A dream study space keeps you motivated and enthusiastic about study, while fostering the atmosphere needed to concentrate and focus. Here are our tips on creating the perfect place in your home to keep you feeling productive, motivated and inspired!
Whether you’ve got a houseful of kids who get more homework than you ever remember getting, oryou’re currently studying yourself, having a dedicated space in your home to get your head down and learn could be just the thing you need. We often overlook the importance of carving out functional areas within our home, which can lead us to having to deal with cramped cramming sessions at the kitchen table (still littered with dinner things), or sofa studying (which carries a serious sleep-risk).
All of this hinders our chances of producing that A+ material. So if you’re going to make the most of being a student or if you want your kids to do the best they can, it might be time to take your study space seriously.
If you have a spare room that’s currently underutilised, or even a convenient corner in the sitting room or under the stairs, why not convert it into a dedicated space for learning? Here are our tips to help you ace your study room design.
Colour schemes to help you study
As the world’s most dedicated student, obviously your study space is decked out in your institution’s colours… right? Perhaps not. If you’re willing to be a little subtler in your appreciation of your school or university, we’d suggest going for some research-backed colours to help enhance your study roominstead.
The colour blue, for example, is proven to be the best colour to help you study, aiding in concentration and productivity. With cool undertones, blue is also a soothing colour that creates a serene atmosphere, helping keep you calm and focused during stressful exam times.
While a soft blue can adorn the background walls of your study space, you might want to add a few pops of red and yellow to enhance your learning performance. A student-focused study found that reading comprehension can be higher in a room painted with vivid reds and yellows, with participants getting a burst of brain stimulation that helped their performance.
For vivid colours that aren’t overwhelming, stick with small touches, whether that’s choosing brightly-coloured stationery or painting only the backs of your bookshelves with a bright colour.
We’ll leave you with one last point – and no more homework, we promise! However you choose to decorate your study space, it’s important to think about whether each item is likely to motivate or demotivate you. By choosing the furnishings, colours and decorations of your study space by virtue of how inspired, pumped and ready to learn it makes you, you’ve got a better chance of creating a space that you genuinely thrive in. Bring on the A stars!