My new study space: Wot so Funee?

I’m not a fan of homework. I procrastinate, hopping up for the loo, or a glass of water (I’m not a big fan of water, either but it’s good for flicking at my brother, causing distractions which delay the onset of my study even longer).  I resist homework at all costs. Under pressure I resort to wearing headphones in order to block out distractions. Somehow, listening to One Direction helps me stay in my seat and get my work done; listening to Mummy sing One Direction doesn’t have the same effect. What I really need is a study space of my own.

Creating a child’s study place

  • Eventually everyone needs their own study space. It’s not easy to concentrate while your Mum fries chicken and your brother practices his shooting.
  • Set yourself up to succeed. Whatever helps you concentrate, you should have it in your study space: quiet, music, a drink, a week’s supply of Haribo…
  • Comfort is essential. A desk and chair at the right height stops your back from aching. If it’s super cool it’s worth sitting in for longer 🙂

Here’s how to make a study space:

Take one great pile of pre-teen mess:

Homework distractions

Set up a corner of your room as a study space. We chose this desk from Room to Grow children’s furniture, added some Lack floating shelves from Ikea, and a funky office chair, also from Ikea. We added some bright and tidy storage boxes, and used an old coffee tin as a pen caddy:

study space

My new desk has so many places to store things, I haven’t even managed to fill it yet. But I can see potential for all those pens, paperclips, elastic bands and scraps of paper I normally leave strewn over the kitchen table. There will be no more confiscation and random sweeping into a bin liner of my stuff by parents! There is even space for my secret stash of chocolate.

"study space"

So thrilled am I with my new study space, I couldn’t resist creating a set of rules for visitors to follow, in the occasional event that I permit entry to my room:

Right then, if that’s all clear, I’ll settle down to my homework, shall I?

Disclosure: we were given my child’s desk by Room to Grow, for the purpose of review. Room to Grow sell really cool beds and furniture, not only for the nursery, but right through to teenage years. They pride themselves on their product range, and their customer service.
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28 thoughts on “My new study space: Wot so Funee?”

  1. So what does the Parent Token get you then?! Loving the new desk – that’ll make studying a whole lot easier, and more regular. I have to say that I think it’s kind of cool that your Mum whistles One Direction!

  2. I love that desk and all the storage baskets. But I think my favourite bit is the drawer to store her secret stash of goodies!

  3. That looks amazing! I remember getting s new set of furniture when I was a pre-teen and sorting out all my stuff to create me-space.

  4. I am a big fan of the ‘parent tokens’ – wish I had thought of that when I was younger! The new desk looks fab and I am loving the chair too, such a great pattern.

    • Trouble is I keep forgetting to take one, and then I make her bed, and she knows I’ve been in there, and I’m busted!

  5. Excited to link up for the first time this week! Now my little guy is actually starting to talk, we’re finding a LOT of things quite funny. 😉

    And I am so jealous of that desk! I created my own out of low shelves and a wooden shutter when I was 8, so the kid in me wants to go back and get one of these! 🙂

    • Aw, I’d have loved a desk like this when I was a kid too – she’s a lucky girl. And yay to linking up – welcome to the party!

  6. I was just like her when I was that age. The “pre-teen mess” could put my mother into an uproar! I know I have some karmic payback when my daughter reaches that age! 🙂

  7. wow – that is tidy… I’m not sure anything in my house is that organised… except maybe the gin cupboard… 🙂 ha! xx

  8. Lovely smart desk space – I’m jealous and sympathise with ‘no whistling’. Master E has recently morphed into Jiminy Cricket!

  9. Do you think a desk might make Maxi do his homework? He does not do it at all, every. Maybe room to grow would like to get involved in his dream bedroom over on A Thrifty Mum!

  10. Her new desk looks simply gorgeous and so much storage and space to grow. She must be chuffed.
    Aaron still sleeps with us. We are in a 2 bed flat and have STILL not decorated the 2nd bedroom to be his.
    I want him to have a lovely bed/bunkbed and because we can’t afford it I have no get up and go to do his room.
    He doesn’t even know what he is missing out on. I know he would LOVE a room full of toys and decorated with a Thomas theme. I need to sort my life out.
    If this company are looking for bloggers I would love to help them help me LOL.
    Liska x

  11. Oh she’s growing up isn’t she? I’ll expect a full guided tour of the new desk next month when I come up! 😉

  12. I think I’d like a desk like that 🙂 organise all my lovely notebooks and art/craft supplies – it would be wasted on the boys!

  13. I love this, what a great space you’ve created. I feel like I need one of these for myself to satisfy my love for stationery 🙂


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