August 26, 2020
With Back to School fast approaching, I know many of us are preparing our homes and ourselves for remote learning. Whether your kids will be doing full or partial virtual schooling, having a good set up at home will help everyone adjust to this new day-to-day.
To give you some ideas and inspiration, we wanted to share the set-up we have for our boys at home. With five school-aged kids, we had to create several workspaces throughout the house.
The most important thing we’ve learned with so many kids doing virtual learning is to have lots of space for them to spread out. Having a few different options for the kids to set up at also helps them stay focused and they can move around to different locations throughout the day.
Our twins share a workspace with side-by-side computers. They each have their own set of drawers to keep all their homework, pencils, paper, and other school supplies organized. We added a corkboard above their desks set in a reclaimed barnwood frame for each of them to pin their homework and schedules for the week. To make the space fun and cozy, we decorated with a wall-mounted shelf full of fun family photos.
For a more minimalist look, a simple desk with a computer works perfectly in one of my older son’s room. He does most of his work online and doesn’t need as much storage. Plus, he already had so many shoes on display that he didn’t really need any more decor!
We also have several common areas throughout the house that double as desks for both the kids and me. We love using our whiskey barrel pub table for breakfast, mid-day breaks, and some work too. Building in time for breaks and non-school chat has been huge for us. It helps break up the day and keep us all feeling energized.
Our live edge high-top table is another piece of furniture that does double duty for mealtimes and homework.
My own home office isn’t far from where the kids work, so I’m always close by to answer questions. My curved live-edge desk is big enough for the kiddos to pull up a chair and work at with me too, which I love!
We are all still getting used to working and schooling from home, but having this setup has given me peace of mind as we prepare for the next school year.
What do you think of our remote learning spaces? Tell us in the comments below! We’d love to see your home office and school set up too, tag us on Instagram at @rusticreddoor to share your pictures with us!
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