13 Awesome Homeschool Desk Ideas for Kids of Every Age
Looking for amazing homeschool desk ideas? You’ve come to the right place.
This is important, because let’s face it—the desk is the main item in the whole workspace!
Finding the right setup for your child’s homeschool area is important as it makes a big difference in the way your child develops along this homeschooling adventure!
Keep reading to learn all about the benefits of having an organized studying area, why it’s so important to carefully design your child’s homeschooling space, and to discover 13 of the most awesome homeschool desk ideas.
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Finding the Right Setup for Your Child’s Homeschooling Space
Organizing your child’s homeschooling space makes a big difference in their development and the way they experience their homeschool education.
A nice setup for your child’s studying area can maximize their learning efficiency and help to develop good studying habits.
In essence, a dedicated homeschooling space inspires your child to associate studying and concentration with this area—and it helps prepare their mind to focus.
This area is not only dedicated to the homeschooling experience, but it’s also well-organized and well-maintained.
Why is that so important, you ask?
According to the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, clutter creates anxiety and stress, and makes it harder to focus on a specific task. In other words, having a disorganized studying area is likely to negatively impact your child’s grades and schoolwork.
Best to avoid that!
Benefits of Having an Organized Studying Area
It’s clear that organizing your child’s studying space is crucial for their development, but what are the specific benefits of finding the right setup for your child’s homeschool area?
Here are 5 big ones:
- Reduce stress.
- Gain storage space.
- Reduce distractions.
- Manage deadlines and activities efficiently.
- Save time searching for things you wouldn’t find in a disorganized space.
Now, let’s explore some awesome ideas to make this happen!
13 Awesome Homeschool Desk Ideas
Arguably there isn’t a more important item in your child’s studying space than their desk.
But the truth is, homeschooling isn’t traditional school—and you’re free to organize your child’s homeschooling area in lots of different and creative ways.
This list of 13 most awesome kids desk ideas can inspire you to build the perfect space for your child:
(Note that simplicity is a recurring theme in the following ideas!)
1. A Desk With a View
This desk is perfect for homeschool students who like simple, unelaborate spaces. I’m a huge fan of the plentiful, natural light of this space, and the uncluttered desk is relaxing and inspiring.
If anything, I would take one of the chairs away, as that desk shouldn’t be for more than one student at a time—unless of course, the second chair is for an assisting parent.
While this picture lacks materials, books, or other resources, I still think the simplicity of this homeschool area setup is appealing to those of you who are minimalists at heart.
2. A Desk for Siblings
This table with two chairs is not only lovely to look at, but also well-organized for a couple of siblings around the same age.
I believe this setup is better designed for middle or high school students, rather than elementary children because of the lack of color and attractive materials for children aged 6 to 12. Also, those chairs aren’t the best match for elementary students.
The layout is clean and simple, with few distractions, and the most basic resources are quick at hand.
3. A Pink Desk for Sisters
In my opinion, this is the perfect desk idea for elementary-aged girls. In fact, I chose this one because I can see my own daughters working here!
This desk becomes a place where your girls feel at ease and have enough space for each to work on their tasks. Not only is it practical, but it also lets them imbue their personality into the studying area with other colorful elements!
In a nutshell, this space doesn’t make your students feel like they’re just studying, but also having fun—which is crucial at this age.
4. A Colorful Desk for One Child
Not all homeschool workspace ideas have to come from interior designers and include fancy furniture and materials.
I like this setup because it provides your child with everything they need: a clear working desk, a tablet at hand, a clock, a schedule right in front of them, and some at-the-ready resources that are likely relevant to what’s being studied.
It’s a simple but colorful setup—one that allows your child to focus on studying, without feeling like they’re in a boring environment.
5. A Cozy Desk With a View
I love everything about this desk for home education, starting with the comfy sofa to the gorgeous lamp that guarantees good lighting.
