Tips for Creating Study Space at Home

Dated: September 11 2023

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Now that most students have returned to school, they likely have some homework they need to focus on now and then. Having the proper space to work on projects and assignments is very important whether you study at home or school. It can help your student get through the last-minute proofreading, editing, or late-night reading. 

 

There are a few simple yet effective ways to improve your at-home study setting, making it more conducive to productive and efficient studying.

Pick ONE Spot

One of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming that any place in the home will work and they will be able to find a good and quiet place to study. This is not the case; choosing a well-ventilated and quiet area is very important. Having a specific spot to focus on will help you avoid getting distracted.

Keep It Comfortable & Consistent

One crucial factor you should consider when it comes to studying is ensuring you are comfortable in the space. Having the proper equipment and support is also essential to ensure that you can maintain a consistent and relaxed environment. A simple, well-designed, and consistent environment can help you track what's happening as you study.

Use the Natural Light

Choose a space in your home with plenty of natural light. This will make you feel more comfortable and give the room a calm and natural look. Studies have shown that having natural light can help minimize the effects of eye strain, making your studies more productive.

Turn On Background Noise

If you constantly fall behind in your studies, try ambient noise, which can help you focus on the task at hand. Some people find this type of music very helpful as it can fill in the gaps of their distractedness. Plenty of playlists on Spotify or videos on YouTube can help you set the right mood in the background while studying. 

 

There are so many ways to create a study area in your house, and the key is to keep it calm and consistent so that it's a place that you (or the students in your home) will like to keep using. 

How do you set up study areas in your home? Do you have any special tricks to create a productive study area?

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Nancy Beaulieu

After graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Nancy's love of travel and the great outdoors brought her to Lake Tahoe to spend the Summer of '83. "I loved the Lake Tahoe area so much that I decided....

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