Finding the balance between study and playtime
Small spaces are only as restrictive as you think of them to be. Try creating different spaces for different activities in that one place. The key is compartmentalisation. Look for a way to create that balanced environment by opting for storage boxes to quickly put away study material and bring it back out when it is time to study again.
This technique sensitizes the child to prepare themselves for when it is time to study and when it is playtime, get your child a few boxes to make it seem like a fun activity. The sooner you begin, the quicker you teach your children from a young age to clean up and organise.
Desks that grow with your child
Sounds interesting? We're referring to long-term solutions like desk where the table legs are extendable and adapt to your children as they grow. If your wallet is a little bit thinner, then consider working with a chair pad or two. Desks surfaces are, by definition, multi-functional.
If you want to unleash your child's creativity, we suggest that no matter the quality and sturdiness of the desk you use a "placemat" or desk laminate that adds an additional layer of protection to prolong the lifespan of the furniture and make your child play carefree.
Adjustable wall/table lamps
Last but not least, you want to ensure that your child has the proper lighting to set the tone of study time. A trick to get optimal usage of light is to set the lamp at a height of 80 cms from the table, without having it scatter off the required area. Desk lamps that are aesthetically pleasing to the child is what you should opt for. But it should also serve the purpose of optimal lighting on the desk.
Storage for kids isn't child's play for any parent. It is the smart and clever solutions that actually work and grow with your children. The above suggestions are sure to make it easier while you build your inventory.