even put a couple of bulletin boards, white boards, or wall organizers up on either of the walls underneath the bed.
This bedroom homeschool area isn’t fancy, but it’s functional.
I like how this family used (an often unused) under the window space for a study area.
And, that skinny space by windows?
They put some tall, skinny bookshelves in there to hold books and supplies for extra storage!
They placed a small table under the magnetic white board to give another study area or play table for the younger kids to hang out while the older kids work at the taller desk.
This is a great shared homeschool/bedroom space because they kept it clean and light.
Also, there are different study stations — a desk, a window reading seat, and also a work table for a study area.
And, there’s plenty of storage and bulletin board space, too!
This room is homeschool fabulous and functional!
(Is it wrong that I want this as my bedroom?)