Back to school days are almost upon us! Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again—and since so many people are homeschooling kids in this new day of sheltering in place, we thought it would help to offer a few ideas on interior design for a workspace for little ones! There are plenty of fun desk ideas for kids, whether they need a place to get homework done, a colorful space to read or just a room with storage for art supplies where they can let their creative energy flow. Set your little ones up for success with these home(school) office ideas! With a few little tweaks, you can make a great dedicated kids desk station for homework and projects galore.
1. Peachy Keen Desk Space
This room features a large desk for kids in a nook with tons of natural light. Kids’ bedroom design ideas like this might be good for school-age kids 8+ who need plenty of room to get engrossed in their work. Kids that are a little bit older tend to work best in their own designated creative area with no other distractions. Depending on how much space you have to work with, this setup could work in a teenager’s bedroom design or in the corner of a living room, kitchen or den.
2. Sleek Study Spot
We love this simple desk with a bookcase next to it. It’s a great option for older kids who need a computer for classes and homework. It also provides creative storage for books and school supplies. The stylized desk area works in a bedroom where kids can decorate to match their unique interior design scheme. It’s a great way to store their school stuff and also display art and fun stuff as well!
3. Nightstand Meets Desk
For kids who have space for a small homework station or workspace in their bedroom, this cute kids’ desk with drawers might be perfect! It creates a cozy spot for doing homework and creative art projects without taking over the whole room. The rattan chair adds personality instead of a typical kids desk chair. Plus, if you have a desk like this in the bedroom, it can double as a nightstand too!
4. Wall-Mounted Workstation
A fun, wall mounted kids desk with a bookcase is an excellent small space home office design. It’s great for a preteen or teen space and offers a fun place to do homework or play computer games. The kids desk is part of the bedroom and matches with the bedroom decor and hangout vibes. It’s also streamlined and wall-mounted so it doesn’t take up extra floor space.
5. Geometry 101
This computer desk and bookcase solution makes it easy to display books, decor, mementos, etc. It’s a great option for a teenager or older kid who wants to blend their study space into the rest of the room. Having a kids desk in the bedroom means they have a homework and study area—and in their time off, the monitor can also double as a TV screen.
6. Burning the Midnight Oil
We love home office furniture that does double duty! This desk can double as a nightstand, so it’s great for smaller kids’ bedrooms. It’s a compact kids desk, but it has everything they need—drawers, space to study, and a lamp for when they are studying into the evening hours. Plus, we love taking a minimalist approach to kids’ desk areas—it helps to keep them focused.
7. Distraction-Free Zone
For a sparse look, try something like this cute modern desk. It’s good for kids or preteens who don’t want a study space overtaking their whole bedroom. The desk offers a homework station as well as open shelves for books and decor. It’s a compact size with an open, minimal look and leaves plenty of room for kids to decorate it to their heart’s content. The black and white color scheme allows kids to customize it however they like with their own decor.
8. Creative Corner
For tiny tots, we love the look of this kid’s table with colorful chairs. It can work in a playroom or a bedroom and is a great idea for preschool and younger kids. The table is accessible—the right height for toddlers—and it makes them feel grown up to have a dedicated space for arts and crafts. The corkboard above the table is a great place to show off art projects and other work that kids have done.
9. Dining Room Meets Homeschool
If you work from home or need to keep an eye on your kids throughout the day, you might want to have a kid’s work area alongside a parent’s area. This kids’ desk idea uses the dining room as a study space. You can spread out and have room for everyone and multiple kids. It’s a great setup for a large dining space or homes without room for a dedicated kids’ workspace. Plus, having the right storage options makes it easy to put stuff away—it can be a temporary workspace for kids that transitions into your dining room at night.
10. A Cool Reading Nook
A cute hanging chair and ottoman make for a cozy, colorful place for kids to curl up with their books. It’s best for sitting and reading vs. a standalone workstation. But it’s also multifunctional and good for a bedroom—kids can hang out and have fun or do reading for class. This is a good option for independent kids and older kids who are able to manage their own time.
11. A Cushy Study Corner
It doesn’t get much cuter than this reading and learning nook! This work and play station has a bookcase for storing books—plus low shelves that kids can easily reach. The rug helps make the floor area extra cushy so kids can take advantage of all the education toys around. And the bean bag chairs make a great space for kids and parents to read together!
12. Work and Play Space
If you need to keep an eye on your kids while you work, this area offers a desk for adults and a play/work space for kids. There is a craft and play table with storage plus comfy seats for kids. And the plush rug adds a soft spot where kids can play under your supervision. It’s a great way to monitor kids while you get work done—plus it’s so stylish it goes with the overall scheme and the kids’ area doesn’t look out of place.
13. Studios Storage
For a simple addition, you can add a bookcase in a kids’ bedroom. It’s great for easy access to books and is a super easy add-on to any kids’ room. The bookcase can be standalone or part of the bed frame. You can also keep a basket to house pillows and blankets—lay them out on the floor to create a cozy space to read and work!
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