A fresh school year is upon us, which means shopping for new stationery, textbooks and backpacks. With all this schoolwork, comes homework. It’s been proved that studying or working in a quiet, comfortable area improves focus. We’ve compiled some ideas to help you create the perfect work-from-home or study nook.

Get into the zone

Creating a silent, well-lit space is essential to get those study juices flowing. Decorate the space with light colours and paintings and plants to create a positive learning zone. If you want to take it a step up, invest in a diffuser to fill the room with pleasant scents.

Stay organised

A tidy space equals a tidy mind – it may surprise you how clean and organised surroundings can positively affect your ability to focus. Having an organised desk area really helps you to be a more productive with your studies. Add some drawers and shelves to keep studying materials and textbooks in check. A calendar or notice board can be great to keep you on track and motivated.

Get comfy

Sometimes it’s hard to make studying fun, but you can always make it comfortable! Opt for a comfy desk chair and pillows with simple yet cute designs, or take it a step up and build a reading corner lined with pillows, blankets, and of course, all the materials required to study. Just don’t get too comfy or you may fall asleep!

A new year of school will also bring a new flood of classes, study materials, and of course, homework. Keep your children (or yourself) inspired and organised by providing a functional and welcoming place to achieve all those homework goals.