10 Finds for Sophisticated Kid-Friendly Workspaces
We're here to prove that there's no need to sacrifice style when creating a study space for your kiddos.
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Contemporary + Classic
A cool, cognac chair nestles into a modern black desk, beneath a bright display of finger-paint projects and colorful doodles. We’re huge fans of this desk and chair duo for a kids’ room because the simple design and neutral colors are sure to look equally as stylish 10 years down the road, as they do right now.
Creating a kid-friendly workspace shouldn’t mean you must give up all sense of sophistication in your home. Behold: the power of a slipcovered chair for after school snacks and study sesh. With this thing, there’s no need to worry about your kiddo spilling chips and salsa on the living room rug. Simply snag a washable slipcover for one of your kitchen chairs and, voila! Problem solved.
BUY IT: Slipcovers: Crate & Barrel, $50
Study for Two
Helping your kid with algebra has never looked so appealing. This roomy hallway homework station is fit for two and offers plenty of space to lay out binders, books and calculators. Also, those chairs? To die for.
Brass + Books
Out of Sight
Keep your kids’ room as clutter free as possible by bringing in acrylic furnishings. Paired with a clean white desk, this ghost chair is as functional as it is fashionable and alleviates the space from feeling crowded or cramped.
BUY IT: Ghost Chair: AllModern, $155
If your home’s designated study spot is by the breakfast table, create a cohesive design by using the same chairs throughout the space. This sundrenched, neutral dining room and study nook does just that, proving that a functional space can be just as fresh and elegant as the rest of the home.
Windsor Chair + Task Lamp
"X" Marks the Spot
Add some shelves and a floating desk to a spare hallway to create a cool corner for your kiddo to use for catching up on important assignments. Use a glam x-bench as a seat, and line the walls with graphic-print wallpaper for a major, attention-grabbing design detail.
Writing on the Wall
We’re all about encouraging the creative juices, and this chalkboard wall does just that! Use chalkboard paint to create the ultimate blank canvas and forever be dubbed the "cool parent" because you allow your kids to draw on their walls.
BUY IT: Chalkboard Paint: Amazon, $28