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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October 18, 2018

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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.

Cognac Chair: World Market, $249
Black Desk: Amazon, $149

After-School Slipcover

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.

BUY IT: Boho Teak Chair: Bed Bath & Beyond, $234.99

Brass + Books

Accessorize your study nook with brass desk accessories, a leather chair and a few colorful pillows for good measure.

Brass Pencil Holder: CB2, $14.95
Brass Letter Tray: CB2, $59.95

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

Create Cohesion

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.

BUY IT: Dining Chair: Crate & Barrel, $179

Windsor Chair + Task Lamp

Just about any written assignment would be worth the trouble when you’ve got a pretty little desk like this one! How darling do the black task lamp and matching Windsor chair look against the bright white cabinets?

Black Task Lamp: Pottery Barn, $25
Windsor Chair: Crate & Barrel, $329

"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.

X-Stool: Overstock.com, $76
Yellow Task Lamp: Amazon, $55

Storage Shelves

Store the school years’ reading lists on stacked, rustic wooden shelves and keep track of time with a classic wall clock.

Shelves: Ikea, $10
Clock: Crate & Barrel, $49.95

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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

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