If you’ve decided to take on the task of homeschooling your children, you’ll need to designate a specific space in your home as the classroom. But what if you don’t have an extra room to use? You can get creative and incorporate learning materials into the design of your living room, and you don’t have to sacrifice style to do it.
Rethink Visual Aids
Use a world map wall clock instead of taking up an entire wall with a full-sized map. Embrace the chalkboard trend by mounting one to your wall, then framing it out with a tasteful trim that matches the rest of the room. You can also create and print your own flyers with rules or inspirational phrases using colors that coordinate with the feel of your other decor.
Purchase Unconventional Desks
You don’t have to purchase small children’s desks and chairs for your kids. Besides being an eyesore, these types of desks can be outgrown in a short amount of time. Instead, purchase a larger, adult-sized desk that can seat multiple students during the school day, but functions as a workspace for mom or dad in the evening. Even an end table can be used for learning!
Utilize Stylish Storage
You’re going to need plenty of storage space to house your curriculum, learning aids and school supplies. Choose storage solutions that are made for living spaces but can also work for classroom materials. Even plastic bins and drawers now come in more tasteful colors and styles. You can also use paint, fabric or decoupage to update a bin or cart.
There are plenty of ways to create a kid-friendly space without sacrificing your own personal style and tastes. While you may have to make a few sacrifices, you can still design a homeschool classroom that’s visually appealing to everyone who uses it.