It’s such a crazy time in the world right now and I’m sure like me, most parents are wondering how they’re going to manage the ‘learning from home’ routine of next term.

To prepare — or fake some confidence! — this week I reshuffled Patrick’s room to make space for his new ‘Junior’ table from Pop Up Desks and create his own learning from home space.

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The reshuffle

Patrick’s room hadn’t changed much since I updated it just before Alexander was born (see his room here). He loves the space and although I thought he might like a mini makeover with a Hulk theme, that never quite eventuated. Turns out there’s a serious lack of Hulk artwork and decor out there!

Knowing he’ll be learning from home for all of next term (and possibly longer), I wanted to create a dedicated space for him. We don’t have a play room in our home or any other space where I could set up a desk other than his bedroom so it was time to reshuffle things about. We moved his bookcase to the end of his bed to make space for his new Junior table from Pop Up Desks. It’s a generous size table that’s simple to put together and I love how it fits the style of his room.

Shop learning from home essentials

Chair
Chair
Desk lamp
Desk lamp
Dual markers
Dual markers
Desk set
Desk set
Sloth notebook
Sloth notebook
I’ll drink to that mug
I’ll drink to that mug
Chair
Chair
Desk lamp
Desk lamp
Dual markers
Dual markers
Desk set
Desk set
Sloth notebook
Sloth notebook
I’ll drink to that mug
I’ll drink to that mug
Chair
Chair
Desk lamp
Desk lamp
Dual markers
Dual markers
Desk set
Desk set
Sloth notebook
Sloth notebook
I’ll drink to that mug
I’ll drink to that mug
Junior pop up desk
White and timber kids desk
Desk decor

Still to come…

I’d love to install a large grey pinboard above his desk (similar to this one in my creative space) where he can pin up his work and photos of his friends who he’s missing a lot during isolation. I’m also planning on creating a floating timber shelf directly beneath it where he can display smaller objects (or where I can keep some of his things out of reach from his younger brother!).

Lighting is so important and although Patrick doesn’t work at night, I’m aware the days are getting shorter and having a wall light here would be practical.

If you love the look of his new desk, there are other versions including adult sizes available and you can view the full range on the Pop Up Desks website.

Have you created a learning from home space for your child? I’d love to see or for you to share any tips you have to make the space work!

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Patrick's room makeover
Junior desk
Kids workspace

Disclaimer: Patrick’s new desk was gifted. This post contains some affiliate links. This means that when you click on a link and purchase something from that site, we may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.

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