How to create a home study space

Creating a good study space at home can not only increase your motivation to work, but can also improve your performance as well. You don't necessarily need a full room to study - a well chosen corner can serve just as well as a study space. Follow our tips to get started...

Choosing a study space

When setting up a home study space, your most important consideration will be its location. If you have a spare room the choice will probably be a relatively simple one, but if you have to choose between already-designated living areas the choice can be more difficult. Your main considerations should be:

  • Away from distractions - avoid setting up a study space near the TV area, for example
  • A good source of natural light would be beneficial
  • Access to a power source for lamps, computer etc.
  • Space to store all the resources that you regularly need (e.g. books, printer, stationary)

Planning your study space

Try to position your desk so as to take advantage of the natural light that the room receives. This not only creates a more pleasant working environment but can help to minimise eye fatigue.

A good chair is vital, particularly if you'll be spending long hours studying here. It's worth saving up and investing in a good quality office chair if possible.

You'll need all the resources that you use regularly on hand. It's a good idea to install shelves above your study space or look for a desk with built in drawers or files.

Finishing touches for your study space

Ultimately, the more you enjoy being in your study space the more likely you are to study! It's therefore worth investing a little time and effort into decorating and customising your study space to your liking. Cushions, family photos, paintings, nice stationary and an attractive desk lamp are all worth considering.

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