There is nothing more valuable than education. Students are taught to always focus on their studies. But, when they are at home, they are prone to distractions such as games, to and even sleeping. What they need are places at home where they can focus on their studies and do other more leisurely things like reading and writing.

Now you’re probably wondering, how do I create a study room that doesn’t resemble a classroom too much, is neither too boring nor too rigid and above all, provides a conducive environment for studying?  Try out these unique and creative ideas when building the perfect study room.


Classrooms have neutral colored walls so as to keep the student’s attention focused entirely on the teacher. But that shouldn’t be the case when creating your ideal study room. Aside from the usual neutrals, try incorporating playful colors to brighten up your study room. That way, students, especially children, will actually look forward to studying in a unique setting. For children, use colors such as pastel yellows, blues, greens, lilacs or even pinks. If you’re in the mood for a more modern feel, opt for some earthy tones like light brown oak or whitewashed oak colors.  You can use these colors in many ways such as accenting a single wall, having furniture pieces in these colors or simply hanging a unique and inspirational artwork.


A study room would be incomplete if it doesn’t have an adequate working area. The most common working area is a good sized desk or table. Since students will be working long hours studying, you will need a desk or table that is big enough to accommodate multiple books, a laptop or any other electronic device,  writing materials and more importantly, a space for them to write on. You can go the extra mile by adding storage compartments to your desk for things like books, papers, pens and other supplies. The end goal is creating an efficient and well suited working area. You don’t want to have to work in a small and cluttered space, do you?


It’s been scientifically proven that the sight of green or anything natural like trees, the lake or even flowers can actually calm the mind and help people relax. If there are windows in the area, try positioning the desk against the wall of the window. This not only allows the person to have a beautiful view of nature to look at, but it would also allow natural sunlight to come in and illuminate the work area. If you don’t have a nice view of nature outside the window, you can always create a small potted garden by the window with plants like succulents, little flowers and even a bonsai tree.


Studying, even if you are just sitting, is a grueling task and it can make you exhausted. A good idea for your study room is to have a place for lounging or quick power naps. You can have a bench against the wall or even a small sofa next to some bookshelves. Another interesting idea, if your room happens to have a bay window, is to have your bench positioned next to the window and have some throw pillows placed on top of it for comfort. This can also become another place for you to study in.


Since you will be spending almost hours just sitting, it’s important to have the right chair for the task. While some study rooms will use ergonomic office chairs, you can have your pick of the most interesting chairs for your study room.  You can have fully upholstered chairs in vibrant prints and colors, painted wooden chairs, modern style chairs or even stools that fold under your working area. When picking the chair, take note of the height. You don’t want it to be too high or too low for the working area. A chair with a high back will help support the body while you’re sitting. Consider also the size of your chair. You don’t want a chair that is too narrow in width or wide; this could make you quite uncomfortable when you sit or too comfortable to a point that you will sleep.


Just because your study room is intended for studying doesn’t mean you can’t make it more interesting. You can add very unique features to your study room. If you have children, you can make an interactive chalkboard wall where they can draw, practice writing or even learn a little math. You can even write a famous quote or line on the chalkboard for them to be motivated on.  Another cool idea is to have shelves mounted on walls for books and educational tools. You can even have an accent wall papered with iconic book lines or philosophical quotes. Speaking of books, you can have a small reading corner with bean bags positioned next to bookshelves or even a small conference table for group discussions and study groups.


The most important tip is never forget that you need storage. Your study room will need places for storing your books, office supplies and even tools. Apart from having a desk or working area, you can opt to have custom made bookshelves that reach up to the ceiling, benches with storage and even small organizers for your desk to keep loose things in place.

 When creating a conducive and creative study room, the most important tip is to make sure that you set certain times when they will study and certain times when they will rest. A conducive environment will only happen when you make it encouraging and fun for them to study in. You don’t want them to be drained and burnt out when studying. And it helps if you make it as unique and interesting as ever to the point that it’s something they look forward to.   


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