4 easy ways to make a kid-friendly study space in your home
By Aimee Heckel
As your kid heads back to school this fall, make sure your house is ready, too. Here are four easy and cheap ways to make a great study space in your home.
1. Create the right atmosphere. Greatschools.org recommends following the acronym “CLUE.” Is it calm? Is there good light? Is it uncluttered? And it is easy to organize and use? Minimize distractions.
Likewise, make sure the space and products you choose work with your child’s unique needs and study style — be strategic.
2. If you want it to be easy — and perfect — you can design a custom study space on PB Teen. Enter the measurements of your computer screen and it walks you through picking a desk, chair, lamp, wall accessories and more (complete with a picture to help you envision it — see photo on right).
PB Teen can be expensive, but not if you use the right coupons. Find PB Teen coupons online here. Or simply use the custom study space guide to help you design your kid’s space — and then piece it together on your own with cheaper items.
3. Keep organized with strategic planning at the Container Store, or another store that specializes in organization. Pick up some bright, colorful paper storage boxes ($7.99 each). Instead of a big file cabinet or another piece of expensive furniture, get matching fiberboard desktop files for just $16.99 each (see photo).
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4. Make sure lighting is good. Bed Bath and Beyond has a wide variety of desk lamps, spanning different sizes, styles and colors.
Younger kids might get a kick out of the funny, LED Nessie lamp, inspired by the Loch Ness Monster, $29.99.
For a more sleek style, check out the Verilux SmartLight curved lamp, also $29.99.
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