Help your teen start the school year off right with the ideal study space designed just for them. Follow our four-step guide to create an area that's both functional and fun.
If your teen's study space is on the smaller side, consider modular pieces that combine shelving and storage with a work surface. Or, if your kids share a room, try pushing two desks together to create an oversized workstation. For a clutter-free workspace, store everyday supplies in coordinating bins or baskets that can be easily slipped under a desk or in a hutch. The key is to make the most of the space you've got.
Every study space needs a desk, a comfortable chair and adjustable task lighting that lets them direct light where they need it. For an even more efficient setup, choose a desk with built-in storage for books and supplies.
Remind your teen (and yourself!) that studying doesn't always have to happen at their desk — a change of scenery can do wonders during marathon study sessions! A lapdesk lets them pack all their supplies and take them on the go — so they can easily study in their lounge room, at a friend's house or at the library.
Personalizing their workspace will make studying something they look forward to. Hang pinboards or Style Tiles above their desk so they can post pictures, artwork and reminders. A wall calendar will keep them organized, and a mini fridge or cooler will ensure they don't get sidetracked when they need a snack.