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6 Tips In Creating A Room For Homeschooling

Let your child enjoy hours of fun learning in a well-designed classroom at home

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Photography: Dairy Darilag

Some parents prefer homeschooling because they believe it is best for their children. In doing so, however, there should be a proper room in the house dedicated to that purpose. Interior designer Van Acuna Solana shares the following tips to help you create this room for your child:

1. Assign a room that can accommodate everything that your child needs.

“The room should be [big] enough to store the books and learning materials and a table or desk with enough chairs to accommodate the number of homeschoolers and their teacher.”

2. Furnish the room with a table, comfortable chairs, and storage for your child’s books.

Van recommends using a six-seater table for this purpose. It is big enough to have all learning materials laid out in front of your child as he goes about his daily lessons. “[Provide] comfortable seating as homeschooling takes a number of hours sitting down.”

3. Make sure your child’s books and learning materials remain clean.

“I recommend bookshelves with cover or doors to keep them from being exposed to dust.” A cabinet with glass doors is ideal so you can easily find a book or material that your child needs.  

4. Paint the walls with bright colors.

“I suggest using any of the colors of the rainbow. Colorful surroundings can help stimulate the senses and motivate the children to learn.” You can try using primary colors blue, red, and yellow, and work your way from there.  

5. Don’t forget to add enough lighting.

“There should be ample general lighting since there will be a lot of reading activities, and a comfortable temperature that's not too warm or too cold. It is important to have air conditioning since we live in a tropical country.”  

6. Add materials that will facilitate learning.

You can place a small chalkboard on an easel where you or his teacher can write down the day's lesson. A whiteboard can work just as well, too. 

Ready for your own makeover? Get in touch with interior designer Van Acuna-Solana at vanacuna[at]gmail.com.

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