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We have always had a space in our living room where the girls could play. I have toys in tubs in the closet and then I rotate them out to the play area. This helps them to be engaged by the “new toys”. And we always have done learning activities but now that we have officially decided to homeschool I wanted to update the play are to more of a learning area. I am going to share with you some homeschool room ideas on a budget that we put into place.
We went from a messy space with primary colored things (mostly from my former classroom) to a calming neutral space. I was able to reuse and repurposed things from around the house to pull this space together. The only thing I purchased was the world map.
Homeschool Room Ideas
- Purposeful Decorations- I like the idea of decorating with purposeful things. Since our homeschool curriculum is heavily based on history and geography I thought this Peel & Stick World Dry Erase Map would be great. There are so many choices, but I wanted one we could draw on. The peel and stick was a bonus!
- Appropriate Sized Things- It’s important to me to allow my girls to feel comfortable and confident, plus just having things functional. Having things set up so they can easily see and reach is a must. I rotated the 3X2 Cubed Shelf so they could easily reach things but this also provided a work space for them as well. The floating book shelves are also at their eye level.
- Book Display- We are a family of readers and our homeschool curriculum is heavily reading based. Putting up an area where books are displayed allows us to continually see our current books and provide more reading time and conversations for us. I ended up using old shelves I had that had a lip on them that works for floating book shelves. There are so many option for floating book shelves now!
- Designated Spots That Are Labeled- Having specific spots for things and having labels allows my girls to be responsible for cleaning up and taking care of their things. The top row on the shelf has baskets/trays where I can put in loose set of toys. We use the set of Nesting Whitewashed Trays for so many things! Where the bottom shelf is reserved for bringing in totes of toys (that are already labeled) from the closet.
- Greenery- Having some living things in the space always makes it calming and welcoming. I put a larger plant on the floor next to the comfy reading space. (Just need to get a little plant stand for it. And already changed the saucer to match better.) Then, on top of the white shelf there are two faux plants that I plan to replace with real plants after my little propagated plants grow roots.
- Work Space- We have three work spaces in our homeschool room. And really it’s not a whole room, we are using the corner of our living room. We have the comfy reading area where we do lots of independent reading or read alouds. Then we sit in front of the shelf for some floor activities. The last work space is still the brown table which has just been pushed over.
The most important thing about homeschool room ideas on a budget is that you make the area fit your needs! As you get into a curriculum, new schedule or as the kids grow you will find things that you need to shift. Make your space work for you and your child’s teaching and learning needs!
What is something you plan to have in your homeshool room?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,