Back to school and time to hit the books: Creating a study space

August 1, 2016
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Creating a study space

                Summer is slowly coming to an end and it’s time for the kids to head back to school. What better time than to transform an existing space into a study haven. It gives your child a dedicated place to study and do homework that is separate from their regular living space. A study space can help a child focus and concentrate.

When choosing a location for your new study space, be sure to take the surroundings into account. Be sure to pick a place away from any distractions such as televisions, stereos, and computers. Also consider putting your study space in a location that is away from high traffic areas such as the kitchen, living room, or siblings bedrooms.

Once you have found a suitable location that provides a little isolation from the hustle and bustle of a household, it’s time to make sure you have the tools necessary to help promote success. Start with an excellent light source. Natural light is wonderful but a good table or reading lamp can also work wonders.

The next thing to consider is a desk or table.  Think about supplies as well when choosing a desk. Are they going to need drawers to store supplies? Having those handy can prevent multiple trips to retrieve needed materials and prevent interruptions. Be sure to gather and pencils, paper, and study supplies that may be needed. A supportive chair is another necessity.

Be sure to use this space only for studying. This is the place to think and work. You may also consider allowing your kids to put one small decoration to make their space their own. Let them choose something that won’t be overly distracting.

When setting up your new study space, be sure to check out Underpriced Furniture for lamps, desks, and chairs. You can shop online at www.UnderpricedFurniture.com, or come to our showroom location at 6694 Dawson Blvd. in Norcross.