My kids have officially been back in school for 3 weeks, collectively. It’s been quite an adjustment for my daughter, specifically, who went from attending school 2 days a week to 5. Overall, she has done so well despite the drastic change in schedule this year. Another big change this year for her is homework. This is a completely new concept for her, and because we wanted her to thrive, my husband and I decided to create a homework station that could help her stay focused and organized.
After scouring Pinterest for ideas for a couple of days I finally had an idea of what I wanted. Something that would work well in a small space, is age appropriate, comfortable and organized.
My daughter doesn’t really need a very large space for the work that she brings home, but I did want a table that could accommodate both her and her younger brother together. If you have multiple kids you know the youngest tends to want to copy the oldest, and my kids are no exception!
Once the table was here everything else really just fell into place. We hung the kids coloring pencils/markers from the wall at a height that worked well for them to easily grab what they need and installed a shelf out of arms reach where I store things I don’t want the kids to have easy access to. Last, but not least, I ordered my favorite photos to be printed on glass from Fracture. I chose Fracture because they make decorating your space fun, easy, and affordable! Instead of printing on paper, they print your photos directly onto glass for a sleek and modern look. They offer 8 different sizes at affordable prices. For our wall I went with the “small” and “classic” sizes and I feel like it really came together very nicely.
Our Fracture prints definitely put the cherry on top when it comes to our homework station. Rather than just choosing my favorite random photos to print, I focused on my favorite school memories to print like the first day of school photos, field trips and special times spent together. It’s so funny because the kids really enjoy having their memories on the wall and when we have a new visitor to the house, it’s the first thing they want to show them!
Creating your own homework station for your kids can initially seem a little overwhelming, but its not at all! Here are a few tips to help you get started
FIND AND MEASURE YOUR SPACE
This way you know exactly what you are working with and what you can fit into the area. The space we were working with was pretty small so I went with a table that accommodated our space.
KEEP THE AREA ORGANIZED
We used these fun hanging bins to keep the coloring tools in one area, close enough for the kids to have access to them. Because my daughter has a weekly folder from school to keep her homework, I decided against adding any folder or paper organizational items and instead added hooks to our area for her backpack. She simply keeps her folder in her backpack when not in use. If you have older children you may want to add additional storage space for paper.
Adding these fun Fracture prints really made such a huge difference for this space! Rather than storing these precious memories in our phones/computers never to be seen again, we have them displayed proudly! They are also having a great back to school sale right now where you can save 10% off your order.
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KEEP IT SIMPLE
While I’ve seen beautiful, elaborate homework stations, I’m a big believer in simplicity. I know that my children are still young and can be overwhelmed and over stimulated easily which is why we kept our station so simple. There is just enough space for my daughter to do her homework while my son enjoys some art time and I was able to keep our supplies to a minimum. I do expect that our station will grow with my children and in time but I hope to keep the minimalism style intact.
Do you have a homework station for your children? I’d love to hear how you’ve set yours up!