For your child to enjoy doing his homework or activities in his room, it is important to provide him with a desk area adapted to his needs and comfortable. However, it is not always easy to set up this studious space for him in his own environment, in which he prefers to play or go about his hobbies. Here are our 7 planning tips for designing a nice, comfortable, pretty and pleasant office area in your child’s room.
Tip n°1: choose a desk of the right size
For the comfort of your child, it is absolutely necessary to choose a desk of the right size. The right size applies to both your child’s and their bedroom. If the room is small, we avoid the bulky desk which risks cluttering up its space too much. Remember that the room of your dear blond head is his universe; it is a place of relaxation, games and well-being. Do not impose too large an office and respect all of its needs.
Also respect the height of your child. If the desk is installed from the age of 6, for the realization of the first homework, avoid providing a model that he will keep throughout his schooling and which may not be practical for him. It is better to opt for a small desk and replace it with a larger one when the time is right. Conversely, a desk that is too small can be restrictive for an older teenager. Think about his health and comfort by choosing a model that corresponds to his size.
Tip n°2: we equip it with an adapted wheelchair
In a narrow room or simply for aesthetics, the solution of the stool that slips under the desk is practical. But it is uncomfortable for your child and not adapted to his growing body. For him to be comfortable at his desk, your treasure will need a quality seat. Opt preferably for a height-adjustable chair to better follow the evolution of his growth, and with a backrest to support his back.
There are models of office chairs that are discreet and space-saving, while being comfortable. Don’t compromise on this quality, your child’s health is at stake.
Tip #3: put it in the right place
To set up an office area in your child’s room, you need to define the appropriate location. Placing a desk against the wall is the solution most frequently chosen by parents. If space allows, it is indeed a very comfortable, ideal and functional solution. The wall can be used as a support to hang shelves or the necessary for activities and homework. Also, this location is the least disruptive to your child, as they are least prone to sources of entertainment.
You can also place your child’s desk facing the window. It is an ideal solution to take advantage of the light in a dark room or to optimize the space in a narrow room. On the other hand, your child will probably be more often entertained by what is happening outside.
If your child has a large bedroom, you can use the desk as a space divider, a pleasant solution to clearly distinguish between sleeping, playing and homework areas. The desk itself can act as a separator or use bookcases for this.
Tip n°4: we light it correctly
If the seat is essential, the light is just as important! To protect your child’s eyes, consider equipping his desk with a suitable lamp. In this case, do not prioritize aesthetics, but rather comfort. Your child will probably be working late at their desk, not to mention that the days are shorter in winter. The brightness drops quickly and without suitable lighting, it is difficult to concentrate!
So choose a bright desk lamp that he can move or modulate according to his needs, or a large halogen lamp whose intensity he can manage.
Tip n°5: we plan suitable and functional storage
So that the office does not quickly turn into a battlefield, we provide storage! Drawers, cupboards, shelves… multiply the types of storage to allow your child to store his little essentials more easily and also find his belongings more quickly. Storage is also very popular when it comes to cleaning!
Tip n°6: we decorate it
Do not hesitate to decorate your child’s office space. Let your imagination run wild and integrate this area into your bedroom with an aesthetic associated with the decoration of the room, while standing out from it to clearly identify the place. Decorated furniture, differently painted walls, rugs on the floor… decorate the office space to make it even more comfortable and enjoyable for your child.
Tip n°7: we associate games and leisure
Whether big or small, your child needs a desk that combines study with leisure. Indeed, the desk is not only reserved for homework, it can be used for practical work, manual activities, reading, puzzles, drawing and any other leisure activity. You can leave space there so that your child can exercise these various activities without mixing them up. Why not reserve shelves, a closet or a few drawers for his games and hobbies?
Bonus tip: let him express himself!
At any age, you can involve your child in the layout of his office. Ask him for his opinion in order to let him imagine this space dedicated to him. He can have excellent ideas in terms of layout and decoration. You will thus be sure to please him and to design a space close to his expectations, in which he will enjoy working. It’s up to you to sort out the unrealizable requests and keep only the most comfortable ones!