Designing Home-school Room


To create a home-school room in your house, you need to design a combination of a living area along with educational area. Decorating your own home-school room is an exciting task and also challenging because you need to determine whether to make it more functional, organized and also suitable for your children’s age group. A home-school room should be a place for you to encourage your children to learn with comfortable surrounding and environment. You should always choose suitable paint color along with appropriate furniture and educational supplies. For those of you who have extra room in your house like basement or extra garage space would be able to create a home-school room for their children. However, if you do not have extra room, you can make use of your kitchen table for the home-school area or even make use of the entire house whether you use the kitchen counter for doing science experiments, your home office for teaching your children to use or do computer tasks and use a table in your children’s room for their individual lessons and exercise. No matter how you arrange the home-school room there are some things that you should know as per mentioned in this article.


To design a home-school room, you need:

  • Paint
  • Furniture like desk/table
  • Using technology or computer
  • Posters
  • Alphabet letters
  • Numbers
  • Maps
  • Organizational bins
  • Buckets
  • Shelves
  • Books
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Worksheets
  • Art supplies
  • Miscellaneous items like rulers or blocks
  • Cork board


Design Home-school Room

Designing a Home-school Room

  • The first thing that you need to do is to select the most suitable paint for the room.
    • The right choice of color plays an important role because different colors can really affect the body in different ways.
    • For example, according to Color Wheel Pro, yellows are stimulating color, blues are calm, green is soothing while reds could increase your energy.
    • There are children who could not handle bright colors because it is too distracting as well as hurts their eyes.


    Always consider to choose colors that are capable of creating conducive environment for learning and concentration. Normally a home-schooling room uses calm or soothing colors like green or blue.


  • Next thing to do is adding furniture to the room based on how many children will be using your home-school and also based on the size of the room.
    • For example, for those of you who have only two children, it is wise to purchase typical school desks.
    • However, for more children you should consider providing larger table and chairs that can be slide in beneath the table instead of using individual desks and chairs.
    • You might also need storage areas in the room for keeping schoolwork, curriculum, art supplies, paper and pens or pencils. You can make use of plastic shelving because it is simple to construct and can easily be move around.
    • In addition, you can also add a file cabinet in order to keep necessary paperwork, tests and samples of your children’s work.


  • Apart from that, you can also create a computer area for the room because having a computer that has internet connectivity helps your children learn more using modern technology.
    • The computer can be placed right at the corner of the room as well as in the hallway.


  • In addition to that, you can also decorate the room’s wall using educational posters, alphabet letters or numbers, maps, calendars or whatever suitable material for your children age group.
    • You can get some ideas by looking at your local teacher supply stores or through the internet from well known web sites like Teach Store.
    • You must ensure that the room is capable of encouraging your children to learn and also in a comfortable room.
    • Use a cock board as a place to hang any of your children completed assignments, pictures from field trips or artwork.
    • You can also make use of dry erase boards or chalkboards suitable for writing schedules or for giving examples of work that you need the children to do.


  • Finally, you can simply add simple items like organizational bins, buckets and shelves for storing your children’s books.
    • A normal home-school room requires education materials that your children can read and enjoy such as books, paper, markers, worksheets, art supplies, and miscellaneous items such as markers, rulers or blocks that you can placed in labeled bins for easy access.

    Always remember that whenever you want to design your home-school room

    • Make sure that you use lots of non-glaring light.
    • The home-school room must also have a decent temperature level suitable for the children.
    • Whenever you decide to use any electronic equipment in your home-school room, make sure that you the suitable area for it and also enough power supply to operate them.
    • You should also minimize the distractions like incoming telephone, doorbells, email and pets in order not to interrupt the concentration of your children. Your children should work together not only between themselves but also with you as their parents.
    • If your children are still small, you can also provide a small area for them to play with their toys so that they can entertain themselves once they have completed their lessons.

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