5 Keys to Creating a Suitable Study Area at Home

Would you like to know how to create the perfect study area for your children? Here are a few tips. Take note!
5 Keys to Creating a Suitable Study Area at Home
Ana Couñago

Written and verified by the psychologist Ana Couñago.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

With the start of the school year, and more so given the current situation we’re experiencing around the world, it’s important that children have a home study area where they can do their homework, study or, if necessary, carry out their online classes.

In fact, according to specialists in child and adolescent psychology from the Gabinete Psicodiagnosis, one of the main factors in motivating children academically is to provide them with a suitable study area. It needs to be a quiet area, without distractions, and well-lit and ventilated.

In addition to this, there are other keys you should take into account when creating a study area at home. Would you like to know what they are? Well, we’re just about to tell you!

5 Keys to Creating a Suitable Study Area at Home

5 keys to create a home study area

1. Choosing a good desk

Choosing a good desk is essential in order to create a suitable home study area. It should be proportional to the child’s size, which means that the table should be at the child’s chest height.

In addition to this, it should be wide enough to fit everything that the child needs to study. Make sure it’s made of a durable material, so that it will last several years.

2. Have an ergonomic chair

Another indispensable item in a study area is the chair. We recommend it to be ergonomic. In this way, your child will be able to spend several hours studying while maintaining good posture.

If your child tends to be restless, then it’s best to avoid having a chair with wheels, so they don’t move around too much!

3. Have a computer available and a good internet connection

Today, in the midst of the digital age we’re living in, a computer is a basic tool for children to carry out their academic tasks properly, especially when we’re talking about middle or high school studies. For this reason, it’s important for them to have a computer in their study area with a good internet connection.

To avoid causing eye strain, it’s best to have the computer on their desk with the screen about an arm’s length from them.

4. Have enough storage space to organize their school material

Every study area should have sufficient shelves, drawers and boxes to store and organize the school materials needed to carry out their work (books, notebooks, notes, pencils, etc.). There’s nothing better for a child to have everything with easy reach, and books easily available for consultation.

5. Decorate the study area to the child’s liking

In principle, you’ll create a study area with the intention that the child will spend many hours there. For that reason, it’s important for them to feel comfortable and at ease in it. It’s important that the child has a say in the decoration of the room, so that they can give it their own personal touch.

They can choose the color of the furniture, the color of the walls, hang their own posters or drawings, or anything else that might motivate them.

Importance of creating a good study area at home

For a child to become a good student, it’s essential that he or she acquires and follows good study habits from an early age. A very important part of this is to have an appropriate study area at home.

Such a place can be set up in the bedroom, in the living room, in an office, or even in the kitchen, as long as the area has all the necessary characteristics to make it optimal for studying.

In addition to this, if you have enough space, then you could create several sections to the study area: one for reading, another for the computer, another for crafts, etc. Although, having said that, the size of the area is only a secondary concern.

The really important thing is for the child to know that they have a specific place in the home where they can carry out their schoolwork in the best possible conditions for studying.


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