I made an inexpensive homework station for my girls for back to school! Get some ideas on how to make your own easy homework station that’s both budget-friendly and organized.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Brick. As always, all of the opinions here are my own.
I can hardly believe the time has come, but this is the first September that ALL my girls are in school. Little B is in Kindergarten this year, and the other ones are in grade 3 and 5!
With all three in school, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a quiet corner in the basement for a homework area. We have our craft room/office on the main floor, but this area is an option for one of my girls do find some solitude and get some school work (or crafts!) done.
Earlier this year we partnered with The Brick to makeover our basement for the girls, and it’s been such a wonderful space for them! You can read all about it right here. To the right of our entertainment unit we originally had a bookshelf, but since the girls have outgrown most of the books I decided to make this area their new homework station.
The beauty of this little corner is that it’s not expensive to recreate at all! I started with this adorable North Avenue Desk from The Brick. Not only is it the perfect compact size for a little spot like this, it’s such a great price! I love it’s neutral wood colour paired with the black metal legs. It’s a great match for our modern farmhouse styled basement.
The shelves beneath the work top top are a great location for a basket with things like headphones, pencil cases and chargers along with our laptop case.
For extra storage on top of the desk, I created a simple DIY magazine holder out of a cereal box, Mod Podge & wrapping paper. It was such an easy and cheap DIY that holds some paper, notebooks and file folders for the girls.
A comfy chair is essential to any work area, and this Prato Dining Chair is comfortable and so stylish! I love its molded seat and mid-century modern good looks, and it’s a great contrast to the new desk. It’s also a fantastic price, so it keeps this little area budget-friendly but super cute!
Its scale is perfect, too. Not too big, it tucks nicely under the desk and is the ideal size for my girls when they use this space!
Another quick & easy DIY for this homework station is this painted bulletin board that serves as a movable gallery wall over the desk. It could also display calendars and paperwork too, but for now I love the art, faux florals and DIY macrame piece I’ve pinned here!
To help keep my girls motivated and organized, I’ve also placed an inexpensive letterboard on the desk with a fun quote, an old mason jar to store scissors and pens, and a couple of other fun accessories.
When my oldest daughter – Little C – saw this desk are for the first time, she was so thrilled! She immediately sat down to begin writing her next story in her notebook.
I love when I don’t have to spend a ton of money to put together a cute space that my family loves!
Watch a video of the creation of this budget friendly homework station here:
Now tell me: Where do your kids do their homework? What would be the ultimate organization essentials you’d want in a homework area?