one Zone the room
Designers agree that the room should be divided into several functional areas.
“Take care to visually or physically separate the workplace and the rest area if these spaces are in the same room,” says Svetlana Kapustina.
“It’s great if you can zone a student’s room into several parts: where we sleep, where we play, where we do our homework. At the table, nothing should distract his attention. He sat down, concentrated, did his homework — and is free, ”says Tatyana Romanova.
In one of Tatyana Romanova’s projects, the working area is placed outside a partition with an opening. And Svetlana Kapustina suggests zoning the room with colored blocks. In her project, the working area is highlighted in deep blue, while the adjacent walls are light.
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2 Plan your desktop size
A desk in a student’s room is a must. Svetlana Kapustina recommends choosing a desktop at least 60 cm deep.
Tatyana Romanova recalls the need to free up the work surface so that there is more space for classes: “It is advisable to get rid of a small desktop from office equipment (monitor, keyboard, rug, mouse). And if there is nowhere to place this technique, you need to plan initially a large size of the table.
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3 Put the table sideways to the window
To place a table by the window is practically an axiom of arranging a working area, not only a nursery, but also an office. And often the table is installed directly under the windowsill (or instead of it). Svetlana Kapustina recommends a different location.
“Do not place the table directly opposite the window, put it sideways to the window correctly — the light hits the desktop, the heating radiator does not dry,” says the designer.
four Choose a comfortable chair
When choosing a work chair, it is important to rely on several parameters.
Tatyana Romanova says that a lot depends on the age of the child and, of course, the budget.
“There are growing chairs on the market, as well as anatomically correct chairs at sky-high prices. And in leather, and in fabric, and with brass, and without it. What we definitely would not advise doing is for elementary school students to put a swivel chair on wheels. The child, sitting in it, is distracted, and he is required to solve completely different tasks. And you have no idea what your floor can turn into with such a chair in six months, ”Tatiana recommends.
Svetlana Kapustina advises choosing chairs with adjustable height and backrest.
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5 Plan a place for a backpack
This is necessary — the student will not be able to throw the briefcase in different corners.
6 Provide open shelves at the desktop for daily stationery
“We know how many textbooks, workbooks and other additional materials are given to our students now. It is ideal if you plan several shelves or open sections directly in the desktop area. Enough 3-4. Exclusively for the most popular: some textbooks were collected in a briefcase, others were left at home, ”recommends Tatyana Romanova.
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7 And closed shelving — for other books and toys
“The desire of many mothers to store books, board games, designers, toys and various benefits to organize as many open shelves as possible is a delusion. After all, they not only have different manufacturers, but also different package sizes, box shapes, and colors. It is difficult for a child to sort them and keep such shelves in a permanent order. And the room looks less neat with them. Another thing is when most of them can be hidden behind blank facades,” recommends Tatyana.
eight Plan for more drawers or opt for a mobile nightstand
It is in boxes that it is good to store office supplies, says Tatiana Romanova: “Where else is it convenient to store paints, brushes, plasticine, colored paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, if not in boxes? Here is a simple tip — they can be quite shallow, but let them be more. Under a certain type of office — your own. The child will get used to what and what lies in, and will not turn them upside down. Some can even be further divided into sections inside or special inserts can be purchased.
9 Put a handy organizer on your desk
Again — for the purpose of order and better organization of daily trifles.
“A child will not be able to constantly put everything on shelves and drawers,” says Tatyana Romanova. — Therefore, he simply needs an organizer on the table. It is desirable that it also be divided into parts and sections, where you, together with your student, will distribute all his working tools.
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ten Organize a reading area
Svetlana Kapustina recommends putting a comfortable chair in the student’s room or organizing a place for time with a book, for example, on the second tier.
eleven Don’t forget the electrical
“It is advisable to organize sockets both above the work surface — for charging gadgets and a table lamp, for example, and below it — for the same system unit with a monitor when it is really needed,” says Tatyana Romanova.