My heart sinks at the thought that Summer may soon be over, as we prepare our kids for back to school.
I’ve noticed on Instagram that the whole back to school shopping rush has begun.
There wasn’t much that I needed to buy this term, so I thought I’d focus on organising my son’s back to school workspace.
You may have recently seen my blog post on his bedroom revamp ( image above).
What you didn’t get to see was the desk area, because it was still a work in progress. It was also a mess, with wires everywhere. This was what my son’s desk used to look like before the invasion of technology and wires.
I knew I had to organise this space to help him back into the mindset of school.
I always turn to Ikea when I need to revamp a workspace area in my kids’ rooms.
This Ikea Lerberg trestle and table top has been wonderful, and served its purpose well for when he was younger.
I had a few prerequisites when it came to organising this space.
I needed to get a larger desk to accommodate the numerous desktop technology.
This Ikea Alex desk in white was perfect because it was large enough to work on without being too obtrusive in a small room. I opted for a desk with a storage compartment at the top that tidies wires away. Storage as always is an important factor. There are 2 drawers in this desk for storing away stationery, pens and pencils. I’ve also added a further set of 3 drawers with this Fritids / Stuva unit, to tidy away the growing number of text books that comes with moving up a school year. I love the blue and white of the drawers. The blue perfectly ties in with his room colour. Lastly, the study chair, sometimes an afterthought, but probably one of the most important elements for comfortable working. Isn’t this Ikea Hattefjäll chair stylish? Not only is it aesthetically pleasing , it is super comfortable too.
The chair comes with height adjustable seat, armrests and a backrest that tilts for support and comfort. I have styled my back to school workspace wall with Art & Hue Beano wall prints. The banana print was bought from the Ikea Museum shop in Almhült, Sweden. So, what do you think? Doesn’t this back to school workspace look tidy and conducive to working?
Hope you’ve found some inspiration from this post and that all your back to school preparation is as planned.
Do check out Ikea for their amazing range of furniture, to help you prepare for your little ones’ new school year. My son is so pleased with the results, and I feel good that I’ve helped him prepare for the new school term and year.
( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This back to school workspace post is a paid partnership with Ikea U.K., but all views are my own).