My school room is by no means an idea of my own. I stole it from the Confessions of a Homeschooler blog. Ikea didn’t have exactly what she has and I am not done with my school room yet! It’s a work in progress and will grow and change as we do. A few people have asked me dimensions and such so I thought, why not write a blog post 🙂
Remember my pictures aren’t pretty and I did not pick up or clean to take them.
We started making small changes in the school room as we could afford them and we still aren’t done yet. The first and most pressing issue was storage so we bought the Kallax Storage unit first. Ours was four cubes by four cubes because not much else would fit the way we wanted. I’m also short so this is plenty tall for my reaching. They do make them 5 x 5, 1 x 4, etc so it can fit your needs. They also come in different colors. My house has a lot of dark wood so I feel this fits better for our decor. IKEA has a variety of different bins you can stick into these cubes from fabric to woven to plastic.
The “legs” of the large desk in the middle are the Alex drawers. They run $80 each! The top of the table is actually two pieces. They are the Linnmon Table Top and we bought two. These also come in different sizes but in order to have enough room for a chair with the storage units I don’t think we could go smaller. My husband engineered this all together and it is one large piece now but can be taken apart. It measures about 5 feet by 5 feet.
We love the space and the fact the table is so large. Even then at times it seems we don’t have space for everything. My kids organize their school books in their desk how they see fit. For me, I have a drawer for each kid with my “teacher” books specific to them and then a drawer for the books that I use with all the kids.
The whiteboard I picked up at Target for $20. The bulletin board a friend got me at a college surplus sale and it was like $10. We still plan to get a different computer table and new chairs but that will come with time. Next to the storage cubes there are three “lines” that we got at IKEA but I can’t find what they are called. We have one for each kid and hang their work on it. There are little clips to hang everything from.
Please let me know what questions you have about our room or share with me about how your room is set up.