Much to your child’；s chagrin， the start of a new school year means the onslaught of homework， school projects， and？studying. If you’；ve got a busy， school-age child， a dedicated workspace or office is a must. No more taking over the dining room table!
No， your dining room table doesn’；t count， although we do love the functionality of a large table instead of a desk. In the space above， we used a large zinc-topped？dining table as a craft table in a kid’；s playroom. The zinc tops means that it’；s easier to clean than a wooden tablesofa pillow covers， and pens and marker won’；t stain! And？with our Sommerville Office Collection hugging the exterior walls， it leaves plenty of room for a big open workspace where the whole family can spread out. Monday through Friday this？is homework ground zero， but on the weekends it can be a craft space too!personalized gifts for girlfriend
The great thing about this home office is that there is plenty of room for everyone to get things done. Multiple people can？spread out at the work table， while？someone else can be working at the computer in the corner. Everyone is out of each others way and able to focus!
For a workspace that multiple people can use， we love our Tuscan Return Office Group. The bookshelves pack in a ton of storage space， and the floating desk enables two？people to work simultaneously. This hardworking office makes homework hour much more enjoyable and frees up that dining table？that’；s been taken over by spelling note cards， algebra homework， and history books!
If you don’；t have enough room in your home for a full on work room， you can always squeeze in a pretty desk chair combo. But don’；t just throw together odds and ends from elsewhere in your home. Give it some design sense？with a spice-colored chair， leggy？desk， and a chic striped bulletin board. Paint your old desk， reupholster a chair， be sure to add lighting， and hang？a pretty bulletin board， this way your kids？can have a workspace that？motivates them to sit down and knock out their studies!
Whether you squeeze a desk and chair into a main living space， an area off the kitchen， or simply into your child’；s room， a large desk， comfortable chair， and pretty (and functional) accessories can go a long way to making the space inviting …； cause let’；s face it， offices aren’；t usually places you want to spend time! For those small workspaces without tons of storage， we like using？cute desktop organizers to keep together pencils， paper clips， and other necessities.
A bulletin board is a no brainer for an office space， but they’；re also great motivation! Tack up your child’；s A test， a photo of their dream college， or their report card to keep them motivated during homework hour!
A couple of playful elements can go a long way in turning the dreaded homework space into an area your kids won’；t mind spending time. We used a fun， chevron rug for a little pattern， bulletin boards for all your child’；s artwork， and some cute chalkboard arrows! And of course， color is a must. We chose Benjamin Moore’；s Mountain Mist #868 for the wall color， then added one of our spa blue Marian Chairs to match!
Let’；s face it， once you’；ve gotten your homework space organized and up and running， how long will it be before that neat and tidy system starts to break down？ We love the idea of using chalkboard drawers to keep things organized， and having large labels mean that your kids can more easily put things back where they belong. Now isn’；t that a nice thought？
Just because homework and studying can feel like a drag doesn’；t mean your workspace has to be， and we feel confident that an organized， inspiring space will help motivate your kids (and even you!) to sit down and get things done.
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I’ve been in Love with Copper this year. I came across Pure Sweet Joy’s Blog?and tested out her version. After some trial and error, making some adjustments to size, I was amazed how beautiful a plant stand can look. Normally plant stands are accent pieces that you would not take too much notice in.??The copper shines so well?against the white pot and the extra lift in height just works beautifully together. ?I promise after you make your first, the next 2 will feel like a breeze.
Confession…I was not planning on making anything for St. Patrick's Day. BUT THEN, one evening last week I saw an adorable Christmas paper straw wreath on Pinterest. The red and white Christmas one was fabulous, of course, but I knew I would like the wreath even better in green and white. My willpower to resist yet another project was toast. I knew I had to make a St. Patrick's Day Wreath this year. This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
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