As seen on Instagram: A space to focus
With children going back to school this month, the vibe at home may change from unbridled chaos to a reassuring sense of routine. But as the toys and video games are replaced by textbooks and laptops, it’s important to find a suitable spot where the children can focus on homework, whether they’re independent learners or need a bit of support from the rest of the family.
We’ve seen some great examples of grade A workspaces shared on Instagram. From dedicated workspaces that are conducive to concentration, to inviting kitchen tables and bar stools, here are some of our favourites.
We love this dedicated spare-room workspace from insideoutnumber20. With a generous desk surface that easily accommodates a whopping three screens as well as a notebook and pen, this is the homework spot of dreams. The shelf above, complete with storage box and files keeps clutter out of sight, while muted tones and stress-relieving plants keep everything calm. Task lighting is provided via a stylish adjustable lamp, and the quirky calendar and artwork take things to the next level.
The multipurpose table
The kitchen table is the centre of family life: as well as being the place where everyone comes together for meals and discussions, it also serves as a workbench for hobbies, arts and crafts and, of course, homework. The chunky solid wood and metal of @thecjhome’s kitchen table is reassuringly sturdy, while the matching bench and mid-century style chairs give seating options to suit different activities and preferences. The monochrome colour scheme and use of plants keeps the space looking coordinated and zen.
Efficient multifunctional spaces
While the primary purpose of the bar stools in the kitchen of @countrysidedunham29 may be for enjoying a drink while keeping whoever’s cooking company, they also make a great casual homeworking spot. With a generous worktop space offering enough room for a laptop or a couple of books, this layout means parents can offer a helping hand on long division while staying ahead of the dinner prep. Clear surfaces and an abundance of plants contribute an air of calm, while the feature clock adds a sense of focus, and the skylights throw some light on the subject.