When my daughter hit the senior years of schooling, we found she really needed a dedicated study space in her room. Before this, she usually worked at the kitchen table and that was fine. However, as the workload increased (we live in a busy home with six people), she found it best to work in her room. Her room is quite small, so we only had a small space to work with. To economise the space, we went with a small desk and a trolley. We’ve had this set up for two years now (for both grade 11 and 12) and it has worked very well. Just the other day, I was laying on my daughter’s bed while I was quizzing her on geography definitions, and I asked her if it was still useful — and she said she really liked the space.
- Desk – MICKE in black from Ikea
- Three Tray Trolley – RÅSKOG Trolley in black from Ikea (this is the same trolley I use for my homework station)
- Desk Caddy – from Kmart
- Chair – RENBERGET Swivel chair in black from Ikea
All up, it cost just over $200.
In her room she has:
- Bed (obviously)
- Study corner
- Book case
- Towel rack (purchased form Howard’s Storage World – where she puts her school shoes/towel and hangs her school uniform)
- Air purifier
- Build in cupboard