5 Study Room Design Ideas

To organize a study room at home, you don’t need much time or money. If you have an extra room, turn it into a study that will meet the needs of your whole family; make it a place where you can quietly work from home and also a place where your kids can learn and do their homework.

The following design ideas can be applicable even if you have limited space; use them to organise a study corner in your living or dining room.  Here are 5 study room design ideas that will help you create a comfortable working and learning area.

1. Pick the Quiet Part of the Apartment

Whether you are organising a study room or just a study corner in your apartment, try to place the desk in the quiet area of the flat. A study room that is turned towards the street is not a very good idea; the noise from the outside will affect your concentration.

2. Lighting

Room Lighting

The first thing you should pay attention to, when organising a study room, is lightning. The room should have enough natural light; it would be ideal to place the desk next to a window. If this is not possible, place it in a corner of the room and try to sit facing the center of the room (to avoid shadow falling over the table). A good table lamp is necessary especially if you work at night.

3. Furniture

The study room should be functional and simply furnished. It is crucial to have a good and convenient writing desk. The desk should be wide enough for you to use it for writting, drawing or doing your homework and for a computer. Don’t save money on it. Get a functional, good writing desk that has enough drawers to help you keep everything organised and at hand.

A book shelf is another item every study room has. If you have enough space, you can turn a whole wall into a bookshelf and make it a nice library. Small spaces can also be used; you can hang a book shelf above the desk. Keep the books you often use there and put the rest of them into painted boxes. When you put the books into the boxes organise them in alphabetical order and mark them with letters. This will save you a lot of time later when you are looking for something.

4. Colors

The walls in your study room shouldn’t be painted too dark or too bright. The explanation is simple; bright colours, like red, orange and yellow, will make it difficult for you to focus on your work. Dark colors make the room look darker and smaller. You can follow the advice of feng shui experts; pick white or neutral, pastel shades for your study room walls but allow yourself to play with colors on one side of the room and paint it in whichever color you want.

5. Decorations

Just because this is a place where you work and study it doesn’t mean that it has to look like a library or a reading room. Keep a nice green plant in one corner of the room, or place a vase with fresh flowers at the corner of your desk or a bookshelf. Hang an art picture on a wall, and place a nice rug on the floor. If you have enough space you can add a sofa to the room and use it to relax while reading a book or a magazine. Feel free to add whatever you want just don’t get lost along the way; remember that the room shouldn’t be packed with furniture and other items.

To improve your working and living space and get more study room design ideas, check the websites below:

Surely you will find something that can be adjusted to your apartment.

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I am a devoted hedonist who enjoys nice things – food, wine, fine arts, spending time with friends and family. Teaching mandarin Chinese is my life vocation, but my dream is to open a small restaurant and a patisserie. My life's motto: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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