The new school year has rolled around again. Maybe you’ve got some big exams coming up this year, or perhaps you’re off to university. A dedicated study space will give you increased productivity – a place to focus with less distractions. It’ll help you study better and ace those tests.
In this post, we’ll provide a rundown of study room essentials, suggestions for decorating your study room and some top tips for making the most of your new study area!
What are the benefits of a study room?
✓ Increased productivity and focus, without the distractions of the hustle and bustle of round the house. Offers a quiet space to get work done, minimise distractions
✓ Work more efficiently and get that project done quicker
✓ Work is a separate, so you can truly escape when you need a break and want to do other things
✓ Ability to customise to needs/decorate in line with personality
✓ Offers enough storage for study materials
✓ Natural light is proven to improve mood and reduce stress
No matter the size of your study room, you’ll want to make sure you have these basics.
Try and opt for the biggest desk that will fit in your space. This will make it easier to spread out your laptop and textbooks. An organised desk will lead to a better workflow. Position your desk near the window to make the most of natural light.
Make sure it’s a comfortable one! After all, you’ll be spending a fair bit of time studying.
Never forget another assignment deadline! Use it to pin up reminders, deadlines, inspirational quotes, terms to remember or mind maps.
Whiteboard and markers
A great space for brainstorming ideas, working out equations and problem solving.
Whether its shelves or cupboards, having a place for textbooks, stationery and spare materials will help you to stay organised and be more productive.
Study room inspiration: Tips for Decorating
By decorating it with your favourite colours, the space will be more enjoyable to spend time in, no matter how boring the textbook chapter!
- Personalise your space! Add colour with painted walls or patterned rugs.
- Hang wall art with motivational quotes to inspire you as you work.
- Create an uplifting environment with plants, flowers and greenery. Bring your study room to life!
- Recycle glass jars as pen pots to add a quirky touch.
- Include a corner of the room dedicated to taking a break, with an armchair or beanbags. Make it cosy with blankets and cushions and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
Your new space will be fit for #studygram in no time!
But remember, it’s not all about looks. How you use your study room is the most important thing.
Make the Most of Your Study Room
You’ve set up an inspirational desk space. You’ve got a corkboard full of motivational post-it notes. Now it’s time to get to work.
- Eliminate all distractions – the goal is to maximise your attention.
- Make sure you have easy access to everything you may need. The last thing you want is to interrupt your flow because you haven’t got your calculator.
- Experiment and figure out the best lighting and temperature setting for you to work best in.
- Make a playlist of ambient music to help you focus on your work. However, songs with lyrics in can be distracting.
- If you prefer to work in silence, sound-cancelling headphones can block out unwanted noise
- Take regular breaks so you don’t burn out.
- Of course, we couldn’t forget snacks: choose healthy snacks like fruit to give you energy.
Study Room Examples
Now you know how to create the perfect study space, you’ll be able to tackle the new school year!