JLife puts its thinking cap on and presents tips and ideas for creating the perfect home study space.
Whether you’re a student cramming for the next big exam, or a parent coaxing your kids to do their homework, when it’s time to hit the books there are plenty of products available to help you tailor a bespoke home study space…
Give your office a breath of fresh air with a Foobot, a smart indoor air quality monitor that provides visual updates and actionable information on indoor pollutants, humidity and temperature.
Light Bulb Moment
Tap into the industrial chic trend with Urban Cottage Industries. The Yorkshire-based lighting company has a wide selection of flexible and inventive lighting solutions as well as the option to build your own plug-in light from individual components.
Pencil It In
Get it write by selecting stationery with a quirky twist to match your personality or mood. U Studio, a design-led publisher of cards and gifts, sells a range of pencils detailed with amusing messages to brighten your study sessions.
£6 per pack.
Organising revision sessions can now be a colourful occasion. Pick up a 13-month planner from online design shop ban.do and stay ahead of the curve with monthly and weekly calendars, while engaging your creative side with artwork, stickers and doodle space.
On the Table
Set up your study session on this sleek black Kew table, available from Yorkshire-based furniture store, Furniture Choice. At 75cm in height, it’s ideal for small spaces and works well when paired with bright colours to create a bold effect.
Take the Chair
Pull up a chair…as Cult Furniture’s Moda range of seating has something for everyone. Designs include a variety of leg, armrest and backrest options to suit different desks and spaces, with styles ranging from armchair models to practical bar-style seats.
Karin Baranyai of Cult Furniture outlines what to keep in mind when building a home study haven…
Whether it’s a compact or large space, opening up the study area is key. Keep the colour palette neutral and bright, while ensuring natural light is accessible.
Be sure to keep all your stationery essentials easy to reach by opting for a desk with storage. The most important part of the jigsaw is probably choosing the right office chair, which comes down to style and comfort.
Leave a light on
If your working day means a busy morning or a jam-packed evening, then creating the perfect lighting will ease all that stress. Choose a statement floor lamp if you have a lot of space, while a modern desk lamp offers versatility.
All about you
This is where you can make it your own. Tap into the latest trends, such as gold and copper ornaments, or focus on artwork that inspires you. The choice is yours but when you decide to redesign your study space, be true to your personal style and keep comfort in the forefront of your plans, as this could soon become your regular nine to five spot.
Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor at Furniture Choice shares her top tips for crafting a cool place to study…
Greenery is key
Workers in spaces with plants show 15% higher productivity than those without!
Let the light in
Lighting conditions simulating daylight can increase alertness. For a child, a designated space for study away from the TV can help them to concentrate.
Encourage your child to spend time in their study space by making it fun with bright décor and their favourite themes. Blue specifically is said to elicit productivity.