A study room is meant to be a positive, relaxing space where you can concentrate on your work, and it’s easy to personalize a study room for your needs and wants regardless of your budget and space available. Here, we’ll share nine ideas to inspire you to decorate your study room.
Installing the right floors can also make your study room more enjoyable. Stained concrete, epoxy floors, or polished concrete are all different flooring options that can help accent a room and make it comfortable for work.
Setting Up The Room
You first have to choose a space that will be private, whether it’s a whole room or a space in the corner of a room that will increase your productivity instead of sharing the space with other activities. Use curtains or partitions to separate a space from the rest of the room if you don’t have a dedicated room. Try to put it next to a window because natural light will help you focus and give you a more positive mindset. If you have space, add a sitting area like a comfy chair or couch so you can have a change of scenery within your study area.
Furnishing The Room
If you’re easily distracted, you don’t want to clutter the room, so keep it as bare as possible. Choose a comfortable chair and a plain desk, keep your supplies stored away and don’t hang anything on the walls or put too many decorative touches. The main thing is to pick a desk that will accommodate everything you need, and that works with the comfortable chair you choose for a good posture. Choose appropriate lighting if necessary, to avoid getting eye strain, and remember that cool white light is better than warm yellow because it mimics natural sunlight best.
Set Up Your Supplies
Make room in your workspace for your supplies and equipment, like your books, your writing tools, your computer, and a printer. Keep them nearby, so you’re not wasting time moving around your study room. Ensure you have a lot of storage place, so you’re not disorganized, and everything has its place. Use a bookshelf or make your own crate-based storage space to keep your supplies tidy and focus your time on your work.
Add Color To Personalize The Space
Choose a light wall color to paint the walls, because it will make the place feel roomier and lighter. A dark color will make it feel cramped and gloomy, which doesn’t support productivity. Some good color ideas are light blue, cream, light green, or even pastel yellow or purple. You can include brighter bursts of color with some accent pieces. If you add touches of your favorite color, you’ll feel more comfortable and at home in your study area. Check out Best Paint For to see a comparison of the best paints for the job.
Add Accent Decor
You can add some small pieces that will make your space feel friendlier and more colorful, like throw pillows, a rug, curtains, or some artwork for the walls. Be careful you’re not making the room too busy, though, or it’ll feel cluttered and cramped. Use mostly neutral colors with a few accent pieces here and there. You can choose lampshades or a rug that are complementary colors to what you’ve chosen for the walls and furniture.
Add some decorations on the wall of things you like, such as posters, pictures, and other things that reflect your personality. You can include a corkboard to put up things you like or pictures of your friends and family.
Motivate Yourself Through Decor
Helen Cressley says that “you also want to be able to motivate yourself through the room, so pick artwork that will inspire you, whether it’s motivational quotes or travel images. If you feel inspired as soon as you walk in, you’re already helping yourself succeed.”
Collect And Display Mementoes
It can also help to display your collection items to personalize your room, like baseball cards, treasures, or awards you’ve won. This can help you feel more positive and happier in your study room.
Include A Calendar
Your study room should also include a calendar or agenda to help you stay focused and on track. Consider getting a big desk calendar or wall chalkboard to write down key information like submission deadlines, to-do lists, and anything else you should know. Colour-code the information by project or class so you can easily read through your tasks.