We are in the process of moving our school room from the upstairs loft area to our downstairs “left-over furniture room”. That’s our name for the family room (Or is it living room? We have one of those houses with a family room and living room, and I can never remember which is which). I liked our little loft school room, but everything I do during the day is downstairs — laundry, breakfast/lunch/dinner prep and clean-up — so to make multi-tasking easier, the kids are coming downstairs too. In addition, there is more space downstairs and the “left-over furniture room” wasn’t much but a place to stash our left-over furniture (hence the name). In the spirit of organizing and decorating a homeschool room, I am posting some pictures I am using for inspiration (none of which I will actually come close to, but it’s fun dreaming).
I love the framed chalkboard wall here from houzz.com. I definitely have plans to do something similar, minus the feminine colors (I have 3 boys).
Another good use of chalkboard paint from Lady Lullabuy used to label supply cubbies.
I love, love, love this wall of maps from Land of Nod. If I can get ahold of some old maps, I am doing this!
Another idea I love for a school room is the cork-board picture rail running through this room from Martha Stewart.
I have a staircase wall in the room. It doesn’t rise quite so sharply, but what a clever use of that space from Design Sponge, with book shelves.
Another feature I’d love to include is a cozy little reading corner, similar to this one from Sunshine on the Inside.
Lastly, I love the bit of inspiration for teacher and students with this wall verse from Contented Sparrow. What a lovely way to remember why we do what we do each day.
- Chalkboard Pot (And a Bedroom Makeover Sneak Peek) (warmhotchocolate.com)
- Why I love paint – part II (pillowsandpaint.wordpress.com)
- Ideas for our front room (royalbelly.com)
- Week #21 Organized Home Challenge: Living Room/Family Room Organization (cozycakescottage.com)
- Spruce Up a Room With a New Rug (restorenation.wordpress.com)