When it comes to kids’ room decor, nothing can help or hinder their studies more. This is because everything from color to clutter, accessibility to tools and the comfort of a desk and chair all play into how productive kids will be when doing their homework or have less stress when studying for a test. As such, doing some research and choosing kids’ room decor that will keep them focused on their studies is a must. And the best part is, is that the decor is not only functional but something kids will love as well.
The decor in kids’ rooms many times does not have a rhyme or reason to it. And while this is fine when kids are younger and use the space for playing and sleeping only, when it is time to start using it as a designated study space, a mishmash of things simply will not do. This is why creating a space that is not only attractive and has kids’ input, but is practical for studying as well, is a must for helping kids succeed with their studies.
Here are some room kids’ room decor ideas that will keep them focused on their studies.
Make Sure Everything Has A Place
Much like when kids were toddlers, making sure that everything in the room has its own space will help to keep the room organized. and the more organized the space is, the more conducive it is for studying.
According to Terrific Tips From Teachers, when the study space is clean and organized, kids can find the materials they need when they need them. There are fewer distractions with spending time trying to locate what is needed to complete a homework task. And the sooner that homework is completed, kids are able to move on to what they really want to do. Which is anything but homework.
Ways to organize kids’ rooms include:
- Shelving units
- Window benches
- Pen, pencil, and paper holder on the desk
- Cord organizer for electronics
By utilizing these organizational hacks, kids will be studying in their rooms successfully and without distraction.
Have Inspirational Wall Decor
When trying to inspire kids while they study, there is a fine line between putting up wall decor that will inspire and wall decor that will be overwhelming and distracting. As such, picking a few choice pieces that have words or visuals that speak directly to each individual child will help them during their study sessions.
According to Edutopiaif a study space is too “sensory-rich” it can cause more harm than good when it comes to how kids process information. If they are too busy looking at the surrounding walls, they will not be able to truly focus on the task at hand, which is their homework.
As such, kids may go through the motions of doing their work. But, just how much of it is truly retained in an overly decorated space may not be enough to keep up with what is expected of them in class. And may actually begin to fall behind as a result.
Have Good Lighting In The Room
Good lighting can mean the difference between kids staying awake and alert or feeling tired and drowsy when studying in their rooms. As such, making sure that there is ample light in the room will help kids to stay focused on their studies.
According to Elektra, good lighting can help people “stay awake and inspired.” This can make some of the best ideas come to light for kids when they are doing their homework.
Conversely, when the lighting is poor in a bedroom, studies can suffer. This is because, per the publication, poor lighting can lead to kids being “demotivated” and “negatively influences studies.” Both of which defeat the purpose of creating a study space in the bedroom.
Choose Room Color Conducive To Studying
Choosing room colors that are conducive to studying can make all the difference between kids absorbing the information they are studying or not. As such, giving the room an accent wall, painting the entire room a color that allows for concentration, or using a color as a decoration to help with focus, can encourage kids with their studies at home.
According to Barker Whittlethe best colors to choose when trying to boost concentration and productivity include:
All of these colors will help to calm the body, boost creativity, and encourage focus. Some of which may have been painted in kids’ rooms as infants for some of the same reasons. And all the things that kids need when studying in their rooms.
Make Sure Chair & Desk Are Comfortable
Parents may feel like kids do not need a desk in their bedrooms because they can sit on their beds to study and do homework. However, when kids do have a desk in their bedroom, they are better able to pay attention. And the more attention they pay, the better they do with their studies.
According to Autonomous, a desk and chair help kids with their concentration because they are designed to be comfortable. The level of comfort can vary depending on the quality of the desk and chair, however.
As such, taking into consideration things like ergonomics and the safety of desks will help kids feel comfortable every time they sit to do their work. And the more time that kids spend at their desks studying, the more accomplished they will become in school overall.
Source: Terrific Tips From Teachers, Edutopia, Barker Whittle, Elektra, Autonomous