Will having a dedicated spot for homework transform your kid into a straight-A student? Probably not, but it will make getting it all done a lot more fun!
A preteen's desk has entered the computer age (and an era of all kinds of gadgets). A message board and display cubes take their cue from the orange, cork-covered wall behind them, ready for tacking up anything anywhere on the wall.
A large desk with plenty of cupboards, drawers, and shelves is perfect for a preteen's penchant for keeping everything. Make a plain white desk fun by adding funky colored accessories and a fun desk chair.
A bolt of yellow fabric energizes the homework and computer area. A handful of brightly hued accents keeps this functional space as warm and cheery as possible.
A partially suspended desk adds clean, curvy lines to the modern room and also allows easy vacuuming and pickup. You'll need a little hardware know-how to make it -- find our easy-to-follow instructions below.
A favorite fabric inspired the playful flowers and vine, which were painted freehand using a variety of brushes. You also can use stencils to get a perfect floral flourish. A brightly painted desk and chair help pull the color scheme off the walls and into the room.
Custom built-ins take advantage of almost every square inch on this angled wall. Bright accents in red and blue keep the look from being anything but boring. Front and center, a bulletin board keeps notices handy. Supplies and files are neatly tucked behind doors or in drawers.
Cupboard and drawer units have been combined with wall-mounted cubbies for a built-in look. This one is for craft supplies and games, but it could easily be adapted to a child's room as a desk, dresser, or TV cabinet.
Here's how to make a desk designed on a modular cube system for easy construction and adjustable height.