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Setting Up the Perfect Study Space for Your Child

by David Donnal

When studying, it’s important to be in the right frame of mind. Minimising distractions can help your child to fully immerse themselves into their studies and a designated study area can help them with that. We have teamed up with one of the best sixth forms in North London to share guidance on how you can set up the perfect study space for your child.

Colour Psychology

Colour has a huge impact on our mood according to colour psychology. It’s used by large corporations around the world such as the likes of McDonalds that use colours like red to increase appetite. Similarly, colour psychology can be used in the home to increase levels of productivity and serenity. When designing an office space, the best colour to use is blue which improves creativity and productivity.

Proximity to Noise

Noise management is important for reducing disruption and improving concentration. When setting up a study space, look for somewhere that’s away from the main areas of the home. If that’s not feasible, noise cancelling headphones and earplugs work just as well.

Materials to Stay Organised

School life can be hectic for children and resources to manage time better can be a real godsend. A wall calendar or chalk board can help them to plan for their exams and keep on top of any important upcoming events.

A Clock

A clock is essential for any study space. It allows children to keep track of their time and improve on their time management when preparing for their exams.

Good Lighting

Try to find a room that floods in light. There’s nothing worse than working in a dark and dreary room. Alternatively, look for ways to improve illumination by layering different lights, opting for lighter colours, and adding mirrors. This can make a space more inviting and help your child to feel motivated to learn.