We moved into this house when I was very pregnant with our third daughter, and one of the main reasons was to give each girl a room of her own. Fast forward to adding a fourth daughter to the family, and now all four would rather share a room for nightly sister sleepovers! While I absolutely love that about their special little bond, it made for an unused bedroom that took the natural next steps into becoming a total dump zone for junk. We recently cleaned it out and gave it a new purpose with this kid’s homeschool playroom design idea today! We kept it simple and practical, and they seem to love it already! *Note: this post contains affiliate links.
I wanted to make sure we left most of the space open for them to play and have fun together since that’s one of the two purposes of the combo homeschool/playroom space. This small sofa [HERE] was under $300 and will hold up to possible stains and tough wear by the girls. I loved the look and couldn’t beat the price! We grabbed a couple of natural fiber poufs [HERE] to use instead of a coffee table so that they could easily be moved (or played with!) when creativity sparks! The framed rainbow print [HERE] adds a touch of playful whimsy to the space, too.
For the school area, Russell put together this simple DIY desk using three 2 x 6’s using a Kreg jig and brackets. A couple coats of paint and Minwax polycrilic, and it was good to go for school time! We grabbed this set of four chairs [HERE] when they were 40% off, and I love the look and durability for this kid-friendly space. They are kinda pricey when not on sale, so I don’t think I would have gone for them otherwise, but I’m loving how they go with the space! The lights are not hardwired; they have little battery-operated puck lights adhered inside with Command strips! We didn’t want to have an electrician come out to hardwire, so this was the next best option.
The bunny pillows [HERE] and little toy bins [HERE] complete the space, and it’s honestly so nice to have a purpose for this room. It’s a good problem to have that we ended up with a spare room, I realize, and now it feels like it can really add another “zone” for our kids to be while we are all spending so much time at home together. Hope this kid’s homeschool playroom design idea might be helpful for someone out there looking to make your space work for the season of life we’re all in right now, and for a couple more kid’s space ideas, click [HERE] for a farmhouse playroom idea and [HERE] for their double bunkbed room!