What’s more, the way the resources and materials are organized around the child provide easy access without a sense of clutter—and of course, that spectacular view is both relaxing and motivating, I’m sure!
Without a doubt, this is an inviting spot for any child. It’s a place where your student can easily focus on their studies while enjoying the time they spend there.
6. A Wooden Table for Two
As a lover of traditional-looking homeschool spaces, this is by far my favorite table idea for organized homeschool areas. It’s a big enough table for two siblings to do their work at the same time.
And while you could easily sit three or four kids there, it’s best for two students and a helping parent because I can see both students working in their own projects at the same time and filling that table with cardboards, kraft paper cut-outs, or other materials, leaving not enough space for a third kid on the same table.
The simplicity of the table contrasts nicely with the amount of materials available in the storage area in the background.
7. A Functional Table for Four
Looks like I’ve found the perfect desk for a large homeschool family!
This is an outstanding setup for a 4-child family as that desk has a lot of space for each one of them—and did you notice the five drawers for each kid? Amazing.
Can you picture all four of your kids working at that desk at the same time without any problems? Seems like a dream, doesn’t it.
In addition to this fantastic desk, the surrounding area is also nicely arranged with plenty of shelved books and organized resources to grab when needed.
8. A Large Wall-Long Desk for Three
Are you loving how versatile your options are when organizing your kids’ homeschool space?
Unlike the big square desk in the center of the room seen in the last example, this desk is large enough to extend all along the wall—and perfect for three kids.
Is it too office-like for kids? That’s up to you.
I think the contrast between the white of the desk and the color selection of the chairs, bins, and other elements provides joy to an area that could potentially feel too serious for young children. But if you have older kids who would appreciate a space like this, then it’s perfect!
9. A Round-Table Lounge for Teenagers
This breaks the mold of traditional homeschool workspaces with its forward-thinking design and cozy “school lounge” feel. The idea of students sitting in sofas and bean bags while working on their tablets or laptops reminds of Google’s “cool workplace” status that emphasizes cooperation, connection, and collaboration in settings similar to this.
The round table highlights this aspect of working together in a relaxing environment.
I can easily imagine middle or high school students thriving in a learning place like this, which is why I’ve included it in this list.
10. A Small But Functional Desk for One
Function and fun come together in this uncomplicated workspace area. While both the desk and chair are super simple, they’re surrounded by all the materials your child may need for their work.
The beauty about this homeschool desk idea is that it doesn’t require a ton of space—and while it’s perfectly functional, it’s also colorful and interesting.
11. A Colorful Folding Table for One
Folding tables are an excellent idea to save space and I think this homeschool desk is a great example of this. Although I don’t like that some folding tables don’t offer much stability, this one seems to have achieved that for a child of this size. I also like the simplicity of the storage space and how it seems to have manage to include everything the child may need for her work.
If anything, I don’t like that “bench”? A girl that age needs a proper chair that allows her to focus on her work and not on her posture.
12. A Simple Desk With Lots of Materials Around
Another great idea to make the most of limited space.
You don’t need to have a great working area for your child’s to strive in their homeschooling experience, as long as it’s well-though and you provide them with all the required resources a simple desk and chair are more than enough. Besides, I love the colors and the way everything has been arranged in a nice but practical way.
13. A DIY Desk for a Teenager
I wanted to include a DIY desk that works for homeschooling and I think that this one is a great example of that. The desk offers more than enough space to work and to place your child’s laptop, tablet, and other elements such as a lamp or globe. It also comes with six cabinets for materials, books, notebooks, and worksheets, and a big bulletin board to pin posters, projects, or a big map like in the image.
Did I mention that it’s a DIY desk? I think that’s what makes this idea so interesting.
Find the Right Desk for Your Child to Improve Your Homeschool Experience
I hope that you’ve found these homeschool desk ideas helpful and that they may make you think about getting a new desk for your child. Remember that the idea isn’t just to spend a lot of money on a fancy piece of furniture, but to find the right fit for your own home, family, and especially your child.
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