As schools are teaching virtually more often as a result of the worldwide pandemic, kids are spending much more time at a desk in house. The most ideal learning space for a child consists of a table, chair, a play mat for a soft bottom and space to store pens, paper, books and toys.
But how to create a desk corner that your kid(s) will love and feels like their own personal space?
We lined up five key tips that will help you on your way:
If it’s possible, choose a space for the desk corner that has access to natural light, as it works best for concentration and improves overall health.
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While the space should be playful and inviting for your child, a comfortable and sturdy seating is key - especially if they spend a lot of time at their desk.
source: Interior_SV on Instagram with The Singing Ant Play mat
Did you know younger children thrive in bright and stimulating colors? Here you’ll find a few examples:
1. As the most joyful color, yellow has a stimulating effect on memory, motivation and attention.
2. Green has a calming effect and is the most relaxing color.
3. Red is a dominant, warm color and strong stimulus. It attracts all the attention, which could be useful for not getting distracted, by toys for example. But, it’s advised to use a red with a calmer undertone, like pink or white or just as an accent, because intense red could have a negative effect.
Make sure to create a playful space, that’s still an appropriate learning environment, but doesn’t feel like school. Decoration is an easy way to make it more playful, warm and inviting for your child, but not distracting like their favorite toys would be. There are a few ways to decorate the desk corner:
1. Hang your child’s favorite books like artwork
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3. Stuffed animals are a sweet and welcoming decor
4. Use wallpaper with a pattern your child would love
Make them feel like it’s their personal space by hanging up their own creations
source: OYOY Living Design on Instagram
If your children have to share a space, you could divide the wall in two and paint and decorate them differently