(Pictured above, Lorena Canals washable rug in Bereber Wood Rose.)
The new school season is in full swing and inevitably with that comes homework! One of the tricks behind motivating kids to do their homework is to create a homework station that inspires them and keeps them laser focused on the task at hand. Use soothing colors they love and keep the area neat and clean, so as not to distract from their homework. Keep the desktop area simple, just having the basic homework essentials on display: Desk lamp, pencils and pens in a neat caddy and a bit of greenery–like a cactus or a succulent plant–to calm the senses. Here, some of the best ideas for creating a homework station for kids that’s both stylish and functional.
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Homework Station Idea: Decorate with Vibrant Colors
While studying is probably not your child’s favorite way to spend their time, creating a homework room set in brilliant–yet soothing–colors is a great way to entice them into logging more hours hitting the books. Some of the best colors for focus and concentration are blues and yellows. Strong blues are known to stimulate your brain, while lighter shades of blue help to calm and relax you. Yellow is another shade well suited for homework time. Yellow is thought to lift the spirits and inspire confidence in both kids and adults, making it a great color for homework station decor as well as for the home office. Decor idea: Lorena Canals Washable Rug in Polka Dot, pictured above.
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Homework Station Idea: De-Clutter
Too much clutter on top of the desk can lead to brain overload and ultimately be distracting. The main idea behind creating a homework station for kids is to keep their minds on their studies and not on the comic books or games sitting on their desk teasing them. When choosing the decor for your kid’s homework headquarters, you can mix stylish and fun pieces in with the functional, such as paper and pencils. We love this modern kids room with black and white details. Decor idea: Lorena Canals Round ABC Natural Rug.
(Pictured above, Lorena Canals machine washable rug in Grey Stars-White)
Homework Station Idea: Keep it Clean
Along with keeping your child’s study area free of clutter is keeping it clean. From after-school snacks to pencil sharpener shavings, there’s bound to be some messiness left behind after all the hard work is done. Thankfully, all Lorena Canals rugs are machine washable and super easy to clean. Just toss it in the wash and your kid’s homework area will be pristine for their next study session.
All Lorena Canals are non-toxic and handmade. A portion of proceeds from each rug goes to The Sakula Project, which helps send kids to school in a remote area of Northern India.