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Homework Station Ideas for Kids

This post is on homework station ideas for kids and the space we created for my oldest daughter last year when she was in first grade. It started with a little home office makeover (stay turned for another post to come) which gave me the idea (and some open space) to make a corner of our office into a little homework space for her.

I wanted to make her homework station cozy and colorful ~ a place she wanted to spend time in! Most of the items we got at IKEA because we were on a budget. You don’t have to spend a lot to create a fun little area like this.

She loved her own “home office” and I found it to be a great incentive to get her to do her homework.  Having her desk near mine worked out great, as she wanted to be close to me for questions, but had gotten old enough to do a lot of the work on her own. I think it also made her feel grown up to have her very own work area.

I captured the photo above one night as she was working away. The cuteness of her “studying” in her top knot hair and jammies got me! Here is a close up of our space…


Source List for our Homework Station

Desk: Stuva bench, IKEA, white 

Chair: Mammut children’s chair, IKEA, dark pink

Trash can: Filur bin with lid, IKEA, white

Hanging file holders on wall: Kvissle wall magazine rack, IKEA, white

Magnetic board: Spontan magnetic board, IKEA, white

Magnets: Spontan magnets, IKEA

Pencil Holder: Dokument pencil cup, IKEA, pink

Electric Pencil Sharpener: Staples Power Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener (don’t know why it took us so long to buy one of these – best thing ever – pick one up when you have a Kindergartener!)

File Folders: Kate Letter-Size Interior File Folders, Container Store

Striped Rug, Initials on Wall, Mirror & Canvas Print: TJ Maxx Home Goods

Lime Green Lamp: Target

Do any of you have a homework station or homework space for your kids? Any ideas to share?


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  1. 1
    Jenny Chan says:

    this is super cute! what a great work space for kids!

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    jen says:

    Thank you! And it was inexpensive too!

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    Lisa says:

    Love this homework station Jen! Ikea rules.

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    Jen says:

    Thank you! I love it too – the colors make me happy!

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    Christy says:

    So adorable – love this homework space 🙂

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    tiffany h. says:

    Yes, we have a homework “station” for our kids. My little guy was in kindergarten last year and loved having his own space to do his work just like his big sister and mommy! Our isn’t nearly as cute as your space, but it works and that’s what counts. 🙂

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    melanie says:

    I’ve been on the hunt for a good desk. thanks for sharing!

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      jen says:

      You are so welcome! It’s funny, when I went to look for it at IKEA online, I realized it’s actually a bench! Too funny, but perfect for a little desk.

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    Brittany says:

    Hello! I just found you on Pinterest and this is exactly what I am looking for! Could you tell me if the trash bin is the 3 or 7 gallon? Thank you!

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    jen says:

    Hi Brittany! The trash can is really little, so I am assuming the 3??

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    Gina says:

    My daughter is 5 years old and I really like this desk size, as her room is small, but I need to create a “homework” space. I wanted to ask you if you felt that this desk would work for at least another 2- 3 years? It looks low? Does your daughter fit good/size wise with chair underneath, etc… I am trying to decide whether to get an Ikea desk in kids 8-12 age range, they show a Micke? Thoughts?

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      Sara M says:

      The desk is really small. My son had one, but outgrew it around age 5 or 6.

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    Jaydee Reid says:

    I really like this idea. It has inspired me to create a space for my first grader.

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      jen says:

      yay! so happy to help!

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