RL Tips: Create a Chic Study Area for Kids

Designate an area at home for fun sessions of crafts and homework


Allow your child to focus on school work and crafts by dedicating an area at home for their projects and school activities. Interior designers Hannah Acab-Faustino and Joy Ejercito share these helpful insights to guide you.

Photos used in this feature by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article (“Home Schooling”) in the November 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.

Keep these tips in mind:
  • "The study room may have the tendency to be the most cluttered," says interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino.

Prevent clutter by assigning spots for the various needs of the users of the room. A desk by the window can be placed where school kids can do their homework, while a low table on another corner can be where smaller kids can do their coloring and crafts-making.

  • "Consider good lighting that not only encourages 'work,' but also interaction among family members, adds Hannah.

To help keep it spic-and-span, interior designer Joy Ejercito suggests putting enough shelves for books as well as cabinets and drawers to store supplies and accessories.

  • "A number of outlets should also be installed to accommodate computers, printers, and other electronics or machines."
  • "Use colors that are conducive for studying and creativity. Avoid using colors that are distracting," shares Joy.


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