If you only have a small space to work with, there are still dozens of amazing DIY homework stations that your kids will love and also won’t break the bank!
There are two major reasons why the trend of the homework station is picking up right now. One: more kids are online learning. Two: we realize they need their own designated space to take things seriously.
With this realization it’s no wonder we want to create something special for our kids that will help them stay successful in their education. I’m sure many people would love to create an entire room dedicated to homework, learning, arts, and crafts, but the truth is not everyone has this option.
Good news for you is that you can still create these amazing and inspiring homework stations in small spaces. People have found the perfect balance between fun and functional.
You will be surprised how people managed to create DIY homework stations in the smallest areas of their home that are not lacking anything a child would need to succeed.
If you’ve been worrying how you’re going to pull your homework station off or just in need of some inspiration, you’ve made it to the right place. Below are the 10 best DIY homework stations for small spaces!
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01 | A POP OF COLOR
Homework can be less than a fun thing to do after a long day, so why not make the space a little more inspirational? A few pops of color with a unique felt ball garland or a colorful rug can make the space feel more warm and inviting!
02 | CREATE A DIY POP-UP STATION
Have you ever heard up a pop up cafe or event? They literally get put together in a day! This homework station is fun, unique, and popped up out of nowhere! Find a blank space in your home and get creative.
03 | MAKE IT ALL PORTABLE
By keeping all needed homework & project supplies organized in a rolling cart you can move it anywhere! Perfect for huge project that may require moving to the kitchen table. An added bonus? It is easily hide-able when not in use.
04 | FIND THE PERFECT NOOK
If you are really low on space take a long hard look at all the nook’s and crannies of your home. As you can see below a great homework station doesn’t need a lot of space to be effective.
05 | DON’T WASTE A HALLWAY
We always think hallways are off limits, but if you have anything a little larger than the ordinary hallway, why not think about creating a thin long homework station that is clean, organized, and user friendly?
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06 | UNDER THE STAIRS
Many people have this space under the stairs. It’s usually crammed with storage and hidden by a door. Take off the door, paint or wall paper the walls, and create a fantastic little DIY homework station kids of any age will love!
07 | A REAL SPACE SAVER
These pull down desks are beyond brilliant. You may not be able to spare any space in the room, but what about on your wall? Hang these pull down desks up on the wall and simply unhinge, pull down, and viola, you have an instant homework station anywhere! The cherry on top is that there is built in storage to keep homework supplies out of sight until they need them!
08 | TRANSFORM A CLOSET
If you have no room at all for a homework station think about taking the door off of a closet and transforming it into a small little office & desk set up. Add shelves for storage, paint it a color for fun, and add some lighting to make this small space become the prefect place for homework & projects.
09 | A SIMPLE DUO
If you need more than one homework station but are still looking for something simple try one large finished wood piece for the top and then pull out drawers for the base. This DIY homework station can easily be created in a day and each child will have their own space to make it their own.
10 | UTILIZE THE MOST UNLIKELIEST OF PLACES
We always think we need an entire room for a home work station/office. In reality if you’re short on space you still will be able to get very creative. If a space is big enough for a chair then it’s big enough for a desk, some shelves, and a lot of creativity! Check out these brilliant examples below of how these people made the best use of the space that they had.
From corner desks to unused spaces, you can create the prefect DIY homework station with the space you have.
All you got to do is get a little creative!