Most of our back-to-school plans this year look wildly different than they have in years past.
And with so many districts going all virtual, it’s more important than ever to have a solid distance learning space in your home so the kiddos can focus on their geography lessons and math work.
But with everything else going on in the world these days, I know that thinking about setting up a distance learning space in your home can be downright overwhelming.
And I totally feel your pain.
All of us busy mamas have plenty to worry about already, and now we’re all expected to recreate a cool-looking classroom at home.
That’s exactly why I want to share some really awesome distance learning setups with you, all created by my talented blogging friends.
Don’t worry — yes, these spaces are adorable but they’re not complicated to create in your own home.
From simple school supply caddies that can easily travel from room to room, to fun desk setups with lots of paper and pencil storage, I’ve got your back!
I hope these ideas take a little bit of the stress out of setting up your own distance learning digs.
Distance learning setups: Great desk areas
Have ample space for a desk (or three) in your home?
Then you’ll want to check out these great distance learning setups.
From playrooms transformed into school HQ, to kids’ rooms that have enough room for a desk and some school supply storage, you’ll no doubt get lots of great inspiration for your own space.
How cute is this desk area from Brittany of Ellison Made?! She built this, you guys. Color me impressed.
My friend Julie turned her daughter’s playroom into a makeshift school area — and it’s so bright and cheery! This is such a great learning space for a little one.
My friend Nicole transformed her playroom into a learning space, too. I love the portable school supply caddy, along with all the great storage she has in her IKEA Kallax!
I created this small-space homework station for my third-grade daughter to use this year. We carved out a corner of her small bedroom and added a simple IKEA desk and some storage.
Check out her full bedroom reveal right here.
Stephanie created a great learning nook in her son’s bedroom. The industrial-style bookshelf add lots of storage space to this cute spot.
Calynn (Brynn and Nora’s crafty mama) created this adorable homeschool space for her girls. How fun and happy is this nook?!
I love this cozy spot that Chelsea created for her two sons as they tackle distance learning this year. That cube shelf is an MVP of the room, holding all kinds of school supplies.
Chelsea transformed her dining room into her girls’ homeschool HQ — and the result is SO cute! I especially love that she repurposed a lot of furniture and other decor that she already owned.
My friend Cassie proves that you don’t need a lot of space in order to create a fun and functional school space. This nook right inside her front door was turned into the go-to homeschool space. I like her smart use of vertical space (and shelving!) here.
Similar to Cassie’s learning nook, Amanda created a simple floating desk for her son as he starts virtual learning. The space is tucked into a corner of the family room, but offers just the right amount of space he needs.
Distance learning setups: School on the go
Don’t have room for a permanent school setup at home?
Then you’ll love these portable school supply caddies, rolling carts, and so much more that’ll make learning at home a breeze.
Organization dynamic duo Joni and Kitt created these rolling school supply carts for the kids. Everything you need to rock a school day is contained in this one spot.
Angela has another awesome rolling cart idea for you — and this one’s even got a pegboard on the side! I love how she’s used the pegboard to store headphones and extra writing items.
Emily’s space-saving school supply caddy can go upstairs, downstairs, and anywhere your little one’s heart desires. She added containers within the larger caddy to keep small school supplies in check.
While Victoria set up lots of smart cubby storage in her kids’ virtual school space, the great thing about her organization here is that almost everything is portable. The bins of school supplies, the baskets of notebooks … nearly everything can be moved from room to room and desk to desk as needed.
The best home school space is one that works for you
Do any of the spaces above look like something that could work for you and your family?
When creating a school-at-home space, my best advice is this: Grab tips and tricks and ideas where you can, but at the end of the day, design a space that works for you.
The best home school space is one that’s functional for your entire family, and one that they feel comfortable working at day in and day out.
Here’s to a great (virtual) school year!