Emilie Baltorinic, an interior designer, advises, “designing a fun and functional workspace for kids gives them their own space to concentrate on learning and creating. Age and activity are important factors to consider when selecting a desk; you will want to select a finish that is easy to clean, and a size and style that are comfortable enough to use at the moment, but also grow with over time.”
Keep reading for more design tips on choosing the perfect desk for your child.
Measure Your Room
A larger work surface makes it easier for your child to spread out their work. It will, however, take up more room, so be sure to take into account the space needed for moving the chair around; there should be about two-and-a-half to three feet of space behind the desk.
Also, consider placement. Do you want the desk near a window for natural light – or electrical outlets for lamps, computers and such?
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3. Shared Spaces
Choosing identical desks is an ideal solution for shared spaces in a bedroom or family room. Allow your children to personalize the wall space above their desks.
8. Small But Mighty
For desks with a smaller footprint, install shelves above and add baskets below for displaying trophies and certificates and corraling equipment.
11. Shining Star
For the best possible study sessions, try positioning your child's desk near windows for natural light. In addition, try providing a stylish desk lamp for those late-night cramming sessions.
14. Comfy All Around
Opt for a padded, upholstered chair for kids who put in longer study sessions. Add felt pads to the chair's feet to prevent floor scratches. Their backs — and your floors — will thank you!
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