One of the super cool things about homeschooling is designing and customizing your own learning space. I often research about architecture and interior design because I am a secret wanna-be architect and interior designer. And if there is one area I would love to be able to create it would be children’s playrooms…rooms that encourage learning, exploration, interaction, togetherness, dreams…rooms that make grown ups nostalgic when they remember their childhood.
Why not a climbing wall? Or an orange desk? Or a tent for reading? Or a floor to ceiling blackboard? Or a tree in the middle of a room? I went to sites like houzz, and DigsDigs and found some great ideas for small and big kids.
12 thoughts on “Playful and Inspiring Ideas for Learning Spaces”
Hi Joy! Just want to ask if you know where we can buy classroom furniture (ex. wooden shelves where you can display books showing the cover)?
I also want to thank you for putting this up. I get so inspired whenever I visit your website:)
You are probably best off having it custom-made. My sister in law was able to have a lot of customized furniture for pretty reasonable because she had a good carpenter. 🙂 Can you use one of the carpenters that helped with the finishing of your house? 🙂
I am wondering if you have tried to make the cube shelves as shown in yellow above. What products were used? Did it end up being very heavy on the wall? I’d like to do something similar but everything seems to be very heavy. Also, how did you attach it to the wall?
Wow, Sarah. I wish I knew. I’ve seen carpenters do it for some shelving in our place. But I have no idea how to explain what they did! Sorry about that 🙁 But maybe this link will help give you an idea. http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/how_to_make_floating_shelves_and_install_them
Hi teacher joy,
i absolutely love your site and i love this post about learning spaces. like you, i am also a secret interior wannabe. i recently started my own furniture business. here’s a sneak peak of some of the products that i have produced. http://startupbabies.com/2012/03/15/sneak-peek/
hope you can check it out. will post other projects done.
keep on writing! you inspire! 🙂
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